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True Crime: Massachusetts: The State's Most Notorious Criminal Cases

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The harsh discipline of Puritan life bred the hard-bitten and hard-working people of Massachusetts, but did it also breed a unique type of criminal? This book explores the headline crimes of the state to find an answer. Included are the cases of the alleged ax-wielding Lizzie Borden, the executed anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti, the legendary Brink's robbery, the mysterious ...more
ebook, 128 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by Stackpole Books (first published 2009)
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Aug 10, 2014 Rick rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, true-crime
Massachusetts has no shortage of crime in it's long history but True Crime doesn't really mine much more than the best known cases and then offer then re-heated. The most recent case is the Chuck Stuart one and even that is nothing more than what I already knew from reading the news or watching a documentary on it. The Lizzie Borden case is sad because it's Wikipedia thick. I was disappointed to see that we get no coverage of the Boston Police Strike or the multitude of corruption scandals. Ed K ...more
This was not as exciting as it could've been, and that was because of the writing style. Won't pick up any more by this author.
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