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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221263242
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 468
Size : 135 x 215 mm
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Make Room for the Acquitted!

Release date : 08/09/2022
Incredible stories of unjustly acquitted criminals and some assassins who would have “deserved” to be acquitted, from the Belle Époque to the 1950s
There are great criminals and great cases… and then, there are those who elude justice, even when their culpability has been proven beyond all reasonable doubt.
In his unique style, infused with an encyclopedic culture as well as a good dosage of humor, judge Thiel draws a picture of these forgotten...
There are great criminals and great cases… and then, there are those who elude justice, even when their culpability has been proven beyond all reasonable doubt.
In his unique style, infused with an encyclopedic culture as well as a good dosage of humor, judge Thiel draws a picture of these forgotten cases. By retracing the stories of true crimes and the judicial imbroglios that surrounded them, he succeeds in resuscitating a particularly rich, virulent as well as enchanted era in all its multi-faceted intensity.  
From the Belle Époque to the end of World War II, he opens up the archives, introducing us to the mechanisms of the judiciary process and the reality of their court cases: the traitor Esterhazy, whose crimes lead to the unjust condemnation of colonel Dreyfus, Jeanne Weber, the She-Oger of the Goutte d’Or quarter, Henriette Caillaux face to face with the director of the Figaro newspaper, the eye-gouging Papin sisters, and the doctor Petiot with his implacable medicine…
Going beyond the fascinating and entertaining details of these famous cases, judge Thiel embarks on a broader reflection about the nature and the reality of justice, a reality he knows down to its smallest details.
 
Key points
A highly mediatized author writing about the all-time popular topic of true crime: a guaranteed success!
The fifth book of an already confirmed author whose works “The awakening of a judge” and “Let sleeping judges lie” have sold over 10,000 copies each
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EAN : 9782221263242
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 468
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont