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Episode 57- Of Fire and Blood: Massacre at Frank Lloyd Wright's Love Bungalow

In the summer of 1914, a fire broke out at the love bungalow of Frank Lloyd Wright and his mistress Mamah Borthwick. When the smoke cleared, it became clear that a horrible massacre had taken place, leaving seven dead. Who wanted to kill everyone at Taliesin, and why?

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Borthwick, Mark. A Brave and Lovely Woman: Mamah Borthwick and Frank Lloyd Wright (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2023).

Drennan, William R. Death in a Prairie House: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Taliesin Murders (Madison: Terrace Books, 2007).

Hendrickson, Paul. Plagued By Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright (New York: Alfred A Knopf, 2019).

McCrea, Ron. Building Taliesin: Frank Lloyd Wright's Home of Love and Loss (Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2012).

Secrest, Merle. Frank Lloyd Wright: A Biography (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992).

Music: Credits to Holizna, Fesilyan Studios & Virginia Liston

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