A Book of Remarkable Criminals
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A Book of Remarkable Criminals

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The silent workings, and still more the explosions, of human passion which bring to light the darker elements of man's nature present to the philosophical observer considerations of intrinsic interest; while to the jurist, the study of human nature and human character with its infinite varieties, especially as affecting the connection between motive and action, between irr...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published December 15th 2006 by Echo Library (first published 1918)
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When I first stumbled upon this book, I was hoping for something on the lines of understanding the psychology of criminals. However, this one turned out to be a plain documentary listing of a collection of crimes in the 19th century. Given the era, the nature of crimes by themselves were plain vanilla; a sequel with 20th century incidents would be good with the level of sophistication being higher. Overall, an okay read.
This was a very interesting book of murders committed in the late 19th century. I found it to be quite fascinating, though some passages were a bit hard to understand. There were several discussions of court proceedings as well, which were intriguing. All things considered, a very good read.
Tazar Oo
Online က ေဒါင္းလုတ္ရတဲ့အတြက္ ၀မ္းသာပါတယ္။ ဖတ္ခ်င္သူေတြဆီ ပို႔ေပးလို႔ရတယ္...။ ရာဇ၀တ္မႈမ်ားအေၾကာင္း။ က်ဴးလြန္သူ တရားခံေတြရဲ႕ စိတၱဇျဖစ္စဥ္၊ ခံစားမႈ...၊ က်ဴးလြန္ပံု.. စတာေတြကို အေသးစိတ္ေလ့လာျခင္း။ ကမၻာေက်ာ္ မႈခင္းေတြနဲ႔ တူပါတယ္...။ စိတ္ကူးယဥ္ဇာတ္လမ္းေတြထက္စာရင္ ပိုဆြဲေဆာင္မႈရွိမယ္ထင္တယ္..။
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I got this book as a freebie with the .mobi reader on my Blackberry. I'm a fan of true crime and had not read about any of the very interesting cases (between 1850 and 1910) before. I very much enjoyed the telling and the old fashioned morality tone and speculation of the work.
All i wanted to say was it would be an idea to take a breath and use a few full stops. Couldnt carry on is I was alwaus loosing interest.
Doreen Petersen
All in all not a bad book. The crimes committed were all in 1800s but still a decent read.
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