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American assassins : the darker side of politics

Author: James W Clarke
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An examination of the lives of sixteen people, who murdered or attempted to murder politicians, analyzes the social, cultural, political, and psychological factors that caused their actions.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W Clarke
ISBN: 0691076375 9780691076379 0691022216 9780691022215
OCLC Number: 8474357
Description: xii, 321 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chapter One: Introduction / Chapter Two: Region and class --
John Wilkes Booth (Abraham Lincoln, 1865) --
Leon Czolgosz (William McKinley, 2901) / Chapter Three: Nationalism --
Oscar Collazo and Griselio Torresola (Harry S. Truman, 1950) --
Sirhan Sirhan (Robert F. Kennedy, 1968) / Chapter Four: Rejection --
Lee Harvey Osward (John F. Kennedy, 1963) --
Samuel Byck (Richard M. Nixon, 1974) / Chapter Five: The feminine dimension --
Lynette Alice Fromme (Gerald R. Fod, 1975) --
Sara Jame Moore (Gerald R. Ford, 1975) / Chapter Six: The Nihilist perspective --
Giuseppe Zangara (Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933) --
Author Merman Bremer (George Wallace, 1972) / Chapter Seven: The psychotics --
Richard Lawrence (Andrew Jackson, 1835) --
Charles J. Jriteau (James A. Garfield, 1881) --
John Schtrank (Theodore Roosevelt, 1912) / Chapter Either: Family and money --
Carl Austin Weiss (Huey Long, 1935) --
James Earl Ray (Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968) / Chapter Nine: Conclustions
Responsibility: James W. Clarke.
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An examination of the lives of sixteen people, who murdered or attempted to murder politicians, analyzes the social, cultural, political, and psychological factors that caused their actions.

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