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War of Words: a True Tale of Newsprint and Murder

By: Read, Simon

Price: $11.96

Publisher: New York, NY, Union Square Pr: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003824


This is about a historical, true crime. When a gun-toting newspaper publisher collided with a hellfire preacher whose lust for the ladies equaled his craving to be mayor, sparks and bullets flew - with the citizens of San Francisco caught in the fire. Charles de Young, co-founder of the newspaper that was to become the San Francisco Chronicle, wrote in the inaugural issue: A new era has commenced in the history of the Chronicle, which today enters upon a higher and wider... View more info

A Pictorial History of Crime

By: Symons, Julian

Price: $8.74

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books: 1966

Edition: Seventh Printing

Seller ID: 003369


This well-written volume covers crime up to 1900, the first half of the 20th century, and the second half of the 1900s up to The Great Train Robbery. Crimes in the United States, Great Britain, and Europe are detailed here with plenty of drawings and photographs. In both halves of the 20th century are crimes entitled "Great Cases of the Period. " 288 pages with bibliography and index. Light wear at the spine ends, and one corner is lightly bumped. 8 1/2" x 11... View more info