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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.
  • 'Yellow Kid' Weil: The Autobiography of America's Master Swindler

    By J.R. 'Yellow Kid' Weil

    Our Price: $9.00
    • 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
  • ...last meal

    By Jacquelyn C. Black

    Our Price: $12.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781567512403
    • Publisher: Common Courage Press
    • Published: April 2003
    A book of more than 40 photographs, Jacquelyn C. Black has created a powerful work focused on death row inmates and what they chose as their last meal before being executed. Combined with last words of the condemned, each left and right set of pages features a photo of the person and what they ate. Focused on inmates in Texas, among the photos and meals is that of Karla Faye Tucker.
  • 100 Most Infamous Criminals

    By Jo Durden Smith

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781848377493
    • Publisher: Atlasbooks Dist Serv
    • Published: July 2012
  • 15 to Life: How I Painted My Way to Freedom

    By Anthony Papa

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781932595062
    • Publisher: FERAL HOUSE
    • Published: November 2004
    It's 1985 and 29-year-old family man Anthony Papa is the owner of a failing radio repair business. Offered $500 to deliver an envelope for an acquaintance, the desperate Papa agrees, unaware of the cocaine inside or the stingoperation that awaits. Though it's his first criminal offense, New York drugs laws dictate a mandatory 15-year-to-life prison term. When his self-portrait is exhibited at the Whitney Museum in 1994, a burst of public sympathy catches the attention of the governor leading to Papa's eventual release just three years short of the full sentence. A story featuring a 16-page signature with color photos and reproductions, this is a social critique of American drug laws.
  • 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.
  • 4,000 Days

    By Warren Fellows

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780312182960
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
    • Published: November 1998
    Memoir of 12 years in a Bangkok prison by a drug dealer.
  • 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

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