Jack the Ripper: Case Closed Hardcover – 28 May 2009
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Although the Whitechapel murders happened well over a century ago, there is still widespread fascination with the ensuing investigation. Read morePublished on 19 May 2009 by Rosie
As a fan of Andrew Cook's previous books I was eagerly anticipating this new title. It did not disappoint! Great to read, with strong reliance on primary sources of evidence. Read morePublished on 19 May 2009 by Ginger Girl