Criminal Masterminds: Evil Geniuses of the World of Crime

Criminal Masterminds: Evil Geniuses of the World of Crime

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by Anne Williams, Vivian Head, Sebastian Prooth
     
 

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Criminals and their crimes have fascinated us for many years and sometimes it is hard not to be impressed by the sheer brilliance of their intellectual capabilities. The title evil genius springs to mind when one thinks of the way they plan their complex crimes down to the very last detail. This book recounts the stories of more than fifty of the most ruthless,

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Criminals and their crimes have fascinated us for many years and sometimes it is hard not to be impressed by the sheer brilliance of their intellectual capabilities. The title evil genius springs to mind when one thinks of the way they plan their complex crimes down to the very last detail. This book recounts the stories of more than fifty of the most ruthless, devious and notorious criminals of all time and describes the way they masterminded their crimes.

Contents

Ancient Evil including Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan and Marquis de Sade

Female Fiends including Countess Bathory and Lucretia Borgia

Organised Crime including The Mafia, Triads, The Krays, The Medellin Cartel, Lucky Luciano and Al Capone

Spies and Double Agents including Mata Hari, Klaus Fuchs and The Cambridge Spies

Murderers, Outlaws and Thieves including Bonnie and Clyde, Machine Gun Kelly and Pretty Boy Floyd

Terrorists including Abu Nidal, Baader Meinhof, Carlos the Jackal and Osama Bin Laden

Swindlers and Forgers including Frank Abalagne, Clifford Irving and Nick Leeson

Bank Robbers including Butch Cassidy, John Dillinger and The Great Train Robbery

Fictional Masterminds including Moriarty, Hannibal Lecter, Don Cito Corleone and Fu Manchu

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907795374
Publisher:
Omnipress
Publication date:
12/21/2010
Series:
True Crime
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
396,951
File size:
1 MB

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Criminals and their crimes have fascinated us for many years and sometimes it is hard not to be impressed by the sheer brilliance of their intellectual capabilities. The title evil genius springs to mind when one thinks of the way they plan their complex crimes down to the very last detail. This book recounts the stories of more than fifty of the most ruthless, devious and notorious criminals of all time and describes the way they masterminded their crimes.

Contents

Ancient Evil including Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan and Marquis de Sade

Female Fiends including Countess Bathory and Lucretia Borgia

Organised Crime including The Mafia, Triads, The Krays, The Medellin Cartel, Lucky Luciano and Al Capone

Spies and Double Agents including Mata Hari, Klaus Fuchs and The Cambridge Spies

Murderers, Outlaws and Thieves including Bonnie and Clyde, Machine Gun Kelly and Pretty Boy Floyd

Terrorists including Abu Nidal, Baader Meinhof, Carlos the Jackal and Osama Bin Laden

Swindlers and Forgers including Frank Abalagne, Clifford Irving and Nick Leeson

Bank Robbers including Butch Cassidy, John Dillinger and The Great Train Robbery

Fictional Masterminds including Moriarty, Hannibal Lecter, Don Cito Corleone and Fu Manchu

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