Robert and Nattie were arrested for matricide, and the judge sentenced thirteen-year-old Robert Coombes to detention in Broadmoor, an infamous criminal lunatic asylum. This case crystallized anxieties about the education of the working classes, the dangers of pulp fiction, and evolving theories of criminality, childhood, and insanity. Kate Summerscale recreates this terrible crime and its aftermath, uncovering an extraordinary story of man’s capacity to overcome the past.
Based on dozens of interviews conducted over six years, Joshua Green provides an inside story of the partnership between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump, which he argues as the key to understanding the rise of the alt-right and the fall of Hillary Clinton.
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