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James McGrath Morris

Originally posted October 2003

The Rose Man of Sing Sing

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In early 20th century America, yellow journalism ruled the day, and no one was better at it than New York Evening World city editor Charles Chapin. But Chapin's meteoric career came to an equally fiery ending, when he killed his wife in a botched murder-suicide pact. Now his story is told in this book by journalist James McGrath Morris.

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James McGrath Morris is the author of The Rose Man of Sing Sing: A True Tale of Life, Murder, and Redemption in the Age of Yellow Journalism, which was selected as a Washington Post Best Book of 2004. He is the editor of the monthly Biographer's Craft, and his writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Observer, and the Baltimore Sun.

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