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  • Published: 15 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9781612195063
  • Imprint: Melville House
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $39.99

Melancholy Accidents



A haunting, fully illustrated account of gun violence in the nineteenth century that shows us how little things have changed

Shocked by the epidemic of gun violence in America, acclaimed writer Peter Manseau found himself absorbed by the “melancholy accidents” that appeared in nineteenth-century newspapers: daily accounts of accidental gun deaths that seemed as unfortunate as they were unavoidable. In Melancholy Accidents, Manseau collects, annotates, and introduces many of these articles, painting a devastating portrait of our nation’s long, bloody relationship with firearms. Fully illustrated with period etchings and sketches, Melancholy Accidents is a wholly unique look at the dark side of American history

  • Published: 15 April 2016
  • ISBN: 9781612195063
  • Imprint: Melville House
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $39.99

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