advertisement 1
advertisement
SEARCH:
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018                                                 SUBSCRIBE TO OUR RSS FEEDrss feed

New Audio Book: The Murder of Little Mary Phagan

Published by on December 31, 2015

New Audio Book: The Murder of Little Mary Phagan thumbnail

A NEW authorized audio book version of The Murder of Little Mary Phagan by Mary Phagan Kean has just been recorded for The American Mercury, and will serve as the capstone of our series on the Leo Frank Case in this, the centennial year of the death of the convicted murderer in this case, Leo Max Frank.

You can download the audio book, free of charge, below.

The Murder of Little Mary Phagan is an exceptionally insightful semi-autobiographical book, detailing a fascinating exploration of one of the most sensational criminal cases of all time. What makes this book so intriguing is it provides an intimate view of the Frank-Phagan case from the adult grandniece of the teenage victim — little Mary Anne Phagan, the tragic child laborer who was murdered on April 26, 1913, in Atlanta, Georgia.

This true crime monograph is widely regarded as the most even-handed book ever written about the Frank-Phagan affair (1913-1915) and its contentious aftermath (1915-1986). It also provides facts and evidence about the case found in no other book. Mary Phagan Kean also offers a uniquely neutral analysis of the month-long capital murder trial which ended in Frank’s conviction.

Mary Phagan Kean is the namesake of the murder victim, Mary Phagan, being her grandniece. When the author was 13 years old, she discovered her given name was no mere accident or coincidence. When people heard her name, they started asking her questions about whether she was related to the famous little Mary Phagan who had been murdered long ago by Leo Frank on Confederate Memorial Day in 1913.

When her family revealed the truth about her blood relation, she immediately became deeply interested in learning about the murder, its investigation, and its aftermath. She has since devoted thousands of hours of her life studying volumes of legal documents, conducting interviews, and reading every surviving newspaper account of the case. This written-from-the-heart book is the result. (The Murder of Little Mary Phagan; Far Hills, NJ, New Horizon Press, 1987, 316 pp.)

Download the complete audio book as one zip file

You can also download the individual chapters.

Introduction and Chapter 1; “Are You, By Any Chance . . . ?”; 18 minutes:

 

Chapter 2; The Legacy; 1 hour 10 minutes:

 

Chapter 3; My Search Begins; 42 minutes:

 

Chapter 4; The Case for the Prosecution; 1 hour 20 minutes:

 

Chapter 5; The Case for the Defense; 1 hour 30 minutes:

 

Chapter 6; Sentencing and Aftermath; 37 minutes:

 

Chapter 7; The Commutation; 1 hour 30 minutes:

 

Chapter 8; The Lynching; 43 minutes:

 

Chapter 9; Reverberations; 13 minutes:

 

Chapter 10; Alonzo Mann’s Testimony; 37 minutes:

 

Chapter 11; The Phagans Break Their Vow of Silence; 21 minutes:

 

Chapter 12; Application for Pardon, 1983; 1 hour 21 minutes:

 

Afterword; Pardon, 1986; 11 minutes:

 

For further information, check out the full American Mercury series on the Leo Frank case by clicking here.

Related Articles:

Readers' Comments





Literature, US News »

Homeless Jack on “Grabbing Some Pussy”

November 7, 2016

Homeless Jack on “Grabbing Some Pussy” thumbnail

We discovered this piece scrawled on some foolscap left on our doorstep, an all-lower-case Kerouac-style stream of consciousness rap, and offer it as we found it. by H. Millard trump is an american original and a throwback to the days when americans were bursting with confidence and energy and the sheer joy of freedom and […]

Africa, History »

‘The Choice of Achilles’: John Alan Coey Against the New World Order

January 3, 2013

‘The Choice of Achilles’: John Alan Coey Against the New World Order thumbnail

by T.R. Bennington AS EVER, BUT ESPECIALLY in our present state of civilizational malaise, there is a need for figures with the power to inspire — men who in less confused and cynical times would have been unabashedly described as heroic. One such figure is Corporal John Alan Coey, a young soldier who has perhaps […]

Science »

Quarter of Americans Convinced Sun Revolves Around Earth

March 2, 2015

Quarter of Americans Convinced Sun Revolves Around Earth thumbnail

“DOES the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth?” If you answered the latter, you’re among a quarter of Americans who also got it wrong, according to a new report by the National Science Foundation. A survey of 2,200 people that was released Friday revealed some alarming truths about […]

  • Reader’s Comments

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Pages

  • Login / Register / RSS

  • Vintage Mercury »

    Jailbirds

    June 7, 2017

    Jailbirds thumbnail

    by Jim Tully; from The American Mercury, September, 1928; transcribed by Kevin I. Slaughter THE jail room was thirty-five feet long, twenty-five feet wide, and seven feet high. In this large cage were fifty prisoners. Some had been sentenced and were serving jail terms; others awaited trial, or removal to the penitentiary. The floor was of […]

    Opinion »

    Canada: The Kingston Manifesto

    August 24, 2018

    Canada: The Kingston Manifesto thumbnail

    Multiculturalism, globalism, “open borders,” and the dissolution of nations by Peter Goodchild THE CORROSION of Western civilization can be seen in a group of interrelated political events, as exemplified in Canada, my own country: multiculturalism, globalism, “open borders,” the dissolution of nations, my concerns especially since the period of 2008 to 2011, when I was in […]

    Literature »

    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: Last Contact

    May 3, 2018

    <em>The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds</em> Audio Book: Last Contact thumbnail

    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury TODAY WE PRESENT THE FINAL installment of our audio book series based on the biography of William Luther Pierce, The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds by Robert S. Griffin, read by Vanessa Neubauer. (ILLUSTRATION: Portrait of Dr. William L. Pierce by S.M. Casper) Click here for all […]

  • Names and Topics



  • FEATURED ARTICLES

    History »

    The Leo Frank Case: The Lynching of a Guilty Man, part 4

    May 17, 2018

    The Leo Frank Case: The Lynching of a Guilty Man, part 4 thumbnail

    by Philip St. Raymond for The American Mercury WHEN LEO FRANK was first arrested for the murder of Mary Phagan, his and his defense team’s major focus was placing the blame on Newt Lee, the Black night watchman who discovered the murdered girl’s body. They were so eager to avoid any attention being given to another […]

    History »

    The Leo Frank Case: The Lynching of a Guilty Man, part 3

    May 10, 2018

    The Leo Frank Case: The Lynching of a Guilty Man, part 3 thumbnail

    by Philip St. Raymond for The American Mercury THE JEWISH Anti-Defamation League (or ADL) — back in the days when they and their allies had a near-monopoly on public discussion of the Leo Frank case — once made the claim that Leo Frank was arrested and indicted and convicted of the murder of Mary Phagan “without […]

    History »

    The Leo Frank Case: The Lynching of a Guilty Man, part 2

    May 3, 2018

    The Leo Frank Case: The Lynching of a Guilty Man, part 2 thumbnail

    by Philip St. Raymond for The American Mercury LOOK AT THE headline and lead article in the Atlanta Georgian newspaper of April 29, 1913, we have illustrated above. Click on this link to see a large and easy-to-read version. “LEE’S GUILT PROVED, Detectives Assert” — “SUSPICION LIFTS FROM FRANK” — “We Have Sufficient Evidence Now to […]

    Literature »

    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: Last Contact

    May 3, 2018

    <em>The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds</em> Audio Book: Last Contact thumbnail

    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury TODAY WE PRESENT THE FINAL installment of our audio book series based on the biography of William Luther Pierce, The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds by Robert S. Griffin, read by Vanessa Neubauer. (ILLUSTRATION: Portrait of Dr. William L. Pierce by S.M. Casper) Click here for all […]

    History »

    Now an Audio Book: The Leo Frank Case: The Lynching of a Guilty Man, part 1

    April 26, 2018

    Now an Audio Book: The Leo Frank Case: The Lynching of a Guilty Man, part 1 thumbnail

    by Philip St. Raymond for The American Mercury THE AMERICAN MERCURY is proud of its decades-long reputation for seeking the truth without fear or favor. As such, we do not flinch when a part of that truth can best be discovered in the words of those whom the Establishment has deemed “radical” or “controversial” or even “evil.” […]

    Literature »

    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: The Leadership Conference

    April 20, 2018

    <em>The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds</em> Audio Book: The Leadership Conference thumbnail

    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury WHAT WAS it like to live and work closely with the revolutionary writer and thinker William Luther Pierce? What did he and his colleagues gain — and lose — by devoting their lives to the cause of White survival and the National Alliance, the group founded by Dr. […]

    Literature »

    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: Pierce’s Vision

    April 1, 2018

    <em>The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds</em> Audio Book: Pierce’s Vision thumbnail

    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury WHAT WAS William Luther Pierce (pictured) really trying to accomplish? How did he want to change the world? What was his plan for organizing White people, which Jewish groups have called so “hateful” and which a growing number of White Americans and Europeans call inspiring and necessary? On […]

    Literature »

    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: The New World Order

    March 11, 2018

    <em>The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds</em> Audio Book: The New World Order thumbnail

    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury WHAT IS the “New World Order”? We hear that phrase quite often, both by those who see it as a positive, beneficial application of American power to “spread democracy,” and by those who see it as a malign conspiracy against the self-determination and freedom of the peoples of […]

    Literature »

    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: Men and Women

    February 27, 2018

    <em>The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds</em> Audio Book: Men and Women thumbnail

    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury IS FEMINISM killing us? Will it be fatal to our survival as a people? William Luther Pierce thought so, and today we’ll try to understand his reasons — in our continuing audio book series of the only biography of Dr. Pierce, The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds […]

    Literature »

    The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds Audio Book: Schooling

    February 19, 2018

    <em>The Fame of a Dead Man’s Deeds</em> Audio Book: Schooling thumbnail

    by Bradford L. Huie for The American Mercury DR. WILLIAM PIERCE says our education system is failing, and that egalitarianism, multiculturalism, and feminism are to blame. The solutions he suggests as the only possible remedies — racial separation being the first but far from the only one — are ones that most modern educators would rather […]