THE HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICAN CRIME
Author: Fred Rosen
Publisher: CHECKMARK BOOKS, May 2005
Entries are informative & fact-filled, but written in an engaging "you are there" style. Photos & maps provide a striking visual accompaniment to the insightful text. 50 photos & 40 maps, Index, 8-pg. full-color insert; 8.5x11 inches, 416 pgs.
For many people, the Mafia is synonymous with organized crime, but due to the constant efforts of the government and law enforcement agencies, the traditional American mob has suffered setbacks. This has created openings more than amply filled by a variety of other criminal organizations from around the world, and though the names and faces may change, many of the rackets remain the same. Sure to entertain and inform.
Americans have a passionate interest in crime, the victims & perpetrators of crime, and where & why certain crimes occur. The media covers high-profile cases, and researchers are always searching for and uncovering new information about events that hyappened, or may have happened, in cases throughout history. The Historical Atlas of American Crime presents a geographic overview of the development of the development of crime in America, from colonial times to the present.
Covering all varieties of crime, from murder to fraud, from organized crime to terrorism, these pages contain a fascinating survey of the most significant crimiunal developments in U.S. history. Emphasizing cases that were the first of the kind, new types of crime, & crimes particular to certain regions. The Historical Atlas of American Crime demonstrates how geography, shifting populations, Western expansion, & technology have shaped crime and the development of American society.
Organized into descrete historical periods, this atlas provides a unique perspective with penetrating analysis & intriguing detail. The entries are informative & fact-filled, but written in an engaging "you are there" style. Photos & maps provide a striking visual accompaniment to the insightful text.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Fred Rosen is a best-selling author who has written about crime for numerous magazines, including The Reader's Digest, Penthouse, Cosmopolitan, and The Saturday Evening Post. He is the author of several books, among them are Lobster Boy and the true crime books Doctors from Hell, Chameleon, Blood Crimes, and Gang Mom. Rosen earned an M.F.A. in cinema from the University of Southern California and is a former columnist for The New York Times.