Fatal Vision

Author: Joe McGinniss
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101608633
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The electrifying true crime story of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, the handsome, Princeton-educated physician convicted of savagely slaying his young pregnant wife and two small children—murders he vehemently denies committing... Bestselling author Joe McGinniss chronicles every aspect of this horrifying and intricate crime and probes the life and psyche of the magnetic, all-American Jeffrey MacDonald—a golden boy who seemed destined to have it all. The result is a penetration to the heart of darkness that enshrouded one of the most complex criminal cases ever to capture the attention of the American public. It is a haunting, stunningly suspenseful work that no reader will be able to forget. Includes photographs and a Special Epilogue by the author Over one million copies sold!

Summary And Analysis Of Fatal Vision

Author: Worth Books
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 150404374X
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Fatal Vision tells you what you need to know before or after you read Joe McGinniss’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Fatal Vision by Joe McGinniss includes: Historical context Section-by-section overviews Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Joe McGinniss’s Fatal Vision: In 1970, the country was gripped by a brutal triple-murder at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Colette MacDonald, then pregnant, and her two young daughters were beaten and stabbed to death in their home. The prime suspect was Colette’s husband, a charismatic military doctor and Green Beret named Jeffrey MacDonald. MacDonald invited writer Joe McGinniss to write a book about the case. Fatal Vision, published in 1983, has become a true crime classic, but not without controversy. In 1984, MacDonald sued McGinniss for fraud, claiming he misrepresented his intentions, making Fatal Vision an incredibly compelling story and an excellent example of the complex questions surrounding free speech and journalistic integrity. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Historical Dictionary Of American Criminal Justice

Author: Matthew J. Sheridan
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538111411
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The Historical Dictionary of American Criminal Justice contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,200 cross-referenced entries on the most relevant concepts, cases, people, and terms.

Presidential Unrealities

Author: Sebastian M. Herrmann
Editor: Universitätsverlag Winter
ISBN: 3825363333
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This book analyzes and historicizes an important and popular motif in contemporary US political discourse: the notion that politics has become increasingly ‘unreal.’ At the turn of the millennium, the simulated quality of politics in general and of the US presidency in particular has become a major object of concern across a broad range of venues and media: publications in media studies and political science, newspaper editorials, novels, films, and TV shows alike worry over how much or how little we can actually know about the reality of the US president when all our knowledge is based on carefully staged media representations. Rather than adding another voice to this concern, ‘Presidential Unrealities’ investigates the cultural work such discussions do. Charting their histories and their cultural resonances, the book argues that debating ‘presidential unreality’ provides a crucial vocabulary by way of which the US public negotiates the postmodernization of American culture and society.

Summary And Analysis Of Escape From Alcatraz The True Crime Classic

Author: Worth Books
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504044207
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Escape from Alcatraz tells you what you need to know—before or after you read J. Campbell Bruce’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Escape from Alcatraz by J. Campbell Bruce includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Escape from Alcatraz by J. Campbell Bruce: A true crime classic, Escape from Alcatraz recounts the history of the infamous prison on Alcatraz Island and the many men who risked their lives trying to escape it. Bruce’s book brings to life the grim, gruesome conditions of life in lockup on Alcatraz, and the prisoners who lived there—from notorious gangster Al “Scarface” Capone to robber Frank Lee Morris, the architect of Alcatraz’s most audacious escape. More than a tale of prison break, Escape from Alcatraz is a scathing indictment of a penal system that strives for dehumanization, rather than rehabilitation, of its prisoners. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Shattered Bonds

Author: Cindy Band
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ISBN: 9780882822211
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When sixteen-year-old Cindy Band returns home late one night, she finds her home teeming with police and her mother dead at the bottom of the basement stairs, supposedly the victim of an accident. In the days that follow, she sees signs that her father is not the grieving husband her professes to be. Suspicious, she goes to the police. With danger and violent threats mounting against her, Cindy bravely pursues her mother's killer and fights to achieve justice, even though her own life is at stake.

The Boy Next Door

Author: Chris Loken
Editor: Berkley
ISBN: 9780425106266
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A woman's mysterious disappearance and the discovery of a corpse lead police to believe that a local man may be a secret mass murderer

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Adult books are categorized by genre (i.e., fiction, mystery, science fiction, nonfiction). Along with bibliographic information, the expected date of publication and the names of literary agents for individual titles are provided. Starred reviews serve several functions: In the adult section, they mark potential bestsellers, major promotions, book club selections, and just very good books; in the children's section, they denote books of very high quality. The unsigned reviews manage to be discerning and sometimes quite critical.

Nonfiction Classics For Students

Author: Elizabeth Thomason
Editor: Gale / Cengage Learning
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Provides literary and historical background on the most commonly studied nonfiction essays, books, biographies and memoirs. Entries also include original critical essays written by academics in the field, supplemented by full or excerpted previously published essays. Provides approximately 50 illustrations, including historical maps, a chronology of important literary and world events and a glossary of key terms. Includes a comprehensive general index as well as author, theme and nationality/ethnicity indexes.