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The Missing Corpse: Grave Robbing a Gilded Age Tycoon Wayne Fanebust

The Missing Corpse: Grave Robbing a Gilded Age Tycoon

Wayne Fanebust

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ISBN : 9780313053962
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The grave robbing of one of the countrys wealthiest Gilded Age merchants--Alexander T. Stewart, the Merchant Prince of Manhattan--Set off a firestorm in the media, and one of the most celebrated police investigations in the citys history.MoreThe grave robbing of one of the countrys wealthiest Gilded Age merchants--Alexander T. Stewart, the Merchant Prince of Manhattan--Set off a firestorm in the media, and one of the most celebrated police investigations in the citys history. Immortalized in Mark Twains humorous story, The Stolen White Elephant, this crime captured the imagination of the American public. Against the backdrop of high society Manhattan, and Gilded Age decadence, this book chronicles the case of the missing body of the Merchant of Manhattan and reveals some of the more unseemly and unusual sides of 19th-century urban life.