Hunting the Unabomber : the FBI, Ted Kaczynski, and the capture of America's most notorious domestic terrorist / Lis Wiehl with Lisa Pulitzer.

Item request has been placed! ×
Item request cannot be made. ×
loading   Processing Request
  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "From Lis Wiehl, New York Times bestselling author and "storyteller extraordinaire" (Steve Berry), with New York Times bestselling crime writer Lisa Pulitzer, the definitive, gripping account of the longest pursuit in FBI history: the quest to find and capture the domestic terrorist Ted Kaczynski."-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      Part I. It's UNABOM ;FC strikes again ; A serial bomber? ; Major case conference ; Moving west ; No perfect crime -- Part II. Only a matter of time ; Ted ; Failure to connect ; Becoming the Unabomber -- Part III. The elusive motive ; Green light ; UNABOM task force -- Part IV. The big picture ; Setting precedents ; "What is UNABOM?" -- Part V. A new direction ; Three-part plan ; Refocusing the inquiry ; Lines of inquiry ; Go guy" -- Part VI. Profiling a killer ; "Warning" ; To publish or not to publish ; 55,000 leads and counting ; A break in the case ; Getting close ; The UNABOM typewriter ; "I am not mentally ill."
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-298) and index.
    • Other Titles:
      FBI, Ted Kaczynski, and the capture of America's most notorious domestic terrorist.
    • ISBN:
      9780718092122
      0718092120
    • Accession Number:
      2019031034
    • Accession Number:
      on1110658159
      1110658159
    • Accession Number:
      fay.704369
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WIEHL, L. W.; PULITZER, L. Hunting the Unabomber : the FBI, Ted Kaczynski, and the capture of America’s most notorious domestic terrorist. [s. l.]: Nelson Books, 2020. ISBN 9780718092122. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.704369. Acesso em: 8 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Wiehl LW, Pulitzer L. Hunting the Unabomber : The FBI, Ted Kaczynski, and the Capture of America’s Most Notorious Domestic Terrorist. Nelson Books; 2020. Accessed August 8, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.704369
    • APA:
      Wiehl, L. W., & Pulitzer, L. (2020). Hunting the Unabomber : the FBI, Ted Kaczynski, and the capture of America’s most notorious domestic terrorist. Nelson Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Wiehl, Lis W., and Lisa Pulitzer. 2020. Hunting the Unabomber : The FBI, Ted Kaczynski, and the Capture of America’s Most Notorious Domestic Terrorist. Nelson Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.704369.
    • Harvard:
      Wiehl, L. W. and Pulitzer, L. (2020) Hunting the Unabomber : the FBI, Ted Kaczynski, and the capture of America’s most notorious domestic terrorist. Nelson Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.704369 (Accessed: 8 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Wiehl, LW & Pulitzer, L 2020, Hunting the Unabomber : the FBI, Ted Kaczynski, and the capture of America’s most notorious domestic terrorist, Nelson Books, viewed 8 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Wiehl, Lis W., and Lisa Pulitzer. Hunting the Unabomber : The FBI, Ted Kaczynski, and the Capture of America’s Most Notorious Domestic Terrorist. Nelson Books, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.704369.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Wiehl, Lis W., and Lisa Pulitzer. Hunting the Unabomber : The FBI, Ted Kaczynski, and the Capture of America’s Most Notorious Domestic Terrorist. Nelson Books, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.704369.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Wiehl LW, Pulitzer L. Hunting the Unabomber : the FBI, Ted Kaczynski, and the capture of America’s most notorious domestic terrorist [Internet]. Nelson Books; 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 8]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.704369

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 May #2

*Starred Review* Beginning in the late 1970s, the FBI and several police departments across the country were flummoxed by the rash of bombings associated with an individual known as the Unabomber. Sixteen bombs over 17 years left three people dead and several others injured. Theories over the Unabomber's motive and profile varied. FBI agent Patrick Webb investigated the case for more than a decade, his frustrations mounting as FBI leadership sought to extricate themselves from the debacle. With contributor Pulitzer, bestselling author and former prosecutor Wiehl (Hunting Charles Manson, 2018) crafts a powerful dual narrative of the unfolding investigation and the life story of Ted Kaczynski, the man eventually caught, tried, and found guilty for the Unabomber's crimes. Kaczynski was brilliant, his intelligence often overshadowed by eccentricity. He hated seeing animals hurt, but was capable of pulling harmful pranks on people. His genius set him apart from others, leading to isolation, some of it self-imposed. As he retreated further inward, a dark obsession and hatred would be unleashed on the world. This revealing look at the investigation includes interviews with Webb and other law enforcement officers. The action progresses with drama and nail-biting intensity, the conclusion foregone yet nonetheless compelling. A true-crime masterpiece. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2020 April

Intent on bringing down the government and destroying technology, Ted Kaczynski, aka the Unabomber, terrorized American universities and airports for decades with his handcrafted bombs. Why did it take so long to find him? Former Fox News analyst Wiehl (The Separatists), with crime writer Pulitzer (coauthor, Imperfect Justice: Prosecuting Casey Anthony), investigates the case undertaken by the FBI, the postal service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Wiehl relies primarily on the memories and documents of FBI agent Patrick Webb, the longest-serving member of the UNABOM task force, but also draws from the FBI's UNABOM file and the Kaczynski Papers special collection, held at the University of Michigan. With an overwhelming volume of minutia, the book is at times a slog. However, because Kaczynski was ultracareful not to leave traces, these details were crucial to identifying him, and Wiehl's laserlike focus is warranted. VERDICT This meticulous history of the hunt for the Unabomber will appeal to true crime readers who enjoy immersive scene setting and don't mind a slow pace.—Ahliah Bratzler, Indianapolis P.L.

Copyright 2020 Library Journal.