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Inside the Blanket Fort - Episode 178

Inside the Blanket Fort
SIU Press
SIU Press

Journey back Inside The Blanket Fort as we sit down with Beulah Annan, author of the new SIU Press release: They Both Reached for the Gun.

In 1924, Beulah Annan was arrested and incarcerated for killing her lover, Harry Kalsted. Six weeks later, a jury acquitted her of murder. Inspired by the sordid event, trial, and acquittal, Maurine Watkins, a reporter at the time, wrote the play Chicago, a Broadway hit that was adapted several times. In They Both Reached for the Gun, Charles H. Cosgrove expertly combines meticulous research with detailed analysis to shed new light on the case that inspired a pop-culture phenomenon.

More information on this week's episode of Inside the Blanket Fort.

Mandi is the author of six published novels, two short fiction collections, and numerous short stories. She earned her BA and MFA in creative writing from SIU.
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