The Resource Beyond all reason : the crime that shocked the world--the story of two British ten-year old killers and their three-year old victim, David James Smith

Beyond all reason : the crime that shocked the world--the story of two British ten-year old killers and their three-year old victim, David James Smith

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Beyond all reason : the crime that shocked the world--the story of two British ten-year old killers and their three-year old victim
Title
Beyond all reason
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the crime that shocked the world--the story of two British ten-year old killers and their three-year old victim
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David James Smith
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Beyond All Reason is the book on the shocking true story that has captured headlines around the world. On February 12, 1993, ditching school on a Friday, Jon Venables and Bobby Thompson, aged ten, succeeded in luring James Bulger, one month shy of his third birthday, away from his mother, who was shopping at the Strand mall in Bootle, England. They then walked two-and-a-half miles from the Strand, passing several adults who spoke to the boys and questioned them about the child (Jon and Bobby lied, saying he was their little brother), until, with evening settling in they found themselves alone. Jon and Bobby then killed James in a violent and sadistic fashion
  • Beyond All Reason is an unadorned - but no less dramatic for it - recreation by a professional journalist of events leading up to the killing, the arrests, the trial and the murder convictions of Jon and Bobby. It includes testimony and the transcriptions of interviews with the boys, their parents, the police and other witnesses. In addition, in a thoughtful and insightful epilogue, written especially for this American edition, the author examines the internal forces that likely led the two boys, who will turn thirteen this year, to murder. His conclusions are provocative and challenging
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FCas
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1956-
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Smith, David James
Dewey number
364.1/523/0942753
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6535.G6
LC item number
B667 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Bulger, James
  • Venables, Jon
  • Thompson, Bobby
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Children
  • Violence in children
  • Bulger, James
  • Thompson, Bobby
  • Venables, Jon
  • Children
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Violence in children
  • England
  • Bulger, James
  • Mord
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Beyond all reason : the crime that shocked the world--the story of two British ten-year old killers and their three-year old victim, David James Smith
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British ed. published in 1994 under title: Sleep of reason
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035677341
Label
Beyond all reason : the crime that shocked the world--the story of two British ten-year old killers and their three-year old victim, David James Smith
Link
Publication
Note
British ed. published in 1994 under title: Sleep of reason
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035677341

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