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The Crime Book - Big Ideas (Hardcover)

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About the Book



Explores the cases of over one hundred notorious crimes and criminals from world history, covering bandits, arsonists, hucksters, white collar criminals, organized crime, kidnappers, extortionists, and murderers.



Book Synopsis



Investigate 100 of the world's most notorious crimes, including the Great Train Robbery, the Lindbergh kidnapping, and the murders of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Were the perpetrators delusional, opportunist, or truly evil? Find out what really happened and how the cases were solved.

Discover conmen with sheer verve, such as Victor Lustig who sold the Eiffel Tower to scrap dealers in 1925, adrenaline-fuelled escapes, and mind-bending exploits of pirates, kidnappers, and drug cartels. The Crime Book demystifies malware, cybercrimes, and Ponzi schemes and sets out the terrifying ploys of mass murderers from 16th-century Elizabeth Báthory who drained young girls' blood to the more recent exploits of Rosemary and Fred West.

Like a virus, crime mutates and adapts. The Crime Book explains how pivotal moments in history opened up new opportunities for criminals, such as the smuggling of alcohol during the American Prohibition era. It also charts developments in justice and forensics including the Innocence Project, which used DNA testing to exonerate wrongly convicted convicts. It examines how the forces of law and order have fought back against crime, explaining ingenious sting operations such as tracking down the jewel thief Bill Mason and the final capture of murderer Ted Bundy.

With a foreword from bestselling crime author Cathy Scott, The Crime Book is an enthralling introduction to humanity's darker side.

Series Overview: Big Ideas Simply Explained series uses creative design and innovative graphics, along with straightforward and engaging writing, to make complex subjects easier to understand. These award-winning books provide just the information needed for students, families, or anyone interested in concise, thought-provoking refreshers on a single subject.



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[The Big Ideas Simply Explained books] are beautifully illustrated with shadow-like cartoons that break down even the most difficult concepts so they are easier to grasp. These step-by-step diagrams are an incredibly clever learning device to include, especially for visual learners. -- Examiner.com

The visual layout promotes browsing with illustrations, pull quotes, and simple mind maps to explain concepts quickly. -- Library Journal

Accessible guide to the great thinkers. -- School Library Journal

[I]f you dig anything crime related this is for you. -- CrimeSpree Magazine



About The Author



Foreword writer and consultant Cathy Scott is a Los Angeles Times best-selling author, and an established crime writer and investigative journalist for The New York Times and Reuters. Best known for writing The Killing of Tupac Shakur and The Murder of Biggie Smalls, she has written extensively about street gangs and organized crime, including mob daughter Susan Berman in Murder of a Mafia Daughter, and drug kingpin Freeway Rick Ross.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.2 Inches (H) x 8 Inches (W) x 1.2 Inches (D)
Weight: 2.42 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Criminal Law
Series Title: Big Ideas
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Format: Hardcover
Author: Various
Book theme: General
Language: English
Street Date: July 8, 2019
TCIN: 51706678
UPC: 9781465462862
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-2839
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 8 inches width x 9.2 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 2.8 pounds
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 1 reviews
100% would recommend
1 recommendations

Good read for true crime enthusiasts

4 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Coraline - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
I loved this book. My only complaint is that the language used seemed almost “dumbed-down” as though it was a true crime book written for kids (don’t let your kids read this book though).
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