The Crime Book, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465466541
  • ISBN-13: 9781465466549
  • DDC: 364
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
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From Jack the Ripper to Jeffrey Dahmer, The Crime Book is a complete study of international true crime history that unpacks the shocking stories through infographics and in-depth research that lays out every key fact and detail. Examine the science, psychology, and sociology of criminal behavior, and read profiles of villains, victims, and detectives. See each clue and follow the investigation from start to finish, and study the police and detective work of each case.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Bandits, Robbers, and Arsonists.
1: Introduction.
2: Father of all Treasons Thomas Blood, 1671.
3: A Civil, Obliging Robber John Nevison, 1676.
4: Damnation Seize My Soul If I Give You Quarters Edward “Blackbeard” Teach, 1716–18.
5: Burke’s the Butcher, Hare’s the Thief, Knox the Boy that Buys the Beef Burke and Hare, 1827–28.
6: They Were Brave Fellows. They Were True Men the James-Younger Gang, 1866–82.
7: It’s for the Love of a Man that I’m Gonna Have to Die Bonnie and Clyde, 1930–34.
8: You’ll Never Believe it They’ve Stolen the Train the Great Train Robbery, August 8, 1963.
9: Addicted to the Thrill Bill Mason, 1960s–1980s.
10: To Me it is Only so Much Scrap Gold the Theft of the World Cup, March 1966.
11: Miss, You’d Better Look at that Note D.B. Cooper, November 24, 1971.
12: Without Weapons, Nor Hatred, Nor Violence the Société Générale Bank Heist, July 16–20, 1976.
13: I Stole from the Wealthy so I Could Live Their Lifestyle John Maclean, 1970s.
14: Sing of My Deeds, Tell of My Combats… Forgive My Failings Phoolan Devi, 1979–February 1983.
15: The Fire Becomes a Mistress, a Lover John Leonard orr, 1984–91.
16: It Was the Perfect Crime the Antwerp Diamond Heist, February 15–16, 2003.
17: He Was an Expert in Alarm Systems the Theft of the Cellini Salt Cellar, May 11, 2003.
18: Weird and Unbelievable, But it’s a Very Real Criminal Case the Russia-Estonia Vodka Pipeline, 2004.
19: Old-School London Criminal Gents the Hatton Garden Heist, April 2015.
Con Artists.
20: Introduction.
21: Under the Influence of Bad Counsels…I Fell a Martyr the Affair of the Diamond Necklace, 1785.
22: People Took Their Hats off to Such a Sum the Crawford Inheritance, 1879–1902.
23: The Smoothest Con Man that Ever Lived the Sale of the Eiffel Tower, 1925.
24: Domela’s Story Rings With the High Lunacy of Great Farce Harry Domela, 1926.
25: If My Work Hangs in a Museum Long Enough, it Becomes Real Elmyr De Hory, 1946–68.
26: It’s Not Stealing Because I’m Only Taking What They Give Me Doris Payne, 1952–2015.
27: They Inflated the Raft and Left the Island. After that Nobody Seems to Know What Happened Escape from Alcatraz, June 11, 1962.
28: At the Time, Virtue Was Not one of My Virtues Frank Abagnale, 1964–69.
29: I Was on a Train of Lies. I Couldn’t Jump off Clifford Irving, 1972.
30: Originally I Copied Hitler’s Life out of Books, But Later I Began to Feel I Was Hitler Konrad Kujau, 1978–84.
31: If This is Not a Ring-in I’m Not Here the Fine Cotton Scandal, August 18, 1984.
White Collar Crimes.
32: Introduction.
33: Money… Has Often Been a Cause of the Delusion of Multitudes the Mississippi Scheme, 1716–20.
34: Nothing is Lost Save Honor Black Friday Gold Scandal, 1869.
35: The old Game of Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Charles Ponzi, 1903–20.
36: You Can’t Convict a Million Dollars the Teapot Dome Scandal, 1921–22.
37: Citizens Were Dying Right, Left, and Center the Bhopal Disaster, 1984.
38: The World’s Biggest Mugging the City of London Bonds Theft, May 2, 1990.
39: It’s All Just one Big Lie Bernie Madoff, 1990s–2008.
40: I Know in My Mind that I Did Nothing Criminal the Enron Scandal, 2001.
41: He Put in Peril the Existence of the Bank Jérôme Kerviel, 2007–08.
42: Bribery Was Tolerated and … Rewarded the Siemens Scandal, 2008.
43: Not Just Nerdy Kids up to Mischief in Their Parents’ Basement the Spyeye Malware Data Theft, 2009–13.
44: The Irregularities…Go Against Everything Volkswagen Stands for the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal, 2015.
Organized Crime.
45: Introduction.
46: The Most Hazardous of all Trades, that of the Smuggler the Hawkhurst Gang, 1735–49.
47: In Sicily There is a Sect of Thieves the Sicilian Mafia, Mid-1800s–.
48: They Dare do Anything the Triads, Mid-1800s–.
49: No More Villainous, Ruffianly Band Was Ever Organized the Wild Bunch, 1889–1908.
50: Prohibition Has Made Nothing but Trouble the Beer Wars, 1923–29.
51: If the Boss Says a Passing Crow is White, You Must Agree the Yakuza, 1946–.
52: When We do Right, Nobody Remembers. When We do Wrong, Nobody Forgets Hells Angels, 1948–.
53: They Were the Best Years of our Lives the Krays and the Richardsons, 1960s.
54: All Empires are Created of Blood and Fire the Medellín Cartel, 1972–93.
55: It Was Always about Business Never about Gangs “Freeway” Rick Ross, 1980–95.
Kidnapping and Extortion.
56: Introduction.
57: He Valued Her Less than Old Swords the Abduction of Pocahontas, 1613.
58: Marvelous Real-Life Romance the Tichborne Claimant, 1897.
59: Anne, They’ve Stolen our Baby! the Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping, March 1, 1932.
60: Since Monday I Have Fallen Into the Hands of Kidnappers the Kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, 1973.
61: I’m a Coward. I Didn’t Want to Die the Kidnapping of Patty Hearst, 1974.
62: I Still Sleep With a Night Light. I Can’t Ride a Subway the Chowchilla Kidnapping, July 15, 1976.
63: I Always Felt Like a Poor Chicken In a Henhouse the Kidnapping of Natascha Kampusch, 1998–2006.
Murder Cases.
64: Introduction.
65: An Unusually Clear Case, Like a “Smoking Gun” the Neanderthal Murder, 430,000 Years Ago.
66: Perpetrated With the Sword of Justice Jean Calas, 1761.
67: Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity Daniel M’Naghten, 1843.
68: Gave Katherine Warning to Leave the Dripping Killer, 1879.
69: Lizzie Borden Took an Ax and Gave Her Mother Forty Whacks Lizzie Borden, 1892.
70: Fingerprinting Alone Has Proved to be Both Infallible and Feasible the Stratton Brothers, 1905.
71: Thank God It’s Over. the Suspense Has Been Too Great Dr. Crippen, 1910.
72: I Was Driven by a Will That Had Taken the Place of My Own Madame Caillaux, 1914.
73: She Was Very Good Looking With Beautiful Dark Hair the Black Dahlia Murder, January 15, 1947.
74: The Artist Was so Well Informed on Chemicals… it Was Frightening Sadamichi Hirasawa, 1948.
75: I Have Been a Victim of Many Unusual and Irrational Thoughts the Texas Tower Massacre, 1966.
76: Now is the Time for Helter Skelter the Manson Family, 1969.
77: A Dingo’s Got My Baby! the Death of Azaria Chamberlain, August 17, 1980.
78: I Was Mr. Nobody Until I Killed the Biggest Somebody on Earth Murder of John Lennon, December 8, 1980.
79: Who Has Sent You Against Me? Who Has Told You to Do This Thing? Murder of Roberto Calvi, June 17, 1982.
80: I Was on Death Row, and I Was Innocent Kirk Bloodsworth, 1984.
81: An Act of Unparalleled Evil the Murder of James Bulger, February 12, 1993.
82: I’m Afraid This Man Will Kill Me Some Day O.J. Simpson, June 12, 1994.
83: Foul Play While In the Spy Craft Store Craig Jacobsen, August 1997.
84: People are Afraid and Don’t Want to Talk to Us the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, 1996 and 1997.
Serial Killers.
85: Introduction.
86: Murdering People… for Sheer Sport Liu Pengli, 144–121 BCE.
87: The Said Dame Alice Had a Certain Demon Alice Kyteler, 1324.
88: The Blood of Maidens Will Keep Her Young Elizabeth Báthory, 1585–1610.
89: I Will Send You Another Bit of Innerds Jack the Ripper, 1888.
90: They’d Rather be Dead than be With Me Harvey Glatman, 1957–58.
91: I Just Like to Kill Ted Bundy, 1961-78.
92: Calculated, Cruel, Cold-Blooded Murders Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, 1963–65.
93: More Terrible than Words Can Express Fred and Rosemary West, 1971–87.
94: This is the Zodiac Speaking the Zodiac Killer, 1968–69.
95: In His Own Eyes, He Was Some Sort of Medical God Harold Shipman, 1975–98.
96: A Mistake of Nature Andrei Chikatilo, 1978–90.
97: I Was Sick or Evil, or Both Jeffrey Dahmer, 1978–91.
98: A Danger to Young Women Colin Pitchfork, 1983–86.
99: Read Your ad. Let’s Talk about the Possibilities John Edward Robinson, 1984–99.
Assassinations and Political Plots.
100: Introduction.
101: Insatiable and Disgraceful Lust for Money the Assassination of Pertinax, 193 CE.
102: Murdering Someone by Craft the Hashashin, 11th–13th Centuries.
103: Sic Semper Tyrannis! the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, April 14, 1865.
104: Dreyfus is Innocent. I Swear It! I Stake My Life on It—My Honor! the Dreyfus Affair, 1894.
105: If They Shed My Blood, Their Hands Will Remain Soiled the Assassination of Rasputin, 1916.
106: There Has to be More to it the Assassination of John F. Kennedy, November 22, 1963.
107: I Kiss You for the Last Time the Abduction of Aldo Moro, March 16, 1978.
108: Barbarity Was All Around Us the Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt, 2002–08.
109: Barbaric and Ruthless the Poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, November 2006.
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