Jack the Ripper


Author: Andrew Cook
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
ISBN: 1848683278
Category: History
Page: 253
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Andrew Cook goes in search of the real story of Jack the Ripper - and this story isn't set in the brothels of the East End but in the boardrooms of Fleet Street. This is a tale of hysteria whipped up by competing tabloid editors and publishers.

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

Jack the Ripper

Anatomie einer Legende - Update 2017
Author: Hendrik Püstow,Thomas Schachner
Publisher: Militzke Verlag
ISBN: 3861899787
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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Jack the Ripper – der Name sorgt für Gänsehaut. Das Rätsel um den bekanntesten Serienmörder der Geschichte ist noch immer ungelöst. Wer war es, der im Herbst 1888 in London mindestens fünf Prostituierte auf bestialische Art und Weise tötete? Jack-the-Ripper-Forscher auf der ganzen Welt versuchen seit über 120 Jahren, das Mysterium zu entschlüsseln. Update 2017: Hier legen die Autoren ein gründlich überarbeitetes Standardwerk vor: die aktuelle objektive deutschsprachige Gesamtdarstellung zum bekanntesten Fall der Kriminalgeschichte Sie haben unzählige historische Zeitungsartikel, umfangreiche Londoner Polizeiakten sowie bisher unveröffentlichte Dokumente studiert. Minutiös werden die Ereignisse und Zusammenhänge der Taten rekonstruiert, die Fakten, die für oder gegen die Hauptverdächtigen sprechen, abgewogen und mögliche Theorien vorgestellt. Ein spannendes Sachbuch mit vielen nützlichen Zusatzinformationen – nicht nur für „Ripperologen". Update 2017 - neue Fakten, weitere Verdächtige!

Jack the Ripper

The Definitive History
Author: Paul Begg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317866339
Category: History
Page: 398
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'The clearest, most accurate, and most up-to-date account of the Ripper murders, by one of Britain's greatest and most respected experts on the "autumn of terror" in Victorian London.' William D. Rubenstein, Professor of Modern History, University of Wales, Aberystwyth England in the 1880s was a society in transition, shedding the skin of Victorianism and moving towards a more modern age. Promiscuity, moral decline, prostitution, unemployment, poverty, police inefficiency... all these things combined to create a feeling of uncertainty and fear. The East End of London became the focus of that fear. Here lived the uneducated, poverty-ridden and morally destitute masses. When Jack the Ripper walked onto the streets of the East End he came to represent everything that was wrong with the area and with society as a whole. He was fear in a human form, an unknown lurker in the shadows who could cross boundaries and kill. Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History is not yet another attempt to identify the culprit. Instead, the book sets the murders in their historical context, examining in depth what East London was like in 1888, how it came to be that way, and how events led to one of the most infamous and grisly episodes of the Victorian era.

The American Murders of Jack the Ripper


Author: R. Michael Gordon
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275981556
Category: True Crime
Page: 209
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For the first time, the American murders of Jack the Ripper are revealed in the 1891 and 1892 crimes of Severin Klosowski (a.k.a. George Chapman, the Borough Poisoner), a prime suspect in the Ripper case. After his narrow escape from Scotland Yard, the killer would travel to the New York City area where four high-profile murders took place soon after his arrival. With Victorian era New York as his backdrop, Gordon recounts the gruesome scenes. He also details Klosowski's subsequent return to England where he would eventually be convicted and executed for another murder spree—with poison as his weapon of choice. Readers will learn about these unknown Ripper victims: Carrie Brown, an aging prostitute who was brutally slashed and mutilated; Hannah Robinson, a servant girl who was strangled to death; 73-year-old Elizabeth Senior, who struggled bravely against an intruder who stabbed her multiple times in her New Jersey home; and Herta Mary Anderson, a teenaged New Jersey hotel maid, found dead from a bullet wound and cut throat. How could the Ripper evade capture so easily? Why did the American connection remain hidden for so long?

Jack the Ripper


Author: Jennifer Joline Anderson
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1614784701
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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CSI meets history and investigative journalism in this series that includes both classic and contemporary unsolved mysteries. Unsolved Mysteries bridges the gaps among social studies, applied sciences, modern folklore, and technology not only by diving into the narrative explanations of the cases but also by exploring how researchers work to solve them and why these cases continue to fascinate readers. This series provides readers with historical information on well-known unsolved mysteries as well as the current standings of investigation and explains how scientists, theorists, and others have examined the evidence of each case, sighting, killing, or disappearance. Readers will be left with a clear understanding of why the subject still stumps investigators as well as why so many people are fascinated by it--and what modern technology can provide to us in possibly answering each of these questions. Unsolved Mysteries is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Good Night Jack the Ripper 02


Author: Ikuhiro Nao,Ai Ninomiya,Kinako
Publisher: Egmont
ISBN: 377049752X
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 178
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Edward der Vollstrecker schneidet Menschen mit einer riesigen Schere die Köpfe ab. Doch eines Tages wird sein Herz durchstochen und er landet geradewegs in der Hölle. Edward hat die Nachricht seines Todes noch nicht ganz verdaut, da soll er sich schon einen Job und eine Wohnung suchen, die Kaution und die Miete bezahlen ... Schnell merkt er, dass es in der Hölle heiß hergeht. Er macht Bekanntschaft mit Jack the Ripper und muss feststellen, dass Monster nicht mehr sein größtes Problem sind ... Eine tolle Mystery-Story mit fantastischen Zeichnungen! --- Dieses spezielle E-Book-Format kann auf allen aktuelleren Tablets und Geräten mit Zoomfunktion gelesen werden. Dein Leseprogramm sollte die Darstellung von Fixed-Image-E-Books im EPUB3- oder mobi/KF8-Format unterstützen. Weitere Informationen findest du auf der Homepage von Egmont Manga. ---

Jack the Ripper

His Life and Crimes in Popular Entertainment
Author: Gary Coville,Patrick Lucanio
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786440457
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 203
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The identity of Jack the Ripper has consumed public curiosity since he first tormented the East End of London in 1888. Numerous theories have been offered as to his identity, but he remains in the shadows where, it seems, only imaginative literature has been able to elucidate his meaning to the modern world. This work surveys the literary, film, television, and radio treatments of Jack the Ripper and his crimes. The works of fiction are thoroughly analyzed, as are the major nonfiction works that have offered various theories about the Ripper's identity. Works whose narratives are obviously inspired by Jack the Ripper and his crimes are also discussed.

Jack the Ripper and the London Press


Author: L. Curtis
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300133691
Category: True Crime
Page: 368
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Press coverage of the 1888 mutilation murders attributed to Jack the Ripper was of necessity filled with gaps and silences, for the killer remained unknown and Victorian journalists had little experience reporting serial murders and sex crimes. This engrossing book examines how fourteen London newspapers—dailies and weeklies, highbrow and lowbrow—presented the Ripper news, in the process revealing much about the social, political, and sexual anxieties of late Victorian Britain and the role of journalists in reinforcing social norms. L. Perry Curtis surveys the mass newspaper culture of the era, delving into the nature of sensationalism and the conventions of domestic murder news. Analyzing the fourteen newspapers—two of which emanated from the East End, where the murders took place—he shows how journalists played on the fears of readers about law and order by dwelling on lethal violence rather than sex, offering gruesome details about knife injuries but often withholding some of the more intimate details of the pelvic mutilations. He also considers how the Ripper news affected public perceptions of social conditions in Whitechapel.

Complete Jack The Ripper


Author: Donald Rumbelow
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 075354993X
Category: True Crime
Page: 400
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Fully updated and revised, Donald Rumbelow’s classic work is the ultimate examination of the facts, theories, fictions and fascinations surrounding the greatest whodunit in history. The Complete Jack the Ripper lays out all the evidence in the most comprehensive summary ever written about the Ripper. Rumbelow, a former London Metropolitan policeman, and an authority on crime, has subjected every theory – including those that have emerged in recent years – to the same deep scrutiny. He also examines the mythology surrounding the case and provides some fascinating insights into the portrayal of the Ripper on stage and screen and on the printed page. More seriously, he also examines the horrifying parallel crimes of the Düsseldorf Ripper and the Yorkshire Ripper in an attempt to throw further light on the atrocities of Victorian London.

The Private Life of Jack the Ripper


Author: Richard Gordon
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 1842325140
Category: Fiction
Page: 258
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In this shrewd and witty novel, Victorian London for the poor is brought to life with compelling authority - hard, menial work; violence; prostitution; disease. A masterly evocation of the practice of medicine in 1888 - the year of Jack the Ripper - it is also a medical mystery. Why were his victims so silent and why so little blood?

Jack the Ripper

One Hundred Years of Investigation
Author: Terence Sharkey
Publisher: Dorset Pr
ISBN: 9780880297295
Category: Jack the Ripper Murders, London, England, 1888
Page: 144
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Recreates the atmosphere of Victorian London and invites the reader to formulate his own theory about who the "Butcher of Whitechapel" was.

Alias Jack the Ripper

Beyond the Usual Whitechapel Suspects
Author: R. Michael Gordon
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786408986
Category: Social Science
Page: 363
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Over a century ago, a depraved killer skillfully moved through the dark and filthy slums of London's East End. Despite the increasingly watchful eyes of investigators, the serial murderer--known as "Jack the Ripper" from a signature on a piece of correspondence that has been attributed to him--was never certainly identified. R. Michael Gordon provides a comprehensive look at the crimes and the case evidence, and then discusses the life of the man he believes was the actual killer, detailing the reasons why this person may have been driven to kill. Beginning with an overview of the terror created in the East End of 1888, the book describes the five major periods of the Ripper's deadly career: early life and schooling; a step-by-step view of the murders, including the Thames Torso Murders that authorities attempted to cover up; the Ripper's American connection; a return to London where his final victims were subjected to poison; and the capture and execution of the probable--but never proven--Ripper. To most people who worked closely on the Ripper and poisoning cases, justice was finally served.

Jack the Ripper

The Murders and the Movies
Author: Denis Meikle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 240
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No murderer in history is more enduringly fascinating, notorious, or mysterious than Jack the Ripper. And few are as cinematic, instantly evoking images of menacing alleyways, flickering gaslights and hansom cabs, swirling fog, prostitutes in their tawdry finery, and the cape-shrouded figure of a faceless stalker. In this absorbing guide, Denis Meikle looks at Jack the Ripper on the large and small screen. Close attention is paid to such standards as Baker and Berman's 1958 "Jack the Ripper" and Hammer Studio's 1971 "Hands of the Ripper, " as well as many less familiar examples of the Ripper genre. Meikle brings the story right up to the present with a penetrating account of the filming of "From Hell, " based on the groundbreaking graphic novel by Alan Moore and starring Johnny Depp and Heather Graham. Horror, costume drama, conspiracy theory: all the cinematic angles are explored, as the author uncovers the murky origins of the slasher genre.

Jack the Ripper


Author: Michael Burgan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481479466
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 208
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Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to be considered one of the worst figures in history, with this second book in a brand-new nonfiction series that focuses on the most nefarious historical figures. In 1888, London was terrorized by a mysterious man with a knife. Between the end of August and beginning of November, this man committed five known murders—possibly more. Then, just as suddenly as they started, the killings stopped. Dubbed “Jack the Ripper” by the press, he slipped through the dark, foggy streets of London’s Whitchapel district, targeting women and leaving no witnesses and no clues as to his identity. The police were stumped. The press went wild. But no one could find Jack the Ripper. Even today, Jack the Ripper continues to fascinate. Amateur detectives, known as “Ripperologists”, books, movies, and walking tours all focus on one question: who was Jack the Ripper? Get a little closer to finding out with this biography that takes a deeper look at Jack the Ripper…because while he may be one of history’s worst people, his legend lives on.

Jack the Ripper

a bibliography and review of the literature
Author: Alexander Kelly,Colin Wilson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 55
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