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Victims of Jack the Ripper (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 12. Oktober 2007

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The Victims of Jack the Ripper focuses on the five women murdered by the infamous London serial killer. The book explores their lives and not just their deaths, leading to a fuller understanding of them as individuals. The author is the first to have contacted the descendants of these women to learn information that previously was only known to their families. Neal Stubbings Shelden is known in the field of Ripperology as an expert on this topic, having produced several limited edition booklets that have long been sought after by collectors. This highly anticipated volume combines twenty one years of research into one book and includes his most recent findings along with more than forty pages of photographs.


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HASH(0x9e8714b0) von 5 Sternen Women as well as victims 5. Januar 2008
Von Rose Keefe - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Jack the Ripper. The Whitechapel Murderer. Leather Apron. All are monikers that were applied to the mysterious serial killer who frequented the streets and alleys of Whitechapel, East London, in the fall of 1888. Because he was never caught, he continues to terrify and tantalize. In consequence, more books and articles have been dedicated to the Ripper than any other serial killer in modern history.

"The Victims of Jack the Ripper" is a refreshing addition to any Ripperologist's library. Instead of proposing a dubious new suspect or arguing ridiculous conspiracy theories, Neal Stubbings Sheldon investigates the histories of the five canonical victims. He discovered a previously unpublished photo of victim number two, Annie Chapman, and corresponded extensively with the descendants of Polly Nichols and Catharine Eddowes as well as Chapman. His research turned up interesting family stories as well as one bit of sad irony: when Catharine Eddowes' cousin was hanged for murder in 1866, she profited from the tragedy by selling a gallows ballad about the crime to the crowd in attendance. She probably never thought that her own notoriety would ever exceed her cousin's, but it did, only she was fated to be prey instead of predator.

The only Ripper victim who continues to be an enigma, even after Sheldon's thorough researches, is Mary Jane Kelly. The 'autumn of blood' was brought to a conclusion by her murder in a foul, dimly lit room in Miller's Court, resulting in a widely held suspicion that she may have been the killer's original target all along. Determining her real identity and antecedents remains the Holy Grail for serious students of the Ripper crimes, but if anyone has a shot at a future resolution of this feminine enigma, it's Sheldon.
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HASH(0x9eb5a0f0) von 5 Sternen A great niche-filler 28. Juni 2008
Von alviz - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch Verifizierter Kauf
Wonderfully conceived piece of work which focuses on the interesting, arcane and too-often ignored personal aspect of the Ripper murders - the lives of the victims themselves. This book is not for those who only revel in bloodlust or whose interest singularly lies in finding the identity of the Ripper, but ascribes personalities, background and ultimately "humanness" to the five canonical victims. Thanks to the author and all who collaborated on this book.
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HASH(0x9e7e5fb4) von 5 Sternen Badly in Need of a Proofreader 16. Juli 2009
Von N. M. Bischoff - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch Verifizierter Kauf
All in all, this was a great disappointment. Far too much about the succeeding generations of relatives than about the victims.

Worse yet (for me, a proofreader) is how poorly spelled, poorly edited, and poorly punctuated this book is. I found myself lunging for my red pen at every page. The man is in dire need of a proofreader if this book is ever reprinted (which it doesn't deserve to be).

Not worth the hefty price tag, for sure. Any English teacher worth his or her salt would give it a C-minus.
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HASH(0x9eb5a0c0) von 5 Sternen Not what I hoped for 30. August 2008
Von Claudia Burt Green - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I was hoping for some colorful information abour the victims. Instead the book reads like a genelogy chart. There are pictues of current descendents of the vicims which is interesting. Not a total waste, just not what I wanted to read.
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HASH(0x9eb5afcc) von 5 Sternen stick with sugden - no new info here 31. März 2008
Von margot - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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there are pictures of some descendants, but nothing new as far as information on the victims.
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