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What Happened To Johnnie Jordan? : the Story of a Child Turning Violent (02 Edition)
What Happened To Johnnie Jordan? : the Story of a Child Turning Violent (02 Edition)
by Jennifer Toth
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On an icy night five years ago, Johnnie Jordan -- just fourteen years old -- brutally murdered his elderly foster care mother, leaving the state of Ohio shocked and outraged. He could not tell police why he did it or even how it made him feel; all he... (read more)

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Blood Justice : the Lynching of Mack Charles Parker (86 Edition)
Blood Justice : the Lynching of Mack Charles Parker (86 Edition)
by Howard Smead
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Riveting in its moment-by-moment detail, Blood Justice meticulously reconstructs the story of one of the last lynchings in America--a grim, dramatic, but nearly forgotten episode from the Civil Rights era. The year was 1959; the place, Poplarville... (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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Natural Born Celebrities (05 Edition)
Natural Born Celebrities (05 Edition)
by Schmid
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Jeffrey Dahmer. Ted Bundy. John Wayne Gacy. Over the past thirty years, serial killers have become iconic figures in America, the subject of made-for-TV movies and mass-market paperbacks alike. But why do we find such luridly transgressive and horrific... (read more)

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Murdering McKinley: The Making of Theodore Roosevelt's America
Murdering McKinley: The Making of Theodore Roosevelt's America
by Eric Rauchway
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When President William McKinley was murdered at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, on September 6, 1901, Americans were bereaved and frightened. Rumor ran rampant: A wild-eyed foreign anarchist with an unpronounceable name had killed 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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Do or Die
Do or Die
by Leon Bing
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One Camp Kilpatrick As you travel the northbound 101 out of Los Angeles heading toward Malibu, you leave a vista of faded bungalows and crumbling apartment houses. Youdrive past Koreatown, Sunset Boulevard, and the Hollywood Bowl, past Studio City... (read more)

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The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma
The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma
by Alex Kotlowitz
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When the body of a black teenager is found in the St. Joseph's River, unhealed wounds and suspicions surface between two Michigan towns. Beautifully written and painstakingly reported, "The Other Side of the River" sensitively portrays the lives and... (read more)

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Of Long Memory : Mississippi and the Murder of Medgar Evers (02 Edition)
Of Long Memory : Mississippi and the Murder of Medgar Evers (02 Edition)
by Adam Nossiter
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The history is well known: On June 12, 1963, Mississippi's courageous NAACP chief, Medgar Evers, was gunned down by white supremacist Byron de la Beckwith. Tried twice by all-white juries, Beckwith escaped conviction for three decades. But then... (read more)

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Lethal Intent
Lethal Intent
by Sue Russell
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This shocking true story of one of America's most notorious serial killers--a rare female killer--is fully updated and contains 16 pages of shocking photos of Aileen Wuornos, an abusive, alcoholic, man-hating lesbian who was convicted of savagely... (read more)

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True Crime (09 Edition)
True Crime (09 Edition)
by Donna De La Perriere
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Poetry. "TRUE CRIME is a fitting title for this sympathetic and sometimes harrowing family portrait of the American South: the uncle who absconded with the insurance money, the boyfriend who cares more about his muscle car than his dead girlfriend. The... (read more)

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Cold Case (01 Edition)
Cold Case (01 Edition)
by Philip Gourevitch
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From a prize-winning author and, in Elmore Leonards words, “a knockout writer,” comes a masterfully written and gripping tale of a determined investigator who reopens an unresolved case of double homicide in New York nearly thirty years after... (read more)

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Defending Donald Harvey : the Case of America's Most Notorious Angel-of-death Serial Killer (05 Edition)
Defending Donald Harvey : the Case of America's Most Notorious Angel-of-death Serial Killer (05 Edition)
by William Whalen
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Over the course of eighteen years, Donald Harvey murdered at least fifty-nine people while working as a nursing assistant in Ohio and Kentucky hospitals. His crimes shocked the nation; even today, Harvey's name is invoked whenever those we trust in the... (read more)

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Cointelpro Papers : Documents From the Fbi's Secret Wars Against Domestic Dissent (90 - Old Edition)
Cointelpro Papers : Documents From the Fbi's Secret Wars Against Domestic Dissent (90 - Old Edition)
by Ward Churchill
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Examines repression against dissident movements by the U.S. Government, including declassified primary source material.... (read more)

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Dangerous Waters : Modern Piracy and Terror on the High Seas (02 Edition)
Dangerous Waters : Modern Piracy and Terror on the High Seas (02 Edition)
by John Burnett
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While sailing alone one night in the shipping lanes across one of the busiest waterways in the world, John Burnett was attacked by pirates. Through sheer ingenuity and a little bit of luck, he survived, and his shocking firsthand experience became the... (read more)

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Fatal Justice: Reinvestigating the MacDonald Murders
Fatal Justice: Reinvestigating the MacDonald Murders
by Jerry Potter
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This "devastating rebuttal to Fatal Vision" (Boston Phoenix) demonstrates that the jury was not privy to crucial evidence in the case of Jeffrey MacDonald, the Green Beret Captain convicted of the murders of his wife and two young daughters.... (read more)

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Den of Thieves
Den of Thieves
by James B Stewart
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A number-one bestseller from coast to coast, andlt;Iandgt;Den of Thievesandlt;/Iandgt; tells, in masterfully reported detail, the full story of the insider-trading scandal that nearly destroyed Wall Street, the men who pulled it off, and the chase that... (read more)

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Mind for Murder (04 Edition)
Mind for Murder (04 Edition)
by Alston Chase
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This is a radically new interpretation of the life and motives of the infamous Unabomber. Alston Chase's gripping account follows Ted Kaczynski from an unhappy adolescence in Illinois to Harvard, where he was subject not only to the despairing... (read more)

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At the Hands of Persons Unknown (02 Edition)
At the Hands of Persons Unknown (02 Edition)
by Philip Dray
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Winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction This extraordinary account of lynching in America, by acclaimed civil rights historian Philip Dray, shines a clear, bright light on American historys darkest stain—illuminating its... (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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