Harold Schechter in ‘Fiend: The Shocking True Story of America’s Youngest Serial Killer’

“Reading about the pathetic state of public education, we grow teary-eyed for the age of the ‘Little Red Schoolhouse’ – completely unaware of the deplorable conditions of nineteenth-century classrooms (according to one authoritative source, ‘a survey of Brooklyn schools in 1893 listed eighteen classes with 80 – 100 students; one class had 158′).”

~ Harold Schechter in ‘Fiend: The Shocking True Story of America’s Youngest Serial Killer’

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Harold Schechter in ‘Fiend: The Shocking True Story of America’s Youngest Serial Killer’

‘Living at a time of pervasive pollution, we yearn for those delightful pre-automotive days when the air was free of car exhaust – forgetting that the streets of every major nineteenth-century city reeked of horse piss, manure, and the decomposing carcasses of worked-to-death nags.”

~ Harold Schechter in ‘Fiend: The Shocking True Story of America’s Youngest Serial Killer’