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While this second edition of the autobiography of Stanton O. Berg's (Stan's) life and times, is also a short history of United States during the Great Depression and also the history of the development of the forensic science with some inclusion of Sherlock Holmes in that history.
Stan's four years army service in the Counter Intelligence Corps at Baltimore, Maryland, and his weekend work with the Baltimore Police crime laboratory is reviewed.
In looking back at Stan's forensic science career, one will find Stan handled one thousand cases, testified in legal proceedings over 350 times. Stan with his wife June, as his administrative assistant, attended 170 forensic science conferences in the US, Canada, and Europe.
Stan often was a conference speaker and four times served as conference chairman. As Stan looks back at his career, he finds that, in some way or the other, Stan has been involved in almost every important case during the wild '60s and '70s--the assassinations of Pres. John Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert Kennedy; Chicago Police shooting raid on Black Panther headquarters; and the SLA ambush shooting of Oakland School superintendent with cyanide-tipped bullets.
Stan's career also consisted of much investigation and testimony in the area of civil litigation, gun accidents, and gun safety designs. This second edition of Stanton O. Berg's (Stan's) autobiography has been greatly enlarged and expanded from the first edition.
The first edition had only sixty-nine photographs and illustrations while this second edition has some 156 photos and illustrations. Much additional detail has been added to the story of Stan's forensic laboratory and his operation as a forensic expert. Much detail has also been added to the descriptions of his most famous national cases. A table of contents has been added for the reader's convenience.