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Trial because she allegedly murdered her business partner Or was she on trial because she engaged in businessAlong the way Gamber introduces a host of eually compelling characters from prosecuting attorney and future US president Benjamin Harrison to folksy defense lawyer John Hanna daring detective Peter Wilkins pioneering lady news writer Laura Ream and female remedy manufacturer Michael Slavin Based on extensive sources including newspapers trial documents and local histories this gripping account of a seemingly typical woman who achieved extraordinary notoriety will appeal to true crime lovers and historians alike. Despite the storyline the book just wasn t that interesting unfortunately

summary The Notorious Mrs Clem

The Notorious Mrs Clem

In September 1868 the remains of Jacob and Nancy Jane Young were found lying near the banks of Indiana's White River It was a gruesome scene Part of Jacob's face had been blown off apparently by the shotgun that lay a few feet away Spiders and black beetles crawled over his wound Smoke rose from his wife's smoldering body which was so badly burned that her intestines were exposed the flesh on her thighs gone and the bones partially reduced to powderSuspicion for both deaths turned to Nancy Clem a housewife who was also one of Mr Young's former business partners In The Notorious Mrs Clem Wendy Gamber chronicles the life. ARC courtesy The Johns Hopkins University Press via the Vine programThe city of Indianapolis was on the cusp of growth and change in the years immediately after the Civil War ended when the Gilded Age was born Population growth and stratification political ideologies and even women s rights were all in flux during this volatile timeAuthor Wendy Gamber humanizes this changing era by teasing out the story of a woman who was tried for murder Standing center stage in this book is Nancy Clem a remarried widow who had a knack for the main chance when it came to generating income with others money The choices Clem made and the social constructs of the time and place in which she lived ended up combining to render her as a contemporaneous saying put it like a dog in the wellGamber s thoroughly researched and carefully annotated study of the life and times of Clem is fascinating on se Make your own model forts & castles remains of Jacob and Nancy Jane Young were found lying near the banks of Indiana's White River It was a gruesome scene Part of Jacob's face had been blown off apparently by the shotgun that lay a few feet away Spiders and black beetles crawled over his wound Smoke Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury rose from his wife's smoldering body which was so badly burned that her intestines were exposed the flesh on her thighs gone and the bones partially How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim reduced to powderSuspicion for both deaths turned to Nancy Clem a housewife who was also one of Mr Young's former business partners In The Notorious Mrs Clem Wendy Gamber chronicles the life. ARC courtesy The Johns Hopkins University Press via the Vine programThe city of Indianapolis was on the cusp of growth and change in the years immediately after the Civil War ended when the Gilded Age was born Population growth and stratification political ideologies and even women s Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic remarried widow who had a knack for the main chance when it came to generating income with others money The choices Clem made and the social constructs of the time and place in which she lived ended up combining to A Daddy for Christmas researched and carefully annotated study of the life and times of Clem is fascinating on se

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And times of this charming and persuasive Gilded Age confidence woman who became famous not only as an accused murderess but also as an itinerant peddler of patent medicine and the supposed originator of the Ponzi scheme Clem's story is a shocking tale of friendship and betrayal crime and punishment courtroom drama and partisan politicking get rich uick schemes and shady business deals It also raises fascinating uestions about women's place in an evolving urban economy As they argued over Clem's guilt or innocence lawyers jurors and ordinary citizens pondered competing ideas about gender money and marriage Was Clem on. A true story of murder but also of a woman s place in the 1800 s Interesting read for Hoosiers as well as true crime fans This story takes place in and around Indianapolis The murders take place in Cold Springs but Mrs Clem lived in Indianapolis The reader will learn a little of Indy s history and will be introduced to such figures as Benjamin Harrison and John Hanna We learn that Indiana was known nationally as the champion divorce state of the union We also see a city experiencing rapid growth With all of the material that the author had to work with I was disappointed in the way the story was presented Gamber never pulls the reader into the story which is sad because this is a fantastic tale I still recommend the book to people with an interest in Indiana as there are some interesting bits of information to be found


10 thoughts on “The Notorious Mrs Clem

  1. says:

    review copyI enjoyed this book The author Wendy Gamber knows her stuff It's obvious that she is familiar not only with the details of the crimes but also with the politics and history of the time in which they took placeI think it's important to make this latter point because in my judgement the person who is going to really get the most ou

  2. says:

    Just three years after the end of the Civil War Jason and Nancy Young were murdered along the White River outside Indianapolis The investigation uickly settled on a conspiracy of three men and a woman who were involved in a dubious financial s

  3. says:

    ARC courtesy The Johns Hopkins University Press via the Vine programThe city of Indianapolis was on the cusp of growth and change in the years immediately after the Civil War ended when the Gilded Age was born Population growth and stratification political ideologies and even women's rights were all in flux during this volatile timeAuthor Wendy Gamber humanizes this changing era by teasing out the story of a wo

  4. says:

    A true story of murder but also of a woman's place in the 1800's Interesting read for Hoosiers as well as true crime fans This story takes place in and around Indianapolis The murders take place in Cold Springs but Mrs Clem lived in Indianapolis The reader will learn a little of Indy's history and will be intro

  5. says:

    I'll be generous and give this book 3 stars just for the depth of the authors research although I can't recommend it I was hoping for another Devil in the White City or even a Poisoners Handbook but this was too much of a turgid slog Most of the book is just taken up with massively detailed accounts of her trials or it feels that way and so attempts to link the case to the social and political changes occurring at the time are l

  6. says:

    An ambiguous historical read giving a glimpse into late 19th century Indiana You should ask yourself first if you

  7. says:

    Mrs Clem is on trial for murdering a couple involved in her money lending schemesWhat we got was a history lesso

  8. says:

    Despite the storyline the book just wasn't that interesting unfortunately

  9. says:

    35 stars This is a well researched non fiction read

  10. says:

    Very slow read Well researched but just not terribly interesting It isn't told like a story Just dry information

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