Document Type

Working Paper

Publication Date

2017

Keywords

legal biography, legal history, murder, homicide, trials, law enforcement

Abstract

Thomas M. McDade is best known (if not well-known enough) for his seminal 1961 reference bibliography, The Annals of Murder: A Bibliography of Books and Pamphlets on American Murders from Colonial Times to 1900. Beyond that singular text on early American murder trial accounts, though, lies more than 70 additional publications on American legal history, law enforcement, and literature, gathered together for the first time in an annotated bibliography of McDade’s lesser-known writings. The article also examines McDade’s fascinating life and varied career as an early FBI agent, World War II veteran, corporate executive, and true crime chronicler.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Thomas M. McDade, Lawyers--Biography, Trials (Murder), Legal research

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