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Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
Bringing Down the House
The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
Paperback      ISBN: 0743249992
Recounts the story of how a notorious gang of MIT blackjack savants devised and received backing for a system for winning at the world's most sophisticated casinos, an endeavor that earned them more than three million dollars.
The Casebook of Forensic Detection: How Science Solved 100 of the World's Most Baffling Crimes
The Casebook of Forensic Detection
How Science Solved 100 of the World's Most Baffling Crimes
Paperback      ISBN: 047128369x
Examines more than two centuries of forensic technology and development and recounts real-life groundbreaking cases in fifteen different fields of forensics
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.
My Dark Places: An L.A. Crime Memoir
My Dark Places
An L.A. Crime Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 0679762051
The best-selling author of American Tabloid offers a true-life account of the murder of his mother in 1958, when he was ten years old, and how he teamed up with a homicide detective to investigate the facts about the killing. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. Tour. NYT.
Ponzi: The Incredible True Story of the King of Financial Cons
Ponzi
The Incredible True Story of the King of Financial Cons
Paperback      ISBN: 0767914996
Traces Charles Ponzi's transition from an unknown, self-educated Italian immigrant to Boston's famed "wizard of finance" over a six-month period, describing the scams through which he paid off prior investors with subsequent investor funds and bankrolled millions before he was exposed. Reprint.
John Dillinger Slept Here: A Crooks' Tour of Crime and Corruption in St. Paul, 1920-1936
John Dillinger Slept Here
A Crooks' Tour of Crime and Corruption in St. Paul, 1920-1936
Paperback      ISBN: 0873513169
"Paul Maccabee's John Dillinger Slept Here is not just one of the best books ever written about Minneapolis-St. Paul, it is one of the best books of local history I have ever read -- about any city anywhere on Earth. While writing Public Enemies' I kept it on my desk at all times. I daresay one cannot call himself a real Minnesotan if you haven't read it. The book is just that darned good." --Bryan Burrough, author of Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and Birth of the FBI, 1933-34,the basis for Public Enemies, the movie starring Johnny Depp This book is based on more than 100,000 pages of FBI files and wiretaps, prison and police records, and mob confessions. Interviews with 250 crime victims, policemen, gun molls, and family members of criminals bring these public enemies to life. Crime historian Paul Maccabee takes you inside the bank robberies, gangland assassinations, and police intrigue of St. Paul's 1920s and1930s gangster era. You'll also find Crooks' Tour maps and more than 130 rare FBI, police, and family photographs.
Sex, Love, and Violence: Strategies for Transformation
Sex, Love, and Violence
Strategies for Transformation
Paperback      ISBN: 0393700968
This work proposes a model for choosing the right intervention to solve the problems which are brought to therapy. The emphasis is on how to understand and control the many forms of violence (including incest and sexual abuse) that constitute a primary therapeutic problem of our time.
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.
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Under the Banner of Heaven
A Story of Violent Faith
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0385509510
Traces the 1984 murder of a woman and her child by fundamentalist Mormons, exploring the belief systems and traditions that mark the faith's most extreme factions and what their practices reflect about the nature of religion in America.
Doctor Dealer: The Rise and Fall of an All-American Boy and His Multimillion-Dollar Cocaine Empire
Doctor Dealer
The Rise and Fall of an All-American Boy and His Multimillion-Dollar Cocaine Empire
Paperback      ISBN: 0802137571
Doctor Dealer is the story of Larry Lavin, a bright, charismatic young man who rose from his working-class upbringing to win a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school, earn Ivy League college and dental degrees, and buy his family a house in one of Philadelphia's most exclusive suburbs. But behind the facade of his success was a dark secret -- at every step of the way he was building the foundation for a cocaine empire that would grow to generate over $60 million in annual sales. Award-winning journalist Mark Bowden tells the saga of Lavin's rise and fall with the gripping, novelistic narrative style that won him international acclaim as the author of the New York Times best-seller Black Hawk Down. "Immensely readable . . . eye-popping . . . a smoothly crafted, exciting, can't-put-it-down book." -- Louisville New Voice