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  • "that Fiend in Hell": Soapy Smith in Legend

    By Catherine Holder Spude

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780806142807
    • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
    • Published: October 2012
  • "that's a Damn Good Dog!": Commonwealth of Virginia Vs.Stephen Matteson Epperly (1980), a Retrospective

    By Royce Glenwood Lookabill

    Our Price: $9.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781523431960
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • "they Have Killed Papa Dead!": The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance

    By Anthony S. Pitch

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781510733916
    • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • 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.
  • ...Just Another Day in the FBI...

    By Anthony E. Oldham

    Our Price: $12.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781537662374
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • 053803: Life at Fifteen

    By Robert J. Gagnon

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780977866205
    • Publisher: R J Gagnon Publishing
    • Published: March 2006
    Before the time of youthful offender camps, a fifteen year old bank robber is sentenced to life in an adult prison. Covering a 9 1/2 year period from 1975 through 1985, the author gives a vivid description of how he survived by using his wits, luck, and creative remedies. Insightful, informative and at times humorous, prison life is explained from a unique perspective that anyone can relate to.
  • 09/11 Event: Rachel Monroe: Savage Appetites

    By Rachel Monroe

    Our Price: $15.00 - $26.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Strand Book Store
    • Published: 2019
    Admission & Signed Copy grants you admission for one, plus one signed copy of the book. Admission & Gift Card grants you admission for one, plus one $15 gift card to our store. Admission and the signed copy and/or gift card will only be available for pick-up at the event, so please select “in store pick-up” as your shipping method. Payment is required at the time the order is placed. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Please note that if you order a book but do not attend the event, your book will be held at the Strand’s basement holds desk for one week after the event. Please note that some of our events are recorded and posted online. By purchasing a ticket you are agreeing to your image and likeness being used.
  • 09/27 Event: Laurence Ralph: THe Torture Letters

    By Laurence Ralph

    Our Price: $15.00 - $19.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • Publisher: Strand Book Store
    • Published: 2019
    Admission & Signed Copy grants you admission for one, plus one signed copy of the book. Admission & Gift Card grants you admission for one, plus one $15 gift card to our store. Admission and the signed copy and/or gift card will only be available for pick-up at the event, so please select “in store pick-up” as your shipping method. Payment is required at the time the order is placed. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Please note that if you order a book but do not attend the event, your book will be held at the Strand’s basement holds desk for one week after the event. Please note that some of our events are recorded and posted online. By purchasing a ticket you are agreeing to your image and likeness being used.
  • 100 Most Infamous Criminals

    By Jo Durden Smith

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781848377493
    • Publisher: Atlasbooks Dist Serv
    • Published: July 2012
  • 11/13 William Wheeler: State of War: Inside El Salvador, the World's Most Violent Country

    By William Wheeler

    Our Price: $15.00 - $15.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Strand Book Store
    • Published: 2019
    Admission & Signed Copy grants you admission for one, plus one signed copy of the book. Admission & Gift Card grants you admission for one, plus one $15 gift card to our store. Admission and the signed copy and/or gift card will only be available for pick-up at the event, so please select “in store pick-up” as your shipping method. Payment is required at the time the order is placed. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Please note that if you order a book but do not attend the event, your book will be held at the Strand’s basement holds desk for one week after the event. Please note that some of our events are recorded and posted online. By purchasing a ticket you are agreeing to your image and likeness being used.
  • 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
  • The 1868 St. Bernard Parish Massacre: Blood in the Cane Fields

    By C. Dier

    Our Price: $28.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781540227010
    • Publisher: History Press Library Editions

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