1279 users online (259 members and 1020 guests)  


Websleuths News


Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 67
  1. #1

    Jonbenet Books...have You Read "all?"

    http://www.comm.ucsb.edu/faculty/kel...nns/ramsey.htm
    Kellermann's Kollectionn of:
    JONBENET RAMSEY TRIAL BOOKS
    Last Updated 02/04/00


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Hodges, Andrew G. (1998). A Mother Gone Bad: The Hidden Confession of JonBenet's Killer. Birmingham, AL: Village House Publishers.


    Keene-Osborn, Sherry. (1997). Pretty Baby: The Life and Death of JonBenet Ramsey. ----: Ballantine Books.


    McLean, Linda Edison. (1998). JonBenet's Mother: The Tragedy and the Truth. Parsons, WV : McClain Print. Co.


    Schiller, Lawrence. (1999). Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenet and the City of Bouldert. New York: HarperCollins.


    Singular, Stephen. (1999). Presumed Guilty: An Investigation into the JonBenet Ramsey Case, the Media, and the Culture of Pornography. Beverly Hills, CA: New Millennium Press.


    Smith, Carlton. (1997). Death of a Little Princess: The Tragic Story of the Murder of JonBenet Ramsey. New York: St. Martin's Press.


    Stobie, Jane Gray. (1999). JonBenet's Gift: A Miracle for the Millennium. Denver, CO: Blue Balloon Press.


    Von Duyke, Eleanor (with Dwight Wallington). (1998). A Little Girl's Dream? A JonBenet Ramsey Story. Austin, TX: Windsor House Publishing.


    Wecht, Cyril & Bosworth, Charles. (1998). Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey? New York: Onyx.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    See other kollectionns
    FAMOUS TRIALS KOLLECTIONNS
    TRIAL BACKGROUND KOLLECTIONNS



    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------



    c1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 Kathy Kellermann

    read them? YES OR NO?

  2. #2
    Keene-Osborn, Sherry. (1997). Pretty Baby: The Life and Death of JonBenet Ramsey. ----: Ballantine Books.


    AND THEN SHE DIES...GO FIGURE???

    So what's in these "kollectionns" anyway?

    The "(In-)Famous and Celebrity Trial" kollectionns provide scholarly, trade, mass, and sometimes even lurid reference entrees into the travails, tribulations, and trials of Rodney King, O.J. Simpson, Randy Weaver, David Koresh, Timothy McVeigh, the Unabomber, Patricia Hearst, Jean Harris, Susan Smith, JonBenet Ramsey, Joe Hunt, Eric & Lyle Menendez, the McMartin preschool, Jim Bakker (PTL Club), Allan Bakke, Sam Sheppard, Claus von Bulow, Bernhard Goetz, Mike Tyson, Jeffrey MacDonald, and Jeffrey Dahmer, among others.

    The "Helpful Trial Background" kollectionns name, explain, scrutinize, analyze, deduce, and conclude scholarly, trade, mass, armchair and sometimes even factual information about trial advocacy, juries, communication, language, and media; openings, closings, questioning, witnesses, and testifying; attorneys, defendants, judges, police, and forensics; race, gender, domestic violence, and extremism; and legal reform, victim's rights, and the practice of law.



    Why do you call these bibliographies "Kellermann's Kollectionns"?

    John Farley, a professor of physics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, gave my first O.J. Simpson bibliography the name "Kellermann's Kollection". As you've probably figured out by now, my last name is Kellermann. My first name is Kathy. My symmetrical self, psychologically distressed and having a breakdown, decided it just had to spell kollectionn with two nn's. After an incredible amount of time and effort, a minor keystroke provided initial kollectionn the company it so badly had been wanting. Hence, Kellermann's Kollectionns. Not a gripping story, but at least a true one.



    Why are you doing this?

    I am a university professor. I was sick and mostly bedridden when O.J. flew the coop, going faster up the 405 at 40 m.p.h. than is normal during rush hour. (Of course, it helps to have a police escort.) Having nothing better to do, not being able easily to read, and not at all loath to admitting actually being intrigued, I gave myself "permission" (as if I had a choice!) to get addicted to O.J. TV.

    Admittedly, I've always been addicted to matters legal. I study communication, specifically, persuasion, argumentation, and interpersonal interaction. I've looked at how people interrogate, evade, equivocate, retreat, attack, and avoid. Is it any wonder I became addicted to the O.J. case? What better way to pass the time than to watch people doing live what I normally have to cajole and coax participants to do in my research?

    Seriously, the O.J. case was a perfect beginning -- no lack of books on the topic, no lack of just about anything on it. My addiction propelled me forward. When I could no longer remember which O.J. trial books I owned, had ordered, or had heard of, I started a list to stop me from buying books for the third time.

    And from there it just grew. Pretty soon I felt compelled to have a complete list of O.J. trial books. And then the books with chapters or sections related to the O.J. trial were published. And then those darn masters' theses and doctoral dissertations, scholarly symposia, convention paper presentations, and journal articles appeared. And that didn't even begin to cover what had been in trade and other mass market publications, tabloids, and chain letters and cascading over the internet.

    Always needing closure (hah! not yet even do I have that on the O.J. trial!), I forged ahead and expanded and expanded and expanded my O.J. list. And when the O.J. trial ended, my new project had already begun, for I had already "acquired" an interest in the next rich, famous, and heinous case.

    Not being a strictly linear person, I "managed" to acquire interests in golden oldies as well as newsy newbies. And my friends didn't help matters any either: they kept asking questions of me as if I were the resident "expert" on (in-)famous and celebrity trials, whether I knew anything about them or not. So as not to disappoint them (!!), I sought knowledge from the tree of life: books, books, and more books; newspapers, newspapers, and more newspapers; and, TV, TV, and more TV.

    Thank God for CourtTV. Thank God for the Internet news feed. Thank God for making me a trial junkie.



    What do you get out of doing this?

    Now that one I haven't figured out. No fame, no glory yet. CourtTV did once ask for the most recent update of the O.J. list. The outlook for bookstores locally, regionally, and nationally improved dramatically as I began buying and reading the books on the list. I have "met" a person I've never seen, conversed with a person I've never heard, and found another addicted soul in the person of John Farley, professor of physics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas who so kindly initially named and now still mounts and provides these kollectionns. I've moved from not knowing how to spell HTML to being able to program in it directly. I've managed to amuse myself. That's good enough, after all, isn't it?



    Can I use this material?

    Absolutely. My intent was to addict others, but I also want to locate other addicts. Plus, the "outreach" potential of educating people about the law appeals to me. I developed the kollectionns on the nature, issues, people, events, and aspects of trials as part and parcel of my own interests in studying persuasion, argumentation, and interpersonal interaction in a "real-world" setting (well, at least it is its own real world!). I only ask that you credit John Farley for providing the web site and taking the time to mount all the files and myself (Kathy Kellermann) for compiling and maintaining the kollectionns, and provide the kollectionns' web site address, http://www.physics.unlv.edu/~farley/humor/K/index.htm, OR at http://alishaw.ucsb.edu/~kellerma/k/index.htm so that if others want to visit they might.




    Thank you for your time. Cheers. Play around in the kollectionns. Enjoy. Send me citations, corrections, suggestions, comments and questions as you wish and have the time; my "signature" is affixed at the bottom of the page. I will add, fix, undertake, consider, and answer as fitting and I have anything to say.


    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    See other kollectionns
    FAMOUS TRIALS KOLLECTIONNS
    TRIAL BACKGROUND KOLLECTIONNS



    http://63.147.65.175/news/jon021000.htm

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    maryland
    Posts
    1,832
    Thanks ,I hadn't realized Keene/Osborne had written a book,and am going to "track it " down today. She was a pretty reliable source in those early days.

  4. #4

    YOU DO KNOW SHE'S DEAD, RIGHT?...!!!

    Originally posted by sissi
    Thanks ,I hadn't realized Keene/Osborne had written a book,and am going to "track it " down today. She was a pretty reliable source in those early days.
    Assuming she (being dead) is w/JonBenet, what are you're thoughts regarding future info...???

    February 9, 2000
    Sherry Keene-Osborn, Newsweek reporter who provided Ramsey coverage for the magazine, died this date at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge as a result of lung problems. She was 54 at the time of her death.

    http://207.36.4.219/forums/showthrea...1829#post41829

    Journalist Keene-Osborn dies at 54
    By Andy Vuong
    Special to The Denver Post

    Feb. 10 - Sherry Keene-Osborn, a journalist for Newsweek, died Wednesday at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge as a result of severe lung disorders. She was 54.
    Last edited by Blazeboy3; 10-19-2003 at 06:11 AM.

  5. #5

  6. #6
    What I do know deep down, although I keep it secretly secret, is that I am terrified at the thought of losing myself again wholeheartedly to any man, because it is so scary peeling off that protective sealant that's been guarding my heart, and letting somebody go inside and walk around, lie down, look around, and see all those red flags, especially when right next to your heart is your soul, and then inside that is the rest of your personality puzzle pieces and they're full of flaws and in your grown-up years you have just finally started to recognize them for what they are one by one...--How Stella Got Her Groove Back


    IMHO...It's a good/read-watch-learning experience FWIW(for what it's worth these days (FWIWTD)!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    208
    I just heard that Cyril Wecht has a new book out called "Mortal Evidence" and that there is a chapter on Jon Benet. I just checked my local Branes and Noble and they said it will be in Nov1.
    It is available thr Amazon though:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books
    Last edited by Sabrina; 10-19-2003 at 09:48 PM.

  8. #8
    ajt400Guest
    Does it really matter how many and what books you have and don't have or have read or haven't? Most of all these books just contradict each other, because no one will really just look at the facts/evidence of the case unbiasly. Everyone has too many emotions and already have their minds set so they don't pay any attention to any possible evidence that may arise that doesn't agree with their theory-and tend to stick their fingers in their ears, much like a room of toddlers!

    Until someone can come into this case with a fresh perspective that is going to look at all angles- I fear this case will not be solved!

  9. #9

    YEAH IT DOES (READ ALL BOOKS/Knowledge is ???Power???!!!)

    Originally posted by ajt400
    Does it really matter how many and what books you have and don't have or have read or haven't? Most of all these books just contradict each other, because no one will really just look at the facts/evidence of the case unbiasly. Everyone has too many emotions and already have their minds set so they don't pay any attention to any possible evidence that may arise that doesn't agree with their theory-and tend to stick their fingers in their ears, much like a room of toddlers!

    Until someone can come into this case with a fresh perspective that is going to look at all angles- I fear this case will not be solved!
    YEAH IT DOES MATTER (even though KIPPER on Nickolodeon says "NOTHING REALL MATTERS!"; IMHO...READ ALL BOOKS/Knowledge is Power (for JonBenet!)...
    http://denver.rockymountainnews.com/...801rams1.shtml
    And Ballard's daughter has questions: "She says, 'Her mommy didn't protect her; is my mommy going to protect me?"'
    Last edited by Blazeboy3; 11-01-2003 at 05:49 AM.

  10. #10

    MATTER:;everything is "ENERGY?!right"; read ... FYI what follows:

    Originally posted by ajt400
    Does it really matter how many and what books you have and don't have or have read or haven't? Most of all these books just contradict each other, because no one will really just look at the facts/evidence of the case unbiasly. Everyone has too many emotions and already have their minds set so they don't pay any attention to any possible evidence that may arise that doesn't agree with their theory-and tend to stick their fingers in their ears, much like a room of toddlers!

    Until someone can come into this case with a fresh perspective that is going to look at all angles- I fear this case will not be solved!

    Q:MATTER:;everything is "ENERGY?!right"; ENERGY FOLLOWS THOUGHT-Right(fact?)...read ... FYI what follows:
    ... THE LATEST BOOK: An Evening with JonBenet...A MUST READ!:Read & reread ...it's you you +yours advantage in future life!!!...!!!...

    IMHO it's well worth the bucks (about $22):
    http://www.booksamillion.com/ncom/bo...pid=1413411088


    One of the threads asked about a new book on JonBenet Ramsey. I am the author of that book. It's an attempt to do some radically new things in order to shift attention back to what should have remained the focus of this case: the sexual abuse of children and the permanent psychological damage done when one sexualize a child in the way children are sexualized by Child Beauty Pageants. I also want, from the start, to indicate another thing that makes my book distinctive. I will not make a penny from it. I have established a Trust so that all money due me from the book and from productions of the play it contains will be devoted to Organizations who work on behalf of sexually abused children. That said, let me briefly describe the book.. An Evening With JonBenet Ramsey begins with a full-length play, Cowboy's Sweetheart, which imagines the life of a sexually abused and murdered child as it might have evolved had she lived. The play explores her psyche, her experience, and her struggle to deal with the traumatic memories that haunt her. (It tries, in effect, to give JonBenet the life that was taken from here.) The play is followed by two essays. They involve extensive research and consider the JonBenet Ramsey case from a number of perspectives. The discussion includes a critique of the media and of the two theories that have been developed to solve the crime. Again, my effort is to move the discussion to a new level. My name, by the way, is Walter A. Davis and I am a Professor Emeritus in the English Department at The Ohio State University. Like so many of you I first become involved in this story when I first saw a video of JonBenet "performing" and found myself in tears: "How could anyone do that to a child?" I asked. The book is a response to the pain of that question. Those who want the book can get it at a 15% discount on paperback and a 10% discount on hardcover from Xlibris: Call 888-795-4274, ext.276 or order online at www.xlibris.com. Or, of course, from Amazon.com.
    I look forward to your responses and as a new member, to making a contribution to your discussions. Warm regards, Walter A. Davis





    Originally posted by walter davis
    One of the threads asked about a new book on JonBenet Ramsey. I am the author of that book. It's an attempt to do some radically new things in order to shift attention back to what should have remained the focus of this case: the sexual abuse of children and the permanent psychological damage done when one sexualize a child in the way children are sexualized by Child Beauty Pageants. I also want, from the start, to indicate another thing that makes my book distinctive. I will not make a penny from it. I have established a Trust so that all money due me from the book and from productions of the play it contains will be devoted to Organizations who work on behalf of sexually abused children. That said, let me briefly describe the book.. An Evening With JonBenet Ramsey begins with a full-length play, Cowboy's Sweetheart, which imagines the life of a sexually abused and murdered child as it might have evolved had she lived. The play explores her psyche, her experience, and her struggle to deal with the traumatic memories that haunt her. (It tries, in effect, to give JonBenet the life that was taken from here.) The play is followed by two essays. They involve extensive research and consider the JonBenet Ramsey case from a number of perspectives. The discussion includes a critique of the media and of the two theories that have been developed to solve the crime. Again, my effort is to move the discussion to a new level. My name, by the way, is Walter A. Davis and I am a Professor Emeritus in the English Department at The Ohio State University. Like so many of you I first become involved in this story when I first saw a video of JonBenet "performing" and found myself in tears: "How could anyone do that to a child?" I asked. The book is a response to the pain of that question. Those who want the book can get it at a 15% discount on paperback and a 10% discount on hardcover from Xlibris: Call 888-795-4274, ext.276 or order online at www.xlibris.com. Or, of course, from Amazon.com.
    I look forward to your responses and as a new member, to making a contribution to your discussions. Warm regards, Walter A. Davis
    QuickQuote


  11. #11
    ajt400Guest
    Knowledge equals power, but books are written by people and people have different opinions. Even text books in school lean one way or another. Reading the books doesn't matter--reading them and being able to step back and logically look at evidence does.

    I am not very sure you are able to that blazeboy

  12. #12
    ajt400Guest
    Also:

    So in essence I should be able to read every Nancy Drew book available, and I will know more than investigators, right? Not so....

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    2,199
    Aren't child pageants part of Southern subculture? Patsy's family, who was from the South, seems to have been very "into" beauty pageants and didn't consider child beauty pageants any less delightful than any other kind of beauty pageant.

    We will never know if JonBenet's psyche was, or would be, damaged by her participation in the pageants, but I don't believe John and Patsy considered that possibility for a minute. Nor do I believe they thought her stage makeup and elaborate costumes "sexualized" her or made her look like a pedophile's dream come true. I believe they loved JonBenet with all their hearts and would never have intentionally done anything to harm her.

    I despise beauty pageants of any kind, especially child beauty pageants, but I don't think JonBenet's pageant participation had anything to do with her death. I think her death was unintentional, the result of a sexual exploration game she and Burke were playing that went horribly wrong. Siblings playing "doctor" doesn't require one of them to be a pageant star, and anyway, how often did Burke see JonBenet "tarted up"? I think her pageant participation is a red herring.

  14. #14
    ajt400Guest
    I think it is just another reason for people to hate her parents

  15. #15

    You're so right and that's why you should read the latest book by W.A.Davis who tells

    Originally posted by ajt400
    Does it really matter how many and what books you have and don't have or have read or haven't? Most of all these books just contradict each other, because no one will really just look at the facts/evidence of the case unbiasly. Everyone has too many emotions and already have their minds set so they don't pay any attention to any possible evidence that may arise that doesn't agree with their theory-and tend to stick their fingers in their ears, much like a room of toddlers!

    Until someone can come into this case with a fresh perspective that is going to look at all angles- I fear this case will not be solved!
    You're so right and that's why you should read the latest book by W.A.Davis who tells YOU:AJ(one) WHY YOU'RE SO RIGHT IN YOUR THOUGHTS/POST...!!!:dontknow: :evil:

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 ... LastLast