Famous American Crimes and Trials: 1913-1959

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Frankie Y. Bailey, Steven M. Chermak
Praeger, 2004 - Law - 311 pages
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What do Lizzie Borden and O. J. Simpson have in common? Or the Lindbergh baby and Gary Gilmore? The answer: they were all the focus of famous crimes and/or trials in the United States. In this five-volume set, historical and contemporary cases that not only "shocked the nation" but that also became a part of the popular and legal culture of our country are discussed in vivid, and sometimes shocking, detail. Each chapter focuses on a different crime or trial, and explores the ways in which each became famous in its own time. The fascinating cast of characters, the outrageous crimes, the involvement of the media, the actions of the police, and the trials that often surprised combine to offer here one of the most comprehensive set of books available on the subject of famous U.S. crimes and trials.

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Finally, a mega reference work devoted solely to all of America's famous and infamous crimes and trials. Organized chronologically, with the first volume starting in 1607 and the fifth ending in 2000 ... Read full review


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