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by Mikita Brottman , Kenneth Anger, Alex D. Pokorny, James P. Smith, John R. Finch, Takeshi Imajo, John Marshall MacDonald, Turbon A. Murad , more…Margie H. Boddy, Philip L. Simpson, Jerry Glover, A. Loudermilk, David Kerekes, Pamela McElwain-Brown, Harvey Roy Greenberg, Christopher Sharret, Tony Williams, David Sterrit, Jeff Ferrell, Jack Sargeant (Goodreads Author), Stephen Jay Schneider, Derek Parker Royal (Goodreads Author), Adam Parfrey, Julian Darius (Goodreads Author), Gregory Ulmer, Eric Laurier, William G. Luhr, Howard Lake, Jay D. Dix, Stephen Bolesta, J. C. Rupp …less
This book explores the grim underside of America's cult of the automobile and the frequently conspiratorial speculations that arise whenever people die in cars. Looking at fatal celebrity car accidents and other examples of death by automobile through personal memoir and forensic reports, cultural critics ponder people's fascination with car crashes. They explore car crash ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 12th 2002 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published 2002)
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A morbidly fascinating read about car crashes and other automobile deaths including homicide and suicide. Many of the cases are well known such as Jayne Mansfield, Janes Dean, Princess Diana, and even includes John F. Kennedy. Also found inside are conspiracies, movies and so much more. It is one of those books you really want to read but a part of you doesn't.
Mikita Brottman (born 30 October 1966) is a British scholar, psychoanalyst, author and cultural critic known for her psychological readings of the dark and pathological elements of contemporary culture. She received a D.Phil in English Language and Literature from Oxford University, was a Visiting Professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana University, and was Chair of the program in Engaged Hu ...moreMore about Mikita Brottman...