THE TEXARKANA MOONLIGHT MURDERS THE UNSOLVED CASE OF THE 1946 PHANTOM KILLER

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The Texarkana Moonlight Murders

Author : Michael Newton
ISBN : 9781476605784
Genre : Social Science
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In 1946, years before the phrase “serial murder” was coined, a masked killer terrorized the town of Texarkana on the Texas-Arkansas border. Striking five times within a ten-week period, always at night, the prowler claimed six lives and left three other victims wounded. Survivors told police that their assailant was a man, but could supply little else. A local newspaper dubbed him the Phantom Killer, and it stuck. Other reporters called the faceless predator the “Moonlight Murderer,” though the lunar cycle had nothing to do with the crimes. Texarkana’s phantom was not America’s first serial slayer; he certainly was not the worst, either in body count or sheer brutality. But he has left a crimson mark on history as one of those who got away. Like the elusive Axeman of New Orleans, Cleveland’s Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run, and San Francisco’s Zodiac Killer, the Phantom Killer left a haunting mystery behind. This is the definitive story of that mystery.
Category: Social Science

The Phantom Killer Unlocking The Mystery Of The Texarkana Serial Murders The Story Of A Town In Terror

Author : James Presley
ISBN : 9781605987231
Genre : True Crime
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Set in the rowdy, often lawless town of Texarkana shortly after WWII, The Phantom Killer is the history of the most puzzling unsolved cases in the United States The salacious and scandalous murders of a series of couples on Texarkana's "lovers lanes" in seemingly idyllic post-WWII America created a media maelstrom and cast a pall of fear over an entire region. What is even more surprising is that the case has remained cold for decades. Combining archival research and investigative journalism, Pulitzer Prize nominated historian James Presley reveals evidence that provides crucial keys to unlocking this decades-old puzzle. Dubbed "the Phantom murders" by the press, these grisly crimes took place in an America before dial telephones, DNA science, and criminal profiling. Even pre-television, print and radio media stirred emotions to a fever pitch. The Phantom Killer, exhaustively researched, is the only definitive nonfiction book on the case, and includes details from an unpublished account by a survivor, and rare, never-before-published photographs. Although the case lives on today on television, the Internet, a revived fictional movie and even an off-Broadway play, with so much of the investigation shrouded in mystery since 1946, rumors and fractured facts have distorted the reality. Now, for the first time, a careful examination of the archival record, personal interviews, and stubborn fact checking come together to produce new insights and revelations on the old slayings.
Category: True Crime

Machines Of Youth

Author : Gary S. Cross
ISBN : 9780226341781
Genre : History
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For American teenagers, getting a driver’s license has long been a watershed moment, separating teens from their childish pasts as they accelerate toward the sweet, sweet freedom of their futures. With driver’s license in hand, teens are on the road to buying and driving(and maybe even crashing) their first car, a machine which is home to many a teenage ritual—being picked up for a first date, “parking” at a scenic overlook, or blasting the radio with a gaggle of friends in tow. So important is this car ride into adulthood that automobile culture has become a stand-in, a shortcut to what millions of Americans remember about their coming of age. Machines of Youth traces the rise, and more recently the fall, of car culture among American teens. In this book, Gary S. Cross details how an automobile obsession drove teen peer culture from the 1920s to the 1980s, seducing budding adults with privacy, freedom, mobility, and spontaneity. Cross shows how the automobile redefined relationships between parents and teenage children, becoming a rite of passage, producing new courtship rituals, and fueling the growth of numerous car subcultures. Yet for teenagers today the lure of the automobile as a transition to adulthood is in decline.Tinkerers are now sidelined by the advent of digital engine technology and premolded body construction, while the attention of teenagers has been captured by iPhones, video games, and other digital technology. And adults have become less tolerant of teens on the road, restricting both cruising and access to drivers’ licenses. Cars are certainly not going out of style, Cross acknowledges, but how upcoming generations use them may be changing. He finds that while vibrant enthusiasm for them lives on, cars may no longer be at the center of how American youth define themselves. But, for generations of Americans, the modern teen experience was inextricably linked to this particularly American icon.
Category: History

Unsolved Civil Rights Murder Cases 1934 1970

Author : Michael Newton
ISBN : 9781476623627
Genre : History
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The Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007 called for review and reinvestigation of "violations of criminal civil rights statutes that occurred not later than December 31, 1969, and resulted in a death." The U.S. Attorney General's review observed that date, while examining cases from 1936 (a date not specified in the Till Act) onward. In selecting violations for review, certain "headline" cases were included while others meeting the same criteria were not considered. This first full-length survey of American civil rights "cold cases" examines unsolved racially motivated murders over nearly four decades, beginning in 1934. The author covers all cases reviewed by the federal government to date, as well as a larger number of cases that were ignored without official explanation.
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White Robes And Burning Crosses

Author : Michael Newton
ISBN : 9781476617190
Genre : Literary Criticism
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With its fiery crosses and nightriders in pointed hoods and flowing robes, the Ku Klux Klan remains a recurring nightmare in American life. What began in the earliest post–Civil War days as a social group engaging in drunken hijinks at the expense of perceived inferiors soon turned into a murderous paramilitary organization determined to resist the “evils” of radical Reconstruction. For six generations and counting, the Klan has inflicted misery and death on countless victims nationwide and since the early 1920s, has expanded into distant corners of the globe. From the Klan’s post–Civil War lynchings in support of Jim Crow laws, to its bloody stand against desegregation during the 1960s, to its continued violence in the militia movement at the turn of the 21st century, this revealing volume chronicles the complete history of the world’s oldest surviving terrorist organization from 1866 to the present. The story is told without embellishment because, as this work demonstrates, the truth about the Ku Klux Klan is grim enough.
Category: Literary Criticism

Psych

Author : Robert Bloch
ISBN : 9607452003
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Serial Killers Ned

Author : Stéphane Bourgoin
ISBN : 9782246852506
Genre : Social Science
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Ouvrage de référence, traduit dans le monde entier, cette édition revue et augmentée pour la quatrième fois est le résultat d'une trentaine d'années de recherches sur ces criminels qui tuent en série sans mobile évident, mais sous l'emprise de pulsions sexuelles le plus souvent ; et qui commettent leurs forfaits en toute impunité pendant des mois, voire des années. Stéphane Bourgoin a pu s'entretenir avec plus de soixante-quinze de ces serial killers dans les prisons de hauté sécurité du monde entier. Cannibales, comme Ottis Toole ou le pédophile sud-africain Stewart Wilken ; psychotiques, tel Gary Heidnik, dont le cas inspire le personnage de Buffalo Bill dans Le Silence des agneaux ; ou Richard Chase et James Riva, authentiques vampires modernes ; femmes criminelles, comme Martha Beck ou Christine Falling ; tueurs d'enfants à l'exemple de John Joubert et Albert Fish ; nécrophiles et chasseurs de têtes, à l'image de Gerard Schaefer et Ed Kemper qui sert de modèle au Hannibal Lecter de Thomas Harris ; étrangleurs de prostituées à la façon d'Arthur Shawcross, tous expriment les mêmes fantasmes sanglants - et une absence totale de remords. Grâce à de nombreux séjours à l'étranger, l'auteur a pu rencontrer les agents spéciaux du FBI chargés d'étudier ces assassins hors norme, ainsi que des profilers du monde entier qui utilisent une approche psychologique et des bases de données informatiques pour résoudre les enquêtes. Leurs conclusions sont confrontées à l'avis des plus grands psychiatres dans le domaine. L'ouvrage est complété par de nouveaux entretiens et portraits de tueurs, un cahier-photo revisité, une étude sur la "détection de la sérialité", par le colonel de Gendarmerie Joël Vaillant et par une étude sur les nouvelles méthodes d'investigation informatique du FBI.
Category: Social Science