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The Resource Wasted : the preppie murder, Linda Wolfe, (electronic resource)

Wasted : the preppie murder, Linda Wolfe, (electronic resource)

Label
Wasted : the preppie murder
Title
Wasted
Title remainder
the preppie murder
Statement of responsibility
Linda Wolfe
Title variation
Inside the Robert Chambers--Jennifer Levin murder
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this New York Times Notable Book, acclaimed true-crime journalist Linda Wolfe delivers a riveting, comprehensive account of the Preppie Murder, a crime that shocked a city and a nation It was called the Preppie Murder-a killer and a victim who were attractive, smart, privileged teenagers. On an August night in 1986 Jennifer Levin left a Manhattan bar with Robert Chambers. The next morning, her strangled, battered body was found in Central Park. Linda Wolfe, hailed by critic John Leonard as "one of our best reporters," goes beyond the headlines and media hype to re-create a story of privilege and excess, sex and partying-of a teenager whose immigrant mother was determined to make a better life for her son, a petty thief and drug user who'd been expelled from the best schools. It's all here, from the initial police investigation, during which Chambers claimed Levin died accidentally during rough sex, to the media frenzy of the courtroom, where Chambers took an eleventh-hour plea. Wolfe also delivers heartbreaking portraits of Levin's grief-stricken father, Chambers' in-denial mother, and the women who dated the accused Preppie Killer while he was out on bail. A finalist for the 1990 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, Wasted also powerfully depicts the freewheeling 1980s society that spawned a generation steeped in violence and the fatal impulses that drove Robert Chambers to kill
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1935-
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Wolfe, Linda
Dewey number
364.152/3097471
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Levin, Jennifer
  • Chambers, Robert
  • Chambers, Robert
  • Murder
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Electronic books
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Wasted : the preppie murder, Linda Wolfe, (electronic resource)
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Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781497637405
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11559554
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11559554
System control number
(MWT)MWT11559554
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Wasted : the preppie murder, Linda Wolfe, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781497637405
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11559554
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11559554
System control number
(MWT)MWT11559554
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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