|Spree Killers: Devastating Massacres by Unpredictable Gunmen|
Spree Killers: Devastating Massacres by Unpredictable Gunmen is a book by Nigel Cawthorne, published by Summersdale Publishers, Chichester in 2009.
This investigation into spree killing analyses the psychology of this chilling and relatively new phenomenon. Cawthorne carefully examines each case and shows how the killers suppress their rage and violent fantasies until a small incident sparks off their fatal rampage.
The cases include that of Michael Ryan, who slew sixteen in the quiet English town of Hungerford; Wade Frankum, who went berserk with a rifle in a shopping plaza in Sydney, Australia; teenage students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold and their killing spree at Columbine High School in Colorado, USA; Seung-Hui Cho, responsible for the Virginia Tech massacre, the deadliest shooting frenzy by a single gunman in the history of the USA; and the incident with Isaac Zamora in Mount Vernon, Washington State.
Table of contentsEdit
|Chapter 1 – Opening Shots||5|
|Chapter 2 – The Outsiders||11|
|Chapter 3 – Veterans||21|
|Chapter 4 – Rebel Without a Cause||33|
|Chapter 5 – Sniper in the Tower||66|
|Chapter 6 – All in the Family||89|
|Chapter 7 – The Age of Innocence||105|
|Chapter 8 – Across the Border||127|
|Chapter 9 – Women Who Kill||143|
|Chapter 10 – The Race Card||151|
|Chapter 11 – The Political Dimension||169|
|Chapter 12 – The Menace Spreads||184|
|Chapter 13 – Going Postal||209|
|Chapter 14 – The Body Count Climbs||217|
|Chapter 15 – School's Out||226|
|Chapter 16 – Copycats||243|