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A Book of Remarkable Criminals

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TRUE CRIME

"For violence and hurt tangle every man in their toils, and for the most part fall on thehead of him from whom they had their rise; nor is it easy for one who by his act breaks the common pact of peace to lead a calm and quiet life."

A Book of Remarkable Criminals

By H.B. Irving

‘A Historical TRUE CRIME Book that belongs on every bookshelf.’

‘Remarkable.’

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Overview

TRUE CRIME

"For violence and hurt tangle every man in their toils, and for the most part fall on thehead of him from whom they had their rise; nor is it easy for one who by his act breaks the common pact of peace to lead a calm and quiet life."

A Book of Remarkable Criminals

By H.B. Irving

‘A Historical TRUE CRIME Book that belongs on every bookshelf.’

‘Remarkable.’

‘Excellent accounts of Crime and Criminals.’

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The Greatest Crimes on Record

"The silent workings, and still more the explosions, of human passion which bring to light the darker elements of man's nature present to the philosophical observer considerations of intrinsic interest; while to the jurist, the study of human nature and human character with its infinite varieties, especially as affecting the connection between motive and action, between irregular desire or evil disposition and crime itself, is equally indispensable and difficult."—Wills on Circumstantial Evidence.

A certain English judge, asked as to the general characteristics of the prisoners tried before him, said: "They are just like other people; in fact, I often think that, but for different opportunities and other accidents, the prisoner and I might very well be in one another's places." "Greed, love of pleasure," writes a French judge, "lust, idleness, anger, hatred, revenge, these are the chief causes of crime. These passions and desires are shared by rich and poor alike, by the educated and uneducated. They are inherent in human nature; the germ is in every man."

Convicts represent those wrong-doers who have taken to a particular form of wrong-doing punishable by law. Of the larger army of bad men they represent a minority, who have been found out in a peculiarly unsatisfactory kind of misconduct. There are many men, some lying, unscrupulous, dishonest, others cruel, selfish, vicious, who go through life without ever doing anything that brings them within the scope of the criminal code, for whose offences the laws of society provide no punishment. And so it is with some of those heroes of history who have been made the theme of fine writing by gifted historians.

Includes:

The Life of Charles Peace

The Career of Robert Butler

M. Derues

Dr. Castaing

Professor Webster

The Mysterious Mr. Holmes

The Widow Gras

Vitalis and Marie Boyer

The Fenayrou Case

Eyraud and Bompard

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781500175214
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/12/2014
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    K

    If you can get past the intro. Fairly good book. Some editing problems due to age of book. About 200 pages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Yup

    Its good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Not easy to read

    The words r not spelled correctly
    ... o' is of 'n' is and I dont knpw why but they cant spell very good

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2011

    Impossible to read

    Way too many typos to understand whats going on

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    Painful

    A poorly drafted high school term paper at best

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    Dffd

    Horrible

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2012

    A very interesting read. Mine wasn't full of typos.

    A very interesting read. Mine wasn't full of typos.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Bad typos

    Very badly digitalized

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2012

    Really liked this work on various criminals.

    Really liked this work on various criminals.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    A fascinating study of various criminals from the 1800s. Very we

    A fascinating study of various criminals from the 1800s. Very well-written and entertaining. This is a nice version too, with no typos or errors. The other comments must be for a different version. My version has an ugly criminal face on the cover.

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    Posted February 28, 2012

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