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The Crime of the Century

or, The Assassination of Dr. Patrick Henry Cronin

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Author: Henry M. Hunt
Published: 1889
Language: English
Wordcount: 180,708 / 398 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57
LoC Category: E
Downloads: 2,499
Added to site: 2010.05.26 27907

A Complete and Authentic History of the Greatest of Modern Conspiracies.

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was a conspiracy so wide in its ramifications, so cunningly contrived, so successfully executed, as to rival the diabolical plots and outgrowing tragedies that have been placed at the doors of the secret societies of France, Italy and Spain, by the historians of the Dark Ages. In the United States, as an event of national importance, the crime may be said to rank with the assassinations of Presidents Lincoln and Garfield. In the case of the former, as of the latter, the perpetrator of the crime was a half crazed enthusiast, who imagined that he had a mission to perform in taking the life of the Chief Magistrate of the Republic. An effort was made, it is true, to demonstrate the fact that the assassin of Abraham Lincoln was but the tool of a band of conspirators, but, despite the fact that five of his alleged accomplices suffered an ignominious death upon the scaffold upon conviction for complicity in the appalling crime, the question as to the actual existence of a conspiracy has remained to this day a mooted

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
Greg B.

Wow! What a book! This was not a simple murder. It was a conspiracy that made waves in the Irish communities worldwide. This book shows you how well the Irish people were organized in the 1880's. And gives a hint at how well they stayed organized for decades later. I recommend this book!



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