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OUR AMOK BOOKS Re-issue of:

CARL PANZRAM: A Journal of Murder

With Cover Art by the Infamous JOE COLEMAN…

"I enjoyed the real hell out of it. Panzram is one of those people who doesn’t exist in your mind until you come across him in life, or as here, in a book, and then he never leaves it." — Norman Mailer

"In my lifetime I have murdered 21 human beings, I have committed thousands of burglaries, robberies, larcenies, arsons, and last but not least I have committed sodomy on more than a thousand male human beings. For all of these things I am not the least bit sorry. I have no conscience so that does not worry me. I don’t believe in man. God nor Devil. I hate the whole damn human race including myself." — Carl Panzram

Carl Panzram, who called himself the “world’s worst murderer,” wrote these words in a full autobiography and confessional he prepared for the one friend in his life­-a young prison guard named Henry Lesser. This book combines these brutally forthright memoirs with the perspective of authors Thomas E. Gaddis (author of Birdman of Alcatraz) and James O. Long in a compelling chronicle of the forces that engender hate. The authors provide a historical and sociological framework for Panzram’s own words, using this uniquely detailed self-analysis by a mass murderer to depict what happens when an intelligent and unbreakable personality that has been unmercifully abused strikes back in vengeance.

PANZRAM: A Journal of Murder, arrives as a gripping warning from America’s recent past to our current repressive era of prison-industrial complex, death penalty abuse, and high rates of incarceration from a man who walked the halls of Death Row with a blindingly clear vision.

Amok Books Edition - 295 Page Paperback - 8 page b&w photo section

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