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Wicked Waterbury: Madmen & Mayhem in the Brass City, Reynolds, Edith; Murray, John
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Author Name:    Reynolds, Edith; Murray, John

Title:   Wicked Waterbury: Madmen & Mayhem in the Brass City

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    The History Press 

ISBN Number:   1596296291 / 9781596296299

Seller ID:   ING9781596296299

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In its early days, Waterbury was a muddy swamp, a breeding ground for pestilence and mosquitoes. Yet the town's early settlers rarely strayed from the path of Puritan righteousness. By the turn of the twentieth century, however, this rigorously policed, morally upright community had become what one politician called a crossroads of slime and evil. Headlines boasted tales of corrupt politicians and love scandals, union strife and industrial sabotage. For sixteen years, Waterbury was the hideout for Mad Bomber George Metesky, and in 1974 the town witnessed the double homicide that provoked the longest-running trial in Connecticut's history. From the controversial opening of a birth control clinic to the corruption of Mayor T. Frank Hayes, authors Edith Reynolds and John Murray document the major episodes that gave Waterbury the nickname 'Sin City'.



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