The Devil's Gentleman: Privilege, Poison, and the Trial That Ushered in the Twentieth Century
Publish date: October 16th 2007
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 494
Edition language: English
, American History
, 19th Century
, New York
, True Crime
I found this true story of the first New York trial of the 20th century fascinating. I especially liked all the footnotes Schecter used to give further detail of a fact that he used in the story. I look forward to reading his other true crime stories.
While, Schechter has a talent for writing and trying to keep the reader interested, the story just got too bogged down in detials. Schechter wrote about people in the trial and the life of Roland that just did not matter. Which bogged down the book and just didn't move. Interesting stuff though!