American Murder

Criminals, Crimes, and the Media
by Mike Mayo
$42.99

Publisher: Ingram Publisher Services International

Publication Date: February 01, 2008

ISBN: 9781578591916

Binding: Paperback

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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 glamorised in popular culture (Jesse James), while others are demonised (Charles Manson), this encyclopaedic 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.