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American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White: The Birth of the
by Paula Uruburu

Published: 2008-05-01
Hardcover : 400 pages
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Why do you think Evelyn stayed with White after he raped her?
Why do you think Evelyn stayed with Thaw after he abused her?
Do you agree with the verdict of the jury?
by Barry1776 (see profile) 06/14/11

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Movie Tie-In
by Barry1776 (see profile) 06/14/11
Two movies show the murder scene: "Ragtime" and "The Girl In The Red Velvet Swing." The former is easily available; clips from the latter are available on YouTube. Our club enjoyed watching the relevant scenes and comparing them with each other, the facts and our images after reading the book.

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  "Sex, Celebrity, Murder And Madness"by Barry1776 (see profile) 06/14/11

Evelyn Nesbit was small town waif, an innocent, and America's first supermodel. She was pursued by glamorous polo players, publishers and actors. After being drugged and raped by the natio... (read more)

 
  "american eve"by msharry (see profile) 04/14/11

This was my book club's pick, not mine. We had a lively discussion about whether she was as naive as she seemed,how money could buy anything in those days and the mothering styles of both Evelyn's and... (read more)

 
  "Interesting look at America at the turn of the century."by skarohlid (see profile) 05/13/09

Our group really liked this book. We found it interesting to compare the morals and justice system of the time to how it is now. The role of women in the early 1900's was especially fasinating. We've come... (read more)

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