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Devil's Knot : the True Story of the West Memphis Three (02 Edition)
Devil's Knot : the True Story of the West Memphis Three (02 Edition)
by Mara Leveritt
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*SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING REESE WITHERSPOON AND COLIN FIRTH * The West Memphis Three. Accused, convicted…and set free. Do you know their story? In 2011, one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in American legal history was set... (read more)

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Helter Skelter: TheTrue Story Of the Manson Murders
Helter Skelter: TheTrue Story Of the Manson Murders
by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry
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In the summer of 1969, in Los Angeles, a series of brutal, seemingly random murders captured headlines across America. A famous actress (and her unborn child), an heiress to a coffee fortune, a supermarket owner and his wife were among the seven victims.... (read more)

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All the President's Men
All the President's Men
by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
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THIS IS THE BOOK THAT CHANGED AMERICA Beginning with the story of a simple burglary at Democratic headquarters and then continuing with headline after headline, Bernstein and Woodward kept the tale of conspiracy and the trail of dirty tricks coming... (read more)

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Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story
Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story
by Timothy B. Tyson
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"We cannot address the place we find ourselves because we will not acknowledge the road that brought us here." No law can ever change the hearts of men. Timothy B. Tyson chronicles the painful legacies of racism in Oxford, North Carolina, in 1970. The... (read more)

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Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard
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A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln More than a million readers have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing... (read more)

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The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
by Deborah Blum
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Beekman Place, once one of the most exclusive addresses in Manhattan, had a curious way of making it into the tabloids in the 1930s: and#8220;SKYSCRAPER SLAYER,and#8221; and#8220;BEAUTY SLAIN IN BATHTUBand#8221; read the headlines. On Easter Sunday in... (read more)

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Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
by John Douglas
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In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging casesand#8212;and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;During his twenty-five year... (read more)

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Serial Killers : the Method and Madness of Monsters (04 Edition)
Serial Killers : the Method and Madness of Monsters (04 Edition)
by Peter Vronsky
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There are places in the United States of America where violent acts of bloodshed have occurred. Years may passand#151;even centuriesand#151;but the mark of death remains. They are known as Murder Houses. From a colonial manse in New England to a small... (read more)

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Fire in a Canebrake : Last Mass Lynching in America (03 Edition)
Fire in a Canebrake : Last Mass Lynching in America (03 Edition)
by Laura Wexler
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July 25, 1946. In Walton County, Georgia, a mob of white men commit one of the most heinous racial crimes in America's history: the shotgun murder of four black sharecroppers -- two men and two women -- at Moore's Ford Bridge. Fire in a Canebrake, the... (read more)

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The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream
The Snakehead: An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream
by Patrick Radden Keefe
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A mesmerizing narrative about the rise and fall of an unlikely international crime boss. In the 1980s, a wave of Chinese from Fujian province began arriving in America. Like other immigrant groups before them, they showed up with little money but... (read more)

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Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence
Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence
by Geoffrey Canada
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Long before U.S. News and World Report named him one of America's Best Leaders and Oprah Winfrey called him "an angel from God," Geoffrey Canada was a small, vulnerable, scared boy growing up in the South Bronx. Canada's world was one where "sidewalk... (read more)

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The Goodfella Tapes
The Goodfella Tapes
by George Anastasia
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Goodfella Tapes by George Anastasia is the true story of how the FBI recorded a mob war and brought down a mafia don. A riveting, eye-opening true crime masterwork in the vein of Wiseguy, Underboss, Havana Nocturne, The Valachi Papers, and other... (read more)

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Den of Thieves
Den of Thieves
by James B Stewart
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A #1 bestseller from coast to coast, andlt;Iandgt;Den of Thievesandlt;/Iandgt; tells the full story of the insider-trading scandal that nearly destroyed Wall Street, the men who pulled it off, and the chase that finally brought them to justice.andlt... (read more)

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Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing
Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing
by Ted Conover
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AUTHOR'S NOTE This is a work of nonfiction, describing events that I witnessed and participated in. No scenes are imaginary or made up, though some dialogue was, of necessity, re-created. Like all officers, I kept a small spiral notebook in my breast... (read more)

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Bloody Williamson (92 Edition)
Bloody Williamson (92 Edition)
by Paul M. Angle
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Williamson County in southern Illinois has been the scene of almost unparalleled violence, from the Bloody Vendetta between two families in the 1870s through the Herrin Massacre of 1922, Ku Klux Klan activities that ended in fatalities, and the gang war... (read more)

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Death of an Overseer: Reopening a Murder Investigation from the Plantation South
Death of an Overseer: Reopening a Murder Investigation from the Plantation South
by Michael Wayne
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In May of 1857, the body of Duncan Skinner was found in a strip of woods along the edge of the plantation near Natchez, Mississippi, where he worked as an overseer. Although a coroner's jury initially ruled his death to be accidental, an investigation... (read more)

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Blood and Money (76 Edition)
Blood and Money (76 Edition)
by Thomas Thompson
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Power, passion, oil money, murder—all the ingredients of a fast-paced, gripping mystery novel drive this true-crime story that on its original publication leapt onto best-seller lists nationwide. To that mix, add glamorous personalities, prominent... (read more)

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Serial Killers (89 Edition)
Serial Killers (89 Edition)
by Joel Norris
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Through extensive research and interviews with five notorious serial killers, author Joel Norris demonstrates that serial killers have specific biological and genetic makeups that can be identified as early as five years of age.  A compelling... (read more)

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May God Have Mercy : a True Story of Crime and Punishment (97 Edition)
May God Have Mercy : a True Story of Crime and Punishment (97 Edition)
by John C. Tucker
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Big Trouble: A Murder in a Small Western Town Sets Off a Struggle for the Soul of America
Big Trouble: A Murder in a Small Western Town Sets Off a Struggle for the Soul of America
by J Anthony Lukas
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Hailed as "toweringly important" (Baltimore Sun), "a work of scrupulous and significant reportage" (E. L. Doctorow), and "an unforgettable historical drama" (Chicago Sun-Times), Big Trouble brings to life the astonishing case that ultimately engaged... (read more)

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