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Description - Professional Criminals of America: From Gilded Age New York by Thomas Byrnes

A late-nineteenth century rogues gallery of America's foremost murderers, bank robbers, con men, forgers, embezzlers, and pickpockets.Written in 1886, Professional Criminals of America contains biographical sketches, including photographs, of some four hundred of the nation's leading criminals. Each profile details the crimes committed and the circumstances leading up to arrest and conviction. Also included are short, informative chapters on criminal methods, executions, opium addiction, fugitives from justice, and prison commutation laws, along with intriguing chapters on mysterious unsolved murders, adventurers and adventuresses, and a list of every prison and state penitentiary in America at the time of publication.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781493041961
Format: Hardback
(289mm x 226mm x 34mm)
Pages: 520
Imprint: The Lyons Press
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2019
Country of Publication: United States

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