1886 Professional Criminals of America

1886 Professional Criminals of America

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A late-nineteenth century rogues gallery of America's foremost murderers, bank robbers, con-men, forgers, embezzlers, and pickpockets. Written in 1886, Professional Criminals of America contains biographical sketches, including photographs, of some four hundred of the nation's leading criminals. Each profile details the crimes committed and the circumstances leading up to arrest and conviction. Also included are short chapters on executions, opium addiction, fugitives from justice, and prison commutation laws, along with chapters on mysterious unsolved murders, adventurers and adventuresses, and a list of every prison and state penitentiary in America at the time of publication.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 210.82 x 276.86 x 33.02mm | 1,315.41g
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • First ed.
  • Ill.
  • 1585741132
  • 9781585741137

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"A fascinating document...profiles of 203 con artists, forgers, and thieves." --"Time Out NY"show more

About Thomas Byrnes

Inspector Thomas Byrnes served as Chief of the New York City Detective Bureau from 1880 to 1895. Professor Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (1917-), Pulitzer Prize historian and former advisor to President John H Kennedy, is the author of The Age of Roosevelt and A Thousand Days. S. J. Perelman (1904-1979) was one of the best and most influential humorists of the American twentieth century.show more

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