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The most notorious crimes in American history

Publisher: New York : Life Books, ©2007.
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Documents some of America's most famous and appalling crimes with a visual look at each case, the perpetrators, and the justice system at work, in such cases as the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the Oklahoma City bombing.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9781575059709 1575059703 9781933821085 1933821086
OCLC Number: 276602338
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction, the sinister allure of crime --
Politics: The assassination of Abraham Lincoln ; The Draft Riots ; The Rosenberg spy case ; The assassination of JFK ; Mississippi burning ; The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. ; The assassination of Bobby Kennedy ; The kidnapping of Patty Hearst ; Watergate ; The shooting of Ronald Reagan ; The Oklahoma City Bombing ; The Olympic Park Bombing --
Passion: An American tragedy ; The shooting of Stanford White ; Ann Woodward kills her husband ; The death of Johnny Stompanato ; Sid and Nancy ; The Scarsdale Diet doc murder ; The Pamela Smart murder case ; Amy Fisher and the Buttafuocos ; The murder of O.J. Simpson's wife ; Mary Kay Letourneau ; The murder of Laci Peterson --
Profit: Sacco and Vanzetti ; The Saint Valentine's Day massacre ; The Lindbergh baby kidnapping ; The great Brink's robbery ; In cold blood ; The Sparks Steak House rubout ; The Gardner museum heist ; The Heidi Fleiss scandal ; Enron --
Pointless mayhem (and senseless murder): The mountain meadows massacre ; The murder of Lizzie Borden's parents ; Leopold and Loeb ; The Bath school disaster ; The Black Dahlia murder ; The Sam Sheppard murder case ; Psycho ; Charles Starkweather ; The Boston Strangler ; Richard Speck ; Charles Manson and his family ; Fatal vision ; The disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa ; The son of Sam ; Ted Bundy ; The murder of John Lennon ; The Beltway Snipers ; The school shootings --
Epilogue, in response to crime.
Other Titles: Life magazine.
Responsibility: edited by Life Magazine.

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Retells stories of crime (and punishment), lawlessness (and justice). This work includes: the Lindbergh baby kidnapping; the murder of Nicole Simpson; Leopold and Loeb; the Boston Strangler; the  Read more...

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