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The Great Pictorial History of World Crime-Jay Robert Nash

  • Title: The Great Pictorial History of World Crime
  • Author: Jay Robert Nash
  • Released: 2004-04-29
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  • Pages: 1200
  • ISBN: 1928831206
  • ISBN13: 978-1928831204
  • ASIN: 1928831206

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Review An excellent photographic guide to criminal history .... (College & Research Libraries News )

Drawing from local, national, and international archives, police and intelligence agencies, museums and historical societies, as well as Nash's own vast private collection, The Great Pictorial History of World Crime is quite justifiably recognized as the standard reference work in the very specialized field of historical research dedicated to crime and the criminal. This is a unique and strongly recommended acquisition for personal, academic and community library World History and Criminology Studies reference collections. (Library Bookwatch )

Entries in this volume constitute 16 chapters organized by type of crime, including assassination, cannibalism, fraud, and terrorism....Each chapter is prefaced by a brief definition and general background information. Some 2,500 B&W illustrations, including pictures from movies made about the crimes, are included. The index includes popular aliases cross-referenced to proper names.... (Library Media Connection )

Things are looking up for readers who like to look things up. The serious researcher and the casual browser can both celebrate the recent arrival of [The Great Pictorial History of World Crime]...At $249, it might seem "criminal" to some but "a steal" to others...a massive two-volume work of more than 2 million words and 2,500 illustrations packed into 1,700 pages. (Ron Berthel Ap Weekly Features )

...wide-ranging content and lively writing style.... (CHOICE )

A book to dip into at leisure and also a useful guide to criminal cases over the years, notorious and relatively neglected, which may provide a starting point for more in-depth research...useful and impressive. (Martin Edwards Tangled Web Uk Review )

This set will find a wide audience. In terms of scale of coverage, Nash competes only against himself and his eight volume, Encyclopedia of World Crime (History, Inc., 1999). [The Great Pictorial History of World Crime], however, contains more than 2,500 illustrations...Academic and public libraries will find it a popular resource. (Lawrence Looks At Books )

Nash's narrative text is impressive. His entries are detailed...his writing maintains the drama and is not excessively sensational...suitable for both a general and specialized readership–historians, journalists, sociologists, anthropologists, among others. (Reference and Research Book News )

Entries in this volume constitute 16 chapters organized by type of crime, including assassination, cannibalism, fraud, and terrorism....Each chapter is prefaced by a brief definition and general background information. Some 2,500 B&W illustrations, including pictures from movies made about the crimes, are included. The index includes popular aliases cross-referenced to proper names. (Library Media Connection )

...the most comprehensive true crime book available. (School Library Journal )

...I know of no other work that covers infamous crimes and criminals throughout history in such a comprehensive and entertaining fashion. Nash has once again made a monumental contribution to the literature on sensational and notorious crimes, and has brought together an especially rich representation of photographs and other illustrations to these crimes. (American Reference Books Annual )

...it is a book which is difficult to put down....a very useful, interesting and informative reference work suitable for public and reference libraries, as well as a good search tool for researchers. (Reference Reviews )

The Great Pictorial History of World Crime, complete in two massive volumes, is a resource that true crime buffs will turn to again and again. The result of three decades of research and writing by prolific author and historian Jay Robert Nash, this reference set features in-depth exploration of thousands of infamous crimes from ancient times to the present. In addition to extensive profiles of crimes, criminals, victims, and trials, the reference work features more than twenty-five hundred photographs and illustrations, many published for the first time....The sheer magnitude of The Great Pictorial History of World Crime is impressive. The extensive use of photographs, illustrations, and other graphics makes this reference work gripping and unique. Upon reading about a crime, one is drawn to another, then yet another intriguing topic or macabre photograph depicting the darker side of the human experience. Students of criminal justice and deviant behavior, historians interested in crime, and countless curious searchers will be fascinated by Nash's reference work. The Great Pictorial History of World Crime would be a welcome addition to any library's reference collection. (Reference and User Services Quarterly )

About the Author Jay Robert Nash, hailed as “America’s foremost chronicler of crime” (Chicago Tribune), is a four-time recipient of the American Library Association’s Best Reference Work award. He is also the winner of the prestigious Edgar Allan Poe Award. He has published numerous crime-related books. pdf
 
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