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American Sherlock

Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI

by Kate Winkler Dawson

Hardcover, 325 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $27 |

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American Sherlock
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Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI
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Kate Winkler Dawson

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Describes the life of America's first forensic scientist, who invented tools that are still being used today—including blood-spatter analysis, ballistics, lie-detector tests and fingerprints—and solved at least 2,000 cases over 40 years. By the author of Death in the Air. Illustrations.

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The 'American Sherlock' Was A Pioneer Of Forensic Science

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