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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.152/32092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6248.E75
LC item number
D39 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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
Instantiates
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
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Pressure -- Blackout -- Restrained -- Trapped -- Bodies in the mist -- Postmortem -- Smothered -- Hearth and home -- Squeezed -- Buried -- Illumination -- Infamous -- Legacy -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn972386024
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 physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a904319
  • (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
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Pressure -- Blackout -- Restrained -- Trapped -- Bodies in the mist -- Postmortem -- Smothered -- Hearth and home -- Squeezed -- Buried -- Illumination -- Infamous -- Legacy -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn972386024
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 physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a904319
  • (OCoLC)972386024

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