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Title:
Presidential assassins
Author:
Netzley, Patricia D.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Traces the lives and motives of American assassins or would-be assassins and their impact on history.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.6 5.0 51548.
ISBN:
9781560066231
Format :
Book

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This exciting title offers biographical information about people who have assassinated or attempted to assassinate U.S. presidents and discusses the consequences of their actions on the nation.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Netzley opens with a discussion of the shared traits and beliefs of presidential assassins, their likely motivations, the differences between American and foreign assassins, and the origin of the Secret Service. She then goes on to profile six individuals who either killed or attempted to kill a U.S. president. Well-placed, black-and-white photographs and illustrations supplement the text and numerous footnoted quotations from primary and secondary sources enliven the author's clear prose. The book is well organized overall, although the table of contents is flawed because it does not state the name of the person covered in each chapter. Useful for large history or true-crime collections.-Leah J. Sparks, Bowie Public Library, MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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