Deadly Times: The 1910 Bombing of the Los Angeles Times and America's Forgotten Decade of Terror

Between 1907 and 1911, the United States was hit by the longest period of sustained terrorism in its history Of than 200 bombings that were carried out during this period, the most shocking was the dynamiting of the Los Angeles Times building on the morning of October 1, 1910, which killed twenty one people.Deadly Times tells the fascinating story of the bombing, thBetween 1907 and 1911, the United States was hit by the longest period of sustained terrorism in its history Of than 200 bombings that were carried out during this period, the most shocking was the dynamiting of the Los Angeles Times building on the morning of October 1, 1910, which killed twenty one people.Deadly Times tells the fascinating story of the bombing, the search to apprehend the bombers, the issues that polarized the nation, and the dramatic trials that ensued The magnificent cast of characters includes General Harrison Gray Otis, owner of the Los Angeles Times, whose proposal to de unionize San Francisco and Los Angeles led to its being singled out as a bombing target.William J Burns, who tracked down the bombers and would eventually become the first director of the FBI.Earl Rogers, the brilliant criminal attorney, drinking companion of Jack London, who became the model for Perry Mason.The legendary Clarence Darrow, who defended the bombersAnd the bombers themselves, the brothers J.J and J.B McNamara, who on their arrest became symbols of capitalist treachery to the working class.
Deadly Times The Bombing of the Los Angeles Times and America s Forgotten Decade of Terror Between and the United States was hit by the longest period of sustained terrorism in its history Of than bombings that were carried out during this period the most shocking was the dy

  • Title: Deadly Times: The 1910 Bombing of the Los Angeles Times and America's Forgotten Decade of Terror
  • Author: Lew Irwin
  • ISBN: 9780762783540
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Deadly Times: The 1910 Bombing of the Los Angeles Times and America's Forgotten Decade of Terror”

    1. A Great Book, and for me, insight into Family LoreLew Irwin knows how to tell a story! I was fascinated by his full descriptions of all the people involved, on both sides of the story. His development of events was clear and exciting. I almost never give 5 stars, but this book could not have been better. I wanted to read this book because of a family connection to the 1910 events: My great uncle, Martin Blum, worked for the Times in 1910. Blum and his partner, Henry Beck, bought machinery cheapl [...]

    2. Great readA very well written story about a pretty much unknown piece of history of labor versus management. Well worth reading

    3. 3.5 stars. I enjoyed Lew Irwin's writing style, and he did a nice job of explaining the magnitude of the "Deadly Times" story. As a former journalist, I'm always interested in stories connected in some way to the newspaper industry. I wasn't familiar with the McNamara brothers' story, which turned out to be a fairly interesting one. I found myself being more intrigued by the court case than I was with the plot to bomb the Times.

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