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Killer by Thomas E. Gaddis
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I probably read this b/c Joe Coleman made a painting of Panzram. I don't like to totally emphasize the social in the shaping of humans but in some cases it seems fairly obvious that if a person's abused long enuf they'll become completely desensitized to abusing others. Such was the case w/ Carl Panzram.

Panzram, the murderer that this bk is about, is quoted as saying "In my lifetime I have murdered 21 human beings. I have no desire whatever to reform myself. My only desire is to reform people who try to reform me. And I believe that the only way to reform people is to kill 'em."
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April 1, 2008 – Shelved
April 1, 2008 – Shelved as: biography
April 1, 2008 – Shelved as: crime

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