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Title Professional criminals of America : from gilded age New York / Inspector Thomas Byrnes ; foreword by R. Scott Decker.
Author Byrnes, Thomas, 1842-1910, author.
Publication Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, 2019.
Description 433 pages, 35 leaves of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm
Call # 364.922 B
Note Includes index.
Summary "Originally written in 1886, Professional Criminals of America contains biographical sketches, including photographs, of over four hundred of the nation's leading criminals. Each profile details the crimes committed and the circumstances leading up to arrest and conviction. Thomas Byrnes is credited with popularizing the term 'rogues gallery,' and for both good and ill, according to the New York Times, Byrnes "shaped not just the New York City Detective Bureau, but the template for detective work...in every modern American metropolis." Also included are short, informative chapters on criminal methods, executions, and fugitives from justice, along with intriguing chapters on mysterious unsolved murders and adventurers, and a list of every prison and state penitentiary in America at the original time of publication."--Back cover.
Subject Crime -- United States -- Case studies.
Criminals -- United States -- Biography.
Criminals -- United States -- Portraits.
Criminals -- United States -- Identification.
Addl. Author Decker, R. Scott, writer of foreword.
ISBN 1493041967 (hardcover) :
9781493041961 (hardcover) :

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