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The Resource Ballad of the anarchist bandits : the crime spree that gripped Belle Époque Paris, John Merriman

Ballad of the anarchist bandits : the crime spree that gripped Belle Époque Paris, John Merriman

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Ballad of the anarchist bandits : the crime spree that gripped Belle Époque Paris
Title
Ballad of the anarchist bandits
Title remainder
the crime spree that gripped Belle Époque Paris
Statement of responsibility
John Merriman
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For six terrifying months in 1911-1912, the citizens of Paris were gripped by a violent crime streak. A group of bandits went on a rampage throughout the city and its suburbs, robbing banks and wealthy Parisians, killing anyone who got in their way, and always managing to stay one step ahead of the police. But Jules Bonnot and the Bonnot Gang weren't just ordinary criminals; they were anarchists, motivated by the rampant inequality and poverty in Paris. John Merriman tells this story through the eyes of two young, idealistic lovers: Victor Kibaltchiche (later the famed Russian revolutionary and writer Victor Serge) and Rirette Maîtrejean, who chronicled the Bonnot crime spree in the radical newspaper L'Anarchie. While wealthy Parisians frequented restaurants on the Champs-Élysées, attended performances at the magnificent new opera house, and enjoyed the decadence of the so-called Belle Époque, Victor, Rirette, and their friends occupied a vast sprawl of dank apartments, bleak canals, and smoky factories. Victor and Rirette rejected the violence of Bonnot and his cronies, but to the police it made no difference. Victor was imprisoned for years for his anarchist beliefs, Bonnot was hunted down and shot dead, and his fellow bandits were sentenced to death by guillotine or lifelong imprisonment. Fast-paced and gripping, Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits is a tale of idealists and lost causes--and a vivid evocation of Paris in the dizzying years before the horrors of World War I were unleashed."--Jacket flaps
Summary
In 1911, Paris was gripped by a violent crime streak that obsessed and frightened its citizens. Before Bonnie and Clyde and John Dillinger, the Bonnot Gang, led by the coarse Jules Bonnot, captured the minds of a nation with their Robin Hood-esque capers
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Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10599416
Cataloging source
JAI
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Merriman, John M
Dewey number
364.106
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Bonnot, Jules
  • Serge, Victor
  • Maîtrejean, Rirette
  • Bonnot Gang
  • Gangs
  • Brigands and robbers
  • Organised crime
  • Anarchism
  • Murder
  • Criminals
  • Anarchists
  • Robbery
  • Murder
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the crime spree that gripped Belle Epoque Paris
Label
Ballad of the anarchist bandits : the crime spree that gripped Belle Époque Paris, John Merriman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The good old days" in Paris -- Victor Kibaltchiche -- Another Paris : "Misery is everywhere" -- Anarchists in conflict -- Rirette Maîtrejean -- A love story -- A bitter split -- Jules Bonnot -- The Bonnot Gang strikes -- The Bonnot Gang at bay -- How to unload stolen securities -- The police in action -- The Bonnot Gang's murder spree -- Panic in Paris -- Police dragnet -- Antoine Gauzy's variety store -- Besieged in Choisy-le-Roi -- Spectacle in Nogent-sur-Marne -- On trial -- The widow (la veuve) -- The violence of states, the clouds of war -- Aftermath
Control code
000060837898
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 327 pages
Isbn
9781568589886
Lccn
2017951124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP13955874
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1004671291
Label
Ballad of the anarchist bandits : the crime spree that gripped Belle Époque Paris, John Merriman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The good old days" in Paris -- Victor Kibaltchiche -- Another Paris : "Misery is everywhere" -- Anarchists in conflict -- Rirette Maîtrejean -- A love story -- A bitter split -- Jules Bonnot -- The Bonnot Gang strikes -- The Bonnot Gang at bay -- How to unload stolen securities -- The police in action -- The Bonnot Gang's murder spree -- Panic in Paris -- Police dragnet -- Antoine Gauzy's variety store -- Besieged in Choisy-le-Roi -- Spectacle in Nogent-sur-Marne -- On trial -- The widow (la veuve) -- The violence of states, the clouds of war -- Aftermath
Control code
000060837898
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 327 pages
Isbn
9781568589886
Lccn
2017951124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP13955874
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1004671291

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