Thirty-Eight Witnesses: The Kitty Genovese Case
Author: A.M. Rosenthal
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Release Date: April 01, 2008
"Rosenthal told a stunning, tragic story and called each one of us to account for averting our eyes and hearts and voices." - Mike Wallace, 60 Minutes
It remains one of the most notorious deaths in New York City history not because of who was murdered but because of the circumstances: 28-year-old Kitty Genovese was brutally murdered, in an attack that took nearly thirty minutes and had thirty-eight witnesses...not one of whom did a thing to stop the murderer or even call for help.
A.M. Rosenthal, who would later become one of the most famous and controversial editors The New York Times has ever had, was the newspaper's city editor then; the murder happened on his beat. He first published this book in 1964, the year of the murder. It is part memoir, part investigative journalism, and part public service.