Tuesday, January 12, 2016
THE BORDEN MURDERS by Sarah Miller
Review: THE BORDEN MURDERS by Sarah Miller This is not a sensationalist rendering but rather a logical approach to discovering this widely-known and gory double crime, committed in August 1892. The author bases her accounting on court transcripts, photos, and newspaper reporting of the crime. Readers will understand those involved as regular and real-life humans, instead of the polarization of demonization vs. pure innocence as the press at the time, and a good portion of the townspeople, purported. Perhaps students will be inspired to this method of historical research.