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The Resource Tremors in the blood : murder, obsession and the birth of the lie detector, Amit Katwala

Tremors in the blood : murder, obsession and the birth of the lie detector, Amit Katwala

Label
Tremors in the blood : murder, obsession and the birth of the lie detector
Title
Tremors in the blood
Title remainder
murder, obsession and the birth of the lie detector
Statement of responsibility
Amit Katwala
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Truth, murder and the birth of the lie detector. Henry Wilkens burst through the doors of the emergency room covered in his wife's blood. But was he a grieving husband, or a ruthless killer who'd conspired with bandits to have her murdered? To find out, the San Francisco police turned to technology, and a new machine that had just been invented in Berkeley by a rookie detective, a visionary police chief, and a teenage magician with a showman's touch. John Larson, Gus Vollmer and Leonarde Keeler hoped the lie detector would make the justice system fairer - but the flawed device soon grew too powerful for them to control. It poisoned their lives, turned fast friends into bitter enemies, and as it conquered America and the world, it transformed our relationship with the truth in ways that are still being felt. As new forms of lie detection gain momentum in the present day, Tremors in the Blood reveals the incredible truth behind the creation of the polygraph, through gripping true crime cases featuring explosive gunfights, shocking twists and high-stakes courtroom drama. Touching on psychology, technology and the science of the truth, Tremors in the Blood is a vibrant, atmospheric thriller, and a warning from history: be careful what you believe
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Katwala, Amit
Dewey number
363.254
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lie detectors and detection
  • Lie detectors and detection
  • Polygraph operators
  • Criminal investigation
  • Criminology
  • Murderers
  • Truthfulness and falsehood
Target audience
adult
Label
Tremors in the blood : murder, obsession and the birth of the lie detector, Amit Katwala
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000071571495
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 337 pages
Isbn
9780008520779
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1314253385
Label
Tremors in the blood : murder, obsession and the birth of the lie detector, Amit Katwala
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000071571495
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 337 pages
Isbn
9780008520779
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1314253385

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