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Incendiary : the psychiatrist, the mad bomber, and the invention of criminal profiling / Michael Cannell.

Cannell, Michael, (author.).

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Greenwood PL - Greenwood 363.325 CAN (Text) 36626103834651 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781250048943
  • ISBN: 125004894X
  • Physical Description: ix, 289 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-279) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue -- Angel of justice -- Bomb squad -- Mr. Think -- Reverse psychiatry -- Poplar Street -- Up from the streets -- The Paramount -- "It will be buttoned" -- "Keep out of this" -- The publisher -- The truce -- The dead files -- Fair play -- Interrogation -- The smiling avenger -- Mr. Death -- Matteawan -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.: Grand Central, Penn Station, Radio City Music Hall -- for almost two decades, no place was safe from the man who signed his anonymous letters “FP” and left his lethal devices in phone booths, storage lockers, even tucked into the plush seats of movie theaters. His victims were left cruelly maimed. Tabloids called him "the greatest individual menace New York City ever faced." In desperation, Police Captain Howard Finney sought the help of a little known psychiatrist, Dr. James Brussel, whose expertise was the criminal mind. Examining crime scene evidence and the strange wording in the bomber’s letters, he compiled a portrait of the suspect down to the cut of his jacket. But how to put a name to the description? Seymour Berkson -- a handsome New York socialite, protégé of William Randolph Hearst, and publisher of the tabloid The Journal-American -- joined in pursuit of the Mad Bomber. The three men hatched a brilliant scheme to catch him at his own game. Together, they would capture a monster and change the face of American law enforcement.
Subject: Metesky, George P., 1903-1994.
Brussel, James A. (James Arnold), 1905-1982.
Finney, Howard.
Berkson, Seymour.
Brussel, James A. (James Arnold), 1905-1982.
Bombings > New York (State) > New York > Case studies.
Criminal behavior, Prediction of > Case studies.
Criminal psychology > Case studies.
Bombings > New York (N.Y.) > Case studies.
Criminal psychology > Case studies.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Law Enforcement.
Genre: True crime stories.
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