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Killer Colt

Harold Schechter

Killer Colt

murder, disgrace, and the making of an American legend

by Harold Schechter

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Published by Ballantine Books in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementHarold Schechter
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV6248.C646 S34 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24566449M
ISBN 109780345476814
LC Control Number2010016777
OCLC/WorldCa496956989

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John Colt [ - ], an elder brother of Samuel Colt [ - ] the gun maker, and author of a popular textbook on accounting, killed a man in It was a famous crime of the period, mostly because of the Colt name.

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Jill Coit (born J or ) is an American convicted murderer.A con artist and serial bigamist who has been married 11 times to nine different men, Coit was convicted of killing her eighth husband in and is also suspected of killing her third husband in Coit is serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole at the Denver Women's Correctional : 5 ft 6 in.

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Murder, Disgrace, and the Making of an American Legend. by Harold Schechter. BUY NOW FROM a revolutionary accounting theory into a ponderous but hugely successful textbook, The Science of Double Entry Book-Keeping, which “would go through no fewer than forty-five editions and earn its author a lasting place in the history Author: Harold Schechter.

But now John Colt's ghastly crime and the subsequent sensational murder trial bring infamy to his surname--even after it becomes synonymous with his visionary younger brother's groundbreaking invention.

The embodiment of American success, Sam Colt has risen from poor huckster to industrious : In Killer Colt, Harold Schechter traces the Colt family’s strange history, playing the two brothers’ lives in agile counterpoint that adds resonance and enriched historical context.

Among the many ironies: John, the brother responsible for a “horrid and atrocious” murder, was known only for writing a slim and arcane book on accounting.

John Caldwell Colt (March 1, – Novem ), the brother of Samuel Colt of Colt firearm fame, was an American fur trader, bookkeeper, law clerk, and served briefly as a U.S.

Marine, forging a letter to get himself discharged after three numerous business ventures, he became an authority concerning double-entry bookkeeping and published a textbook concerning Born: March 1,Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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The same stain reappears on the last few pages. pages total in book. Photos. Index. Documents reproduced. A fantastic and necessary book for the Colt collector. Binding tight, square. Weight of book may cause higher mail fees, but only by a dollar and some cents, if at all.

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Septem By Holly Tucker. By Harold Schechter In Septembera respected New York City printer named Samuel Adams showed up at the office of John Colt, a brilliant young accountant who had hired Adams to produce the latest edition of a popular textbook he had written.

Adams had come to collect a debt.In this gripping account of driving ambition, doomed love, and brutal murder in an iconic American family, Schechter casts his gaze into the sinister shadows of gaslit 19th-century New York City.

In September,John Colt, the brother of the inventor of the firearm, bludgeoned Samuel Adams to death, and was later sentenced to die after a lurid trial. This is the fascinating story of the.