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By Arnie Bernstein

ISBN-10: 0472116061

ISBN-13: 9780472116065

"With the meticulous consciousness to aspect of a historian and a storyteller's eye for human drama, Bernstein shines a beam of fact on a forgotten American tragedy. Heartbreaking and riveting."
---Gregg Olsen, New York Times best-selling writer of Starvation Heights
"A chilling and historical personality examine of the unfathomable pain that desperation and fury, as soon as unleashed inside of a twisted brain, can wreak on a small city. modern mass murderers Timothy McVeigh, Columbine's Dylan Klebold, and Virginia Tech's Seung-Hui Cho can each one hint their terrible family tree of terror to at least one guy: tub university bomber Andrew Kehoe."
---Mardi hyperlink, writer of When Evil got here to solid Hart </I>  On may possibly 18, 1927, the small city of bathtub, Michigan, used to be perpetually replaced whilst Andrew Kehoe trigger a cache of explosives hid within the basement of the neighborhood institution. Thirty-eight young children and 6 adults have been lifeless, between them Kehoe, who had actually blown himself to bits by way of environment off a dynamite cost in his vehicle. tomorrow, on Kehoe's farm, what was once left of his wife---burned past acceptance after Kehoe set his estate and structures ablaze---was discovered tied to a handcart, her cranium overwhelmed. With probably never-ending tales of faculty violence and suicide bombers filling today's headlines, <I>Bath Massacre serves as a reminder that terrorism and large-scale homicide are not anything new.

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The referendum passed. 5 By mid-August a school board was up and running and the hunt for a central location was under way. A hill near downtown Bath provided an ideal spot. 6 “A consolidated school is expensive in a small community,” wrote Monty Ellsworth, a local resident, a few years later in his chronicle of the Kehoe bombing. “But there are a great many other things to look at. The children don’t have to wade through the snow and mud, they are picked up at the door. A great many people appreciate not having their children playing along the road with rough children and standing a chance of being attacked by some lawless ruf‹an.

Purchase items grew, and expenses rose. The students needed new books. Encyclopedia sets were required for the library. The girls’ home economics classes and the boys’ shop classes must have updated resources. Classrooms simply had to have pictures on the wall to enhance learning. At one point a ‹reproof safe made it to the purchase list. 33 Kehoe smoldered. Huyck remained cool. They were opponents tied together by the Bath Consolidated School. Whenever Kehoe and Huyck were in the same room, a certain tension existed.

Kehoe wouldn’t give a direct answer. 2 Harte gave it no thought. It seemed a reasonable enough answer. Despite the modern farm equipment, which Kehoe clearly relished, the couple lacked automotive transportation of their own. Other than his tractor, Kehoe owned no machine, neither truck nor car. When it was time to shop for groceries or farm supplies, the Kehoes relied on the kindness of their neighbors. 3 As the new man in town Kehoe exhibited a polite, friendly demeanor. In fact, he always was ready and willing to lend his hand to any proceedings.

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