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The Resource Death in the air : the true story of a serial killer, the great London smog, and the strangling of a city, Kate Winkler Dawson

Death in the air : the true story of a serial killer, the great London smog, and the strangling of a city, Kate Winkler Dawson

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Death in the air : the true story of a serial killer, the great London smog, and the strangling of a city
Title
Death in the air
Title remainder
the true story of a serial killer, the great London smog, and the strangling of a city
Statement of responsibility
Kate Winkler Dawson
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In winter 1952, London automobiles and thousands of coal-burning hearths belched particulate matter into the air. But the smog that descended on December 5th of 1952 was different; it was a type that held the city hostage for five long days. Mass transit ground to a halt, criminals roamed the streets, and 12,000 people died. That same month, there was another killer at large in London: John Reginald Christie, who murdered at least six women. In a braided narrative that draws on extensive interviews, never-before-published material, and archival research, Dawson captivatingly recounts the intersecting stories of the these two killers and their longstanding impact on modern history
Summary
A historical narrative describes the events of December 1952 in London, when a smog descended that halted the entire city, as well as allowed a serial killer, John Reginald Christie to strike at least seven victims
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Writing style
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10600281
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DLC
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Dawson, Kate Winkler
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Christie, Reginald
  • Smog
  • Serial murderers
  • Smog
  • London (England)
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
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the true story of a serial killer, the great London smog, and the strangling of a city
Label
Death in the air : the true story of a serial killer, the great London smog, and the strangling of a city, Kate Winkler Dawson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-333) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Pressure -- Blackout -- Restrained -- Trapped -- Bodies in the mist -- Postmortem -- Smothered -- Hearth and home -- Squeezed -- Buried -- Illumination -- Infamous -- Legacy -- Epilogue
Control code
000060520562
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 341 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316506861
Lccn
2017020079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027547757
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)972386024
Label
Death in the air : the true story of a serial killer, the great London smog, and the strangling of a city, Kate Winkler Dawson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [303]-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Pressure -- Blackout -- Restrained -- Trapped -- Bodies in the mist -- Postmortem -- Smothered -- Hearth and home -- Squeezed -- Buried -- Illumination -- Infamous -- Legacy -- Epilogue
Control code
000060520562
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 341 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316506861
Lccn
2017020079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027547757
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)972386024

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