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  1. Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence
    Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence
    Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence
    Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence
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  2. Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence

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From the one-of-kind mind of Bill James, famous for revolutionizing the way we think about baseball, comes a “thought-provoking meditation” (Seattle Times) and epic tour through American crime—now available in paperback.

The man who revolutionized the way we think about baseball examines our cultural obsession with murder—delivering a unique, engrossing, brilliant history of tabloid crime in America.

Celebrated writer and contrarian Bill James has voraciously read true crime throughout his life and has been interested in writing a book on the topic for decades. With Popular Crime, James takes readers on an epic journey from Lizzie Borden to the Lindbergh baby, from the Black Dahlia to O. J. Simpson, explaining how crimes have been committed, investigated, prosecuted and written about, and how that has profoundly influenced our culture over the last few centuries—even if we haven’t always taken notice.

Exploring such phenomena as serial murder, the fluctuation of crime rates, the value of evidence, radicalism and crime, prison reform and the hidden ways in which crimes have shaped, or reflected, our society, James chronicles murder and misdeeds from the 1600s to the present day. James pays particular attention to crimes that were sensations during their time but have faded into obscurity, as well as still-famous cases, some that have never been solved, including the Lindbergh kidnapping, the Boston Strangler and JonBenet Ramsey. Satisfyingly sprawling and tremendously entertaining, Popular Crime is a professed amateur’s powerful examination of the incredible impact crime stories have on our society, culture and history.

Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Bill James
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Scribner Book Company
EAN
9781416552741
Edition
41175th
Feature
Scribner Book Company
ISBN
141655274X
Label
Scribner
Manufacturer
Scribner
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
512
PublicationDate
2012-05-08
Publisher
Scribner
ReleaseDate
2012-05-08
SKU
9781416552741
Studio
Scribner
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