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The Resource A Death in White Bear Lake : The True Chronicle of an All-American Town, Barry Siegel, (electronic resource)

A Death in White Bear Lake : The True Chronicle of an All-American Town, Barry Siegel, (electronic resource)

Label
A Death in White Bear Lake : The True Chronicle of an All-American Town
Title
A Death in White Bear Lake
Title remainder
The True Chronicle of an All-American Town
Statement of responsibility
Barry Siegel
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Language
eng
Summary
A mother's search for the son she gave up uncovers terrifying secrets in a Minnesota town in this "masterfully depicted true-crime tale" (Publishers Weekly). In 1962, Jerry Sherwood gave up her newborn son, Dennis, for adoption. Twenty years later, she set out to find him -- only to discover he had died before his fourth birthday. The immediate cause was peritonitis, but the coroner had never decided the mode of death, writing "deferred" rather than indicate accident, natural causes, or homicide. This he did even though the autopsy photos showed Dennis covered from head to toe in ugly bruises, his clenched fists and twisted facial expression suggesting he had died writhing in pain. Harold and Lois Jurgens, a middle-class, churchgoing couple in picturesque White Bear Lake, Minnesota, had adopted Dennis and five other foster children. To all appearances, they were a normal midwestern family, but Jerry suspected that something sinister had happened in the Jurgens household. She demanded to know the truth about her son's death. Why did authorities dismiss evidence that marked Dennis as an endangered child? Could Lois Jurgens's brother, a local police lieutenant, have interfered in the investigation? And most disturbing of all, why had so many people who'd witnessed Lois's brutal treatment of her children stay silent for so long? Determined to find answers, local detectives and prosecutors rebuilt the case brick by brick, finally exposing the shocking truth behind a nightmare in suburbia. A finalist for the Edgar Award, A Death in White Bear Lake is "a distinguished entry in the annals of crime documentary," and a vivid portrait of the all-American town that harbored a sadistic killer (The Washington Post)
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CtWfDGI
Dewey number
364.15/23/0977658
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6534.W57
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Label
A Death in White Bear Lake : The True Chronicle of an All-American Town, Barry Siegel, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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frd00017197
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unknown
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ebook
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781504047562
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Label
A Death in White Bear Lake : The True Chronicle of an All-American Town, Barry Siegel, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
frd00017197
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ebook
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781504047562
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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