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True Crime : Notorious Villains of the Modern World and Their Horrendous Crimes - Martin Fido

True Crime

Notorious Villains of the Modern World and Their Horrendous Crimes

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True Crime provides an authoritative and compelling account of the history of the world's most infamous murderers and villains, from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day.

Presented in a page-by-page, chronological format, it comprises newspaper-style reports on the notorious crimes of modern times, together with approximately 90 box features on particular aspects of crime (such as white slavery and cannibalism) spine-chilling quotes and "Guilty as Charged" boxes covering other notable felonies in brief.

The year-by-year reportage is interspersed with 17 special feature spreads on the world's most despicable characters.



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Difficult to read - poor font selection


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    Comments about True Crime:

    The huge amount of text on each page and the poor selection of font, and color of font, made it extremely difficult to read. And I have 20:20 vision.

    For such an amazing collection of content they spoilt it.

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    From 1800-1860 two pages are devoted to each decade; from 1861-2004 two pages per year; and from 2005 onwards, two spreads per year, with special spreads on notorious cases/criminals positioned throughout.

    ISBN: 9781844427352
    ISBN-10: 1844427358
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 364
    Published: 6th August 2007
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 18.7  x 2.7
    Weight (kg): 0.799