The Annals of Unsolved Crime

The Annals of Unsolved Crime

eBook - 2013
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One of America's most acclaimed investigative journalists re-investigates some of the most notorious and mysterious crimes of the last 200 years

The beloved head of the UN dies in a tragic plane crash . . . witnesses unearthed years later suggest it wasn't an accident. Theories behind the mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe change yearly, and some believe Jack the Ripper was a member of the royal family. History books say Hitler burned down the Reichstag--but did he? And who really organized the conspiracy to kill Abraham Lincoln?

Acclaimed investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein cut his teeth on one of the most notorious murder mysteries of the 20th century in his first book, Inquest: The Warren Commission and the Establishment of Truth , one of the first books on the assassination and an instant bestseller. His conclusion? The Commission left open too many questions.

He examines those questions here, as well as some of the most famous "unsolved" or mysterious crimes of all time, coming to some startling conclusions. His method in each investigation is simple: outline what is known and unknown, and show the plausible theories of a case. Where more than one theory exists, he shows the evidence for and against each. And when something remains to be proved, he says as much.

In The Annals of Unsolved Crime , Epstein re-visits his most famous investigations and adds dozens of new cases. From the Lindbergh kidnapping to the JonBenet Ramsey murder case, from the Black Dahlia murder to anthrax attacks on America, from the vanishing of Jimmy Hoffa to the case of Amanda Knox--Epstein considers three dozen high-profile crimes and their tangled histories and again proves himself one of our most penetrating journalists.

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781612190495
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (pages cm)
Additional Contributors: Axis 360 (Firm)


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Mar 24, 2016

I first saw Edward J Epstein in one of the Ethics In America Series, "Anatomy of a Corporate Takeover" where he contributed his analysis of business ethics.. He ran his own publishing company EJE Publications. He seems an eclectic writer, but an astute one, I recommend this book for EJE's analysis of famous crimes, people wishing to read lurid sensational details can research those crimes on the internet..

Jun 04, 2013

I enjoyed this book only somewhat. The crime overview sections were okay, but it seemed basic and not all that well developed. It's certainly readable and easy to follow, but are we learning anything new? A much better read would be Bill James' Popular Crime,
which covers American crimes in much
more detail.


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