American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White: The Birth of the
by Paula Uruburu
Hardcover- N/A

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  "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 a long way, Baby!

 
  "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 Harry's mothers. We wondered about the obvious bias of the author and how much of the story was, in truth, truth. I still didn't like it, but the others seemed to have enjoyed it.

 
  "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 nation's best known architect, she eventually married the insane heir to one of the nation's great fortunes. Her crazed husband then murder her rapist - at a society gathering on the rooftop of Madison Square Garden!

The author is not only meticulous in her her historical research, she manages to create a context for all of the events - giving us great insights into the roles of women, money, celebrity and the legal system at the turn of the last century.

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