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Jack the Ripper: Case Closed Hardcover – 28 May 2009

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing; 1st Edition edition (28 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848683278
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848683273
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 16.5 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,365,417 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Totally fascinating' (SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE)

A triumph of research' (ANDREW ROBERTS)

Exposes the hidden hand behind the Jack the Ripper myth' (KELVIN MACKENZIE) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Andrew Cook is a critically acclaimed historian and the author. He is the historical consultant for the Channel Five Jack The Ripper - Tabloid Myth documentary (in the hugely popular Revealed strand) being broadcast in May 2009. He has also been presenter and historical consultant on a number of successful Channel 4 documentaries including Prince Eddy: The King We Never Had, Three Kings at War and Who Killed Rasputin? in the BBC Timewatch strand. He lives in Bedfordshire.

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This book was sold with the words "Case Closed" on the picture illustrating it on the Amazon website. On receiving my copy I was interested to see these words missing from the cover- a mystery in itself- but would have sued under the trade descriptions act if this book really claimed to solve the case. I should have known it would be inadequate as soon as I saw the words, "Now a Major TV documentary" which begs the question why was it written- to serve the Channel 5 viewers who wanted to check the veracity of the programme or the general reader or those people with the self-styled label- "Ripperologists" or fans of Andrew Cook? Either way someone at Channel 5 or Mr Cook himself is clearly hoping to make a killing (if you forgive the pun) Also, (and yes I'm being snobbish) a BOOK supporting a documentary on CHANNEL 5; a broadcaster with all the investigative backbone of a jellyfish is clearly an oxymoronic concept.
Not to say the basic idea wasn't interesting (I won't use the word arresting which seems slightly inappropriate) but it was a single idea, explained with some equally interesting narrative based on primary evidence concerning the press coverage of the time. But thats it- granted there is some obvious padding out with quotations from autopsies (strangely repeated in some superfluous appendices) and some good illustration but overall the text is badly copy-edited with sentences tailing off and some not complete plus some repetition. Ultimately,the text is thin and Cook spends much time condemning other writers for deciding on a theory and then only selecting the evidence that fits, only to pretty much do the same thing. He starts with his idea and conveniently fails to discuss a variety of aspects that might undercut his point.
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Format: Paperback
With its multitude of theories and culprits the Ripper 'industry' has continued apace over the past few decades, generating ever more complex conspiracies and ever more bizarre conclusions that have clouded the real facts of the Whitechapel murders.
Here Cook takes a far more progmatic view and places the murders into the context of the times, and shows how the media can often, while creating news of the time, twist events that over time are assumed historical fact.

No doubt this book will have the more evangelical 'Ripperists' foaming at the mouth.
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Is Cook seriously suggesting that the idea of 'tabloid' journalist/s inventing the name 'Jack the Ripper' is some sort of grand revelation?! This is well known and features in just about any volume of 'ripperature' one cares to mention. Or is he suggesting that there was no Whitechapel Murderer at all - in direct contravention of the contemporary investigators? Save your money.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Brilliant book and a great read also came very quick thank you ******
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