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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wall Street Journal Reviews "For the Thrill of It" by Simon Baatz

The Wall Street Journal published a positive review of a new book about the chilling 1924 murder of a 14-year-old boy by the notorious Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, Jr.

The book, For the Thrill of It, by Simon Baatz, is described by reviewer Joseph Epstein as ". . . impressive in its research, even-handed in its tone and immensely readable." Loeb and Leopold were defended from receiving the death penalty by Clarence Darrow.

The world is a mix of predators, like Leopold and Loeb, and butterflies, like the one pictured above, found hanging out in a street-side garden.

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