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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
by Erik Larson
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An amazing history that recounts the inconceivable events surrounding the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, Larson's tale captures a time and place that vividly come to life. The central characters in this tale are Daniel H. Burnham, the architect... (read more)

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Among the Thugs
Among the Thugs
by Bill Buford
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They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the known universe, and England's... (read more)

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The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases
The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America's Coldest Cases
by Deborah Halber
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DIY andlt;Iandgt;C.S.Iandlt;/Iandgt;: A fascinating look at the world of armchair detectivesand#8212;or and#8220;web sleuthsand#8221;and#8212;compelled by their personal obsessions and aided by Internet technology to andlt;Iandgt;solveandlt;/Iandgt; cold... (read more)

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Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces
Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces
by Radley Balko
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The last days of colonialism taught Americas revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But according to investigative reporter... (read more)

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Breaking Rank : Top Cop's Expose of the Dark Side of American Policing (05 Edition)
Breaking Rank : Top Cop's Expose of the Dark Side of American Policing (05 Edition)
by Norm Stamper
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Opening with a powerful letter to former Tacoma police chief David Brame, who shot his estranged wife before turning the gun on himself, Norm Stamper introduces us to the violent, secret world of domestic abuse that cops must not only navigate, but which... (read more)

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Matter of Interpretation : Federal Courts and the Law (97 Edition)
Matter of Interpretation : Federal Courts and the Law (97 Edition)
by Antonin Scalia
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We are all familiar with the image of the immensely clever judge who discerns the best rule of common law for the case at hand. According to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a judge like this can maneuver through earlier cases to achieve the... (read more)

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Live From Death Row (96 Edition)
Live From Death Row (96 Edition)
by Mumia Abu-jamal
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National Public Radio refuses to air him, his publisher has received threats, and "patriotic" citizens across the country have tried to ban him from the shelves. It's not hard to see why. In this brilliant collection of vignettes on life inside... (read more)

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Courts on Trial: Myth and Reality in American Justice
Courts on Trial: Myth and Reality in American Justice
by Jerome Frank
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"A book which laymen should read for insight into the operations of the courts of this country. . . . Judge Frank does away with the mystery and the magic. A brilliant demonstration of the use of all the 'social sciences' in analyzing a legal problem... (read more)

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Quarrels That Have S
Quarrels That Have S
by John A Garraty
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Leading American historians describe landmark Supreme Court cases that have altered the U.S. Constitution Quarrels That Have Shaped the Constitution is a classic collection of essays on groundbreaking decisions passed down from the nation's highest... (read more)

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No Contest : Corporate Lawyers and the Perversion of Justice in America (96 Edition)
No Contest : Corporate Lawyers and the Perversion of Justice in America (96 Edition)
by Ralph Nader
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In "No Contest", the authors reveal that the true cause of the breakdown in the U.S. legal system lies not with ordinary citizens, but with wealthy, powerful corporations and their lawyers.... (read more)

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A Civil Action
A Civil Action
by Jonathan Harr
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"The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain Dealer Now a Major Motion Picture! In this true story of an epic courtroom showdown, two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the deaths of children. Representing... (read more)

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War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority
War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority
by Mariah Zeisberg
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"We should judge constitutional conflicts, Mariah Zeisberg argues, by asking how they engage the distinctive strengths and capacities of the different branches of government. This is a thoughtful and stimulating book--it breaks new ground in war powers... (read more)

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Beyond Terror: Strategy in a Changing World
Beyond Terror: Strategy in a Changing World
by Ralph Peters
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Acclaimed military strategist and author Ralph Peters assembles 18 essays, some written before and others after the September 11 attacks, that show his writing at its best. Always one step ahead of other military strategists, Peters evaluates the status... (read more)

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Enemies: A History of the FBI
Enemies: A History of the FBI
by Tim Weiner
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • New York Daily News • Slate “Fast-paced, fair-minded, and fascinating, Tim Weiner’s Enemies turns the long history of the FBI into a story that is as compelling, and... (read more)

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A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror
A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror
by Alfred W. Mccoy
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"An indispensable and riveting account" of the CIA's development and use of torture, from the cold war to Abu Ghraib and beyond (Naomi Klein, The Nation) In this revelatory account of the CIA's fifty-year effort to develop new forms of torture... (read more)

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Secrets of the Fbi (12 Edition)
Secrets of the Fbi (12 Edition)
by Ronald Kessler
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The Secrets of the FBI by New York Times bestselling author Ronald Kessler reveals the FBI’s most closely guarded secrets and the secrets of celebrities, politicians, and movie stars uncovered by agents during their investigations. Based on inside... (read more)

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Community-oriented Policing (4TH 08 Edition)
Community-oriented Policing (4TH 08 Edition)
by Willard Oliver
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This perfect balance of the concepts and practical applications of community-oriented policing uses updated research and real case studies to detail and describe various police programs that have been implemented, their success or failure, and discusses... (read more)

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Rise of Warrior Cop (13 Edition)
Rise of Warrior Cop (13 Edition)
by Radley Balko
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The last days of colonialism taught Americas revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But according to investigative reporter... (read more)

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Policing and Crime Preventoin (02 Edition)
Policing and Crime Preventoin (02 Edition)
by Deborah Mitchell Robinson
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This examination of the police and their role in crime prevention provides readers with a unique view of how each interacts with the other, and an exploration of current and diverse issues. The book covers the criminal justice field, crime prevention at... (read more)

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The Lie Detectors: The History of an American Obsession
The Lie Detectors: The History of an American Obsession
by Ken Alder
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The story of the lie detector takes us straight into the dark recesses of the American soul. It also leads us on a noir journey through some of the most storied episodes in American history. That is because the device we take for granted as an indicator... (read more)

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