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Incendiary : The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling
by Michael Cannell


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Long before the specter of terrorism haunted the public imagination, a serial bomber stalked the streets of 1950s New York. The race to catch him would give birth to a new science called criminal profiling.

Grand Central, Penn Station, Radio City Music Hall for almost two decades, no place was safe from the man who signed his anonymous letters FP and left his lethal devices in phone booths, storage lockers, even tucked into the plush seats of movie theaters.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Long before the specter of terrorism haunted the public imagination, a serial bomber stalked the streets of 1950s New York. The race to catch him would give birth to a new science called criminal profiling.

Grand Central, Penn Station, Radio City Music Hall for almost two decades, no place was safe from the man who signed his anonymous letters FP and left his lethal devices in phone booths, storage lockers, even tucked into the plush seats of movie theaters. His victims were left cruelly maimed. Tabloids called him the greatest individual menace New York City ever faced.

In desperation, Police Captain Howard Finney sought the help of a little known psychiatrist, Dr. James Brussel, whose expertise was the criminal mind. Examining crime scene evidence and the strange wording in the bomber s letters, he compiled a portrait of the suspect down to the cut of his jacket. But how to put a name to the description? Seymour Berkson a handsome New York socialite, protege of William Randolph Hearst, and publisher of the tabloid The Journal-American joined in pursuit of the Mad Bomber. The three men hatched a brilliant scheme to catch him at his own game. Together, they would capture a monster and change the face of American law enforcement.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781250048943
  • ISBN-10: 125004894X
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • Publish Date: April 2017
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds


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