Interesting connection between sprawl and serial killers.
The author engaged my interest and kept it by presenting Kemper within the context of America's car-centric culture in a narrative that eschewed sensationalism.
Introducing some of the most dynamic and horrific individuals American managed to produce in the 20th century along the way.
This book has a strong social anthropological perspective. The cases presented are well known, but the insights are fascinating when placed in both historical and cultural... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I ran across this book in Oxford,Ms, at Square Books, a place known for an excellent selection of eccentric titles. I picked this one up and read it in a day and half. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rodney N. Wiethop
This is book is so much more than its title would suggest. Great read, fantastic history. I highly recommend it.Published 2 months ago by AngelaWr
the building of the highway system part was interesting, the murders not so much. Reading between the lines brought out the arrogance of the author I found unappealing and stopped... Read morePublished 4 months ago by CorkiDeCat
This was required for my Sociology of Murder course. It was a great buy and has been an interesting read.Published 5 months ago by DMK
it's an okay book, but i find it tedious, and i don't like how it goes on and on about the interstate highway system, then darts suddenly into an account of one of the serial... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Burton W. Wilson
This book is a long and extremely well written essay on the culture of post war America. Ginger Strand, a stylist of the highest order, has examined three exemplary... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Comment Man
Serial killers are our modern bogeymen, since the 1950’s not a decade has gone by without the name of a serial killer marking both the literal and psychic landscape, their rage has... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jym Cherry
This looks like a very interesting book that I bought for my book lover-crime interest son. I'm going to read it too as I appreciate the time that went into reasearching this... Read morePublished 19 months ago by jackie thomas