I Am Murdered

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  • By Bruce Chadwick
  • The story of America's very first "trial of the century," George Wythe's murder
  • 288 pages
  • Hardcover
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    George Wythe was Thomas Jefferson's mentor and friend, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, chief justice of the Virginia Supreme Court—and a victim of lethal poisoning. His murder and the trial of his nephew for the killing caused a sensation.

    In I Am Murdered: George Wythe, Thomas Jefferson, and the Killing That Shocked a New Nation, respected historian Bruce Chadwick probes the darker secrets of Richmond, Virginia, and the period—including autopsies, early 19th-century forensics, race relations, and the law—to offer a compelling look at early American society.

    Complete with a satisfying account of Wythe's ultimate revenge and a poignant depiction of his deep and abiding friendship with Jefferson, I Am Murdered is part American tragedy, part CSI circa 1806, and all intriguing examination of the unjust death of a Founding Father.

    I Am Murdered: George Wythe, Thomas Jefferson, and the Killing That Shocked a New Nation, No. 166521

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    History Dull? No Way!


    A true life What Happened and Who Did It to a major figure in Colonial America. This historically accurate trsgic tale of murder and revenge ... and generosity too ... is inherently interesting in this well written book that is a pleasure to read. The story is compelling as pages turn and details are revealed. I recommend it to everyone interested in George Wythe, law, history, and forensics.