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Popular Crime: Reflections on the Celebration of Violence Paperback – May 8, 2012
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“An engagingly written history of well-publicized deadly crimes.”—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
For true-crime afficianados, this book is a hoot. James has to be the least starchy serious writer I’ve run across in years. He has the gift of writing the way a person talks—no easy task, believe me—giving Popular Crime a folksy, conversational feel.”—The New York Times Book Review
“A very entertaining book, and it will instigate arguments even as it scores many important points.”—The Washington Post
“Running through Popular Crime is an exploration of the enduring popularity of true crime. James' thought-provoking meditations elevate his book far above any routine recitation of facts.”—The Seattle Times
"Popular Crime is bloodthirstily engrossing, and you can read it with the cover proudly showing, because this is an important study of American culture and the human animal's fascination with violence. Bill James deserves a standing ovation."--Stephen King
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Bill James made his mark in the 1970s and 1980s with his Baseball Abstracts. He is currently the Senior Advisor on Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox. James lives in Lawrence, Kansas with his wife and three children.
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Here Bill gives us dozens of popular crime cases. Cases which were part of the public narrative for some time.Read more