The Resource Blood on the snow : the killing of Olof Palme, Jan Bondeson

Blood on the snow : the killing of Olof Palme, Jan Bondeson

Label
Blood on the snow : the killing of Olof Palme
Title
Blood on the snow
Title remainder
the killing of Olof Palme
Statement of responsibility
Jan Bondeson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Swedish prime minister Olaf Palme, a major figure in world politics and an ardent opponent of apartheid, was shot dead on the streets of Stockholm in February, 1986. At the time of his death, Palme was deeply involved in Middle East diplomacy and was working under UN auspices to end the Iran-Iraq war. Across Scandinavia, Palme's killing had an impact similar to that of the Kennedy assassinations in the United States - and it ignited nearly as many conspiracy theories. Interest in the Palme slaying was most recently stirred by reports of the death of Christer Pettersson, who was tried for the murder twice, convicted the first time, and then acquitted on appeal."
  • "Bondeson demolishes the various conspiracy theories that have been devised to make sense of the killing, before suggesting a convincing explanation of his own. Blood on the Snow includes crime-scene photographs and reconstructions that have never before been published."--Jacket
  • "In his investigative account of Palme's still-unsolved murder, the historian Jan Bondeson recreates the assassination and its aftermath. Like the best works of crime fiction, this book puts the victim and his death into social context. Bondeson's work, however, is noteworthy for its dispassionate treatment of police incompetence: the police did not answer a witness's phone call reporting the murder just 45 seconds after it occurred, and further time was lost as the police sought to confirm that someone had actually been shot. When the police arrived on the scene, they did not even recognize the victim as the prime minister. This early confusion was emblematic of the errors that were to follow."
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
364.152/4/0948509048
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DL876.P3
LC item number
B66 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Blood on the snow : the killing of Olof Palme, Jan Bondeson
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-255) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Death in Stockholm -- Blood on the snow -- A killer on the loose -- Hans Holmér takes charge -- The first main suspect: the oddball schoolmaster -- Red herrings -- The Kurdish conspiracy -- Ebbe Carlsson's secret investigation -- The second main suspect: the bayonet killer -- The trials of Christer Pettersson -- The scapegoat is never tarred -- Conspiracy theories -- The police investigation keels over -- Did Olof Palme know his killer? -- Who might Olof Palme have met? -- The crime of the century
Control code
ocn887802729
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 233 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801470127
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt592p8q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32116627
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)887802729
  • pebcs0801470129

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
Processing Feedback ...