A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN CRIME 1849-1929 by Allen Churchill

A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN CRIME 1849-1929

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The potential here is all in the pictures. The textual commentary on our post famous trials and mysteries adds nothing that is new and spends no time on analysis or interpretation; rather, the text is a series of long captions in the same writing league with Sunday supplement rehashings. Starting with the 1849 murder in the Harvard Medical School and ending with the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, the familiar horrors of Judd & Gray, Fatty Arbuckle, Sacco-Vanzetti and Leopold-Loeb all come along in chronological order. This is for the neophyte, not the connoisseur of crime.

Pub Date: Nov. 11th, 1963
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston