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The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper - Community Reviews back

by Hallie Rubenhold
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Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 3 weeks ago
I'm not finished yet, but this is pretty amazing. Rubenhold has gone to primary and secondary period sources to discover a great deal about the women who have existed merely as "murdered prostitute" all these years. The scholarship is impressive, as is the imagination to start over, virtually from s...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 4 weeks ago
I'm not finished yet, but this is pretty amazing. Rubenhold has gone to primary and secondary period sources to discover a great deal about the women who have existed merely as "murdered prostitute" all these years. The scholarship is impressive, as is the imagination to start over, virtually from s...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 3 months ago
What a great book! I don't know what else to say except Rubenhold does such a great job of giving us a full picture of the five women who were murdered by Jack the Ripper. She goes in the order of the murders, with each section focusing on them from birth to death. She skips over their brutal murder...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 7 months ago
When this book first came out, I put it on the “wait until paperback” list. Then the news about Rubenhold being trolled arrived. She was even compared to David Irving. Surely, I thought, this can not be simply because she is a woman and argues that not all the victim were prostitutes. Surely, it ...
Spooky's Maze of Books
Spooky's Maze of Books rated it 10 months ago
Title : The Five Author : Hallie Rubenhold Genre: History ( true crime ) Pages:336 April 9 ,2019 Book synopsis Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London—the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper.Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane...
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