Within a maze of true crime books that tend to provide only minor portions of the whole story, Serial Killers 101 provides a much more detailed and comprehensive insight into the world of some of the most infamous serial killers in American history. From their births to childhoods to teenagers to adults, this book examines the whole story of each serial killer. Profiled here are: Ted Bundy - the man who gave life to the term serial killer The ´´hands of death´´, Henry Lee lucas and Ottis Toole Born-again killer David Berkowitz And many more Also included in the second half of the book are in-depth interviews with the killers - some of which were their final interviews before their executions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mitchell Small. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051021/bk_acx0_051021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The photos in this edition are black and white. MiG Killers: A Chronology of U.S. Air Victories in Vietnam 1965-1973 tells the dramatic story of U.S. Air Force and Navy flight crews who battled the Soviet-built enemy MiGs in the war-torn skies over Southeast Asia. Learn new information on this subject from vivid and detailed narrative describing all 202 MiG kills made by six different aircraft types, and with every engagement arranged in chronological order. This book also features the most complete photo documentation on this subject ever assembled. By using outstanding original military photography, much of which has never before been published, this book shows 169 of the 174 U.S. aircraft credited with MiG kills during the Vietnam War. It describes each aircraft with serial number, tail code, operational unit, crewmember names, callsign, and specific weaponry and tactics used in accomplishing each and every MiG kill made from April 1965 through January 1973.
Generation Kill is about the young men sent to fight their nation´s first open-ended war since Vietnam. Despite the flurry of media images to come of the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, you have never really met any of these people, who serve as front-line troops. For whatever reason, the media simply doesn´t get them. As we all know, news accounts of the last two wars focused almost exclusively on battlefield imagery of high-tech weapons wreaking astounding destruction, comply with analysis from retired army grandees and other experts, punctuated by the odd heart-warming patriotic sound-bite. The troops themselves play a role in the media´s presentation of recent wars rather like extras in The Triumph of the Will. They are everywhere yet somehow invisible. When they speak you get the sense that what they are saying has been carefully scripted. Now Generation Kill tells the soldiers´ story in their own words. The narrative focuses on a platoon of 23 marines, many of them veterans of Afghanistan, whose elite reconnaissance unit spearheaded the blitzkrieg on Iraq. This is the story of young men that have been trained to become ruthless killers. It´s about surviving death. It´s about taking part in a war many questioned before it even began. Evan Wright was the only reporter with First Recon, which operated well ahead of most other forces, usually behind enemy lines. They were among the first marines sent into the fight and one of the last units still engaged on the outskirts of Iraq, even after the city centre fell. Generation Kill is not just a combat chronicle but an inside look at how people fighting in war actually experience it. It is both an action narrative like Black Hawk Down and a detailed portrait of a generation at war along the lines of Band of Brothers. It is not a book you are going to forget in a hurry...
The Kill by Émile Zola (Book Analysis):Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide Bright Summaries
Featuring a detailed study of 400 murders, plus FBI files, this title will appeal to readers interested in profiling, true crime and murder mysteries, and the inner workings of the human mind. Based on groundbreaking research, this is a psychologist´s fascinating investigation of why everyone is ´´wired to kill.´´ As acclaimed psychological researcher and author David Buss writes, ´´People are mesmerized by murder. It commands our attention like no other human phenomenon, and those touched by its ugly tendrils never forget.´´ Though we may like to believe that murderers are pathological misfits and hardened criminals, the vast majority of murders are committed by people who, until the day they kill, would seem to be perfectly normal. David Buss´s pioneering work has made major national news in the past, and this provocative book is sure to generate a storm of attention. The Murderer Next Door is a riveting look into the dark underworld of the human psyche-an astonishing exploration of when and why we kill and what might push any one of us over the edge. A leader in the innovative field of evolutionary psychology, Buss conducted an unprecedented set of studies investigating the underlying motives and circumstances of murders, from the bizarre outlier cases of serial killers to those of the friendly next-door neighbor who one day kills his wife. Reporting on findings that are often startling and counterintuitive-the younger woman involved in a love triangle is at a high risk of being killed-he puts forth a bold new general theory of homicide, arguing that the human psyche has evolved specialized adaptations whose function is to kill. Taking readers through the surprising twists and turns of the evolutionary logic of murder, he explains exactly when each of us is most at risk, both of being murdered and of becoming a murderer. His findings about the high-risk situations alone will be news making. Featuring gripping storytelling about specific murder cases-including a never used FBI file of more than 400,000 murders and a highly detailed study of 400 murders conducted by Buss in collaboration with a forensic psychiatrist, and a pioneering investigation of homicidal fantasies in which Buss found that 91 percent of men and 84 percent of women have had at least one such vivid fantasy-The Murderer Next Door will be necessary reading for those who have been fascinated by books on profiling, lovers of true crime and murder mysteries, as well as readers intrigued by the inner workings of the human mind.
Within a maze of true-crime books that tend to provide only minor portions of the whole story, Female Serial Killers, the Damsels of Death provides much more detailed and comprehensive insight into the world of some of the most infamous serial killers in American history. Profiled in volume 2 are: The damsel of death, Aileen Wournos The pickax killer, Karla Faye Tucker Blood sacrifice and devil worship killer Sara Aldrete Child killer Andrea Pia Kennedy The pedophile killer, Sheila LaBarre Babies in a box: infant killer Diane O´dell The giggling grandma, Nannie Doss The Auburn cyanide murders: Stella Nickell The torture mother, Gertrude Baniszewski The angel of death, Kristen Gilbert Incest, torture, and murder: Rosemary West The little old lady killer, Juana Barraza The most evil woman in Britain, Myra Hindley The boardinghouse killer, Dorothea Puente A deadly bedside manner: nutty nurse Jane Toppan 1. Language: English. Narrator: Troy W. Hudson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/061820/bk_acx0_061820_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Every player needs a handful of great offensive moves, and this DVD provides detailed instruction on 25 Killer Scoring Moves! With moves and counter-moves from all areas of the court, this DVD gives players and coaches at every level a virtual encycl
American serial killer Edmund Kemper III stalked co-eds in California at the height of the era of peace and free love, dismembering his victims and tossing their body parts in remote areas around Santa Cruz. As pieces of young women began washing up on shore and turning up alongside rural highways, female residents - especially college students - were decidedly on edge. A lust killer who savored the act of decapitating his victims - and often used their severed heads for sexual pleasure - Kemper´s story is particularly twisted among historical serial killers. Still, the true crime tale of Edmund Kemper is particularly fascinating, because the man many people called ´´a gentle giant´´ was a near genius whose cunning manipulation of others made him particularly depraved and dangerous. This true crime story, a detailed biography of one of the most psychopathic serial killers of our time, shares some insight into the troubled childhood and awkward nature that led the American serial killer to take 10 lives, including those of six pretty co-eds, his paternal grandparents, his calculatingly cruel mother, and his mother´s best friend. Among historical serial killers, Kemper is especially depraved, since he included necrophilia and cannibalism in his gruesome mix of sordid criminal activity. Ultimately, Kemper´s murderous inclinations and urges to kill were satisfied after he bludgeoned to death his mother, a woman he´d hated since he was eight years old, and he turned himself in. But if he hadn´t finally acted on his long-held fantasy to end his mother´s life, he might still be trolling California highways, getting away with murder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Miles Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056183/bk_acx0_056183_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Nell Harper Lee (Book Analysis):Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide Bright Summaries