They All Love Jack

Busting the Ripper
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Author(s): Bruce Robinson
Original Publish Date: Oct 13, 2015
Product Number: EB00478260
Released: Oct 13, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062296399
Publisher: Harper
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Description

For over a hundred years, the mystery of Jack the Ripper has been a source of unparalleled fascination and horror, spawning an army of obsessive theorists and endless volumes purporting to finally reveal the identity of the brutal murderer who terrorized Victorian England. But what if there was never really any mystery at all? What if the Ripper was always hiding in plain sight, deliberately leaving a trail of clues to his identity for anyone who cared to look, while cynically mocking those who were supposedly attempting to bring him to justice? In They All Love Jack, the award-winning film director and screenwriter Bruce Robinson exposes the cover-up that enabled one of history's most notorious serial killers to remain at large. More than twelve years in the writing, this is no mere radical reinterpretation of the Jack the Ripper legend and an enthralling hunt for the killer. A literary high-wire act reminiscent of Tom Wolfe or Hunter S. Thompson, it is an expressionistic journey through the cesspools of late-Victorian society, a phantasmagoria of highly placed villains, hypocrites, and institutionalized corruption. Polemic forensic investigation and panoramic portrait of an age, underpinned by deep scholarship and delivered in Robinson's inimitably vivid and scabrous prose, They All Love Jack is an absolutely riveting and unique book, demolishing the theories of generations of self-appointed experts—the so-called Ripperologists—to make clear, at last, who really did it; and, more important, how he managed to get away with it for so long.

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CD
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Author(s): Bruce Robinson
Narrator(s): Bruce Robinson, Phil Fox
Genre: History
Product Number DD20728
Released: Oct 06, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504646680
eAudio
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Author(s): Bruce Robinson
Narrator(s): Bruce Robinson, Phil Fox
Product Number Z100091407
Released: Oct 13, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062373748

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