WorldCat Identities

Newton, Michael 1951-

Works: 129 works in 424 publications in 3 languages and 20,715 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Biography  Dictionaries  Chronologies  Case studies  Biographies  True crime stories 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Photographer
Classifications: HS2330.K63, 364.152303
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Newton
The encyclopedia of serial killers by Michael Newton( Book )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide case histories of individual serial killers from throughout history, as well as essays on general topics related to serial murder
The encyclopedia of unsolved crimes by Michael Newton( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This extensive survey of recent unsolved crimes that have baffled detectives and law-enforcement agencies is a resource for amateur sleuths, crime writers, and law-enforcement professionals alike. More than 500 entries examine many of the most disturbing cases from around the world during the 19th and 20th centuries, including murders, robberies, missing persons, kidnappings, serial killers, and more. Each entry provides an overview of the crime, the parties involved, evidence gathered, and leading theories about solutions." "Written in an A-to-Z format and with more than 50 photographs, The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes is a reference for the study of the underworld's greatest mysteries."--Jacket
The encyclopedia of conspiracies and conspiracy theories by Michael Newton( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As controversial as these questions might seem, there is no doubt about the influence hundreds of documented conspiracies have played in shaping the modern world. Conspiracies, simply put, occur when two or more parties work together to commit some unlawful or immoral act - and no nation's history has been left untouched by them. In more than 500 concise entries, The Encyclopedia of Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories explains numerous true conspiracies from around the world and throughout history, while also closely examining those that remain unproven. From the "inheritance powder" of the Medicis to the United Nations Oil-for-Food program scandal, the author details the key points of each case, notes its historical significance, and assesses the evidence." "Featuring more than 80 photographs, a bibliography, and an index, this volume is a must-have guide to the dark and mysterious history of conspiracies."--Jacket
The Ku Klux Klan : an encyclopedia by Michael Newton( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An encyclopedia of short articles on the history, individuals (both victims and opponents, and members), geographic locations, foreign Klans, and other informational topics pertaining to the Klan and their activities
The encyclopedia of high-tech crime and crime-fighting by Michael Newton( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With some 400 entries, this reference examines the crimes, criminals, and crime-fighting techniques resulting from modern high-tech innovations, covering everything from software pirates to airport security, cell phone fraud, identity theft, and designers drugs. Other topics are traditional crime and high-tech tools, satellite surveillance, computer viruses, and chemical and biological weapons. B & w photos are included. Newton has written other crime encyclopedias
The Ku Klux Klan : history, organization, language, influence and activities of America's most notorious secret society by Michael Newton( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This monumental reference work is a comprehensive guide to the Ku Klux Klan. It begins with a brief history of the KKK, from antebellum predecessors to the present day. Appendices provide a KKK timeline and reproductions of several key Klan documents"--Provided by publisher
Racial & religious violence in America : a chronology by Michael Newton( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia of crime scene investigation by Michael Newton( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Encyclopedia of Crime Scene Investigation is a clear, comprehensive reference to this fascinating aspect of crime fighting and law enforcement. More than 300 entries cover the applications and techniques of crime scene investigation, including ballistics analysis, DNA identification, fingerprinting, forgery detection, forensic medicine, firearms identification, toxicology, tool marks, and trace evidence. This book also features many case studies that demonstrate criminal investigation practices in action, as well as historical and biographical entries about key breakthroughs and pioneers in the field of forensic science." "Coverage includes: accident reconstruction; arson investigation; DNA evidence; explosives; forensic anthropology; forensic chemistry; forgery; Identi-Kit; medical examiners; organic compound analysis; spectroscopy; and victimology."--Jacket
The FBI encyclopedia by Michael Newton( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alphabetically arranged entries cover topics related to the FBI, including biographies of key figures, agents, and fugitives, and related programs, cases, and investigations
Hidden animals : a field guide to Batsquatch, Chupacabra, and other elusive creatures by Michael Newton( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden Animals: A Field Guide to Batsquatch, Chupacabra, and Other Elusive Creatures welcomes readers into the fascinating world of cryptozoologyÑthe scientific pursuit of legendary creatures that sometimes reveals hoaxes and sometimes identifies real, previously unknown species. Compiled by Michael Newton, author of the acclaimed Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology, it is the first comprehensive topical resource covering the crossroads of zoology and folklore written exclusively for a younger audience.''Organized by type of creature type, such as giant animals, missing links, and living fossils, Hidden Animals surveys various beings reported and pursued worldwide from ancient times to the present, in every corner of the globe. In the process, it relates classic myths and legends to identified flesh-and-blood animals. Readers will be captivated by both the scientific evidence supporting the existence of specific cryptids and the exposure of notorious frauds or cases of mistaken identity. '
Celebrities and crime by Michael Newton( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the crossroads where fame and the underworld meet, looks at special types of crime targeted at celebrities, and discusses how law enforcement handles celebrity victims and celebrity perpetrators
The encyclopedia of American law enforcement by Michael Newton( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents more than six hundred entries covering law enforcement topics from the colonial era to the present, including major law enforcement agencies, important people, law-enforcement techniques, and types of crime
Unsolved crimes by Michael Newton( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses such well-known unsolved crimes as the identity of Jack the Ripper, JFK's killer, and the murderer of JonBenet Ramsey
The encyclopedia of kidnappings by Michael Newton( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detailed survey of kidnapping from biblical times to the present ; the study of kidnappers, their victims and all matters relating to abduction
The invisible empire : the Ku Klux Klan in Florida by Michael Newton( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Invisible Empire charts 180 years of Ku Klux Klan activity in Florida, one of the Klan's most violent and enduring realms." "In addition to recounting tales of violence, Newton addresses the critical question of how the hooded night riders continue to survive - a bitter, marginalized extremist movement that is still marching in what is arguably the Deep South's most progressive and ethnically diverse state. He also discusses how to curb guerrilla warfare before the Klan and its allies inaugurate a new century of terror."--BOOK JACKET
Encyclopedia of cryptozoology : a global guide to hidden animals and their pursuers by Michael Newton( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines cryptozoology, the study of animals unrenrecognized by modern science. Presents the latest information on sightings and hoaxes
The Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi : a history by Michael Newton( )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since 1866 the Ku Klux Klan has been a significant force in Mississippi, enduring repeated cycles of expansion and decline. Klansmen have rallied, marched, elected civic leaders, infiltrated law enforcement, and committed crimes. It details its complete history, campaigns of terrorism, KKK involvement in politics and religion, and its role as a social movement for marginalized poor whites"--Provided by publisher
The Texas Rangers by Michael Newton( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Texas Rangers from the founding of the specialized law enforcement agency in 1823 to the twenty-first century
Armed and dangerous : a writer's guide to weapons by Michael Newton( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Including inaccurate information about weapons can kill your story before a potential publisher has even finished reading your manuscript. Today's readers of mysteries, thrillers, action/adventure, westerns, true crime, police procedurals, and romantic suspense are better informed about weapons than ever before. If you think you can slip one past these readers, you're wrong. Dead wrong. You don't have to be a 'gun buff' to need this book. If you care enough about your readers and your craft to strive for accuracy, then this book is your comprehensive source for information on: the characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of hundreds of weapons; which weapons were available during each period of history, including wars; weapons favored by various types of criminals and terrorists; weapons used by law enforcement; weapons used for hunting. You'll also find a glossary of weapon-related terms and a series of appendices including: a selective chronology of firearms development; comparative handgun identification information; comparative trajectories of rifle cartridges. In the past, this kind of information was attainable only through hours of digging through a variety of reference books. Now it' s available at your fingertips in one handy guide. Make sure your story is accurate--refer to [this book]!"--Back cover
The FBI and the KKK : a critical history by Michael Newton( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Ku Klux Klan share a long and complicated history. Beginning with their first confrontation in 1922, this book examines the similarities, covert collaborations and common goals of the FBI and the KKK. The book traces 80 years of parallel development and the conservative attitudes that, astonishingly, drew the FBI and the KKK together"--Provided by publisher
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The encyclopedia of serial killers
The encyclopedia of unsolved crimesThe encyclopedia of conspiracies and conspiracy theoriesThe encyclopedia of high-tech crime and crime-fightingThe Ku Klux Klan : history, organization, language, influence and activities of America's most notorious secret societyThe encyclopedia of crime scene investigationThe FBI encyclopediaHidden animals : a field guide to Batsquatch, Chupacabra, and other elusive creaturesCelebrities and crime
Alternative Names

controlled identityBrandt, Lyle, 1951-

controlled identityBuchanan, Jack

controlled identityCannon, John, 1951-

controlled identityKozlow, Mark J., 1951-

controlled identityMalone, Paul, 1951-

controlled identityNewton, Mike, 1951-

controlled identityPendleton, Don, 1927-1995

controlled identityRobinson, Vince

Brandt, Lyle.

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Buchanan Jack 1951-....

Cannon John 1951-....

Kozlow Mark J. 1951-....

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Michael Newton (author) Amerikaans romanschrijver

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Newton, Michael 1951-

Newton, Michael Dawn, 1951-

Newton, Michael (Writer on cryptozoology)

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