Not a Gentleman’s Work by Gerard Koeppel audiobook

Not a Gentleman’s Work: The Untold Story of a Gruesome Murder at Sea and the Long Road to Truth

By Gerard Koeppel
Read by Daniel Thomas May

Hachette Books, Hachette Book Group 9780306903380

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549160042

  • ISBN: 9781549160028

  • Available on 08/16/2020

    ISBN: 9781549134920

Runtime: 6.87 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The story of the most notorious murder in American nautical history--a uniquely grotesque triple murder for which guilt was never settled--and the long journey to truth


The Herbert Fuller, a three-masted sailing ship loaded with New England lumber, left Boston bound for Buenos Aires on July 8, 1896 with twelve people on board: captain-owner Charles Nash, his wife and Maine childhood-sweetheart Laura, two mates, the "mulatto" steward, six crewmen, and one passenger. Just before 2 A.M. on the sixth day at sea, the captain, his wife, and the second mate were slaughtered in their individual bunkrooms with the ship's axe, seven or eight blows apiece. Laura Nash was found with her thin nightgown pushed above her hips, her head and upper body smashed and deformed. Incredibly, no one saw or heard the killings... except the killer.

After a harrowing voyage back to port for the survivors, the killer among them, it didn't take long for prosecutors to charge, and a Boston jury to convict, the first mate, a naturalized American of mixed blood from St. Kitts. But another man on board, the passenger, a twenty-year-old Harvard quitter from a proper Boston family, had his own dark secrets. Who was the real killer, and what became of these two men?


Not a Gentleman's Work is the story of the fates of two vastly different men whose lives intersected briefly on one horrific voyage at sea--a story that reverberates with universal themes: inescapable terror, coerced confession, capital punishment, justice obscured by privilege, perseverance, redemption, and death by tortured soul.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Not a Gentleman’s Work takes readers on several gripping journeys: a high-seas crime scene and a powerful courtroom drama. But it doesn’t stop there. Gerard Koeppel peers deeply into issues of race, class, and money that were as relevant then as they are now.” Brian Murphy, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Gerard Koeppel

Author Bio: Gerard Koeppel

Gerard Koeppel is the author of Water for Gotham, Bond of Union, City on a Grid, and Not a Gentleman’s Work. He has contributed to numerous other books, including the Encyclopedia of New York City, of which he was an associate editor. Before writing mostly about the past, he wrote, edited, and produced the present at CBS News.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English