From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and bestselling author, comes the newly updated compelling narrative nonfiction and historical true crime book, Murders in the United States: Crimes, Killers, and Victims of the Twentieth Century.
From the assassination of President William McKinley on September 6, 1901, to the mass killing at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, the 20th century saw many notable, less known, and rare murderous events that have become a part of our national history. This history, homicide, and reference book is divided into three parts.
Part I: A Century of Unforgettable Murders is arranged chronologically and details some of the most recognized murder cases of the 20th century in the United States, such as the assassinations of President John Kennedy and Martin Luther King, the deadly saga of Bonnie and Clyde, the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, and the kidnap and murder of Bobby Franks.
Part II: A Century of Murderers has over 300 entries (alphabetically arranged by criminal), provides descriptions of crimes, and is subdivided into male, female, and juvenile murderers; pair and group murderers; hate crime murderers; serial and mass killers, school killings, and killers of celebrities.
Part III: A Century of Victims features crime events related to over 40 selected adult and child victims. Cross references guide the reader to additional or related information.
Part IV: A Century of Murderers and Murders Outside of the U.S. highlights various lethal crimes in other countries including black widows, mass murderers, serial killers, and terrorist attacks.
Murders in the United States: Crimes, Killers, and Victims of the Twentieth Century is a must-read for anyone with an interest in history, criminal behavior, and a wide range of homicide offenses that occurred over time.