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Benson, Michael

Overview
Works: 73 works in 176 publications in 1 language and 10,898 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Encyclopedias  Case studies  True crime stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  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 )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography which focuses on the racing career of Dale Earnhardt, the winner of the 1994 Winston Cup championship
Malcolm X by Michael Benson( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life, beliefs and accomplishments of the controversial civil rights leader, including his early troubles with the law, and his assassination
Ballparks of North America : a comprehensive historical reference to baseball grounds, yards, and stadiums, 1845 to present by Michael Benson( Book )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 445 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
The encyclopedia of the JFK assassination by Michael Benson( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his second reference to the November 1963 events in Dallas, Texas, Benson describes people, places, and things relating to the assassination of US president John Kennedy, the wounding of Texas governor John Connally and bystander James Tague, the murder of Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit, and the murder of accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby. He includes some photographs, and diagrams of buildings and the city. The cross-referencing is extensive
Crashes & collisions by Michael Benson( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 363 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 291 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 271 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 262 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
Women in racing by Michael Benson( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 251 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
Gloria Estefan by Michael Benson( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 249 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."
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 226 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 187 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 177 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
A knife in the heart by Michael Benson( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 135 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. Who was the Petit family? How were they marked for murder by their killers, Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes? How could these men have dreamed up such a crime? And will these horrifying murders - with startling similarities to the case in Truman Capote's classic In Cold Blood - really be the impetus behind sweeping parole reform laws that will not only affect Connecticut, but all of America?"--Global Books in Print
Organized crime by Michael Benson( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 114 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 109 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
Why the Grateful Dead matter by Michael Benson( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Why the Grateful Dead Matter, veteran writer and lifelong Deadhead Michael Benson argues that the Grateful Dead are not simply a successful rock-and-roll band but a phenomenon central to American culture. He defends the proposition that the Grateful Dead are, in fact, a musical movement as transformative as any -ism in the artistic history of this century and the last. And a lot more fun than most. From the street festivals of Haight-Ashbury to the cross-country acid tests with the Merry Pranksters, and from the sound-and-light show at the Great Pyramid at Giza to the ecstatic outpouring of joy at Soldier Field in the summer of ’15, the Grateful Dead have been at the center of American life, music, and karmic flow for fifty years. In Why the Grateful Dead Matter, Michael Benson brings it all back to life and makes a compelling case for the band’s lasting cultural importance." --Publisher description
 
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Dale Earnhardt
Alternative Names
Benson, Michael

Benson, Michael Albert 1956-

Benson, Mike.

Benson, Mike‏ 1956-

벤슨, 마이클 1956-

Languages
English (60)

Covers
Malcolm XBallparks of North America : a comprehensive historical reference to baseball grounds, yards, and stadiums, 1845 to presentThe encyclopedia of the JFK assassinationCrashes & collisionsThe U.S. Coast GuardThe burn farmWomen in racingGloria Estefan