- File Size: 315 KB
- Print Length: 39 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: The Atavist (October 18, 2012)
- Publication Date: October 18, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009TBGVVI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,297 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Angel Killer: A True Story of Cannibalism, Crime Fighting, and Insanity in New York City (Kindle Single) Kindle Edition
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"Angel Killer" was a fascinating account of how the Gray Man came to believe that angels were bringing him God's messages ordering him to kill the children. Equally fascinating were the efforts by his defense attorney to prove that Fish was not guilty by reason of insanity, a very difficult defense then as it is now, but even more so in an era when psychiatry was not as advanced as it is today.
Deborah Blum has done a fine job of telling the gruesome but fascinating story of the Gray Man.
Angel Killer is a must-read for anyone struggling to understand why mass murders do what they do.
Also the topic is gruesome, she does not dwell on details. If you're looking for gore, this is not the book. If you are interested in bits of history and how one community was affected by a serial killer, download it!
We are given information on his crimes, but also his life. The jury in fact knew he was insane but feared to release him to forensic institution. This book examines the question, how we as a society should deal with the insane who harm us? Is treatment mandated, and if so where. This is a small novella with large questions.
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Short true tale of Albert Fish, a truly evil and vicious killer of children in the 1920's. This version of his story gives a brief look at a few of his crimes before being executed... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Purple Passion
The debate about insanity in criminal defenses has been raging for years, but did you know that it was raging almost 100 years ago? Read morePublished 7 months ago by The Book Wheel
Not a bad little read, but not much by way of insight into the details of the case or public opinion at the time.Published 11 months ago by Mr Kevin Downes
More like a summary of new paper articles around murder. Does give one some interest in reading other accounts of psychiatric study in the realm of the preditory serial killer... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Peggy A Smith
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