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The Resource Death in the air : the true story of a serial killer, the great London smog, and the strangling of a city, Kate Winkler Dawson

Death in the air : the true story of a serial killer, the great London smog, and the strangling of a city, Kate Winkler Dawson

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Death in the air : the true story of a serial killer, the great London smog, and the strangling of a city
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Death in the air
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the true story of a serial killer, the great London smog, and the strangling of a city
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Kate Winkler Dawson
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eng
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In winter 1952, London automobiles and thousands of coal-burning hearths belched particulate matter into the air. But the smog that descended on December 5th of 1952 was different; it was a type that held the city hostage for five long days. Mass transit ground to a halt, criminals roamed the streets, and 12,000 people died. That same month, there was another killer at large in London: John Reginald Christie, who murdered at least six women. In a braided narrative that draws on extensive interviews, never-before-published material, and archival research, Dawson captivatingly recounts the intersecting stories of the these two killers and their longstanding impact on modern history
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Title
Death in the air
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Summary
A historical narrative describes the events of December 1952 in London, when a smog descended that halted the entire city, as well as allowed a serial killer, John Reginald Christie to strike at least seven victims
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10600281
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.152/32092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
HV6248.E75
LC item number
D39 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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Kate Winkler Dawson
Death in the air : the true story of a serial killer, the great London smog, and the strangling of a city, Kate Winkler Dawson
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Death in the air : the true story of a serial killer, the great London smog, and the strangling of a city, Kate Winkler Dawson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-333) and index
Contents
Prologue -- Pressure -- Blackout -- Restrained -- Trapped -- Bodies in the mist -- Postmortem -- Smothered -- Hearth and home -- Squeezed -- Buried -- Illumination -- Infamous -- Legacy -- Epilogue
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24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 341 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316506861
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2017020079
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illustrations, maps

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