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True crime

Author: Nicholas Yapp
Publisher: Bath : Parragon Pub., 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume presents the true stories of over 100 of the world's most infamous murderers, thieves and con artists. Large scale photographs and background information about the subjects provide an overview that begins with Billy the Kid and Pancho Villa and concludes with some of the most spectacular recent crimes including the saga of O.J. Simpson, Nazi war criminals, and the 2004 murder trial of Scott Peterson.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Yapp
ISBN: 140548540X 9781405485401 9781407580142 1407580140
OCLC Number: 123132493
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 303 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Outlaws and anarchists --
Ill-gotten gains --
Miscarriages of justice? --
Mobsters and monsters --
Serial killers --
Assassination --
The act of murder --
Crimes of passion --
Kidnappings.
Responsibility: Nick Yapp.

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This volume presents the true stories of over 100 of the world's most infamous murderers, thieves and con artists. Large scale photographs and background information about the subjects provide an overview that begins with Billy the Kid and Pancho Villa and concludes with some of the most spectacular recent crimes including the saga of O.J. Simpson, Nazi war criminals, and the 2004 murder trial of Scott Peterson.

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