By Arnie Bernstein
"With the meticulous awareness to aspect of a historian and a storyteller's eye for human drama, Bernstein shines a beam of fact on a forgotten American tragedy. Heartbreaking and riveting."
---Gregg Olsen, New York Times best-selling writer of Starvation Heights
"A chilling and historical personality learn of the unfathomable soreness that desperation and fury, as soon as unleashed inside of a twisted brain, can wreak on a small city. modern mass murderers Timothy McVeigh, Columbine's Dylan Klebold, and Virginia Tech's Seung-Hui Cho can every one hint their bad family tree of terror to at least one guy: bathtub university bomber Andrew Kehoe."
---Mardi hyperlink, writer of When Evil got here to sturdy Hart </I> On might 18, 1927, the small city of tub, Michigan, used to be perpetually replaced while Andrew Kehoe trigger a cache of explosives hid within the basement of the neighborhood college. Thirty-eight young children and 6 adults have been useless, between them Kehoe, who had actually blown himself to bits by means of surroundings off a dynamite cost in his automobile. the next day to come, on Kehoe's farm, what used to be left of his wife---burned past attractiveness after Kehoe set his estate and structures ablaze---was came across tied to a handcart, her cranium beaten. With possible never-ending tales of college violence and suicide bombers filling today's headlines, <I>Bath Massacre serves as a reminder that terrorism and large-scale homicide are not anything new.
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Nellie lost weight off her medium-build frame. 45 At home she rarely ventured out of the house, becoming something of a recluse to her already small social circle. A young woman was hired to help around the house as Nellie couldn’t do much for herself. Charlotte Howell, the wife of the Kehoe’s neighbor Sydney Howell, was deeply concerned about the situation and often stopped by to check on Nellie. On one visit, the hired girl whisked Mrs. Howell to an upstairs room. Nellie Kehoe sat in the corner, pale, sickly, coughing, wheezing.
Kehoe never returned to the congregation. 37 Another story was told of Kehoe’s belief that a neighbor had cheated him in a livestock sale. After buying eight steers, Kehoe penned the animals in a clover ‹eld on his property. The ‹eld, wet from a recent rainstorm, proved deadly. Two of the cattle bloated badly from the damp feed and quickly died. Kehoe harvested their carcasses, sold the hides in town, then returned to the man from whom he bought the animals. He demanded half his payment back, an unreasonable request the seller Andrew P.
This was of little comfort to farmers struggling to make ends meet, The Bath Consolidated School 29 particularly with increased property assessments to pay for the consolidated school. Discontent percolated in several quarters, leading to considerable discussion about how the Bath School Board was handling its ‹nancial concerns. In this respect, Kehoe most assuredly was his father’s son. Like Philip Kehoe before him, Andrew was vocal in his discontent over tax oversight. 20 The school board treasurer, Enos Peacock, came up for reelection.
Bath Massacre: America's First School Bombing by Arnie Bernstein