The Mad Bomber of New York by Michael M. Greenburg
The Extraordinary True Story of the Manhunt That Paralyzed a City

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Between 1940 and 1957, 33 bombs--strategically placed in Grand Central, Penn Station, Radio City Music Hall, Macy's and other populous areas of New York--paralyzed the city,  sending shockwaves of fear through an unsuspecting public.
 George Metesky, the “Mad Bomber,” unleashed a reign of terror that reverberated through America's social, legal, and political landscape, ultimately spurring the birth of modern criminal profiling when a crime psychiatrist was called in to assist in the manhunt. Compelling historical true crime, The Mad Bomber of New York is the gripping tale of two individuals engaged in a deadly game of hide-and-seek, with the city of New York caught in the crosshairs.
 

About Michael M. Greenburg

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MICHAEL GREENBURG is a practicing attorney and a former editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed Peaches and Daddy.
 
Published April 5, 2011 by Union Square Press. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Crime. Non-fiction

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Greenburg (Peaches & Daddy: A Story of the Roaring ’20s, the Birth of Tabloid Media, and the Courtship that Captured the Hearts and Imaginations of the American Public, 2008) relates the gripping and bizarre story of George Metesky, the “Mad Bomber” who, between 1940 and 1957, terrorized New York...

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Mr. Hamill’s “Tabloid City: A Novel” (Little, Brown, $26.99) pays homage to Mr. Breslin and other legendary New York journalists in serving up a vivid, nonstop, time-stamped romp (you can practically hear the “Law and Order” cha-ching reverberate between scenes) around a New York that brims with ...

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Metesky—later diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic—devised a scheme to "punish" Con Ed by planting homemade pipe bombs throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, first at a Con Ed plant, and then in public places, including Radio City Music Hall, Penn Station, Grand Central Station, and movie theaters.

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