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Benson, Michael

Overview
Works: 60 works in 133 publications in 1 language and 8,924 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  History  Case studies  True crime stories  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV1032.E18, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Benson
Dale Earnhardt by Michael Benson( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography which focuses on the racing career of Dale Earnhardt, the winner of the 1994 Winston Cup championship
Ballparks of North America : a comprehensive historical reference to baseball grounds, yards, and stadiums, 1845 to present by Michael Benson( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This chronologically arranged history book of ballparks are listed under their cities. It lists the name of the ballpark, the league of the first team to play there, location, dimensions of the field of play, seating capacity, and attendance records
Crashes & collisions by Michael Benson( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes some of the most famous crashes and collisions in auto-racing history, from 1909 to the present
The U.S. Coast Guard by Michael Benson( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the United States Coast Guard including history, recruiting, training and daily life
Dream teams : the best teams of all time by Michael Benson( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history of famous and infamous winning teams in sports history
The burn farm by Michael Benson( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on victim recordings and perpetrator statements to trace the story of serial murderer Sheila LaBarre, describing how she sexually tormented troubled young men before brutally murdering them at her remote farmhouse
Gloria Estefan by Michael Benson( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a biography of the Cuban-born singer, composer, and entertainer who has recorded such hits as "Into the Light," "Conga," "Turn the Beat Around," and "Reach."
Women in racing by Michael Benson( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at some of the women who have made their mark in the previously male-dominated sport of automobile racing, including Janet Guthrie, Lyn St. James, and Shawna Robinson
Ronald Reagan by Michael Benson( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the fortieth president, who served from 1981-1989
Pickup trucks by Michael Benson( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William H. Taft by Michael Benson( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of William Howard Taft, the twenty-seventh president of the United States and the only person to serve in both that office and as chief justice of the Supreme Court
The devil at Genesee Junction : the murders of Kathy Bernhard and George-Ann Formicola, 6/66 by Michael Benson( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today you'd call Ballantyne suburban, but back then, at the start of the summer of 1966, it was country - just a cluster of houses, some of them shacks, on or near Ballantyne Road, in the Town of Chili, NY. And while June 25 started like any other day it would end in a nightmare. In The Devil at Genesee Junction, veteran crime writer, Michael Benson, returns to his formerly rural hometown to take on the double homicide of his friends Kathy Bernhard and George-Ann Formiciola that took place that night. The two girls were missing for a month and then found in the bushes horribly mutilated. The double homicide changed the author's childhood suddenly, and drastically. He went from living in a rural playland, to being encased in fear, wondering who among them was the werewolf who cut up Kathy and George-Ann. This heinous crime was never resolved, and didn't go away. In recent years, the author has teamed up with a victim's mom, and a local private investigator to delve deep into the 6/66 murders, developing along the way some strong new leads and shocking details. Together they have heated up this icy cold case, and their investigation has led them in a startling new direction
Mommy deadliest by Michael Benson( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how, after her plan to make her second husband's death look like a suicide backfired, Stacey Castor decided to kill her daughter and leave a suicide note by her body, confessing to the murder of her stepfather
Killer twins by Michael Benson( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THEY LOOKED ALIKE ... Robert Burce Spahalski and Stephen Spahalski were identical twins. Same hair, same eyes, same thirst for blood. Stephen was the first brother to kill--by viciously bashing in store owner Ronald Ripley's head with a hammer. ACTED ALIKE ... Unlike Sephen, Robert didn't stop with just one victim. With the cord of an iron, Robert strangled prostitute Morraine Armstrong while having sex. With this bare hands, he choked his girlfriend Adrian Berger. He brutally bludgeoned to death businessman Charles Grande. Even his friend Vivian Irizarry didn't escape his lurid killing spree. Robert ultimately confessed to the four murders in vivid detail. But police suspected there were many more. AND SLAUGHTERED ALIKE ... the twins' twisted story became even more bizarre as the true nature of their sick psyches came to light. In these pages, Robert Spahalski reveals for the first time the horrific details of his life and crimes in a disturbing look at the inner workings of a homicidal mind
A killer's touch by Michael Benson( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denise Amber Lee was a 21-year-old happily married mother of two little boys. She had her whole life ahead of her ... until an intruder broke into her Florida home. Within a few short hours, she was savagely terrorised and murdered. Michael King, a 38-year-old out-of-work plumber, was a ticking time bomb. Incredibly, Denise managed to call 911 twice during her abduction. Eyewitnesses and her distraught husband also called, but a slow, inefficient system tragically failed her. King was sentenced to death ... but for Denise and her loving family, it was too late
Watch mommy die by Michael Benson( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First, he bound and beat his girlfriend, a 43-year-old librarian. Then he went after her teenaged daughter--warning her, 'Scream and I will kill you both'--before knocking her unconscious. When the teenager awoke, he proceeded to rape her. And in a final horrifying act of depravity, he forced the girl to watch as he slit her mother's throat. But the killing didn't stop there ... Stephen Stanko was described as 'a perfect gentleman' who 'seemed so pleasant ... and so normal.' But behind Stanko's mild-mannered appearance, round spectacles, and quiet intelligence was a coldblooded ex-convict who kept a grisly scrapbook on serial killers--and convinced everyone he was a nice guy--until he killed and killed again. A well-orchestrated manhunt caught up with Stanko, who tried to get away with his crimes by pleading insanity. But the jury saw through his ruse and the ruthless killer was sentenced to death."--Page 4 of cover
A knife in the heart by Michael Benson( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how sexually inexperienced Sarah Ludemann fell for an arrogant two-timer named Joshua Comacho, which garnered the hatred of waitress Rachel Wade, who also loved Josh--a deadly love triangle that resulted in murder
Murder in Connecticut : the shocking crime that destroyed a family and united a community by Michael Benson( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An incisive, unflinching account of the shocking, summer 2007 Connecticut crime that is still making national headlines, Murder in Connecticut examines what happened to Dr. William Petit, his wife Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and their two daughters, Hayley and Michaela, in the early morning hours of July 23 in the quiet town of Cheshire--and how their community rallied bravely around the sole survivor of this vicious home invasion.<P class=MsoNormal style=""MARGIN: 0in 0in 0
Organized crime by Michael Benson( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses organized crime, how gangsters make money, types of mobs, famous gangsters, and the techniques police use to investigate and prevent organized crime
Cons and frauds by Michael Benson( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history and common forms of ploys, rackets, and scams, describes what police and civilians can do to fight them, and what one should know to avoid becoming the next victim on a con artist's list
 
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Dale Earnhardt
Alternative Names
Benson, Michael

Benson, Michael Albert 1956-

Benson, Mike.

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Languages
English (49)

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Ballparks of North America : a comprehensive historical reference to baseball grounds, yards, and stadiums, 1845 to presentCrashes & collisionsThe U.S. Coast GuardThe burn farmGloria EstefanWomen in racingRonald ReaganPickup trucks