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Between 1907 and 1911, the United States was hit by the longest period of sustained terrorism in its history. Of more than 200 bombings that were carried out during this period, the most shocking was the dynamiting of the Los Angeles Times building on the morning of October 1, 1910, which killed at least twenty people.

Deadly Times tells the fascinating story of the bombing, the search to apprehend the bombers, the issues that polarized the nation, and the dramatic trials that ensued.

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I began writing Deadly Times more than half a lifetime ago after interviewing Irving Stone, who had written one of his "biographical fiction" accounts of the life of attorney Clarence Darrow, best known for defending the thrill-killers Leopold and Loeb in 1924 and John Scopes in the "monkey trial" the following year. The book included an account -- some of it admittedly fictional -- of Darrow's defense in 1910 of J.B. McNamara, a member of the AFofL-affiliated Iron Workers Union, who was charged with bombing the Los Angeles Times, killing at least 20 people and injuring more than 100 others, and his brother, J.J. McNamara, the secretary-treasurer of the union, who allegedly had ordered the bombing and more than 150 others throughout the country over the course of four years. Darrow himself would later be tried -- twice -- for attempting to bribe the jury. 

Although I had worked at the Times in my youth I was unaware that it had ever been bombed, and I set out to learn more about that terrible event, which was called "The Crime of the Century" in its day and remains the deadliest crime ever to go to trial in California and the deadliest crime committed against journalists in history. As an act of terrorism it is exceeded only by the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 and the World Trade Center attack in 2001.

Deadly Times was begun at a time when reporters and researchers wearing gauze gloves had to pore over fragile broadsheets and files in newspaper "morgues"and ended in a day when 100-year-old court records, books, newspapers and personal correspondence could be called up in seconds on a personal computer. In recent years I was able to learn pertinent details of the intricate investigation that led to the capture of the dynamiters and fascinating information about the personal and professional lives of the bigger-than-life players in this drama. 

One reviewer said that it reads like fiction. But as fiction, it would have seemed unbelievable. 
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THIS STORY HAS IT ALL: BIG SOCIAL ISSUES THAT DIVIDED THE PUBLIC, SHOCKING EXPLOSIONS, GREAT DETECTIVE WORK, AND RIVETING COURTROOM DRAMA

A thoroughly engaging and well-researched account of the country's most violent anarchistic era that culminated in the bombing of the Times, the killing of 20 of its workers, and the attempted assassination of my ancestors who ran the newspaper. The intricate plot and characters of this Union vs Management conflict come to life in a most fascinating and can't put-down story. -- HARRY BRANT CHANDLER, Media Executive, Author, and Scion of the Family that Founded the Los Angeles Times

"A wave of deadly explosions, a city in the grip of panic, and a serial bomber patiently awaiting his next deadly assignment. And all of this over 100 years ago. Once called the 'crime of the century,' the 1910 bombing of the L.A. Times newspaper is no longer relegated to a footnote in history. The extraordinary story of this terrible event in America's least-known domestic terror campaign finally receives the treatment it deserves. Five decades in the making, and a true labor of love, Deadly Times chronicles in often heart-stopping detail the events that spawned some 200 bombings and the equally explosive investigation that followed. A gripping, must-read tale of turbulent times." -- DR. JOHN HORGAN, Director, International Center for the Sudy of Terrorism, Penn State University.

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  • Publication date2015
  • ISBN 10 1493006495
  • ISBN 13 9781493006496
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