Incendiary: The Psychiatrist, the Mad Bomber, and the Invention of Criminal Profiling

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Minotaur Books
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5.4 X 0.8 X 8.2 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

MICHAEL CANNELL is the author of The Limit: Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit and I.M. Pei: Mandarin of Modernism. He was editor of the New York Times House & Home section for seven years and has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and many other publications. He lives in New York City.


"Exceptionally absorbing." --Seattle Times

"Fascinating . . . Cannell is at his best in making the impact of F.P.'s crimes palpable: he conveys in detail the dangers faced by the members of the NYPD Bomb Squad . . . and aptly captures the state of terror created by explosions in random places such as movie theaters and train station restrooms." --Publishers Weekly

"Taut. . . the story holds its tension from start to finish through all those twists and turns. A fascinating study not just of a historical crime and its consequences, but also its unintended effects." - Kirkus Reviews

"A riveting thriller... Incendiary is powerful historical nonfiction at its very best." --Linda Fairstein

"Cannell brilliantly assembles his facts with an artist's flair and poignancy... you won't be able to put it down." --William D. Cohan, bestselling author of House of Cards

"A gripping and important book with a haunting resonance for our times." --Daniel Stashower, three-time Edgar Award winner and bestselling author of The Hour of Peril

"Incendiary describes some of the major accomplishments of psychiatrist and criminal profiling pioneer Dr. James Brussel. It is an excellent read."
--F. Lee Bailey

"An intriguing account of a chilling crime spree." --Michael M. Baden, M.D., bestselling author of Remains Silent