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    So, as a newcomer wanting to get a solid, objective grasp on the case; which book would you recommend? I first and foremost want to read the facts rather than various theories.

    Thanks,
    /Johan


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  • #2
    The Jack the Ripper Sourcebook by Evans and Skinner.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Robert Linford View Post
      The Jack the Ripper Sourcebook by Evans and Skinner.
      That one seems great. Thank you.
      /Johan


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      • #4
        I have read Sudgen's book several times and it has given me a foundation of the case. It is, I think detailed and shows really little bias.
        SPERO IN DEO

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        • #5
          Robert and Whitechurch have already provided two of the best, but for a nicely illustrated introduction you could do worse than Jack the Ripper/CSI: Whitechapel by John Bennett and Paul Begg.

          I would also invest in an historic OS map from here:

          http://www.alangodfreymaps.co.uk

          Sheet 63, Whitechapel, Spitalfields and The Bank, 1894 would be the best option.

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          • #6
            Johan:

            Three reference books which I think are essential for specialized knowledge :

            Scotland Yard Investigates By Evans & Rumbelow
            And
            Capturing Jack The Ripper By Neil R.A Bell

            The story of the police investigation into the murders.

            Letters From Hell By Keith Skinner & Stewart Evans

            The letters written to the police, press, and on occasion, to private citizens allegedly written by the Ripper

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            For a generalized overview of the Case, these two will work :

            The A To Z Of Jack The Ripper Paul Begg, Keith Skinner, and Martin Fido

            Jack The Ripper :The Facts Paul Begg

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            • #7
              Many thanks for all the input!
              /Johan


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              • #8
                For general use I think it's hard to beat The Complete History by Sugden. I also think that Jack the Ripper: Scotland Yard Investigates by Evans & Rumbelow gives a great contemporary feel.
                The Bank Holiday Murders by Tom Wescott is a book to read once you have a fair knowledge of the Autumn of Terror which makes you reassess what you think you know.
                Like many, I'm also a sucker for suspect books.
                The best ones of these I've read in no order are:
                Jack the Ripper and the Case for Scotland Yard's Prime Suspect by Rob House
                The Lodger: Arrest and Escape of Jack the Ripper By Stewart P. Evans & Paul Gainey
                The Trial of Jack the Ripper by Euan Macpherson
                Jack the Ripper: The Simple Truth by Bruce Paley
                and
                The Secret of Prisoner 1167 by James Tulley.

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                • #9
                  Sugden and A to Z.

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                  • #10
                    I'm at the moment reading Sugden's book. Still in the beginning of things (Annie), but I find it very interesting and resourceful.

                    I already have a totally new view in my head when I think of JTR. It suddenly seems real. All the 'mainstream implemented' pictures are gone.

                    I now see real people, filthy streets, dim lights. And some dark, but very real figure, moving in the shadows.
                    /Johan


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                    • #11
                      What makes Sugden stand apart is that he covers the subject in detail while keeping it flowing. I doubt there is one superfluous paragraph.
                      Best Wishes,
                      Cris Malone
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                      "Objectivity comes from how the evidence is treated, not the nature of the evidence itself. Historians can be just as objective as any scientist."

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