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The Book of Assassins

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The compelling, tragic and often bizarre life stories of history's famous and infamous assassins, now collected in one comprehensive, easy-to-use volume.

The names are well-known, but how much do you know about the inner lives of John Hinckley Jr.,who shot Ronald Reagan in a misguided attempt to impress actress Jodie Foster, or Mark David Chapman, who, after shooting John Lennon, sat down on the sidewalk to continue reading The Catcher in the Rye? And what about the world's not-so-famous assassins? Find out what happened when Carlito Dimahilig attacked Imelda Marcos with a bolo knife (and how one of her many famous pairs of shoes came into play!), or why Max H

About the Author

A Biographical Dictionary of the World's Assassins is George Fetherling's first venture into true crime. As Douglas Fetherling, he has published fifty books of poetry, fiction, essays, history, biography and criticism. He lives in Ontario and British Columbia.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307369093
Publisher:
Random House of Canada
Publication Date:
20111116
Author:
Fetherling, George
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English

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Biography » General
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime

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