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- The History Press 2012; US$ 4.36
Berkshire Murders is an examination of some of the county's most notorious and shocking cases. They include Hannah Carey, beaten to death by her husband at Warfield in 1851; the young Hannah Gould, whose throat was cut by her father in a frenzied attack at Windsor in 1861; Nell Woodridge, murdered by her husband in 1896 and later immortalised in Oscar... more...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 50.00
Female infanticide is a social practice often closely associated with Chinese culture. Journalists, social scientists, and historians alike emphasize that it is a result of the persistence of son preference, from China's ancient past to its modern present. Yet how is it that the killing of newborn daughters has come to be so intimately associated... more...
- CRC Press 2006; US$ 99.95
A ground-breaking new book, Beyond Human Error: Taxonomies and Safety Science deconstructs the conventional concept of ?human error? and provides a whole new way of looking at accidents and how they might be prevented. Based on research carried out in the rail, nuclear, and defense industries, the authors show how, by concentrating solely on ?human... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99
More than fifty years after what has been called "the most notorious unsolved murder of the 20th century," the case has finally been solved.On January 15, 1947, the body of beautiful 22-year-old Elizabeth Short, dubbed the Black Dahlia because of her black clothing and the dahlia she wore in her hair, was discovered on a vacant lot in downtown Los... more...
- Free Press 2009; US$ 24.00
By the lights of absolutely everyone who ever knew her, Katie Autry never harmed a hair on a dog's head. She came from a tiny village in Kentucky. The State moved her as a child into a foster home in a town so small it had one stoplight. New to her own beauty and a little awkward, Katie had the biggest smile on her high school cheerleading... more...
- Lyons Press 2008; US$ 15.99
On February 25, 1957, the nude, badly bruised body of a young boy was found in a cardboard box in trash-strewn woods of north Philadelphia. Posters of the ?Boy in the Box? soon dotted the city and police stations nationwide?to no avail. In November 1998 the remains were exhumed for DNA analysis, and the boy was reburied as ?America's Unknown Child.?... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 48.00
What is often labeled domestic violence is, in this book, referred to as family violence, because the emotional terrorism that infuses violence between adults affects not only the adult victims but also the children who witness the abuse. Dalpiaz shows how a caring and thoughtful parent can recognize the trauma family violence inflicts upon children,... more...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 4.36
<div>This chilling volume brings together more murderous tales that shocked not only the county but made headline news throughout the nation. Covering the length and breadth of Buckinghamshire, the featured cases include the brutal slaying of a family of seven in Denham in 1870, the killing of a butcher's wife in Victorian Sloughfor which... more...
- Charles C Thomas 1980; US$ 47.95
This is a practical overview on burglary, theft, and the perpetrators of these most common crimes. The scope of the text is broad; the author covers everything from the offenders to the victims, from selection of partners to psychology of the criminal, from safecracking to computer theft, from organized automobile thievery to shoplifting, from false... more...
- Birlinn 2014; US$ 8.74
At Christmastide, 1827, in a boarding house in Edinburgh?s West Port, an old army pensioner dies of natural causes. He owes the landlord £4 rent. Instead of burying the body, the landlord, William Hare, and his friend William Burke fill the coffin with bark and sell the corpse to Dr Robert Knox, an ambitious anatomist. They make a profit of £3.10s.... more...