ABBERLINE The Man who Hunted Jack the Ripper

Author: Thurgood (Peter)
Year: 2013
Publisher: The History Press
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: AsNew/AsNew
ISBN: 9780752488103
Price: 20.00
Hardback. The name Frederick George Abberline has become synonymous with that of Jack the Ripper, and he has been portrayed as everything from an alcoholic, a drug addict, a womaniser and a bully. In reality Abberline was none of these but instead was a devoted husband and a dedicated policeman in a time of rampant corruption. Furthermore, the Whitechapel murders were not the only notorious cases he worked on. From his humble origins as a clockmaker through to his rising through the ranks of the Metropolitan Police, the author tells the story of a man who led some of the most infamous investigations in criminal history. Long before the Ripper, Abberline infiltrated an Irish terrorist group known as the Fenians, before he became embroiled in the Cleveland Street Scandal an incident that almost brought the Government to its knees. When he retired from the police at the age of 49, Abberline had received eighty-four commendations and awards a testament to his tenacity and ability. Illus. + Index. 187pp. 8vo. h/back. As New in dw. Scarce.


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