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American Murder : Criminals, Crimes and the Media (Paperback)

Author: Mayo, Mike

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Investigating the way Hollywood scoops up notorious criminals and turns them into legends, this entertaining who's-who guide provides thumbnail sketches of such killers as Ma Barker, Black Beard, Al Capone, John Wesley Hardin, and Charles Starkweather. Noting that some figures are glamorized in popular culture (Jesse James), while others are demonized (Charles Manson), this encyclopedic collection explores the legends' emotional truths as depicted in movies, stories, and songs. Facts of the real cases behind these notorious criminals are also presented, including the landmark rulings that pioneered new approaches to criminal justice.

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Publisher Visible Ink Pr
Mfg Part# 9781578591916
SKU 204964828
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1578591910
Release Date 2/1/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0425
Publisher Visible Ink Press
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