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Book Description

24 Nov 2011
Do you like to read great stories? This book is loaded with them! We've rounded up the best cops-and-robber articles we've ever done--plus a rogue's gallery of new offenders. You'll read about dumb crooks and criminal masterminds, mafia henchman and low-level goons, ancient warriors and Old West gunslingers, crazed cops and jovial judges, and even a few loony lawyers and crooked Wall Street types. It's the "True Crime" book that only Uncle John could make! Here are some of the unusual suspects . . . - New York City's "Mad Bomber"- The Biddle Brothers and the Queen of the Jail- Law and Order: Special Pants Unit- Dopes who hide their dope in the strangest places- America's first private eye- NASCAR's bootlegging beginnings- The real pirates of the Caribbean- Why "CSI" makes the cops' job even harder- Billy the Kid and other outlaws who died with their boots on- George Luger, Samuel Colt, and other fathers of guns- The greatest train robberies- Arrested for farting- And much more!

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Advantage Publishers Group (24 Nov 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607103184
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607103189
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 12.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 971,806 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bathroom Readers' Institute: The Bathroom Readers' Institute is a tight-knit group of loyal and skilled writers, researchers, and editors who have been working as a team for years. The BRI understands the habits of a very special market--Throne Sitters--and devotes itself to providing amazing facts and conversation pieces.

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5.0 out of 5 stars great gift 4 Feb 2013
By msjag
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perfect gift for iPad. worth buying the collection! my fav is the christmas book. useful facts to carry with you
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book to read 22 July 2012
By Kenneth A. Klomhaus - Published on Amazon.com
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Being a retired cop, I am always interested in true crime stories and this book provides many great stories that I find fun to read about. It is a good book to read anywhere in the house.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recycled Uncle John's Material Still a Winner! 21 Feb 2012
By Michael OConnor - Published on Amazon.com
UNCLE JOHN'S TRUE CRIME, A CLASSIC COLLECTION OF CROOKS, COPS AND CAPERS features crime-related material lifted from over 100 previously published Bathroom Reader volumes. Despite that, it's still an appealing and educational read.

As with other UJBR volumes, this 2011 release serves up a mix of quick reads, two-three page articles, four-five pagers and multi-part articles that examine crime topics in some depth. Included in this smorgasbord are the following:

*the disappearance of Judge Crater;
*strange prisoner lawsuits;
*the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa;
*Johnny's Cash concerts at Folsom and San Quentin;
*a history of the RCMP;
*the helicopter jailbreaks of 'Kalashnikov Pat;'
*serial killer quotes;
*modern pirates;
*dumb crooks;
*weird sentences;
*the disappearance of the Mary Celeste;
*the Great Diamond Hoax of 1872; and
*the Dashiell Hammett story.

Being an avid Bathroom Reader fan, I did get a vague sense of deja vu paging through UNCLE JOHN'S TRUE CRIME. However, since I haven't read all the UJBR volumes used to compile this book, there were some new items to tickle my trivia fancy. And, in truth, the whole compilation, with its focus on crime, was entertaining.

Trivia buffs and crime afficiandos alike will enjoy UNCLE JOHN'S TRUE CRIME. It's interesting and fun and only $9.95! Recommended.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True Crime 27 July 2012
By C. Houghton - Published on Amazon.com
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Fun! Enjoyed learning some new facts and remembering some old tales. You know, some of those potential crooks are pretty dumb.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Genius on Parade 5 Dec 2012
By Glenn E. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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Uncle John's Bathroom Readers and their many offspring and variations are always entertaining and this book is no exception. Stories like these, besides being very funny, are also great conversation pieces. When at a loss for something interesting to talk about you can always find something to interest or amuse your friends and the best part is that they're all true - you couldn't make up stuff like this. I have about 20 or 25 of these volumes and they are always great reading. By the way, you don't have to go anywhere near the bathroom to read them, either. This book is just loaded with criminal masterminds at their moronic best. Fumbling idiots with incredibly stupid crimes. Funny stuff. Enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Uncle John does it AGAIN!!! 10 July 2012
By Tif - Published on Amazon.com
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I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Uncle John's books. They are all so amazingly funny. If I had the money I would buy every single one ever made.
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