Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime that Changed America

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 Kevin Cook discusses his new book about the 1964 murder in New York of Catherine “Kitty” Genovese, a crime made doubly notorious because a reported 38 witnesses didn’t attempt to stop it. Problem is, according to Cook, much of what we think we know about the incident is wrong.
Kevin Cook
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
6:30pm @ Central Library

The 1964 murder of Catherine “Kitty” Genovese has become a defining moment in American social history. Early reporting described how she was stabbed to death on the front stoop of her New York City home in full view of 38 neighbors who “didn’t want to get involved.”

Fifty years after that notorious crime, Kevin Cook argues in his new book that much of what we think we know about the incident is just plain wrong.

Cook writes for Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Men’s Health, and other magazines and has appeared on ESPN, Fox Television, and CNN.

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