The book was brand new with a 1990s Amtrak stub in the book. While I believe some of the authors conclusions on how to protect children and other things incredibly naive!! The book is the single best true crime book I've ever read. It is the story of two disturbed 11 year old girls who had a murder fantasy game they played and tragically acted out in the murder of two little boys who were basically toddlers.
A child simply born evil. The Book Cries Unheard by Gitta Sereny looks at the entire picture of the phenomenon that is Mary Bell, who is often billed as the world's youngest serial killer. or at least suspicion).
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Gitta Sereny, CBE (13 March 1921 – 14 June 2012) was an Austrian-British biographer, historian, and investigative journalist who came to be known for her interviews and profiles of infamous figures, including Mary Bell, who was convicted in 1968 of . .
At the start of Cries Unheard, Gitta Sereny quotes Ben Johnson: 'Pray thee take care, that tak'st my book in.
At the start of Cries Unheard, Gitta Sereny quotes Ben Johnson: 'Pray thee take care, that tak'st my book in hand,/To reade it well: that is to understand. In her introduction, she appeals directly to our judiciousness, our readerly responsibility. She acts as defence lawyer, passionate advocate of the accused we are the jury.
Cries Unheard (Chapter 1). Why Children Kill: The Story of Mary Bell By GITTA SERENY Henry Holt and Company
Cries Unheard (Chapter 1). Why Children Kill: The Story of Mary Bell By GITTA SERENY Henry Holt and Company.
Author:Sereny, Gitta. Cries Unheard: the Story of Mary Bell. Book Binding:Hardback. Each month we recycle over . million books, saving over 12,500 tonnes of books a year from going straight into landfill sites. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Cries Unheard: Story of Mary Bell by Gitta Sereny (Hardback, 1998). Pre-owned: lowest price.
This is a really hard book to read due to the content. I picked it up with the intention of reading something that I disagreed with to see if it could sway my opinion. It did. Obviously I don't.
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Cries Unheard will throw you off-balance. It will make it impossible to look at children accused of violent crimes in the same way ever again. Francine Prose, The New Yorker) "Even resolute believers in the throw -away-the-key school of criminal justice will find their convictions shaken by this powerful book.