This is a really great post about what sounds like a good read. If you’ve heard of Leopold and Loeb but aren’t sure what exactly happened, here’s a quick review and teaser about it.
What would you be willing to do to get a thrill? Talk to the cute guy/girl standing in line at the coffee shop? Jump off the roof into a swimming pool? Strap on a harness and fly down a zip line? Scuba dive with sharks? Step out the door of an airplane with only some cloth and rope strapped to your back? How about killing someone. Would you be willing to kill someone simply for the thrill of it? Not a bad someone. A nice young boy of 14, happy and innocent.
Chicago, 1924, the age of jazz, flappers, prohibition, bootleg liquor and speakeasys, gangsters like Al Capone, and corrupt politicians. The year that Nathan Leopold, aged 19, and Richard Loeb, aged 18, murdered Richard’s 14 year old cousin, Bobby Franks. Why? That was always the big question. Why would two wealthy, educated, socially connected young men from two of…
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