H H Holmes

H  H  Holmes
Author: Adam Selzer
Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781510740853
Language: en
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America's first and most notorious serial killer and his diabolical killing spree during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, now updated with a new afterword discussing Holmes' exhumation on American Ripper. H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil is the first truly comprehensive book examining the life and career of a murderer who has become one of America’s great supervillains. It reveals not only the true story but how the legend evolved, taking advantage of hundreds of primary sources that have never been examined before, including legal documents, letters, articles, and records that have been buried in archives for more than a century. Though Holmes has become just as famous now as he was in 1895, a deep analysis of contemporary materials makes very clear how much of the story as we know came from reporters who were nowhere near the action, a dangerously unqualified new police chief, and, not least, lies invented by Holmes himself. Selzer has unearthed tons of stunning new data about Holmes, weaving together turn-of-the-century America, the killer’s background, and the wild cast of characters who circulated in and about the famous “castle” building. This book will be the first truly accurate account of what really happened in Holmes’s castle of horror, and now includes an afterword detailing the author's participation in Holmes' exhumation on the TV series, American Ripper. Exhaustively researched and painstakingly brought to life, H. H. Holmes will be an invaluable companion to the upcoming Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio movie about Holmes’s murder spree based on Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City.

The Murder Factory

The Murder Factory
Author: Alexandra Midal
Release: 2023-04-04
Editor: MIT Press
Pages: 0
ISBN: 9783956795435
Language: en
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The simultaneous emergence of the serial killer and the assembly line as expressions of the rationality of modern production methods. In 1896, at the age of 35, Henry Howard Holmes, whose real name was Herman Webster Mudget, became the first serial killer in the United States, confessing to dozens of crimes. To carry out his activities quietly, he built in Chicago a building so vast that his neighbors called it the “Château.” Located just a stone's throw from the most sophisticated slaughterhouses in the world, lethal, practical, and comfortable, Holmes's building was equipped with the latest innovations. A rational, cozy masterpiece of crime dressed in slippers, Holmes's project fit perfectly into the functionalist project of the modern world. In The Murder Factory, Alexandra Midal examines the almost simultaneous emergence of the industrial revolution and the figure of the serial killer. Far from being a coincidence, it marks the rationality of new production methods—of which the assembly line and serial murder are two expressions. In the Holmes case, an antihero of modern history can shed light on the treatment of living things brought about by this economic, mechanical, and cultural revolution. H. H. Holmes's confessions, published in the Philadelphia Enquirer just before his execution in April 1896, follow Midal's text.

Dr H H Holmes the Whitechapel Ripper

Dr  H  H  Holmes   the Whitechapel Ripper
Author: Dane Ladwig,Bonnie Classen,William Cook,Cyrus Wraith Walker
Release: 2014-06-04
Editor: CreateSpace
Pages: 358
ISBN: 1499729863
Language: en
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In 1888 a serial killer menaced the streets of the Whitechapel District in London. In America a serial killer was plotting the murder of hundreds on innocents amidst the backdrop of the 1893 World's Fair. The evidence presented indicates these two cases divided by an ocean have much more in common than ever before considered. Is it possible that the perpetrator of the London murders who was to become known as Jack the Ripper, and America's first serial killer, Dr. H. H. Holmes, were one in the same? Through case file evidence provided by the Metropolitan Police, Scotland Yard, and The British Archives, along with case file evidence evaluated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), and the American Nation Archives, new revelations reflect there may have been a conspiracy to hide the identity of Jack the Ripper, further evidence shows he might have continued his murderous ways on the streets of Chicago after fleeing London.

H H Holmes

H H  Holmes
Author: Jeffrey Patterson
Release: 2020-04-27
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 86
ISBN: 9798640564785
Language: en
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You Are About To Discover The Full Story Of One Of The First And Most Notorious Serial Killers In History, Dr. H.H Holmes, From His Early Days, When He Started His First Murders, His Infamous Murder Castle, His Victims And Everything In Between That Will Thrill And Creep You In The Same Measure! A highly intelligent child is bullied, and among other outlandish things, is forced to observe and hug a skeleton during his school years. But he manages to complete medicine and these experiences change his perception of fear, death... everything! In 1885, he is employed in a pharmacy in Chicago and when the owner of the business dies, he manages to convince his widow to let him control the business fully. Before long, the widow goes missing.... Equipped with a thriving pharmacy, he unscrupulously acquires property across the street, which he redesigns into an elaborate 3-story hotel. This would later come to be known as the "murder castle". It was complete with death traps, blocked stairways, wall-fitted gas jets, trapdoors and hidden panels in closets leading to the cellar of death via greasy shafts and a basement of horror- just to mention the least. As it were, this would become the last resting place of many of Holmes' murder victims... But who exactly was Holmes? Did he have any parents? How was he brought up? How many people did he kill, and why is he referred to as America's first most notorious serial killer? What happened in the murder castle? What did he have to say about his fraudulent, sadistic and murderous tendencies before his death? Did he really escape from the hangman? If you've been having questions about the "Jack, the ripper" then this is the last place you'll ever look. This book contains accurate, real-life accounts of Dr. Holmes, right from his birth to the time the noose was placed around his neck in 1896. In a thrilling story that will leave you chilled, this book brings to you the details about how and why Dr. Holmes turned out to be the cold killer he was, how he executed his murders and many other details that will give you a good understanding of the murderous doctor. Here are some of the themes this book covers: How Holmes was brought up; the story of his early years How Herman Webster Mudgett became Dr. H.H Holmes How the murder castle came to be How Dr. Holmes executed his murder victims How Dr. Holmes planned and started the recreation of the murder castle The failed attempt to steal $10,000 How Dr. Holmes was arrested How the dark era of Dr. Holmes ended The elaborate killing methods of Dr. Holmes The likelihood that H.H Holmes wasn't really the "Jack the Ripper" ...And so much more! As you'll soon discover, many of Dr. Holmes' stories you've probably been hearing are distorted, and most likely nothing compared to what really happened. Question is, Are you ready for the truth? The horror? Are you ready to explore the insight into the instinct and brutal methods of a completely twisted mind of an intelligent man? Scroll up and click Buy Now with 1-Click or Buy Now to get started!

Survived by One

Survived by One
Author: Robert E. Hanlon,Thomas V Odle
Release: 2013-08-06
Editor: SIU Press
Pages: 195
ISBN: 9780809332632
Language: en
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On November 8, 1985, 18-year-old Tom Odle brutally murdered his parents and three siblings in the small southern Illinois town of Mount Vernon, sending shockwaves throughout the nation. The murder of the Odle family remains one of the most horrific family mass murders in U.S. history. Odle was sentenced to death and, after seventeen years on death row, expected a lethal injection to end his life. However, Illinois governor George Ryan’s moratorium on the death penalty in 2000, and later commutation of all death sentences in 2003, changed Odle’s sentence to natural life. The commutation of his death sentence was an epiphany for Odle. Prior to the commutation of his death sentence, Odle lived in denial, repressing any feelings about his family and his horrible crime. Following the commutation and the removal of the weight of eventual execution associated with his death sentence, he was confronted with an unfamiliar reality. A future. As a result, he realized that he needed to understand why he murdered his family. He reached out to Dr. Robert Hanlon, a neuropsychologist who had examined him in the past. Dr. Hanlon engaged Odle in a therapeutic process of introspection and self-reflection, which became the basis of their collaboration on this book. Hanlon tells a gripping story of Odle’s life as an abused child, the life experiences that formed his personality, and his tragic homicidal escalation to mass murder, seamlessly weaving into the narrative Odle’s unadorned reflections of his childhood, finding a new family on death row, and his belief in the powers of redemption. As our nation attempts to understand the continual mass murders occurring in the U.S., Survived by One sheds some light on the psychological aspects of why and how such acts of extreme carnage may occur. However, Survived by One offers a never-been-told perspective from the mass murderer himself, as he searches for the answers concurrently being asked by the nation and the world.

The Devil In The White City

The Devil In The White City
Author: Erik Larson
Release: 2010-09-30
Editor: Random House
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781409044604
Language: en
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'An irresistible page-turner that reads like the most compelling, sleep defying fiction' TIME OUT One was an architect. The other a serial killer. This is the incredible story of these two men and their realization of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893, and its amazing 'White City'; one of the wonders of the world. The architect was Daniel H. Burnham, the driving force behind the White City, the massive, visionary landscape of white buildings set in a wonderland of canals and gardens. The killer was H. H. Holmes, a handsome doctor with striking blue eyes. He used the attraction of the great fair - and his own devilish charms - to lure scores of young women to their deaths. While Burnham overcame politics, infighting, personality clashes and Chicago's infamous weather to transform the swamps of Jackson Park into the greatest show on Earth, Holmes built his own edifice just west of the fairground. He called it the World's Fair Hotel. In reality it was a torture palace, a gas chamber, a crematorium. These two disparate but driven men are brought to life in this mesmerizing, murderous tale of the legendary Fair that transformed America and set it on course for the twentieth century . . .

Devil s Disciple

Devil s Disciple
Author: Judy Miller Snavely
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1425926894
Language: en
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Basic Reliability is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to work in Reliability Engineering or has a project that has to be completed with the principles of Reliability. Author Nicholas Summerville brings over 15 years of Reliability, Quality, and Safety Engineering to light in this easy to understand book. In clear and easy to understand language, Summerville points out the key principles of Reliability Engineering and how one can easily understand and complete Reliability Projects. He even has included a glossary at the end to help you understand those tough engineering terms. Basic Reliability covers a diverse field of topics, including: Introduction to Reliability Life-Cycle Modeling Failure Modes and Failure Rates Reliability Tools Terminology Maintainability Applying Reliability vs. cost Basic Reliability is a useful resource for those wanting to use Reliability Tools as well as perform Reliability life cycle analyses. Reliability from the beginning from the product design stage is much better than trying to add reliability to the product once it is out in the field.

Inside the Murder Castle

Inside the Murder Castle
Author: Adam Selzer
Release: 2012-10-08
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
Pages: 20
ISBN: 9780738737171
Language: en
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Popularized in the bestselling book The Devil in the White City, H. H. Holmes has gone down in history as America’s first—and possibly most prolific—serial killer. A master swindler who changed names about as often as most people change coats, Holmes built a three-story building down the street from the World’s Fair site in Chicago in the early 1890s. Join Chicago paranormal authority Adam Selzer as he separates the truth behind the myth. Did H. H. Holmes really kill 200 people? How did he do it? And why? How did he keep his three wives from finding out about each other? And how did he kill people in such a crowded building without anyone noticing? This e-book includes an excerpt from Adam Selzer's popular book Your Neighborhood Gives Me the Creeps.

The Strange Case of Dr H H Holmes

The Strange Case of Dr  H H  Holmes
Author: John Borowski
Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 420
ISBN: 0975918516
Language: en
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You've read about the WHITE CITY...Now read the DEVIL'S story.3 BOOKS...1 SERIAL KILLERContains three complete and unabridged primary source books.HOLMES' OWN STORY by Herman W. Mudgett - 1895Told in the serial killer's own words.Also Includes: * Moyamensing Prison DiaryTHE HOLMES-PITEZEL CASE by Detective Frank Geyer - 1896Geyer's story of the events after Holmes' capture including his hunt for the three missing Pitezel children. Includes expert witness testimony and in-depth criminal and legal detection methods utilized in the trial against Holmes for the murder of Benjamin Pitezel.Also Includes: * A Chronology of the Holmes Case * D.A. Graham's Speech to the Jury * Motion for a New Trial * The Decision of the Supreme CourtTHE HOLMES CASTLE by Robert Corbitt - 1895Corbitt believed Holmes was innocent of murder. Further details of the castle are conveyed in this book.Also Includes: * Special report on H.H. Holmes' building by the Chicago Department of Buildings, 1895. * Articles about H.H. Holmes as printed in some of the dailies.THE CONFESSION OF H.H. HOLMES - 1896Holmes recounts 27 murders in gruesome detail, stating that he is growing to resemble the devil.FULLY ILLUSTRATED - UNABRIDGED

Depraved

Depraved
Author: Harold Schechter
Release: 2008-06-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 432
ISBN: 1439117314
Language: en
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The heinous bloodlust of Dr. H.H. Holmes is notorious -- but only Harold Schechter's Depraved tells the complete story of the killer whose evil acts of torture and murder flourished within miles of the Chicago World's Fair. "Destined to be a true crime classic" (Flint Journal, MI), this authoritative account chronicles the methods and madness of a monster who slipped easily into a bright, affluent Midwestern suburb, where no one suspected the dapper, charming Holmes -- who alternately posed as doctor, druggist, and inventor to snare his prey -- was the architect of a labyrinthine "Castle of Horrors." Holmes admitted to twenty-seven murders by the time his madhouse of trapdoors, asphyxiation devices, body chutes, and acid vats was exposed. The seminal profile of a homegrown madman in the era of Jack the Ripper, Depraved is also a mesmerizing tale of true detection long before the age of technological wizardry.

The Holmes Pitezel case

The Holmes Pitezel case
Author: F.P. Geyer
Release: 2022
Editor: Рипол Классик
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9785871539224
Language: en
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The Holmes-Pitezel case a history of the greatest crime of the century and of the search for the missing Pitezel children. By detective Frank P. Geyer of the bureau of police, department of public safety, of the city of Philadelphia. A true detective story. By permission of the District Attorney and Mayor of the City of Philadelphia. Fully illustrated.

Holmes

Holmes
Author: Herman W. Mudgett,H. Holmes
Release: 2016-07-14
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 194
ISBN: 1535402881
Language: en
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H.H. Holmes did what few serial killers ever do. He published a series of autobiographical documents that revealed his sociopathic tendencies--and lied about his crimes. The infamous killer of the Chicago World's Fair published a memoir and a confession, both of which conceal more than they reveal of the truth. Then he gave a speech at his hanging that recanted everything. This series of documents, edited and explained by Matt Lake, author of Weird Pennsylvania, show the dark but charming side of a man who lured somewhere between 24 and 200 men, women, and children to their deaths.

Bloodstains

Bloodstains
Author: Jeff Mudgett
Release: 2017-04-25
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 326
ISBN: 0692884157
Language: en
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This story set in Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., San Francisco, New York, and London in the summer of 1888 is based on the true story of and facts uncovered by the author's investigation of the life of his great-great grandfather, Herman Webster Mudgett, aka H.H. Holmes.

H H Holmes

H  H  Holmes
Author: Hourly History
Release: 2018-01-25
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 46
ISBN: 1983457566
Language: en
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H. H. Holmes H. H. Holmes' story has become one of legend. Holmes committed his crimes at a time in history where the idea of murdering on a mass scale was just being introduced to the world through the actions of Jack the Ripper. Unlike Jack the Ripper though, Holmes' motives were clear; he killed out of greed, convenience, and curiosity. Inside you will read about... - Herman Webster Mudgett, the Medical Student - Settling in Chicago - Murders in the Mansion - The World's Deadliest Fair - Suicide or Murder - America's First Serial Killer And much more! Fueled by an intense desire for money, Holmes sought the fastest way to make money with the least amount of effort possible. Throughout his life he would commit devastating murders for money, properly earning him the title of America's first serial killer.

Self Portrait of a Serial Killer

Self Portrait of a Serial Killer
Author: Herman Webster Mudgett,Henry Mansfield Howard
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 266
ISBN: 1077910770
Language: en
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H.H. Holmes was a doctor, real estate speculator, pharmacist, bigamist, swindler, and America's first media superstar serial killer. As he awaited trial, he put out a series of autobiographical documents, press releases, and interviews that revealed his sociopathic tendencies--and lied about his crimes. The infamous killer of the Chicago World's Fair published a memoir and a confession, both of which conceal more than they reveal of the truth. Then he gave a speech at his hanging that recanted everything. This series of documents is edited into a seamless narrative with newspaper clippings that shows the dark but charming side of a man who had nine confirmed kills and who claimed to have killed 27. This edition ends with a description by Matt Lake, author of Weird Pennsylvania, of the strange secret burial of the hanged Holmes, and recent exhumation that calls into question everything we thought we knew about Holmes's last days.

Mystery of the H H Holmes Collection

Mystery of the H  H  Holmes Collection
Author: Alan E. Hunter
Release: 2017-10-07
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 196
ISBN: 1880788365
Language: en
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A guide to the mysterious collection relating to H.H. Holmes that has been donated to the Bona Thompson Memorial Center.

A Treasury of Victorian Murder

A Treasury of Victorian Murder
Author: Rick Geary
Release: 2002
Editor: NBM
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781561633098
Language: en
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Provides a collection of comic strip versions of murders in Great Britain during the Victorian era.

The American Shorthorn Herd Book

The American Shorthorn Herd Book
Author: Anonim
Release: 1912
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: CORNELL:31924066239744
Language: en
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Serial Killing for Profit Multiple Murder for Money

Serial Killing for Profit  Multiple Murder for Money
Author: Dirk C. Gibson
Release: 2009-11-19
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9780313378911
Language: en
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This the first book to focus specifically on serial killers motivated by monetary gain. • Profiles 12 cases of serial murder motivated by profit • Provides ten tables of data that collectively describe salient dimensions of the sample of murderers examined in the book, and quantify their commercial motivation • Includes a selective bibliography of the resources used by the author to write the book • Offers a comprehensive index covering all aspects of the murderers, their crimes, and the profit motive behind them

City of Brotherly Mayhem

City of Brotherly Mayhem
Author: Anonim
Release: 2022
Editor: DIANE Publishing Inc.
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1422362353
Language: en
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