Compulsion

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Publication: 1957

Levin's novel was based on the 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder case. Psychiatric experts played a large part in the young men's avoidance of the electric chair, as it had in the trial of Charles Guiteau, who assassinated President Garfield in 1881 and in the defense of Harry Thaw in the 1906 Stanford White case. Loeb was killed in prison, but Leopold was paroled, after which he unsuccessfully sued Levin for defamation of character.

Title

Compulsion

Date

Publication: 1957

Description

Levin's novel was based on the 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder case. Psychiatric experts played a large part in the young men's avoidance of the electric chair, as it had in the trial of Charles Guiteau, who assassinated President Garfield in 1881 and in the defense of Harry Thaw in the 1906 Stanford White case. Loeb was killed in prison, but Leopold was paroled, after which he unsuccessfully sued Levin for defamation of character.

Rights

Copyright; use considered fair according to the ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

Format

Paperbacks
Books

Source

MSS0412, James G. Stahlman Historical Autograph Collection, Leopold, Nathan folder

Files

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Citation

“Compulsion,” Gallery, accessed December 5, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/755.