Jack the Ripper

An Encyclopedia

Author: John J. Eddleston

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576074145

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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A detailed and meticulously researched encyclopedia on all aspects of Jack the Ripper, one of the world's most famous, and mysterious, serial killers. * 450+ entries arranged around themes such as suspects, victims, police, myths, and errors * Verbatim accounts of eight important letters written at the times of the murders that may be genuine, or that other writers have claimed to be genuine * A timeline of the era of Jack the Ripper, beginning with a poisoning in 1887 and ending with the writing of the Littlechild letter in 1913 * 12 maps detailing the location of each murder * Numerous photographs including explicit postmortem photos of many of the victims attributed to Jack the Ripper

The Ultimate Jack the Ripper Sourcebook

Author: Keith Skinner,Stewart Evans

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472107853

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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Two experienced Ripperologists have applied their joint knowledge and expertise to the painstaking collation of all the known official records to produce the ultimate Ripper book - a narrative account of the murders encompassing all the known evidence. The most complete work on the Ripper case ever, contains: the entire contents of the Scotland Yard files covering the full series of murders; extensive press reports; witness statements and extracts from police notebooks; documents missing from the official files and many rare photographs. The Ultimate Jack the Ripper Sourcebook is not only an invaluable reference, but is also a compelling account of the Victorian serial murderer whose identity remains one of criminology's greatest mysteries.

Mapping Society

The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography

Author: Laura Vaughan

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1787353052

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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From a rare map of yellow fever in eighteenth-century New York, to Charles Booth’s famous maps of poverty in nineteenth-century London, an Italian racial zoning map of early twentieth-century Asmara, to a map of wealth disparities in the banlieues of twenty-first-century Paris, Mapping Society traces the evolution of social cartography over the past two centuries. In this richly illustrated book, Laura Vaughan examines maps of ethnic or religious difference, poverty, and health inequalities, demonstrating how they not only serve as historical records of social enquiry, but also constitute inscriptions of social patterns that have been etched deeply on the surface of cities. The book covers themes such as the use of visual rhetoric to change public opinion, the evolution of sociology as an academic practice, changing attitudes to physical disorder, and the complexity of segregation as an urban phenomenon. While the focus is on historical maps, the narrative carries the discussion of the spatial dimensions of social cartography forward to the present day, showing how disciplines such as public health, crime science, and urban planning, chart spatial data in their current practice. Containing examples of space syntax analysis alongside full colour maps and photographs, this volume will appeal to all those interested in the long-term forces that shape how people live in cities.

Jack the Ripper

Light-Hearted Friend

Author: Richard Wallace

Publisher: Gemini Press (Melrose, MA)


Category: True Crime

Page: 293

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Proves that legendary children's author Lewis Carroll was really Jack the Ripper! -- Movie rights sold. -- Endorsed with an introduction by British expert, Colin Wilson. -- Praised by reviewers for the quality and thoroughness of it's research -- a complete circumstantial case. -- Presented by Harper's Magazine in November, 1996. -- Author's sequel to The Agony of Lewis Carroll. This work presents a complete circumstantial case rivaling any others thus far. It analyzes the unique method of communication Charles Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) used in books he published after the murders to "confess" to the killings. Also includes a motive, psychological profile, knowledge, and opportunity, along with a specially commissioned forensic handwriting analysis.

The News from Whitechapel

Jack the Ripper in the Daily Telegraph

Author: Alexander Chisholm,Christopher-Michael DiGrazia

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: 9780786413850

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 237

View: 2164


Early yesterday morning a horrible murder was discovered in Buck's-row, a narrow passage running out of Thames-street, Whitechapel.--The Daily Telegraph, Saturday, 1 September 1888. This text is an annotated transcription of the articles that detailed the Jack the Ripper murders as they were reported by The Daily Telegraph, the world's largest-selling daily newspaper in 1888. Providing explanations where needed, each chapter is devoted to one of the Ripper's victims through transcripts of The Daily Telegraph coverage of her murder, its investigation and subsequent inquest. Interspersed with the transcripts are footnotes (the contents of these are drawn from Home Office and Metropolitan Police files, past and present Ripper books, other contemporary newspaper reports, and the authors' research) that serve to correct what the newspapers got wrong, expand on certain points, or explain to the reader things that were common knowledge during this time period. Also included are rare illustrations including a previously unpublished photograph of victim Annie Chapman prior to her death.

Jack The Ripper

The Definitive History

Author: Paul Begg

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9781405807128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

View: 7264


In 1888 the Whitechapel area of London was the scene of some of the most brutal murders ever recorded in history - and yet the case of Jack the Ripper remains unsolved. Steering clear of wild conspiracy theories, and spurious attempts to advance new theories about the identity of the culprit, Paul Begg instead provides the facts behind one of the most infamous and grisly episodes of the Victorian era. The book is a social history of Victorian East London as it is about the murders themselves. Begg argues that the case excited such interest precisely because of the notoriety of the East End at the time. Chronological coverage includes detailed accounts of the lives of each of the victims and an examination of the police investigation.


Author: Raymond Moley,Malcolm Muir,Joseph Becker Phillips,Rex Smith,Samuel Thurston Williamson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Periodicals

Page: N.A

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