True Crime: New York City - The City's Most Notorious Criminal Cases

True Crime: New York City - The City's Most Notorious Criminal Cases

by Bryan Ethier
     
 

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• Introduction to crime in the city • Headline cases In New York City, crime is big--big in newspaper headlines, big to politicians who win and lose jobs because of a flux in crime, and big in the lore of the city itself. This book begins with a survey of crime in the Big Apple and then focuses on its landmark cases, including the sixteen-year terrorism of

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• Introduction to crime in the city • Headline cases In New York City, crime is big--big in newspaper headlines, big to politicians who win and lose jobs because of a flux in crime, and big in the lore of the city itself. This book begins with a survey of crime in the Big Apple and then focuses on its landmark cases, including the sixteen-year terrorism of the Mad Bomber, the bystander effect in the fatal stabbing of Kitty Genovese, the Son of Sam serial killings, the assassination of John Lennon, the fall of mob boss Paul Castellano, and the murder of Jennifer Levin by Preppie Killer Robert Chambers Jr.

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The Big Apple excels at many things; one of the city's less brag-worthy attributes is its ability to generate high profile crime. One might even argue that the New York City launched America's mass media true crime obsession: The 1841 murder of "cigar girl" Mary Rogers riveted the nation and helped launch the mystery-writing career of Edgar Allan Poe. But it didn't stop. Since then, cases spotlighting the Mad Bomber, Son of Sam, Preppie Killer Robert Chambers, the assassination of John Lennon, and almost innumerable mobster hit-men have kept readers occupied and newspapers in business. Bryan Ethier's True Crime: New York City catches you up on a century a half of Gotham City homicide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811736299
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Series:
True Crime Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,357,938
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Bryan Ethier is a freelance history author who lives in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

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