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1 Bondeson, Jan The London Monster: a Sanguinary Tale
0306811588 / 9780306811586; The facts in this case are so peculiar that no novelist would have dared to invent them. " Philadelphia Inquirer. A century before Jack the Ripper haunted the streets of London, another predator held sway: A "vulgar-looking man" who slashed at female pedestrians with a knife while uttering profanities with a "tremulous eagerness" - over fifty victims during a two-year crime spree. The city was gripped with fear, outrage, and "Monster mania. " The latter was abetted by a 100-pound reward and by the circulation of bawdy prints that capitalized on the Monster's tendency to slash his victims' buttocks. Armed vigilantes roamed the steets, and fashionable ladies dared not walk outdoors with strategically placed frying pans under their dresses. Drawing on contemporary evidence and reinterpreting Monster mania in the light of historical and modern instances of mass hysteria, Jan Bondeson recounts with dry wit a tale that occupies a unique place in criminal history and imagination. Includes notes, an index, and drawings.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Da Capo Pr
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2002, First Edition
Softcover
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002039; 
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2 Kopel, David B. ; Blackman, Paul H. No More Wacos : What's Wrong with Federal Law Enforcement and How to Fix It
1573921254 / 9781573921251; On April 19, 1993, the fiery image of FBI and BATF agents conducting a deadly raid on the Branch Davidian compound at Waco, Texas was seen in its searing terror by most Americans on TV. One year earlier agents and federal marshals opened fire on illegal weapons trafficking suspect Randy Weaver and his family at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. Similar, less deadly cases arise each year. Are these the actions of responsible law enforecement officials, or tragic mistakes that should have been avoided? 524 pages including index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Prometheus Books, Publishers
Amherst, Ny, U. S. A., 1997, 
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


001191; 
Price: 11.96 USD
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3 Maximovich Nechiporenko, Col. Oleg Passport to Assassination
This is a fascinating book well-written by a former KGB Colonel who knew Lee Harvey Oswald. Ex-lib, no stamps, marred by only one glue spot where the envelope was placedon the ffep. 338 pages, includes photograhs, index, appendices, and a bibliography. Pages fine. Dust jacket in a protective cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law and Criminality::True Events; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: TS-13001. Hardcover
Carol Publishing Group
1993, 
Hardcover
Fine
Fine; 

TS-13001; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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