Mysterious Persons in History

Mysterious Persons in History

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by Fred Neff

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Children's Literature - Rebecca Joseph
While many people have seen Harrison Ford play Dr. Sam Sheppard in the movie "The Fugitive," few people know the real facts behind the true story of Dr. Sheppard's fight to prove his innocence after the tragic murder of his wife. In this book, the facts surrounding Dr. Sam Sheppard's life and the stories of seven other unsolved mysteries are shared in great detail. Other unsolved mysteries featured include the murder of Lizzie's Borden's parents, the baffling circumstances surrounding Napoleon Bonaparte's death, and the dramatic events that led to John Dillinger's murder in the 1930s. Fans of real-life mysteries will enjoy this intriguing book.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6-9The puzzling circumstances surrounding the cases of Jack the Ripper and Lizzie Borden have continued to fascinate readers and researchers over the past 100 years. Neff relates the evidence behind the investigations into the notorious events involving these two figures, along with six other less widely known cases. While the topics are sensational and macabre, the descriptions are written in a basic and plodding manner. Black-and-white photos and reproductions of the alleged murderers and victims are of average quality. The cover is confusing as it pictures a medieval scene that none of the chapters covers. Even though this is a subject that may interest teens, this book will not grab them.Janet Woodward, Franklin High School, Seattle, WA

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Lerner Publishing Group
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Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
11 - 14 Years

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