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Every Mother's Nightmare: The Murder of James Bulger

by Mark Thomas

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Written in 1993, soon after the murder trial of the two ten-year old killers of young Jamie Bulger, this record is sensitive, factual, compassionate and objective.

Thomas was one of the Press Association journalists reporting on this tragedy from the time two-year old James was lured from his mother’s side by two juveniles with pre-meditated murder on their minds and his in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the case is clear.

The book introduces us to all the players; takes us step by heart-wrenching step through the final hours of young James’ life; shows us the Merseyside police commitment to solving the case; discreetly and compassionately shows how this terrible act forever changed all the people it touched; breaks our hearts with the funeral of James; raises crucial questions through the trial; and finally debates what could create two boys who were killers before they were teenagers.

Thomas is to be highly commended for providing an excellent, well-balanced record of a frightening example of the human capacity for evil. ( )
1 vote JudyCroome | Jan 26, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0330331744, Paperback)

Discusses the case of Jamie Bulger, the British toddler who was murdered by two ten-year-old boys. Written with the cooperation of the Bulger family, this book is both a sensitive look at crime itself and an attempt to understand how it could have happened.

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More than almost any recent crime, the killing of two year old James Bulger shocked and horrified all those who witnessed its unfolding on security camera footage. The discovery that the killers were but boys themselves forced a national (and international) self examination: what kind of society could breed such a monstrous act?… (more)

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