101 CRIMES OF THE CENTURY

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Alan J Whiticker writes a compact book on 101 of the world's most fascinating crimes in the last century. From 1901 to 2007, this book covers the shocking truth behind the murders, assassinations, robberies and theft. It includes crimes of passion, terrorism, assassination, underworld murder, sex crimes, society crimes, kidnapping, theft, serial murder and society scandals. Amongst the crimes are:The Murder of Mary Phagan . The Mona Lisa Stolen . Bugsy Siegel . Pearl Harbour . The Assassination of John F Kennedy ...

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Overview

Alan J Whiticker writes a compact book on 101 of the world's most fascinating crimes in the last century. From 1901 to 2007, this book covers the shocking truth behind the murders, assassinations, robberies and theft. It includes crimes of passion, terrorism, assassination, underworld murder, sex crimes, society crimes, kidnapping, theft, serial murder and society scandals. Amongst the crimes are:The Murder of Mary Phagan . The Mona Lisa Stolen . Bugsy Siegel . Pearl Harbour . The Assassination of John F Kennedy . TheManson Family . The abduction of Maddie McCann in Portugal . the Boston Strangler . Fred and Rosemary West

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781741106398
  • Publisher: New Holland Australia
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Series: No Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,210,143
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Since 1986 Alan Whiticker has pursued the dual roles of teacher and freelance writer, emerging as an accomplished writer of sporting history, biography and true crime. He has written and co-written 14 books He lives in Penrith NSW. Alan completed his Masters degree in Education and lectured at the University. . Alan lives in with his wife, Karen, and children, Timothy and Melanie.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     7
1901 William McKinley Assassinated     9
1908 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: The Last of the Outlaws     11
1911 The Mona Lisa Stolen     14
1913 The Murder of Mary Phagan     17
1914 The Shot Heard around the World     20
1916 The Murder of Rasputin     23
1917 Mata Hari: 'Spy of the Century'     25
1918 The Execution of the Romanovs     27
1919 Eight Men Out     29
1920 Sacco and Vanzetti     32
1924 Leopold and Loeb     34
1929 St Valentine's Day Massacre     36
1931 The Scottsboro Boys     39
1932 The Lindbergh Kidnapping     42
1934 The 'Pyjama Girl' Case     45
1934 Bonnie and Clyde     48
1940 Leon Trotsky Assassinated     51
1942 The Brown-out Murders     53
1945 The Holocaust     55
1947 'Bugsy' Siegel: Behind Blue Eyes     57
1947 The Black Dahlia     60
1948 Gandhi Assassinated     63
1953 10 Rillington Place: The Evans-Christie Case     65
1953 The Rosenberg Spy Scandal     68
1954 Parker and Hulme: Heavenly Creatures     70
1954 The Murder of Marilyn Sheppard     73
1955 Emmet Till: 'The Hate Crime that Changed America'     76
1957 Ed Gein Will Get You!     78
1958 The Starkweather-Fugate Murder Spree     80
1959 In Cold Blood     83
1960 Adolf Eichmann Captured     86
1963 The Cambridge Spies     89
1963 The Profumo Affair     92
1963 The Great London Train Robbery     95
1963 The Assassination of John F. Kennedy     98
1963 The Murder of Lee Harvey Oswald     101
1964 The Boston Strangler     103
1964 Mississippi Burning     106
1964 Nelson Mandela: The Rivonia Trial     109
1964 Malcolm X Assassinated     112
1965 Jack the Stripper     114
1966 The Moors Murderers     117
1966 Charles Whitman: Deadly Sniper     120
1968 Martin Luther King Jr Assassinated     123
1968 Robert F. Kennedy Assassinated     125
1968 The Krays: Brothers in Arms     128
1969 Teddy Kennedy and Chappaquiddick     131
1969 The Manson 'Family'     133
1969 The Zodiac Killer     136
1970 The Kent State Massacre     139
1972 Bloody Sunday     142
1972 The Watergate Cover-up     145
1972 The Munich Massacre     148
1974 The Disappearance of Lord Lucan     151
1976 The Raid on Entebbe     154
1976 Gary Gilmore's 'Death Wish'     156
1977 David Berkowitz: Son of Sam     159
1978 The Aldo Moro Murder     162
1978 Georgi Markov: The 'Umbrella Murder'     164
1978 Ted Bundy: Serial Killer     166
1978 The Jonestown Massacre     169
1978 John Wayne Gacy: Killer Clown     172
1979 The Mountbatten Murders     175
1979 The Iranian Hostage Crisis     178
1980 Death of an Ex-Beatle     181
1981 The Yorkshire Ripper     184
1981 Ronald Reagan Assassination Attempt     187
1981 Pope John Paul II Shot     189
1981 Wayne Williams: The Atlanta Child Murders     191
1981 The Anwar Sadat Assassination     194
1983 The Death of Benigno Aquino     196
1984 The Milperra Bikie Massacre     198
1984 Indira Gandhi Assassinated     201
1985 The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior     203
1986 The Death of Olof Palme     206
1988 The Lockerbie Bombing     208
1990 Andrei Chikatilo: The Russian Serial Killer     211
1991 Aileen Wuornos: Female Serial Killer     214
1991 Jeffrey Dahmer: The 'Milwaukee Cannibal'     217
1992 The Backpacker Murders     220
1993 James Bulger: The Death of Innocence     223
1994 Fred and Rosemary West: The House of Horrors     225
1995 The Oklahoma City Bombing     228
1995 The OJ Simpson Trial     231
1995 Yitzhak Rabin Assassinated     234
1995 The Tokyo Subway Gassing     237
1996 The JonBenet Ramsey Case     240
1996 Marc Dutroux and the 'Beasts of Belgium'     243
1996 The Dunblane Massacre     246
1996 The Unabomber     249
1996 The Port Arthur Massacre     252
1997 Gianni Versace: Fashion Victim     255
1998 Harold Shipman: 'Doctor Death'     258
1998 The Omagh Bombing     261
1999 Columbine High School Massacre     264
2001 9/11     267
2001 Gary Ridgeway: The 'Green River Killer'     270
2002 The Washington Sniper     273
2002 The Soham Murders     276
2004 The Beslan School Siege      279
2007 The Disappearance of Maddie McCann     281
Index     284
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