UNCOVERING JACK THE RIPPER'S LONDON
RICHARD'S JACK THE RIPPER BOOK
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A DIFFERENT TYPE OF JACK THE RIPPER BOOK
Uncovering Jack the Ripper's London takes the reader on a journey back in time to the streets of the East End in 1888.
The book is not an attempt to solve the mystery of who Jack the Ripper was, but is rather a day by day account of the period between April and November 1888 when the Whitechapel Murders caused panic, terror and revulsion to surge through the district.
A DETAILED LOOK AT EAST END SOCIAL CONDITIONS
The book begins with an introduction to the appalling social conditions in the area and looks at how a combination of government indifference and blatant profiteering by slum land landlords had helped create a sordid underclass that dwelt on the periphery of polite society.
Having set the scene, the book then introduces the reader to the people who lived in the area at the time and highlights how the middle and upper classes came to see the poverty stricken East End as a dangerous area that might easily ignite and English revolution.
A DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THE WHITECHAPEL MURDERS
Having established the backcloth against which the Jack the Ripper murders occurred, the book then looks at several attacks that took place in the first few months of 1888 that may have been the early work of Jack the Ripper.
It then introduces the first two Whitechapel Murders - those of Emma Smith and Martha Tabram, murdered in April and August 1888 respectively - and shows how these killings began to impress upon the people of London that something decidedly untoward was occurring in the district of Whitechapel.
THE JACK THE RIPPER MURDERS BEGIN
Thus, when - at the end of August 1888 - the first definite victim of Jack the Ripper was murdered, the feelings of unease gave way to outright terror and the Jack the Ripper Murders sent a wave of panic coursing through the area.
A JOURNEY THROUGH TWELVE WEEKS OF TERROR
Uncovering Jack the Ripper's London then takes the reader on a breathless, fascinating and exciting journey through the twelve weeks when the Ripper was at large in the East End of London, and the police fought a - seemingly unsuccessful - battle against time to catch him before he could kill again.
The book looks at individual suspects who were brought in by the police in the wake of each murder. These suspects really do provide an insight into the type of criminal that the police believed they were looking for.
But they also illustrate that the district was inhabited by many people who, although they probably weren't responsible for the Jack the Ripper crimes themselves, were certainly capable of having committed them
A STUNNING ARRAY OF EVOCATIVE PHOTOGRAPHS
One of the glories of Uncovering Jack the Ripper's London is the stunning photographs that adorn its pages. These are made up of rarely seen Victorian black and white photos that show the streets of the East End as they were at the time of the murders.
But in addition, there are numerous photographs that were specially commissioned for the book itself and which show the streets as they are today. These were taken by photographer Sean East who - himself a former Metropolitan Police Officer - who spent many a winter's night traipsing the streets of Whitechapel and Spitalfields to capture the old houses and buildings at their most atmospheric.
A TRUE INSIGHT INTO THE EAST END OF 1888
The book will provide a true insight into the murders that rocked the world in 1888, and will introduce the reader to the streets and people that featured in the story.
A BOOK WRITTEN FROM A DIFFERENT VIEWPOINT
Judy Green, from Washington State wrote to thank Richard for his Jack the Ripper book and had this to say:-
SO ENJOY A JOURNEY BACK TO THE AUTUMN OF 1888
So, if you are looking for a book that captures the essence of the East End at the time of the Whitechapel Murders; if you want to read a book that looks into the daily lives of the people who lived through the terror; and if you want a true insight into how the murders unfolded in the autumn of 1888 then Richard's book Uncovering Jack the Ripper's London might well be right up your street.