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The Encyclopedia of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List: Over Fifty Years of Convicts, Robbers, Terrorists, and Other Rogues

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In 1949, a crime reporter looking for a way to fill a column published the nations ten worst criminals as classified by the FBI: two accused murderers, four escaped convicts, a bank robber, and three “confidence men.” In addition to the stark black and white photos that accompanied the article, the public was most moved by the idea that law enforcement was asking them for help. Fired up by the gesture of confidence, Americans banded together to wholeheartedly support the motion, leading to tips that helped facilitate the capture of the advertised criminals. Some of those on the list even surrendered voluntarily due to the increased publicity. The rogues gallery showcases fugitives such as:

• William Raymond Nesbit, first on the list to be captured

• James Earl Ray, assassin of Martin Luther King Jr.

• Ted Bundy, ruthless serial killer

• Ruth Eisemann-Schier, kidnapper and first woman to make the Top Ten

• Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, 1993 World Trade Center bomber

This encyclopedia includes criminals photographs, crime details, and “interesting fugitive facts” as well as a brief history of the list and what it has accomplished in more than fifty years.

About the Author

Duane Swierczynski is an American crime writer who has written a number of nonfiction books and novels and also writes for comic books. He has also worked as an editor and writer at Mens Health, Details, and Philadelphia magazines. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781626365469
Author:
Swierczynski, Duane
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
73 BandW photos
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
Reference » Encyclopedias » General

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