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War, Baby: The Glamour of Violence
War, Baby: The Glamour of Violence
by Kevin Mitchell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it!, 18 April 2011
A fantastic book about one of the most vicious fights in boxing history. People often forget how good Gerald McClellan was; having been ranked number 5 Pound for Pound in the world at the time. A sensitive subject like this requires a special amount of care whilst writing, and the author delivers on all levels. Captivating and tragic, this book is un-put-downable.


Notorious Killers (8 DVD Box Set) [DVD]
Notorious Killers (8 DVD Box Set) [DVD]

16 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Collection, 17 July 2010
Any True Crime fan can be proud to add this to their collection. Well worth the money.


Deranged: The Shocking True Story of America's Most Fiendish Killer
Deranged: The Shocking True Story of America's Most Fiendish Killer
by Harold Schechter
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, 12 July 2010
First of all, as some of the other reviews have shown, this book isn't for everyone. Schechter's writing style - depending on who you ask - can either be boring or engaging. For me, the book gave me a real feel for the times and the man, and flowed very well, tying up all the loose ends and thoroughly explaining the ins and outs of the Budd crime itself, the police investigation and the trial. If you're thinking this book is just a glorified psychological profile of Albert Fish then you're wrong, although letters that he wrote (which are included in the book) plus the testimonials of many psychiatrists do offer some great insights into the mind of THE most perverted human-being in history. The book is a fantastic journal, detailing one of the most savage murder cases in American history and showing us that there are many things we didn't know a person was capable of. The style that the book is written is comparable to Michael Bilton's 'Wicked Beyond Belief' in that the hunt for the killer is very well documented. Any True-Crime fan should add this one to their collection.


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