Bag of Bones by J. North Conway
The Sensational Grave Robbery of the Merchant Prince of Manhattan

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From the renowned chronicler of law-and-order in Gilded Age New York City, the sensational grave robbery of A. T. Stewart, "The Merchant Prince of Manhattan," one of the wealthiest men in American history

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J. North Conway is the author of nine non-fiction books, including, The Big Policeman and King of Heists (both from Lyons Press); The Cape Cod Canal: Breaking Through The Bared and Bended Arm; and American Literacy: Fifty Books That Define Our Culture and Ourselves. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts in Dartmouth. 
Published May 1, 2012 by Lyons Press. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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"Not only did the grave robbing cause a national sensation,” writes Conway, “it also led to one of the most notoriously bungled police investigations in New York City's history.” Judge Henry Hilton, Stewart's friend, was directed to sell off Stewart's businesses, but he ran them into the ground w...

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