Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History

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Longman, 2003 - 310 páginas
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  • The story and identity of Jack the Ripper remains a subject of enduring interest and fascination for the general public
  • Gap in the market for an up-to-date account of the Jack the Ripper story, which runs through the facts, whilst limiting personal theorising
  • Provides a detailed yet readable, blow-by-blow account of the crimes - who saw and did what, where and when
  • Unique as a general read for those who simply want to know what happened and to understand why the Ripper is remembered today
  • Author is a renowned 'Ripperologist' - editor of the Ripperologist magazine and author of several previous books on Jack the Ripper
  • Recent movie 'From Hell' and forthcoming Patricia Cornwell book (Portrait of a Killer) have stoked up more interest and entusiasm for the story
  • In 1888, the Whitechapel area of London was transfixed by a series of brutal murders. The horrific deaths of five women, all of whom were prostitutes, have been linked to various suspects, including an American Doctor, a businessman from Liverpool, Prince Albert and Queen Victoria's grandson. To this day, the identity of the killer remains unknown. Whoever he was, the murderer taunted the police with letters, signed with a pseudonym destined to strike a chill in our hearts even now, over one hundred years later, Jack the Ripper. "Jack the Ripper: the Definitive History" is the one book to which people will turn for the facts behind one of the most infamous and grisly episodes of the Victorian era. Up-to-date with all the latest findings, it chronologically recounts the events, giving a detailed account of the lives and movements of each of the victims. It revealsimportant insight into the mystery surrounding the true identity of the Whitechapel Murderer by discussing some fascinating and interesting facts. Ripper expert Paul Begg draws on his vast knowledge of the case to give the fullest account of the story to date. Paul Begg is a leading authority on the subject of Jack the Ripper. He regularly appears on TV documentaries on the Ripper, has advised the novelists Tom Clancy and Patricia Cornwell on the facts behind the mystery and has given talks to the FBI on the subject. He is a full time writer and current Editor of the Ripperologist magazine. His previous books include, Jack the Ripper: The Uncensored Facts (Robson, 1988) and the Jack the Ripper A-Z (Hodder).

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    Currently rereading this book. Every autumn I like to reread one or more of the Jack the Ripper books I own, mainly because I find the subject endlessly fascinating. This 'History' gives a great deal ... Leer comentario completo

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    chapter two EMMA ELIZABETH SMITH
    27
    chapter three THE BITTER CRY
    33
    chapter four MARTHA TABRAM
    51
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    Paul Begg is a leading authority on the subject of Jack the Ripper. He regularly appears on TV documentaries on the Ripper, has advised the novelists Tom Clancy and Patricia Cornwell on the facts behind the mystery and has given talks to the FBI on the subject. He is a full time writer and current Editor of the Ripperologist magazine. His previous books include, Jack the Ripper: The Uncensored Facts (Robson, 1988) and the Jack the Ripper A-Z (Hodder).

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