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September 2018

Interview on WGN Midday

September 15, 2018

Scheduled interview on WGN Midday, a midday news and lifestyle program broadcast on WGN-TV, an independent station serving Chicago, IL

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Talk and Discussion with the Hyde Park Book Club

September 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Treasure Island, Lower Level Meeting Room, 1526 East 55th St
Chicago, IL 60615 United States
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Talk and Book Signing at Evanston History Center

September 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood St
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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$10

Join us for a presentation by Nina Barrett as she discusses Chicago’s infamous 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder case. The fact that two wealthy Chicago college students had killed for “the excitement of it” would both horrify and captivate the public imagination for nearly a century, inspiring numerous fictional accounts, including Hitchcock’s classic film, Rope. Barrett’s enthralling book tells the chilling story chiefly through a rare collection of carefully arranged primary source material, including confessions, court transcripts, psychological reports, and…

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Talk and Book Signing at Loyola University Information Commons

September 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Loyala University Information Commons, 6501 N. Kenmore Ave
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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Talk and Book Signing at Loyola University Information Commons, 6501 N. Kenmore Ave, Chicago, 4th floor. For more info call 773.508.2641 or email ic@luc.edu .

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October 2018

Leopold & Loeb at the Colvin House

October 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Colvin House, 5940 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660 United States
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Free

Author Nina Barrett presents THE LEOPOLD AND LOEB FILES in a talk with slides--and music clips! Stay for the Q&A and book signing. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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March 2019

Leopold, Loeb, and Darrow: A Story of Murder and Mercy

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Ruggles Hall, The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610 United States
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The 1924 murder of fourteen-year-old Bobby Franks by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, and their defense by Clarence Darrow, raised profound and disturbing questions about social class, criminal psychology, morality, justice, and mercy. Join Nina Barrett, author of The Leopold and Loeb Files: An Intimate Look at One of America’s Most Infamous Crimes, for a talk about why, ninety-five years later, these issues continue to haunt us—and remain relevant—today. Free and open to the public. Registration required. Register using this online…

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