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History of Murder: The History of How & Why Mankind Is Driven to Kill
History of Murder: The History of How & Why Mankind Is Driven to Kill
Our Price: $25.00
Year: 2004
Pages: 639
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 785818359

Product Code: 756788668

Colin Wilson (au); Damon Wilson (ed & fr). A history of homicide -- brings the chronicle of this most dreadful of crimes up to the present. Examines the motives & methods, both of particular categories of murder & of individual & mysterious cases. Starts with the horrifying entertainments of Ancient Rome & moves through the centuries, mentioning such infamous figures as Vlad the Impaler, Ivan the Terrible, Gilles de Rais, the Countess Elizabeth Bathory, & the Marquis de Sade. Elizabethan executions, Jacobean witch hunts, the Victorian underworld of Jack the Ripper, & the gangland killings of the Jazz Age lead up to the serial killers of the modern world: Fred West, Andrei Chikatilo, & Jeffrey Dahmer -- gruesome cannibal killers & random ‘spree gunmen’ as well as the occult murder.

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