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By Mike Mayo

Investigating the best way Hollywood scoops up infamous criminals and turns them into legends, this wonderful who's-who consultant offers thumbnail sketches of such killers as Ma Barker, Black Beard, Al Capone, John Wesley Hardin, and Charles Starkweather. Noting that a few figures are glamorized in pop culture (Jesse James), whereas others are demonized (Charles Manson), this encyclopedic assortment explores the legends' emotional truths as depicted in videos, tales, and songs. proof of the true circumstances at the back of those infamous criminals also are offered, together with the landmark rulings that pioneered new methods to felony justice.

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