Life Plus 99 years Author:Nathan F. Leopold Here is the story of two twisted and amoral minds-- a story of brilliant detection.. of the greatest criminal tria in American history. Above all, it is a story that takes you into the minds of two brillian murderers as the net of justice closes around them. More than that it is the astonishing story of one man's redemption. THIS IS THE STOREY... more », AS IT HAS NEVER BEEN TOLD BEFORE, BY ONE OF THE TWO MEN WHO COMMITTED "THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY"« less
This book gives valuable insight into the brilliant mind of a person that committed a horrible murder and what he was thinking at the time of the murder which occurred in 1924. He chooses to not disclose the worst of details, portraying Loeb as his very good friend, not mentioning the sexual aspect of their relationship (as I have read thus far). Prohibition had just been repealed, adults had a bad attitude about the law, juveniles were delinquent, the work ethic was going down and all of it must have contributed to such a heinous crime, allegedly. Leopold is not entirely forthcoming and perhaps not totally honest, but he gives the opportunity for greater insight into his thinking. Nevertheless, he made valuable contributions to society in prison which continued after he left prison. He was fascinating.