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What the Corpse Revealed: Murder and the Science of Forensic Detection
What the Corpse Revealed
Murder and the Science of Forensic Detection
Paperback      ISBN: 0312975732
An expert in forensic medicine presents sixteen cases drawn from scientific files all around the world to show how technology and forensic science combine to find the answers to many crimes that seem unsolvable. Reprint.
Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing
Guarding Sing Sing
Paperback      ISBN: 0375726624
The author, a former guard at Sing Sing prison, looks back on his rookie year in the prison as he attempts to balance basic human decency with the rigors of the prison system. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
The Count and the Confession: A True Mystery
The Count and the Confession
A True Mystery
Paperback      ISBN: 0375725830
A veteran journalist describes the murder of Roger Zygmut Cte. de la Burde at his multimillion-dollar Virginia estate and the arrest and conviction of Beverly Monroe, a genteel Southern lady, who first confessed to being present when the count had committed suicide and later recanted, in a dramatic, psychological, real-life mystery. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Always Running: LA Vida Loca : Gang Days in L.A.
Always Running
LA Vida Loca : Gang Days in L.A.
Paperback      ISBN: 0671882317
A former L.A. gang member describes his experiences in that world, recounting the sense of security and power found in a gang and the grim reality of violence and poverty. Reprint. 60,000 first printing. Tour. NYT.
Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison
Discipline and Punish
The Birth of the Prison
Paperback      ISBN: 0679752552
Beginning with the emergence of Western penal methods in the seventeenth century, the noted French philosopher explores the role of prisons in society and shows that prisons today, as always, simply define, refine, and perpetuate crime. Reprint.
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
A Delicate Balance: What Philosophy Can Tell Us About Terrorism
A Delicate Balance
What Philosophy Can Tell Us About Terrorism
Hardcover      ISBN: 0813365856
Uses the world of philosophy to interpret the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, discussing courage, revenge, justice, evil, power, victimhood, despair, and hope.
The Jesse James Northfield Raid: Confessions of the Ninth Man
The Jesse James Northfield Raid
Confessions of the Ninth Man
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0878391258
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.
Murder in Minnesota: A Collection of True Cases
Murder in Minnesota
A Collection of True Cases
Paperback      ISBN: 0873511808
This treasury of vintage crime offers a vivid picture of Minnesota from the time it achieved statehood in 1858 through 1917. It also traces the gradual changes in social attitudes from the days of frontier justice to the abolishment of capital punishment in 1911.