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A Book of Remarkable Criminals [Kindle Edition]

Henry Brodribb Irving
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About the Author

British author HENRY BRODRIBB IRVING (1870-1919) studied law at Oxford University, but turned to writing about legal matters only after a long, acclaimed career as an actor on the British stage. He also wrote Studies of French Criminals of the Nineteenth Century.

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  • File Size: 372 KB
  • Print Length: 177 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1406814539
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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3.0 out of 5 stars A bit stuffy December 11, 2011
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Some of the terminology required a dictionary on hand. It was interesting and informative, shutting down the theory that serial killers are a modern invention.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good April 20, 2013
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I just simply love these books and would recommend to anyone that is looking to keep their interest in a well written book
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5.0 out of 5 stars book of remarkable criminals May 15, 2014
By Stephie
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Very interesting..takes you back to 1700 to 1800's. Some of the stories have a sense of humor, as they go back and issue crime in an almost funny strange stories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars remarkable crimes February 18, 2014
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This collection of stories is an excellent read. Purchased to be able to read on my table t. So worth the read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read! January 18, 2014
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This is an excellent book, and very well researched. I like it because it covers the life and crimes of criminals who were all, in a way, small criminals, but each remarkable in his or her own way.

They were not all remarkable as criminals, but their life stories are remarkable, and some of them really were remarkable in the manner they turned to crime.

The book is well-written and easy to read. I found the stories to be fascinating. Many years back, I read a book on the deadliest murderers of the twentieth century. These are stories of criminals who lived in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and their stories are well-worth reading.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Remarkable Enough November 9, 2013
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Interesting but not exactly a grabber. It is fact without plot and merely a statement without drama. I've known more remarkable criminals.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Book of Remarkable Criminals February 4, 2013
By angel
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I usually enjoy this type of book, and it was engaging in some ways. Short chapters on various criminals and the intrique of crime. It is a quick read if you are into this style and does cover many criminal histories. Not to indepth but more of a light read with a bit of information on each subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fascinating January 26, 2013
By marie53
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it's in the public domain and i downloaded it after reading a brief blurb. Irving became fascinated with crime after hearing his father talk of sitting up late discussing murders: "rob history and fiction of crime, how tame and colorless..." an introduction to 19th century criminals of all sorts.
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