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The Resource Beast : werewolves, serial killers, & man-eaters : the mystery of the monsters of the Gévaudan, Gustavo Sánchez Romero & S. R. Schwalb ; foreword by Phil Barnson ; illustrated by Gustavo Sánchez Romero

Beast : werewolves, serial killers, & man-eaters : the mystery of the monsters of the Gévaudan, Gustavo Sánchez Romero & S. R. Schwalb ; foreword by Phil Barnson ; illustrated by Gustavo Sánchez Romero

Label
Beast : werewolves, serial killers, & man-eaters : the mystery of the monsters of the Gévaudan
Title
Beast
Title remainder
werewolves, serial killers, & man-eaters : the mystery of the monsters of the Gévaudan
Statement of responsibility
Gustavo Sánchez Romero & S. R. Schwalb ; foreword by Phil Barnson ; illustrated by Gustavo Sánchez Romero
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Something unimaginable occurred from 1764 to 1767 in the remote highlands of south-central France. For three years, a real-life monster, or monsters, ravaged the region, slaughtering by some accounts more than 100 people, mostly women and children, and inflicting severe injuries upon many others. Alarmed rural communities -- and their economies -- were virtually held hostage by the marauder, and local officials and Louis XV deployed dragoons and crack wolf hunters from far-off Normandy and the King's own court to destroy the menace. And with the creature's reign of terror occurring at the advent of the modern newspaper, it can be said the ferocious attacks in the Gévaudan region were one of the world's first media sensations. Despite extensive historical documentation about this awesome predator, no one seemed to know exactly what it was. Theories abounded: Was it an exotic animal, such as a hyena, that had escaped from a menagerie? A werewolf? A wolf-dog hybrid? A new species? Some kind of conspiracy? Or, as was proposed by the local bishop, was it a scourge of God? To this day, debates on the true nature of La Bête, "The Beast," continue. With historical illustrations, composite sketches by the author, on-the-scene modern-day photographs, autopsy analysis, and fictionalized accounts, Beast takes a fascinating look at all the evidence, using a mix of history and modern biology to advance a theory that could solve one of the most bizarre and unexplained killing sprees of all time: France's infamous Beast of the Gévaudan
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1972-
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Sánchez Romero, Gustavo
Dewey number
001.944
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Schwalb, S. R.
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  • Beast of Gévaudan
  • Monsters
  • Gévaudan (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
Beast : werewolves, serial killers, & man-eaters : the mystery of the monsters of the Gévaudan, Gustavo Sánchez Romero & S. R. Schwalb ; foreword by Phil Barnson ; illustrated by Gustavo Sánchez Romero
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-307) and index
Control code
ocn884815041
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632204622
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)884815041
Label
Beast : werewolves, serial killers, & man-eaters : the mystery of the monsters of the Gévaudan, Gustavo Sánchez Romero & S. R. Schwalb ; foreword by Phil Barnson ; illustrated by Gustavo Sánchez Romero
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-307) and index
Control code
ocn884815041
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632204622
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)884815041

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