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The Resource Villains, scoundrels, and rogues : incredible true tales of mischief and mayhem, Paul Martin, (electronic resource)

Villains, scoundrels, and rogues : incredible true tales of mischief and mayhem, Paul Martin, (electronic resource)

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Villains, scoundrels, and rogues : incredible true tales of mischief and mayhem
Title
Villains, scoundrels, and rogues
Title remainder
incredible true tales of mischief and mayhem
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Paul Martin
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Language
eng
Summary
Everyone loves a good villain! From the back pages of history, vivid, entertaining portraits of little-known scoundrels whose misdeeds range from the simply inept to the truly horrifying. Even if you're an avid history buff, you've probably never heard of this disreputable cast of characters: A drunken, ne'er-do-well cop who abandoned his post at Ford's Theatre, giving assassin John Wilkes Booth unchallenged access to President Lincoln; a notorious Kansas quack who made millions by implanting billy goat testicles in gullible male patients; and America's worst female serial killer ever. These are three of the memorable but little-known rogues profiled in this eye-opening and entertaining book. Dividing his profiles into three categories--villains, scoundrels, and rogues--author and former National Geographic editor Paul Martin serves up concise, colorful biographies of thirty of America's most outrageous characters. Whether readers choose to be horrified by the story of Ed Gein, Alfred Hitchcock's hideous inspiration for Psycho, or marvel at the clever duplicity of the con artist who originated the phony bookie operation portrayed in The Sting, there's something here for everyone. Brimming with audacious, unforgettable characters often overlooked by standard history books, this page-turner is a must for anyone with an interest in the varieties of human misbehavior. From the Trade Paperback edition
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RECBK
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1946 June 6-
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Martin, Paul
Dewey number
364.1092/273
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6785
LC item number
.M37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Criminals
  • Rogues and vagabonds
  • Outlaws
  • Immorality
  • History
  • United States
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Villains, scoundrels, and rogues : incredible true tales of mischief and mayhem, Paul Martin, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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unknown
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781616149284
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(electronic bk.)
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unknown
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5bf2dada-b58e-4a38-9b65-9254d9d06140
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EB00179673
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unknown sound
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)869377664
  • (OCoLC)ocn869377664
  • 982211
Label
Villains, scoundrels, and rogues : incredible true tales of mischief and mayhem, Paul Martin, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616149284
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5bf2dada-b58e-4a38-9b65-9254d9d06140
Publisher number
EB00179673
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869377664
  • (OCoLC)ocn869377664
  • 982211

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