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True Stories of Crime from the District Attorney's Office

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The Making of the Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926 includes over 20,000 analytical, theoretical and practical works on American and British Law. It includes the writings of major legal theorists, including Sir Edward Coke, Sir William Blackstone, James Fitzjames Stephen, Frederic William Maitland, John Marshall, Joseph Story, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. and Roscoe Pou ...more
Kindle Edition, 144 pages
Published January 8th 2010 (first published 1908)
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notRahimeanymore
Dec 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this - the other reviews are right in that it's very tame, lots of stories about 'grifting' rather than what we'd think of as 'true crime' today, but I still enjoyed reading it. The language is old-fashioned so if you aren't used to that it might be hard to get through, but I found the amount of background and detail he included interesting.
Heather
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
True Stories of Crimes from the DA’s Office is a collection of several stories of cases from the district attorney’s office from the very early 1900s. The writing is rather dull. It tells the stories mostly in a this happened, then this happened, then this happened, just the fact sort of way. I love reading true crime books, but this just didn’t hold my attention very well.
Cathy
Jun 14, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This was a free Kindle download so I guess I shouldn't complain but I will.
The book recounts 11 stories of crimes/trials as told by the author who was district attorney for New York county in 1908.
They tell of murder, mayhem, corruption, forgery, etc. which today seem quite tame.
If you have nothing else to read you can try this but with everything else out there I'm sure you could find something better to read.
Doreen Petersen
Feb 15, 2014 rated it liked it
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All in all an amusing read. Not great but amusing.
Thejedhi
Aug 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
started out interesting...later the cases got so complex that the utter confusion in trying to describe the people and events became very tedious indeed.
Michelle Gurr
Jun 21, 2011 rated it did not like it
Totally boring book! I was expecting better stories. These stories were from the 1800's & early 1900's. And nothing exciting like Bonnie & Clyde either.
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