The Alienist - Part 3, Will: Chapters 38-42 Summary & Analysis

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Part 3, Will: Chapters 38-42 Summary

In Chapter 38, the Isaacsons return to the city and tell Moore and Sara what they have learned about John Beecham. Beecham joined the army in 1881 at eighteen, though his commanding officer felt he was younger. Beecham was sent to Chicago where he became involved in an organization benefitting children. Beecham was asked not to return to the organization because he upset the children, causing him to be given a long leave. When Beecham returned to Chicago, he was involved in the Haymaker Riots during which he was seen by a commanding officer stabbing a man repeatedly. Beecham was sent to St. Elizabeth's Asylum after being deemed unfit to serve. The team then begin to use this new information to compare John Beecham and Japheth Dury to the picture they have already created of the killer, coming to the conclusion that they...

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