Female Serial Killers

How and Why Women Become Monsters
Product Number: EB00392450
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101205693
Publisher: Berkley
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In this fascinating book, Peter Vronsky exposes and investigates the phenomenon of women who kill-and the political, economic, social and sexual implications buried with each victim. How many of us are even remotely prepared to imagine our mothers, daughters, sisters or grandmothers as fiendish killers? For centuries we have been conditioned to think of serial murderers and psychopathic predators as men-with women registering low on our paranoia radar. Perhaps that's why so many trusting husbands, lovers, family friends, and children have fallen prey to "the female monster." From history's earliest recorded cases of homicidal females to Irma Grese, the Nazi Beast of Belsen, from Britain's notorious child-slayer Myra Hindley to 'Honeymoon Killer' Martha Beck to the sensational cult of Aileen Wournos-the first female serial killer-as-celebrity-to cult killers, homicidal missionaries, and our pop-culture fascination with the sexy femme fatale, Vronsky not only challenges our ordinary standards of good and evil but also defies our basic accepted perceptions of gender role and identity. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

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Author(s): Peter Vronsky
Original Publish Date: Aug 07, 2007

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Author(s): Peter Vronsky
Narrator(s): Charles Constant
Product Number DD32001
Released: Jul 04, 2017
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541403291
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Author(s): Peter Vronsky
Narrator(s): Charles Constant
Product Number Z100122691
Released: Jul 04, 2017
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541423299

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