Panzram: A Journal Of Murder
  • Panzram: A Journal Of Murder
  • Panzram: A Journal Of Murder
  • Panzram: A Journal Of Murder
ISBN: 1878923145
EAN13: 9781878923141
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 1, 2002
Pages: 312
Dimensions: 0.87" H x 8.74" L x 5.91" W
Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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A detailed memoir and self-analysis by a mass murderer. Panzram was born in 1891 on a Minnesota farm and died in 1930 on the gallows at the U.S.Penitentiary, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Imprisoned for most of his life from the age of twelve and brutally punished, Panzram's keen insight into the arbitrary cruelty of his fellow human being is graphically illustrated with a litany of prison abuses, as well as the details of his own sordid, tragic life. Panzram arrives as a gripping warning from America's past to new prison-industrial complex era. The authors add an historical and sociological framework for Panzram's words.

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   A very interesting book, but not the complete text of Panzram's autobiography
T he book tells us a lot about the conditions in American prisons in the first half of the 20 th century, as well as Panzram himself. The complete text of Panzram's autiobiography is mentioned in some reviews of the book.I don't think that's the case, what we get are excerpts from a much longer autobiographical work. Part of Panzram's manuscript was used in the book according to the description on the University of San Diego website. We don't get the entire text. Panzram's actual acts of murder are only part of the book, so it's unfortunate that the book is subtitled A Journal of Murder. His life, his time in prisons, and the prisons themselves are more important than his life.
   Riveting reading for Serial Killer Researchers
I write about crimes.I have to see through their eyes. The book that started the nurture vs nature discussions around the world is probably this one. Panzram doesn't give back anything. You have to read this book. It is hard to put it down. You can see how hard and difficult life was for pioneers in the 1800's. Panzram was a better writer than Jack London was.
   Very Interesting Book
T his book was very enjoyable. The message is very important and the ending didn't wrap things up well. The read is worth it.
   Profound prison literature
T he autobiographical account of a career criminal is based on his correspondence. Don't read it if you' re not sure about the way of the world. Or if you' re a psychologist and you think you understand human nature. You just don't know. If you want to understand why serial killers kill, you should read it. It is a tour- de- force. It is a stunning and brutally honest account of Panzram's life and crimes, including rape, sodomy, sodomy and 21 murders. He was sentenced to death for beating a prison guard to death with a lead pipe. It's not for people who value theory over experience. It is not suitable for the squeamish.
   Very close to new condition
I bought this book because Jordan Peterson recommended it to me, but I don't think either of them are for me after asking myself a few questions.
   One Hell of a Book!
P anzram keeps saying that he's dumb, but it's not true. The man has a serious razor sharp wit and sarcasm and is more knowledgeable about what goes on in the world than most people.I don't like the idea of punishing bad guys because it only makes them worse off. This book is an adequate explanation of why killers are different from us.
   A fascinating and disturbing account
I was fascinated by the exploration of the mind of this violent murderer in both his own writings and those of others.I learned a lot about panzram and his life of crime, as well as about the criminal justice system of his time.
T his poor animal was messed up. Scary to think that there are people out there that have the same attitude towards fellow human beings, both in Panzram and those that inflicted it. This book is so bad that you can't help slowing down to look at it.I read into the night to see what other deranged and grotesque scenarios played out in this terrible life. It was sad, horrifying, sickening, revealing, shocking, twisted, grose, abrupt.
   Worth a read!
T he book is worth a read but lacks a lot of information since Panzram only wrote a few things but they are so powerful and insightful it makes up for all the possible flaws.