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Reflections on the Celebration of Violence
Bill James: Popular Crime

The ​man who revolutionized the way we think about baseball examines our cultural obsession with murder--delivering a unique, engrossing, brilliant history of tabloid crime in America. Celebrated writer and contrarian Bill James has voraciously read true crime throughout his life and has been interested in writing a book on the topic for decades. With Popular Crime, James takes readers on an epic journey from Lizzie Borden to the Lindbergh baby, from the Black Dahlia to O. J. Simpson, explaining how crimes have been committed, investigated, prosecuted and written about, and how that has profoundly influenced our culture over the last few centuries--even if we haven't always taken notice. Exploring such phenomena as serial murder, the fluctuation of crime rates, the value of evidence, radicalism and crime, prison reform and the hidden ways in which crimes have shaped, or reflected, our society, James chronicles murder and misdeeds from the 1600s to the present day. James pays… (tovább)

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Simon & Schuster, New York, 2012
496 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9781416552741

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Some idea swept the newspaper industry, some vague realization that „we are promoting human tragedy to sell newspapers, and we should be ashamed of ourselves,” and they stopped doing it. Mostly. For a while.

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If you were to read one book a month about the Kennedy assassination, you could read them all in about twenty years – you could, at least, if the assassination buffs would stop writing them.

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Her neighbors began peppering her with questions about her dissapearence – an obvious lapse of judgement, but what do you expect from eighteenth century peasants? We're lucky they weren't carrying pitchforks.

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In 1916 one of Galleani's followers, a chef named Nestor Dondoglio, poisoned 200 people at a banquet in Chicago. Fortunately he used too much arsenic; everybody vomited up the soup and nobody died, but I'm told that it totally ruined the banquet.

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