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Maniac : the Bath school disaster and the birth of the modern mass killer / Harold Schechter.

Schechter, Harold, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Plymouth.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Pease Public Library 364.15234 SCHECHTER 34598000874993 New Books Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781542025324
  • ISBN: 154202532X
  • Physical Description: 239 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little A, [2021]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
In 1927, while the majority of the township of Bath, Michigan, was celebrating a new primary school—one of the most modern in the Midwest—Andrew P. Kehoe had other plans. The local farmer and school board treasurer was educated, respected, and an accommodating neighbor and friend. But behind his ordinary demeanor was a narcissistic sadist seething with rage, resentment, and paranoia. On May 18 he detonated a set of rigged explosives with the sole purpose of destroying the school and everyone in it. Thirty-eight children and six adults were murdered that morning, culminating in the deadliest school massacre in US history. Maniac is Harold Schechter’s gripping, definitive, exhaustively researched chronicle of a town forced to comprehend unprecedented carnage and the triggering of a “human time bomb” whose act of apocalyptic violence would foreshadow the terrors of the current age.
Subject: Bombings > Michigan > Bath (Township) > History > 20th century.
Students > Crimes against > Michigan > Bath (Township) > History > 20th century.
Mass murder > Michigan > Bath (Township) > History > 20th century.
Kehoe, Andrew P. (Andrew Philip), 1872-1927.
Suicide bombers > Michigan > Bath (Township) > History > 20th century.
Bath (Mich. : Township) > History > 20th century.
Genre: True crime stories.

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