IT GAVE EVERYBODY SOMETHING TO DO

Author: Thoresen (Louise) with Nathanson (E.M.)
Year: 1974
Publisher: M Evans
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: Vg/G++
ISBN: 0871311194
Price: 130.00
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Hardback. A strange story of the time. It is a record of the tense, erratic, disturbing 10yrs. Louise Thoresen spent with her husband, William - until she shot him to death in June 1970. William was 20 when they met - bright, handsome, promising, son of a Chicago multi-millionaire. They fell in love and got married. But there was to be no sparkling career, no brilliant future. William was restless; William was interested in doing other things - and getting Louise to do them with him. Like stealing, bombing a radio station, experimenting with drugs - like criss-crossing the nation amassing an illegal arsenal eventually estimated at 70 tons of arms and ammunition. And Louise went along - because she loved him, and because it was exciting: "it gave everybody something to do." She helped him escape from a mental institution, bailed him out of jail; in the course of their exploits together, she was herself arrested "more times than John Dillinger." But it wasn't long before she began to realise William was more than just restless; he was mad. And his interests, she found, extended even as far as murder. And perhaps it was inevitable that the murder that would come to interest him most would be her own. A book that could only come out of that deranged of decades, the 1960s. The book's co-author, E. M. Nathanson, is best known for his best-seller 'The Dirty Dozen.' Illus. 346pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Vg. in frayed and sl. chipped pcdw. Scarce.

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