Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Bath Massacre by Arnie Bernstein
Arnie Bernstein has written a wonderful book about the Bath Massacre. Check it out. He will be at the Grand Rapids Library this Saturday (10-4) along with Dave Cullen (Columbine) and Mardi Link (Isadore's Secret) for a book reading.
Below is my review for Amazon of his book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Bath Massacre, October 14, 2009
By Jane B. Falion (Okemos, Mi USA)
Bath Massacre is the compelling account of the tragic events of May 18, 1927 in the tiny town of Bath, Michigan where Andrew Kehoe dynamites the local consolidated school killing 45; 38 of them children.
Bernstein takes the reader back to the bustling and growing town of Bath and lays the foundation of the town and its people leading up to that fateful day when a disgruntled farmer and school board member sets out on a path of destruction: mudering his wife, setting his farm on fire, blowing up the school, and eventually killing himself and others in a final devastating explosion. He delves into the mind of this madman trying to make sense of a senseless act.
Thorough, detailed, and gripping.Bath Massacre: America's First School Bombing