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A Book of Remarkable Criminals [Kindle Edition]

Henry Brodribb Irving
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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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
  • ASIN: B004UJNIWO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Nicely written. Can't wait to read more by this author
Published 10 days ago by Kristin Moore
1.0 out of 5 stars This has to be one of the most boring books I've ever read in my life
This has to be one of the most boring books I've ever read in my life. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone! Don't waste your time or money on this purchase. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Angel Baby
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good
Published 1 month ago by Edward L. Hoover
3.0 out of 5 stars Thick reading
Written many years ago, thus the style of writing is difficult, cumbersome and lacks details we like to have today. Though it is good from the point of research. Read more
Published 1 month ago by S M Senden
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
OK non remarkable read
Published 4 months ago by junebug0049
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
thank-you
Published 5 months ago by james nisbet
1.0 out of 5 stars Unremarkable
Unremarkable - impossible to get into
Published 6 months ago by Dennis Anderson
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
great read
Published 7 months ago by cadillac
1.0 out of 5 stars uninteresting
I started this book but lost interest very quick.Written in a weird way which was hard to follow,didnt like this bòok at all.
Published 10 months ago by Rowena
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This is the last time I will do this. There should not be a minimum word count to rate a book. You either like it or not. Thumbs up or down. Period. Geez I hope that's enough.
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