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8 Ball Chicks: A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangs
8 Ball Chicks
A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangs
Paperback      ISBN: 0385474326
A veteran journalist spends a year following girl gangs--white, Black, and Latino--in South Central Los Angeles and elsewhere, tracing the similarities and differences between female and male gangs
Classic Crimes: A Selection from the Works of William Roughead
Classic Crimes
A Selection from the Works of William Roughead
Paperback      ISBN: 0940322463
Dorothy Sayers called William Roughead "the best showman who ever stood before the door of the chamber of horrors," and his true crime stories, written in the early 1900s, are among the glories of the genre. Displaying a meticulous command of evidence and unerring dramatic flair, Roughead brings to life some of the most notorious crimes and extraordinary trials of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century England and Scotland. Utterly engrossing, these accounts of pre-meditated mayhem and miscarried justice also cast a powerful light on the evil that human beings, and human institutions, find both tempting to contemplate and all too easy to do.
Shot in the Heart
Shot in the Heart
Paperback      ISBN: 0385478003
The youngest brother of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore describes their violence-impacted family life and the poignant discussions held by the two brothers in the days before the elder's controversial 1977 execution. Reprint
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
Paperback      ISBN: 0375725601
A compelling account of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 brings together the divergent stories of two very different men who played a key role in shaping the history of the event--visionary architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and Dr. Henry H. Holmes, an insatiable and charming serial killer who lured women to their deaths. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.
Imprisoned Intellectuals: America's Political Prisoners Write on Life, Liberation, and Rebellion
Imprisoned Intellectuals
America's Political Prisoners Write on Life, Liberation, and Rebellion
Paperback      ISBN: 0742520277
These essays, by writer-activists incarcerated because of their political beliefs and acts, offer some controversial and thought-provoking theories of contemporary social change and liberation movements.
Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK
Case Closed
Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK
Paperback      ISBN: 1400034620
Provides new evidence from computerized film enhancements and other sources, including an explanation of Kennedy's assassination renouncing conspiracy theories.
In the Belly of the Beast: Letters from Prison
In the Belly of the Beast
Letters from Prison
Paperback      ISBN: 0679732373
A collection of letters by a federal prisoner provides a candid look at life in prison, revealing his background, politics, and views on parole, rehabilitation, and capital punishment
News of a Kidnapping
News of a Kidnapping
Hardcover      ISBN: 0375400516
Chronicles the kidnapping of ten Colombians by Medellin drug boss Pablo Escobar in 1990, the pressure put on the government to protect members of the cartel from extradition, and the toll taken on the families of the hostages
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
Paperback      ISBN: 0684846179
Recounts the trial of a radical union leader for the murder of Idaho's former state governor
A Rip in Heaven: A Memoir of Murder and Its Aftermath
A Rip in Heaven
A Memoir of Murder and Its Aftermath
Paperback      ISBN: 0451210530
Offers a candid, intimate memoir of the horrific repercussions of a shocking crime on one family, beginning with a nightmarish assault on the author's two cousins and brother, who managed to escape to flag down help, and following the family's odyssey through a world of betrayal, heartbreak, disillusionment, and suffering. Original.