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By Mike Mayo

Investigating the best way Hollywood scoops up infamous criminals and turns them into legends, this enjoyable who's-who consultant presents 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 video clips, tales, and songs. evidence of the true instances at the back of those infamous criminals also are offered, together with the landmark rulings that pioneered new techniques to felony justice.

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