American Murder : Criminals, Crimes, and the Media
by Mike Mayo


Overview - Investigating the way Hollywood scoops up notorious criminals and turns them into legends, this entertaining who'swho guide provides thumbnail sketches of such killers as Ma Barker, Black Beard, Al Capone, John Wesley Hardin, and Charles Starkweather.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Investigating the way Hollywood scoops up notorious criminals and turns them into legends, this entertaining who'swho guide provides thumbnail sketches of such killers as Ma Barker, Black Beard, Al Capone, John Wesley Hardin, and Charles Starkweather. Noting that some figures are glamorized in popular culture (Jesse James), while others are demonized (Charles Manson), this encyclopedic collection explores the legends' emotional truths as depicted in movies, stories, and songs. Facts of the real cases behind these notorious criminals are also presented, including the landmark rulings that pioneered new approaches to criminal justice.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781578591916
  • ISBN-10: 1578591910
  • Publisher: Visible Ink Press
  • Publish Date: February 2008
  • Page Count: 425
  • Dimensions: 9.22 x 7.3 x 1.07 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.94 pounds


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