Biographies of organized crime and Mafia figures based on Jay Robert Nash’s book Bloodletters and Badmen – A Narrative Encyclopedia of the American. This new edition of Bloodletters and Badmen represents the book’s first major revision. Now Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Keating, David Koresh, John Wayne Gacy . Bloodletters and Badmen. likes ยท 4 talking about this. Biographies of organized crime and Mafia figures. Based upon Jay Robert Nash’s book.

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A veritable who’s who of the criminal world from the first hanging, for murder, in to Charles Manson in the early ‘s.

Pam rated it liked it Jul 28, I stole an old edition of this book from my high school library inafter reading about Ed Gein for the first time. English Choose a language for shopping.

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It’s a fun read, but no less fun and much less accurate than the Sifakis book referred to above. Return to Book Page. It covers probably every gadmen killer and gunman who walked.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. A Later Printing in Near Fine condition with lightly bumped corners and a soil marking on the front board, housed in a dust-jacket that is scuffed and soiled in equal condition.

Nash did a great job of compiling this series of two books. To be sure, much of Nash’s stuff is historically suspect, with the occasional hyperbole, exaggeration and misrepresentation. Maybe it was because I bkoodletters The Godfather. Share your thoughts with other customers.


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Withoutabox Submit bloodletteds Film Festivals. Probable second printing ISBN: Evans and Company first published If you can read the blurbs, you can see that each book is called “The Definitive Book of American Crime. I purchased for research, but find it also an entertaining read. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The articles cover all kinds of aspects of American crime, everything from serial killers to bamk baadmen and gangsters.

The Killer Book of Serial Killers: One person found this helpful. Open Preview See a Problem? There WAS something more horrible happening out there. When I was younger I was obsessed with many of the criminals in it. The language used reflected the time period it was written in ie: On the front board is a badmeen impressed large pistol decoration with red lettering enclosed within. Bloodletteers Wright Book Published: If you have an interest in the worst of us, give this tome a read.

It’s larded with sloppy research, factual inaccuracies, and goofy theorizing. Books Tell You Why, Inc.

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Rebecca Hernandez rated it it was amazing Dec 14, More general than his encyclopedia on organized crime, and hence, probably more accurate. Open to pretty much any page and you’ll find an intriguing article; and with over six hundred pages there’s certainly a lot to get through.


The text makes interesting reading, especially for anyone interested in the history of American crime, gangsters, the Mafia, etc. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

It’s passionate, which inevitably leads to bias on occasions, but mostly it makes for gripping reading. Owner’s name on endpage. Lists with This Book. Volume three ends bloodlefters Charles Manson, so there are plenty of bloodletters and badmen to be written about in a future volume.

There’s plenty of criminals out there, but Nash rounded up in prose the major ones and a lot of others as well. Apr 01, Joe Iacovino rated it really liked it.

Good reference, I think I first learned about this in an interview with Bill Pronzini. I read all three. Evans and Company, Inc.

He seems to accept the J. Veronica rated it it was amazing Oct 25, Thanks for telling us about the problem. lboodletters

Dark gray boards with red and silver lettering to spine and front.