Almanac of World Crime

Almanac of World Crime

by Jay Robert Nash

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Overview

The Almanac of World Crime chronicles the exploits of the underworld—murder, robbery, arson, torture, rape, kidnapping, extortion, and blackmail, to name only a few—and takes the reader on an iniquitous tour of the world's gambling halls, dope parlors, cathouses, and clip joints. Everything from the devastating eruption of Mount Vesuvius and Mount Pelée to the looting during the Black Plague is featured in these pages.
Here are the stories of some of history's outstanding killers and criminals: "Black Jack" Ketchum, Polly Adler, "Scarface" Al Capone, "Trigger Mike" Cappola, and George Metesky, as well as The Mad Bomber, Dutch Schultz, Belle Star, Lizzie Borden, Blue Near, Caligula, Jack the Ripper, and the Manson Gang.
Drawn from thousands of sources and illustrated with over 200 photographs and drawings, Almanac of World Crime defines the darker side of human nature and conveniently presents it to the reader A to Z.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461747680
Publisher: M. Evans & Company
Publication date: 02/01/1981
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 464
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Jay Robert Nash is the bestselling author of Bloodletters and Badmen, Hustlers and Con Men, and the Crime Chronology. He received a special Edgar Allen Poe award in 1991 for his Encyclopedia of World Crime. He lives in Wilmette, Illinois.

Table of Contents

1. Aliases and Monnikers
2. Arson
3. Assassination
4. Bombings
5. Burglary
6. Capital Punishment
7. Courts and Trials
8. Criminals
9. Drugs
10. Female Criminals
11. Fraud
12. Kidnapping
13. Law Enforcement
14. Looting
15. Murder
16. Organized Crime
17. Prisons
18. Prostitution
19. Public Reation
20. Robbery
21. Terrorism
22. Underworld Lingo
23. Bibliography
24. Index

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