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The day Wall Street exploded : a story of America in its first age of terror

Author: Beverly Gage
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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Just after noon on September 16, 1920, as hundreds of workers poured onto Wall Street for lunch, a horse-cart packed with dynamite exploded. Thirty-nine people died and hundreds more lay wounded in the worst terrorist attack to that point in U.S. history. Historian Beverly Gage recounts that now largely forgotten event: this historical detective saga traces the four-year hunt for the perpetrators, which spread as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Gage, Beverly.
Day Wall Street exploded.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)607791932
Online version:
Gage, Beverly.
Day Wall Street exploded.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)610591375
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Beverly Gage
ISBN: 9780195148244 019514824X 9780199759286 0199759286
OCLC Number: 149137353
Description: viii, 400 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: September 16, 1920 --
The middle of things --
The end of the world --
Part II: The story of dynamite --
The first terrorist act in America --
American roughneck --
The war at home --
Part III: A national crime --
The great detectives --
Business as usual --
Usual suspects --
A perfect alibi --
Part IV: Faccia a faccia --
The anarchist fighters --
Illegal practices --
The martyr who wasn't --
Part V: The Russian connection --
The "great detective" returns --
Triple-cross --
The Wall Street curse --
The roar of the twenties --
Appendix: In memoriam.
Responsibility: Beverly Gage.
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