University of London, London, United Kingdom
In 1972 Craig Brandon attended the University of London.
University of New York College at Oswego, Oswego, New York, United States
In 1973 Craig Brandon received a Bachelor of Arts degree from State University of New York College at Oswego.
(This 100th anniversary edition includes a new introductio...)
This 100th anniversary edition includes a new introduction, in which the author presents the theories that he has developed since Murder in the Adirondacks was published nearly 20 years ago. The Gillette-Brown murder case from which Dreiser drew his An American Tragedy was a sensation in its day. Newsman Craig Brandon has done a remarkable job of researching the case and the family backgrounds of the two principals and, is probably more familiar with the complete story than Dreiser ever was. Yet with all this information, this new treatment reads like a novel. Accompanied with over 100 photos, Murder in the Adirondacks sheds new light on what was a yellow journalist's delight in 1906. A must read for all Dreiser students.
(This book provides a history of the electric chair and an...)
This book provides a history of the electric chair and analyzes its features, its development, and the manner of its use. Chapters cover the early conceptual stages as a humane alternative to hanging, and the rivalry between Edison and Westinghouse that was one of the main forces in the chair’s adoption as a mode of execution. Also presented are an account of the terrible first execution and a number of the subsequent gruesome employments of the chair. The text explores the changing attitudes toward the chair as state after state replaced it with lethal injection.
(The Chester Gillette murder case of 1906 shocked the nati...)
The Chester Gillette murder case of 1906 shocked the nation and inspried Theodore Dreiser's novel "An American Tragedy." Among the important pieces of evidence were the victim's letters to her murderer. They are included here along with extensive footnotes and an introduction by the leading expert on the case.
(Chester Gillette was executed on March 30, 1908, for the ...)
Chester Gillette was executed on March 30, 1908, for the murder of Grace Brown, who was pregnant with his child. The trial was a sensation at the time and the case became the basis for Theodore Dreiser's classic novel An American Tragedy, the 1951 Academy award-winning movie A Place in the Sun, and a 2006 opera. Revealed here, for the first time in nearly a century, are Chester's private thoughts in his final months. The diary was kept private by the Gillette family for ninety-nine years and only came to light in 2007 when Marlynn McWade-Murray, the grandniece of Chester Gillette, donated it to the Hamilton College Library. Along with the diary, this volume contains twelve letters Chester wrote from prison while awaiting his execution. Eleven of the letters are to Bernice Ferrin, a young friend of the Gillette family for whom Chester seemed to have romantic feelings. The twelfth letter was written to his sister Hazel the day before his execution. This work includes a synopsis of the events surrounding the murder and trial by Craig Brandon, the leading scholar on the Gillette case. Jack Sherman provides an introduction to the diary along with headnotes to each entry and explanations of Chester's many obscure references.
(The most climbed mountain in North America, Mount Monadno...)
The most climbed mountain in North America, Mount Monadnock in southern New Hampshire has a long and interesting history from visits by Thoreau and Emerson to the 100,000 people who hike it each year. This book includes the literary and artistic impact it has had on artists for more than a century and the efforts to preserve it.
(Colleges look much the same as they did five or ten years...)
Colleges look much the same as they did five or ten years ago, but a lot has changed behind the scenes. While some mixture of study and play has always been part of college life, an increasing number of schools have completely abandoned the idea that students need to learn or demonstrate that they've learned. Financial pressures have made college administrations increasingly reluctant to flunk anyone out, regardless of performance, although the average length of time to get a degree is now five years, and for many students, it's six or more. Student evaluations of professors - often linked to promotion and tenure decisions - have made professors realize that applying tough standards, or any standards, only hurts their own career progress. For many professors, it's become easier and more rewarding to focus on giving entertaining lectures and to give everyone reasonably good grades.
(With three authors covering three states, 300 interviews,...)
With three authors covering three states, 300 interviews, and 250 pictures, Good Night Irene is the most complete book about the August 28, 2011 disaster. The book features incredible stories about what the survivors lost and how their neighbors helped them through the experience.
(Stratham, New Hampshire, which celebrates its 300th anniv...)
Stratham, New Hampshire, which celebrates its 300th anniversary in 2016, is producing this book to update its history. It is full of interesting stories about the origins of names, stories from its history and explains how the town developed from a rural community to the nation's best community.
In 1972 Craig Brandon attended the University of London. In 1973 he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from State University of New York College at Oswego.
From 1975 to 1987 Craig Brandon was a journalist at the Utica Observer-Dispatch in Utica, New York. From 1987 to 1993 he served as a journalist at Albany Times Union in Albany, New York. From 1993 to 1995 Brandon was a director of publications at Rockefeller Institute in Albany. In 1995 Craig was appointed an instructor in news writing and editing at Keene State College.
(The most climbed mountain in North America, Mount Monadno...)2007
(This 100th anniversary edition includes a new introductio...)1986
(With three authors covering three states, 300 interviews,...)2012
(This book provides a history of the electric chair and an...)1999
(The Chester Gillette murder case of 1906 shocked the nati...)2006
(Stratham, New Hampshire, which celebrates its 300th anniv...)2014
(Chester Gillette was executed on March 30, 1908, for the ...)2007
(Colleges look much the same as they did five or ten years...)2009
Craig Brandon was married Jean M. Wadas but divorced in 1987. They have two children: Emily Laura, Benjamin E.