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Barcode31662001709716
LocationWinamac
TitleAll that is wicked : a gilded-age story of murder and the race to decode the criminal mind / Kate Winkler Dawson.
AuthorDawson, Kate Winkler author.
Call No364.3 DAW
CollectionAdult 300-399
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International Standard Book Number 9780593420065 (hardcover)
International Standard Book Number 0593420063 (hardcover)
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 23/eng/20220426 364.3
Personal Name Dawson, Kate Winkler author.
Title Statement All that is wicked : a gilded-age story of murder and the race to decode the criminal mind / Kate Winkler Dawson.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2022]
Physical Description xi, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Content Type rdacontent text txt
Media Type rdamedia unmediated n
Carrier Type rdacarrier volume nc
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-294) and index.
Summary, Etc. "Acclaimed crime historian, podcaster, and author of American Sherlock Kate Winkler Dawson tells the thrilling story of Edward Rulloff-a serial murderer who was called "too intelligent to be killed"--And the array of 19th century investigators who were convinced his brain held the key to finally understanding the criminal mind"-- Provided by publisher
Summary, Etc. "Edward Rulloff was a brilliant yet utterly amoral murderer--some have called him a "Victorian-era Hannibal Lecter"--whose crimes spanned decades and whose victims were chosen out of revenge, out of envy, and sometimes out of necessity. From his humble beginnings in upstate New York to the dazzling salons and social life he established in New York City, at every turn Rulloff used his intelligence and regal bearing to evade detection and avoid punishment. He could talk his way out of any crime...until one day, Rulloff's luck ran out. By 1871 Rulloff sat chained in his cell--a psychopath holding court while curious 19th-century "mindhunters" tried to understand what made him tick. From alienists (early psychiatrists who tried to analyze the source of his madness) to neurologists (who wanted to dissect his brain) to phrenologists (who analyzed the bumps on his head to determine his character), each one thought he held the key to understanding the essential question: is evil born or made? Eventually, Rulloff's brain would be placed in a jar at Cornell University as the prize specimen of their anatomy collection...where it still sits today, slowly moldering in a dusty jar. But his story--and its implications for the emerging field of criminal psychology--were just beginning." -- Amazon.com.
Subject-Personal Name Rulloff, Edward H. 1819-1871 (Edward Howard), Psychology.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Criminal psychology Case studies. History 19th century United States
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Serial murderers Case studies. History 19th century United States
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term bisacsh SOCIAL SCIENCE Sociology General.
Index Term-Genre/Form lcgft Case studies
Index Term-Genre/Form lcgft True crime stories
Additional Physical Form Entry Dawson, Kate Winkler. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2022] Online version: All that is wicked. (DLC) 2022019069 9780593420072
Location 364.3 DAW 31662001709716

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