The History of Murder

The History of Murder A compelling and remarkable history spanning two thousand years of murder from the games of ancient times to modern day cannibal killers including coverage on random spree gunmen as well as the grow

A compelling and remarkable history spanning two thousand years of murder, from the games of ancient times to modern day cannibal killers, including coverage on random spree gunmen as well as the growing phenomenon of murder with an element of the occult.

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The History of Murder

  1. Colin Henry Wilson was born and raised in Leicester, England, U.K He left school at 16, worked in factories and various occupations, and read in his spare time When Wilson was 24, Gollancz published The Outsider 1956 which examines the role of the social outsider in seminal works of various key literary and cultural figures These include Albert Camus, Jean Paul Sartre, Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, William James, T E Lawrence, Vaslav Nijinsky and Vincent Van Gogh and Wilson discusses his perception of Social alienation in their work The book was a best seller and helped popularize existentialism in Britain Critical praise though, was short lived and Wilson was soon widely criticized.Wilson s works after The Outsider focused on positive aspects of human psychology, such as peak experiences and the narrowness of consciousness He admired the humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow and corresponded with him Wilson wrote The War Against Sleep The Philosophy of Gurdjieff on the life, work and philosophy of G I Gurdjieff and an accessible introduction to the Greek Armenian mystic in 1980 He argues throughout his work that the existentialist focus on defeat or nausea is only a partial representation of reality and that there is no particular reason for accepting it Wilson views normal, everyday consciousness buffeted by the moment, as blinkered and argues that it should not be accepted as showing us the truth about reality This blinkering has some evolutionary advantages in that it stops us from being completely immersed in wonder, or in the huge stream of events, and hence unable to act However, to live properly we need to access than this everyday consciousness Wilson believes that our peak experiences of joy and meaningfulness are as real as our experiences of angst and, since we are fully alive at these moments, they are real These experiences can be cultivated through concentration, paying attention, relaxation and certain types of work.

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  1. For the first few chapters of this book I was enthralled and thought, Wow, this will be a five star book for sure Alas, no The further I read, the further its star rating slipped, and by the end I had utterly lost confidence in it Here s why 1 The book is riddled with inaccuracies Most of them were minor, piddling things, but of course they made me doubt the veracity of the whole The Jack the Ripper chapter contains serious errors For instance, Wilson repeats the old myth about Mary Kelly being [...]


  2. It has been said that man is the most violent creature on earth Read this book and you ll be convinced this thought is true Wilson writes a history of homicide, covering a couple thousand years quite a literary achievement And he does so in very thoughtful ways I read this book because I am a writer of mystery fiction murder, death, ghosts, humanity are all part of my stories and exploration If you study murder or are curious about the psychology of violence or like to read about the dark side o [...]


  3. So this book by far was one of the interesting books I have ever read This book has no main characters because the author has this as facts and stories This is all about different types of murder and what some punishments were for some people after they were found guilty Now this book isn t for kids I would recommend this book to anyone under like 13 14 age group This book was given 5 stars because this was very interesting and some of is was a little dark This book was very interesting and so [...]


  4. Fascinating history of murder from its earliest records to the modern day by one of the most respected crime writers around Hard to put down.


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