Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Emphasizing cases that were the first of their kind, new types of crime, and crimes particular to certain regions, The Historical Atlas of American Crime demonstrates how geography, shifting populations, Western expansion, and technology have shaped crime and the development of American society. Covering all varieties of crime, from murder to fraud, from organized crime to terrorism, these pages contain a fascinating survey of the most significant criminal developments in United States history. The Historical Atlas of American Crime presents a geographic overview of crime in America, from colonial times to the present. Organized into discrete historical periods, this atlas provides a unique perspective with penetrating analysis and intriguing detail. The entries are informative and fact-filled but written in an engaging, "you are there" style. Approximately 50 photographs, a 16-page color insert showcasing historical maps, and approximately 40 additional maps all provide a striking visual accompaniment to the insightful text. Americans have a passionate interest in crime, the victims and perpetrators of crime, and where and why certain crimes occur. The media covers high profile cases, and researchers search for and uncover new information about events that happened, or may have happened, in cases throughout history. Now one volume explores the entire history of crime in the United States from an exciting and engaging perspective. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: This historical atlas presents a geographic overview of the development of crime in America dating back to colonial times. Covering all varieties of crime, from murder to fraud, from organized crime to terrorism, these pages contain a survey of significant criminal developments in United States history. Emphasizing cases that were the first of their kind, new types of crime, crimes peculiar to certain regions, and those too infamous to be ignored, it demonstrates how geography, shifting populations, Western expansion, and technology shaped crime and the development of American society. Organized in discrete historical periods, the entries are informative and objective. The text is illustrated with photographs, including shots of crime scenes and reproductions of artwork, and maps.
L'autore: Fred Rosen is a best-selling author who has written about crime for numerous magazines, including The Reader's Digest, Penthouse, Cosmopolitan, and The Saturday Evening Post. He is the author of several books, among them Lobster Boy and the true crime books Doctors from Hell, Chameleon, Blood Crimes, and Gang Mom. Rosen earned an M.F.A. in cinema from the University of Southern California and is a former columnist for The New York Times. He lives in New York.
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Descrizione libro CHECKMARK BOOKS. NEW. Codice libro della libreria 1606372
Descrizione libro Facts on File. Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2594333204
Descrizione libro Facts on File, 2005. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP63168193
Descrizione libro Checkmark Books, 2005. Softcover / Paperback. Condizione libro: Fine. First edition. Softcover. From colonial times to the 21st century, crime has been a sinister but perennial element of American history. Emphasising unlawful acts that were the first of their kind, the author analyses how geography, shifting populations, western expansion, and technological innovations shaped crime, law enforcement, and the criminal justice system. From fraud to kidnapping to murder, from outlaw gangs to organised crime to terrorism, this book recounts key criminal events, specific to different settings and time periods, that influenced the development of the United States. This landmark reference book presents a new way of looking at crime in America. Organised into discrete historical periods, the entries are written in an engaging "you-are-there" style and are enhanced by more than 50 photographs, 40 b/w maps, and 16 colour pages of historical maps. Entries include : Salem, Massachusetts (1692) the Salem witch hunt murders; Western Frontier (1790-1800) Big Harp and Little Harp: frontier serial killers; Washington, D.C. (1835) the first assassination attempt on a US president (Andrew Jackson); John Brown, aka Osawatomie Brown (1800-1859) insurrectionist and criminal conspirator who led the attack on Harper's Ferry; Detroit (1892) Henry Ford invents the automobile, a machine that revolutionises both crime and law enforcement; New York (1903-1904) fingerprints as a means of identifying criminals comes into use; Chicago (1904) thrill-killers Leopold and Loeb are convicted in a sensational case dubbed the first "trial of the century"; a 12-hour plea by their lawyer, Clarence Darrow, saves their lives; Clyde Champion Barrow (1909-1934) and Bonnie Parker (1911-1934) aka "Bonnie and Clyde" interstate criminals who lead police on a wild chase across the southern United States; New York (1978) The Lufthansa heist: the largest robbery to date in the United States, with $5.85million seized in cash and jewellery; Maryland and Virginia (2002) the sniper case: in a 3-week shooting spree, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo kill 10 and wound others with a rifle concealed in the trunk of their car, plus much, much more. Illus., Bibliog., General Index, Geographic Index. 296pp. 4to softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. with no creasing to covers. A fairly heavy book which will require additional postage. Codice libro della libreria 15794
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