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The Borden murders: Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century

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With murder, court battles, and sensational newspaper headlines, the story of Lizzie Borden is compulsively readable and perfect for the Common Core.   Lizzie Borden took an axe, gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one.   In a compelling, linear narrative, Miller takes readers along as she investigates a brutal crime: the August 4, 1892, murders of wealthy and prominent Andrew and Abby Borden. The accused? Mild-mannered and highly respected Lizzie Borden, daughter of Andrew and stepdaughter of Abby. Most of what is known about Lizzie's arrest and subsequent trial (and acquittal) comes from sensationalized newspaper reports; as Miller sorts fact from fiction, and as a legal battle gets under way, a gripping portrait of a woman and a town emerges.   With inserts featuring period photos and newspaper clippings--and, yes, images from the murder scene--readers will devour this nonfiction book that reads like fiction. A School Library Journal Best Best Book of the Year "Sure to be a hit with true crime fans everywhere." -- School Library Journal , Starred
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Grouping Author miller sarah elizabeth
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subject_facet Borden, Abby Durfee Gray, -- 1828-1892, Borden, Abby Durfee Gray, -- 1828-1892 -- Juvenile literature, Borden, Andrew Jackson, -- 1822-1892, Borden, Andrew Jackson, -- 1822-1892 -- Juvenile literature, Borden, Lizzie, -- 1860-1927 -- Trials, litigation, etc, Borden, Lizzie, -- 1860-1927 -- Trials, litigation, etc. -- Juvenile literature, Electronic books, Fall River (Mass.) -- History, Fall River (Mass.) -- History -- Juvenile literature, Murder, Murder -- Investigation, Murder -- Investigation -- Massachusetts -- Fall River, Murder -- Investigation -- Massachusetts -- Fall River -- Juvenile literature, Murder -- Massachusetts -- Fall River, Murder -- Massachusetts -- Fall River -- Juvenile literature, Trials (Murder), Trials (Murder) -- Massachusetts -- New Beford, Trials (Murder) -- Massachusetts -- New Beford -- Juvenile literature
title_display The Borden murders : Lizzie Borden & the trial of the century
title_full The Borden Murders Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century, The Borden murders : Lizzie Borden & the trial of the century / Sarah Miller, The Borden murders : Lizzie Borden and the trial of the century / Sarah Miller
title_short The Borden murders :
title_sub Lizzie Borden and the Trial of the Century
topic_facet Borden, Abby Durfee Gray, Borden, Andrew Jackson, Borden, Lizzie, History, Investigation, Juvenile Nonfiction, Law, Murder, Sociology, Trials (Murder), Trials, litigation, etc