The Resource The girl on the velvet swing : Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century., Simon Baatz, (downloadable audiobook)

The girl on the velvet swing : Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century., Simon Baatz, (downloadable audiobook)

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The girl on the velvet swing : Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century.
Title
The girl on the velvet swing
Title remainder
Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century.
Statement of responsibility
Simon Baatz
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1901, Evelyn Nesbit, the pin-up girl and penniless young actress, dined with Stanford White, the legendary architect whose works defined the New York landscape, at his 24th St. apartment. Evelyn drank champagne and was dazzled by a tour of White's decadent rooms, which included a sumptuous velvet couch swing on which Evelyn played. Evelyn was given more champagne, and lost consciousness. She woke, nearly naked, in bed next to White. White was forty-seven years old. Evelyn Nesbit was just sixteen.Four years later, tarnished by the air of impropriety that in those days surrounded a lowly career in the theater, Evelyn would marry Harry Thaw, a playboy millionaire rumored to be mentally unstable, and in whom she confided the story of her encounter with Stanford White. One night in 1906, a vengeful Thaw shot and killed White before hundreds of theater-goers during a performance at Madison Square Garden-a venue designed by none other than White himself.The city-and the nation that looked to it-erupted with news of the murder and ensuing trial, then the most sensational scandal in history: one so sordid that President Teddy Roosevelt himself would try and stop the press from covering it. But the murder of Stanford White stood for far more than tabloid scandal. Evelyn's shocking testimony would propel her to an uneasy stardom, an uncertain fortune, and send the case before the Supreme Court.Filled with the glamour, jealousy, and danger of the Gilded Age, The Girl on the Velvet Swing is an immersive, richly detailed look at an America dominated by men of outsize fortunes, and at the women whose lives depended on them
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Baatz, Simon
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Narrator: Christine Lakin
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  • Lakin, Christine
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  • Nonfiction
  • History
  • True Crime
Target audience
adult
Label
The girl on the velvet swing : Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century., Simon Baatz, (downloadable audiobook)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100337&titleID=3461319
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Publication
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Unabridged
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digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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spoken word
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spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ocm00000003e9616a9-5f9d-4752-a395-7783edcf4b85
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unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781549140198
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
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  • s
  • c
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digital
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
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unknown
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3E9616A9-5F9D-4752-A395-7783EDCF4B85
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  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Label
The girl on the velvet swing : Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century., Simon Baatz, (downloadable audiobook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100337&titleID=3461319
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00000003e9616a9-5f9d-4752-a395-7783edcf4b85
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781549140198
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
3E9616A9-5F9D-4752-A395-7783EDCF4B85
System details
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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