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  • 'Are You There Alone?:' The Unspeakable Crime of Andrea Yates

    By Suzanne O'Malley

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780743244855
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: January 2004
    A true crime account by the investigative reporter of the case of the Houston woman who murdered her five children & is serving a life sentence.
  • The 'Double Indemnity' Murder: Ruth Snyder, Judd Gray, and New York's Crime of the Century

    By Landis MacKellar

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780815608240
    • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
    • Published: October 2006
    Investigation documents and photographs related to the 1927 murder of Albert Snyder by his wife Ruth and her lover Judd Gray have been mostly destroyed because of their antiquity. Mackeller offers his telling of the ordeal, as gleaned from trial transcripts, periodicals, interviews, city records, letters, a detective log, and earlier books on the topic. The murder inspired the book-turned-noir film titled Double Indemnity, and was later interpreted in the film Body Heat. This book reads like a novel and employs artistic license in fleshing out the moments that were not logged, as in the first chapter describing the crime, where dialogue of unclear source is abundant. The second chapter details the trial, wherein the two accused invent indictments of the other. This chapter also portrays the popular and media frenzy that accompanied the trial. The two were eventually sentenced to be executed at Sing Sing prison, and the final chapter describes their last days and the public's response. The appendix offers brief biographies of personalities in the book and discusses questions of motive that may remain unanswered. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • 'If I had a Son': Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman

    By Jack Cashill

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781938067211
    • Publisher: WND Books
    • Published: October 2013
    "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," President Barack Obama said in March 2012 about the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin four weeks earlier. In so saying, Obama gave the White House imprimatur to a politically irresistible campaign, one that both stoked the grievances of his racially sensitive base and energized his party's gun-control advocates. That the shooting took place in Florida, the most highly contested state in that year's presidential election, made its politicization all the more inevitable. From the beginning, the major media worked overtime to convict shooter George Zimmerman in the court of public opinion. To promote their grudge against guns and their skewed view of race in America, the media ignored or denied the truth even after the truth had become obvious to those who followed the story closely. In another time and place, the media might have succeeded, but in the age of social media, their carefully crafted narrative has been thoroughly picked apart. If I Had A Son tells the story of a blogging collective called the Conservative Treehouse that has done much of the picking. Indeed, the clever research work of these unpaid "Treepers," most of them female, may well be the defense's best weapon. If I Had A Son is a thrill-packed David and Goliath story, the ending of which is still not known.
  • 'Somebody is lying': The story of Dr. X

    By Myron Farber

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385126182
    • Publisher: Doubleday
    • Published: January 1982
  • 'Yellow Kid' Weil: The Autobiography of America's Master Swindler

    By J.R. 'Yellow Kid' Weil

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781849350211
    • Publisher: Nabat Books/AK Press
    • Published: February 2011
    Nabat Books is a series dedicated to reprinting forgotten memoirs by various misfits, outsiders, and rebels. The underlying concept is based on a few simple propositions: That to be a success under the current definition is highly toxic - wealth, fame and power are a poison cocktail; that this era of triumphal capitalism glorifies the most dreary human traits like greed and self- interest as good and natural; that the "winners" version of reality and history is deeply lame and soul-rotting stuff. Given this, it follows that the truly interesting and meaningful lives and real adventures are only to be had on the margins of what Kenneth Rexroth called "the social lie." It's with the dropouts, misfits, dissidents, renegades, and revolutionaries, against the grain, between the cracks and amongst the enemies of the state that the good stuff can be found. Fortunately, there is a mighty subterranean river of testimony from the disaffected, a large cache of hidden history, of public secrets overlooked by the stale conventional wisdom that Nabat Books aims to tap into, A little something to set against the crushed hopes, mountains of corpses, and commodification of everything. Actually, we think, it's the best thing western civilization has going for itself.
  • ...Just Another Day in the FBI...

    By Anthony E. Oldham

    Our Price: $12.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781537662374
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • 18 Doors: A Journey Through Life and Death Row

    By Jack Brojack Williams

    Our Price: $19.95
    • ISBN-13: 9780989243605
    • Publisher: Jack Williams
  • 1920-2000 ?El Pastel! Parte Dos

    By Jos? Luis Garc?a Cabrera

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781463337018
    • Publisher: Author Solutions
    • Published: August 2012
  • 1920-2000 El Pastel!

    By Jos? Luis Garc?a Cabrera

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781463336936
    • Publisher: Author Solutions
    • Published: October 2012
  • 3,096 Days in Captivity

    By Natascha Kampusch

    Our Price: $9.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780425244289
    • Publisher: Berkley Pub Group
    • Published: September 2011
    "On March 2, 1998, ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was kidnapped, and found herself locked in a house that would be her home for the next eight years. She was starved, beaten, treated as a slave, and forced to work for her deranged captor. But she never forgot who she was - and she never gave up hope of returning to the world. This is her story."--Provided by publisher.
  • 60 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time

    By Jonathan Vankin

    Our Price: $9.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780806518336
    • Publisher: Citadel Press
    • Published: November 1996
    Examines conspiracies ranging from the death of Marilyn Monroe and the cover-up of a UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico, to the Oklahoma City bombing
  • 60 Minutes and the Assassination of Werner Erhard: A True Story

    By Jane Self

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780942540239
    • Publisher: Breakthru
    • Published: November 1992
    Looks at Erhard's life and career, and argues that the media aired false allegations against him
  • 8 Ball Chicks

    By Gini Sikes

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385474320
    • Publisher: Anchor
    • Published: January 1998
    A veteran journalist spends a year following girl gangs--white, Black, and Latino--in South Central Los Angeles and elsewhere, tracing the similarities and differences between female and male gangs
  • 8 Ball Chicks : A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangsters

    By Gini Sikes

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385474313
    • Publisher: Doubleday
    • Published: January 1997
    A veteran journalist spends a year following girl gangs--white, Black, and Latino--in South Central Los Angeles and elsewhere, tracing the similarities and differences between female and male gangs
  • 90 Church: Inside America's Notorious First Narcotics Squad

    By Dean Unkefer

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781250067333
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: June 2015
    MAD MEN MEETS THE WIRE IN THIS GRIPPING TRUE-CRIME MEMOIR BY A FORMER AGENT AT THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF NARCOTICS IN 1960s NEW YORKBefore Nixon famously declared a "war on drugs," there was the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.New York City in the mid-1960s: The war in Vietnam was on the nation's tongue--but so is something else. Clandestine and chaotic, but equally ruthless, the agents of the Bureau were feared by the Mafia, dealers, pimps, prostitutes--anyone who did his or her business on the streets. With few rules and almost no oversight, the battle-hardened agents of the bureau were often more vicious than the criminals they chased.Agent Dean Unkefer was a naive kid with notions of justice and fair play when he joined up. But all that quickly changes once he gets thrown into the lion's den of 90 Church, the headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, where he is shocked to see the agents he revered are often more like thugs than lawmen.When he finally gets the chance to prove his mettle by going undercover in the field, the lines become increasingly blurred. As he spirals into the hell of addiction and watches his life become a complex balancing act of lies and half-truths, he begins to wonder what side he is really on.90 Church is both the unbelievable memoir of one man's confrontation with the dark corners of the human experience and a fascinating window into a little-known time in American history. Learn the story of the agents who make the DEA look like choirboys.

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