The Resource The adventuress : murder, blackmail, and confidence games in the Gilded Age, Virginia A. McConnell, (electronic resource)

The adventuress : murder, blackmail, and confidence games in the Gilded Age, Virginia A. McConnell, (electronic resource)

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The adventuress : murder, blackmail, and confidence games in the Gilded Age
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The adventuress
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murder, blackmail, and confidence games in the Gilded Age
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Virginia A. McConnell
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eng
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Intrigue, deception, bribery, poison, murder--all play a central role in the story of Minnie Walkup, a young woman from New Orleans who began her life of crime when she was only sixteen years old. Born in 1869 to Elizabeth and James Wallace, Minnie was a natural beauty and attended convent school where she learned social graces and how to play the piano. After the divorce of her parents, she was raised in multiple boardinghouses owned by her mother, and at one of them, met her first husband, James Reeves Walkup. At sixteen, she married Walkup, a forty-nine-year-old successful businessman and acting mayor of Emporia, Kansas. One month later, Walkup died from arsenic poisoning and his young wife was accused of murdering him. Her trial became one of the most sensational cases in Kansas history and was covered by reporters across the nation. The Adventuress details Minnie Walkup's remarkable life and criminal activities. Using newspaper articles, census and probate records, and descendants' reports, true crime writer Virginia A. McConnell depicts a captivating story that is full of scandal, gossip, theft, and murder and that includes events taking place across the South and Midwest. McConnell reveals a fascinating cast of characters revolving around Minnie Walkup, including a former Louisiana governor and senator, a prominent Ohio banking family, the partner of a famous railway tycoon, and a sleazy district court judge from New Orleans. The Adventuress offers a Gilded Age soap opera that seems too far-fetched to be what it is--true. A substantial contribution to crime history, The Adventuress is a welcome addition to any true crime reader's collection
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364.152/3092
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no index present
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HV6248.W188
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M33 2010
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non fiction
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The adventuress : murder, blackmail, and confidence games in the Gilded Age, Virginia A. McConnell, (electronic resource)
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The adventuress : murder, blackmail, and confidence games in the Gilded Age, Virginia A. McConnell, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 234-235) and index
Contents
A shootout and a World's Fair -- The visitor from Kansas -- The mayor takes a wife -- Minnie goes downtown -- The death of a mayor -- A sensation in Emporia -- Defending Minnie Walkup -- Starring Minnie Walkup -- The rise and fall of Minnie Walkup -- Intermission -- The levee -- The death of a club man -- Hansen versus Ketcham -- Billy, Baby Jo, and the prince -- The robber baron's partner -- Death from afar -- Where are they now?
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1 online resource (243 p. :)
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9781612775029
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