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  1. Wow what a totally unexpected and awesome book. Published in 1949 by a psychiatrist, it contains a series of cases Wertham worked on determining the legal sanity of a number of accused murderers during the 1930's in New York. Each case is more ambiguous and difficult to decide than the last and Wertham is opinionated and intolerant of what he sees as the corrupt and ignorant lawyers and police around him. Wertham's style is solemn and thoughtful while being eminently readible and peppered with l [...]

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