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Simon Baatz is an award-winning historian and author and presently holds a joint appointment as an Associate Professor of History at John Jay College and at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is the author of the critically acclaimed For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder That Shocked Chicago (Harper). His many awards for his teaching and research include the Canadian Council Teaching Award, Wellcome Trust Research Grant, British Academy Research Grant, and a Research Fellowship at the American Philosophical Society. [+]