The Great Pictorial History of World Crime

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The vast and mysterious world of criminals, from ancient times through the twenty-first century, is vividly captured in The Great Pictorial History of World Crime. This unique reference work chronicles every major criminal act from every era. A definitive reference source to worldwide crime, this survey is organized into sixteen chapters:

  • Assassination
  • Bigamy
  • Burglary
  • Cannibalism
  • Celebrity Slayings
  • Drugs
  • Fraud
  • Organized Crime
  • Kidnapping
  • Mass Murder
  • Piracy
  • Robbery
  • Secret Criminal Societies
  • Serial Killers
  • Terrorism
  • Unsolved Homicides

Each chapter begins with an essay that introduces the topic and provides a concise overview of the historical, social, and political significance of the crime. Subjects are further developed crime by crime through descriptive entries covering the criminal acts, modus operandi, criminal background information, and motives, along with insightful anecdotes.

In addition to being a being a vital and informative historical and sociological reference work, The Great Pictorial History of World Crime features more than 2,500 illustrations. More than a chronicle of chilling events, these two volumes provide gripping reading for anyone interested in true crime, law enforcement, criminology, and criminal justice.

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About the Author:

Jay Robert Nash, hailed as “America’s foremost chronicler of crime” (Chicago Tribune), is a four-time recipient of the American Library Association’s Best Reference Work award. The winner of the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe award, Nash has published numerous crime-related books.

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An excellent photographic guide to criminal history. (Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie)

Drawing from local, national, and international archives, police and intelligence agencies, museums and historical societies, as well as Nash's own vast private collection, The Great Pictorial History of World Crime is quite justifiably recognized as the standard reference work in the very specialized field of historical research dedicated to crime and the criminal. This is a unique and strongly recommended acquisition for personal, academic and community library World History and Criminology Studies reference collections. (Library Bookwatch)

Entries in this volume constitute 16 chapters organized by type of crime, including assassination, cannibalism, fraud, and terrorism....Each chapter is prefaced by a brief definition and general background information. Some 2,500 B&W illustrations, including pictures from movies made about the crimes, are included. The index includes popular aliases cross-referenced to proper names. (School Library Connection)

Things are looking up for readers who like to look things up. The serious researcher and the casual browser can both celebrate the recent arrival of [The Great Pictorial History of World Crime]...At $249, it might seem "criminal" to some but "a steal" to others...a massive two-volume work of more than 2 million words and 2,500 illustrations packed into 1,700 pages. (Ron Berthel Ap Weekly Features)

Wide-ranging content and lively writing style. (CHOICE)

A book to dip into at leisure and also a useful guide to criminal cases over the years, notorious and relatively neglected, which may provide a starting point for more in-depth research...useful and impressive. (Martin Edwards Tangled Web Uk Review)

This set will find a wide audience. In terms of scale of coverage, Nash competes only against himself and his eight volume, Encyclopedia of World Crime (History, Inc., 1999). [The Great Pictorial History of World Crime], however, contains more than 2,500 illustrations...Academic and public libraries will find it a popular resource. (Lawrence Looks at Books)

Nash's narrative text is impressive. His entries are detailed...his writing maintains the drama and is not excessively sensational...suitable for both a general and specialized readership—historians, journalists, sociologists, anthropologists, among others. (Reference and Research Book News)

Entries in this volume constitute 16 chapters organized by type of crime, including assassination, cannibalism, fraud, and terrorism....Each chapter is prefaced by a brief definition and general background information. Some 2,500 B&W illustrations, including pictures from movies made about the crimes, are included. The index includes popular aliases cross-referenced to proper names. (School Library Connection)

The most comprehensive true crime book available. (School Library Journal)

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