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Age of assassins : a history of conspiracy and political violence, 1865-1981

Author: Michael Newton
Publisher: London : Faber, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Connects the killing of the Kennedys or the murder that sparked the First World War with less well known stories, such as the Berlin shooting of an instigator of the Armenian genocide or the attack on an American robber baron. This title traces the process that turned thought into action and murder into an icon.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Newton
ISBN: 9780571220441 0571220444 9780571290468 0571290469
OCLC Number: 812577492
Notes: Introduction : A justifiable killing -- pt. 1. The assassination suite -- A murder at the theatre -- Enemies of this world -- The praise of murder -- Insanity rules -- A killing in the park -- pt. 2. Ragtime assassins -- Frick's gallery -- The years between -- Shooting the president -- pt. 3. The strange death of liberal Europe -- Choosing the most terrible -- Necessary murders -- pt. 4. Fame and death in the American assassination -- Celluloid assassins -- The new frontier -- The hate bus -- Out from the shadow -- The decline of the American assassination -- God's lonely men.
Description: xvii, 726 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. ONE The Assassination Suite --
1.A Murder at the Theatre --
2.Enemies of This World --
3.The Praise of Murder --
4.Insanity Rules --
5.A Killing in the Park --
pt. TWO Ragtime Assassins --
6.Frick's Gallery --
7.The Years Between --
8.Shooting the President --
pt. THREE The Strange Death of Liberal Europe --
9.Choosing the Most Terrible --
10.Necessary Murders --
pt. FOUR Fame and Death in the American Assassination --
11.Celluloid Assassins --
12.The New Frontier --
13.The Hate Bus --
14.Out from the Shadow --
15.The Decline of the American Assassination --
16.God's Lonely Men. Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE The Assassination Suite --
1.A Murder at the Theatre --
2.Enemies of This World --
3.The Praise of Murder --
4.Insanity Rules --
5.A Killing in the Park --
pt. TWO Ragtime Assassins --
6.Frick's Gallery --
7.The Years Between --
8.Shooting the President --
pt. THREE The Strange Death of Liberal Europe --
9.Choosing the Most Terrible --
10.Necessary Murders --
pt. FOUR Fame and Death in the American Assassination --
11.Celluloid Assassins --
12.The New Frontier --
13.The Hate Bus --
14.Out from the Shadow --
15.The Decline of the American Assassination --
16.God's Lonely Men.
Responsibility: Michael Newton.

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