The Great Pictorial History of World Crime

The Great Pictorial History of World Crime

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This unparalleled reference spans the entire scope of world history offering a thorough investigation into the most infamous crimes and their perpetrators throughout recorded time. Arranged by subject, from Assassination to Terrorism, each chapter begins with an essay that introduces the topic and provides a concise overview of the historical, social, and very often, political significance of the crime. Subjects are further developed crime-by-crime, from ancient to modern times through descriptive entries covering the criminal acts, modus operandi, criminal background information, and motives along with insightful anecdotes. Every major crime category is presented as a separate, all-inclusive history. This arrangement facilitates the Encyclopedia's readability as well as its usefulness by specialists and nonspecialists alike who need a qfirst-stopq resource. Within the two-volumes there are thousands of in-depth profiles and more than 2, 000 illustrations, almost half of which are published here for the first time and drawn from the author's personal collection of photographs, drawings, and primary documents. Through these fascinating and revealing graphics, the sinister and startling face of crime is exposed in all its blatant and deceptive poses. Riveting details and history-altering facts will engage and inform all who seek information within these volumes. An extensive bibliography of more than 5, 000 entries and a comprehensive proper name and subject index make this an easy-to-use and essential reference for those searching for details of the people, places, and events in the world of crime. Author Jay Robert Nash draws upon his exhaustive personal collection of images to offer more than 2, 000 illustrations and more than a million words that bring to life history's most notorious criminals in engrossing and exacting detail. Libraries who purchased Nash's Encyclopedia of World Crime will want to update and expand their collection with these new volumes from the qDean of American True-But Lustig, like so many others, invested his ill-gotten loot in the Stock Market, and like so many others, was financially wiped out when the Stock Market crashed in 1929. Lustig was forced back into the confidence game business, not that he was ever out of it for long. ... aquot;He was the best distributor of queer [fake money] that I eversaw, aquot; Watts said, giving his partner an Lustig (right) is shown in custody, anbsp;...


Title:The Great Pictorial History of World Crime
Author: Jay Robert Nash
Publisher:Scarecrow Press - 2004-04-29
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