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The Mad Bomber of New York - The Extraordinary True Story of the Manhunt That Paralyzed a City - cover

The Mad Bomber of New York - The Extraordinary True Story of the Manhunt That Paralyzed a City

Michael M. Greenburg

Publisher: Union Square Press

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Summary

“Gripping and bizarre . . . A compelling account of a dangerously angry man and the investigation that helped to revolutionize modern police work.” —Kirkus Reviews 
 
 
 
Between 1940 and 1957, thirty-three bombs—strategically placed in Grand Central Terminal, Penn Station, Radio City Music Hall, Macy’s, and other crowded areas of New York—paralyzed the city, sending shockwaves of fear through the public. 
 
George Metesky, the “Mad Bomber,” unleashed a reign of terror that reverberated through America’s social, legal, and political landscape, ultimately spurring the birth of modern criminal profiling when a psychiatrist was called in to assist in the manhunt. A compelling work of historical true crime, The Mad Bomber of New York is the gripping tale of two individuals engaged in a deadly game of hide-and-seek, with the city of New York caught in the crosshairs. 
 
“A full-fledged biography that evokes the chaos and media circus that the terrorist, George P. Metesky, engendered.” —The New York Times 
 
“Masterfully told . . . a first-rate true-crime story.” —Scott Christianson, author of Bodies of Evidence
Available since: 04/05/2011.
Print length: 360 pages.

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