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Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
by , Mark Olshaker

Language

English

Pages

444

Publication Date

November 26, 1998

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<b>Now a Netflix original series</b><br /> <br />Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas鈥?twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country鈥檚 most notorious serial killers and criminals.<br /><br />In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases鈥攁nd into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.<br /> <br /> During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life.<br /> <br /> As the model for Jack Crawford in <i>The Silence of the Lambs</i>, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer's and the victim's actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves.
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson

Language

English

Pages

354

Publication Date

October 21, 2014

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<b><b>#1聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES聽</i>BESTSELLER 鈥⒙?lt;b>A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice鈥攆rom one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time<b>, as seen in the HBO documentary聽<i>True Justice</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淸Bryan Stevenson鈥檚] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country.鈥?lt;b>鈥擩ohn Legend</b><br /><br />SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX 鈥⒙燦amed One of the Best Books of the Year by <i>The New York Times 鈥?The Washington Post 鈥?The Boston Globe 鈥?The Seattle Times 鈥?Esquire 鈥?Time</i></b><br /></b></b><br /> Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn鈥檛 commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship鈥攁nd transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.<br /><br /> <i>Just Mercy </i>is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer鈥檚 coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.<br /><br /><b>Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction 鈥⒙燱inner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction 鈥?Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award 鈥?Finalist for the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Book Prize 鈥?Finalist for the聽<i>Kirkus Reviews聽</i>Prize 鈥?An American Library Association Notable Book</b><br /><br />鈥淓very bit as moving as <i>To Kill a Mockingbird, </i>and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.鈥?lt;b>鈥擠avid Cole, <i>The New York Review of Books</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淪earing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America鈥檚 Mandela.鈥?lt;b>鈥擭icholas Kristof, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淵ou don鈥檛 have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. <i>Just Mercy</i> will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.鈥?lt;b>鈥擳ed Conover, <i>The New York Times Book Review </i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淚nspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he鈥檚 also a gifted writer and storyteller.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淎s deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擳he Financial Times</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淏rilliant.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擳he Philadelphia Inquirer</i></b>
Crossfire Hurricane: Inside Donald Trump's War on the FBI
by Josh Campbell

Language

English

Pages

286

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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<b><i>CROSSFIRE HURRICANE </i>DELIVERS THE DEFINITIVE ROAD MAP TO IMPEACHMENT, a history of how we got from 2016 to today.<br /><br /> 鈥淎 must-read indictment of the 鈥榤ob boss鈥?in the White House.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The Guardian</i><br /><br /> 鈥淎n indispensable and riveting insider鈥檚 account of one of the most dramatic and controversial periods in the history of the FBI. <i>Crossfire Hurricane </i>is a must-read for all Americans.鈥澛犫€擠aniel Silva, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author<br /><br /> 鈥淐ampbell speaks both from the heart and experience. A dynamite read.鈥?鈥擠an Rather, former anchor of <i>CBS Evening News</i> and bestselling author of <i>What Unites Us</i></b><br /><br /> It聽is January 6, 2017, two weeks before the inauguration. Only a handful of people聽know about the Steele dossier,聽and the nation is bitterly divided by the聽election results. As rumors begin to circulate that something might be聽brewing聽with the newly elected president and Russia, FBI special agent Josh Campbell joins聽the heads of the US聽intelligence community on a briefing visit to Trump Tower聽in New York City. He does not yet know that this聽meeting will eventually lead to the聽firing of his boss, James Comey, or that within weeks his former boss Robert聽Mueller will聽be appointed to investigate collusion and obstruction of justice at the highest level. He聽does not yet know that the FBI will come under years聽of sustained attacks from聽the commander in chief of the very nation its agents have sworn to protect. But,聽from his聽unique position within the FBI, he will watch it occur.<br /><br /> In this gripping fly-on-the-wall narrative,聽Campbell聽takes readers behind the scenes of the earliest days聽of聽the Russia investigation鈥攃odename: Crossfire Hurricane鈥攗p to the present. Using聽both firsthand experience and聽reporting, he reveals fresh details about this聽tumultuous period; explains how the FBI goes about its work and its聽historic聽independence from partisan forces; and describes the increasing dismay inside聽the bureau as the president聽and his allies escalate their attacks on the聽agency. Appalled by Trump鈥檚 assault on the bureau鈥檚 credibility,聽Campbell left聽the FBI in 2018 to sound the alarm about unfair political attacks on the institutions聽that keep聽America safe.<br /><br /> Smart, clear, passionate,聽<i>Crossfire Hurricane</i>聽will captivate聽readers struggling to make sense of a news cycle聽careening out of control.<br /> 聽
Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century N...
by Stacy Horn

Language

English

Pages

319

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<b>"Enthralling; it is well聽worth the trip.鈥?--<i>New York Journal of Books</i></b><br /> Conceived as the most modern, humane聽incarceration facility the world had ever seen, New York鈥檚 Blackwell鈥檚 Island,聽site聽of a lunatic asylum, two prisons, an almshouse, and a number of hospitals, quickly聽became, in the words of a聽visiting Charles Dickens, "a lounging, listless聽madhouse."聽Digging through city records,聽newspaper articles, and聽archival reports, Stacy Horn tells a gripping narrative聽through the voices of the island鈥檚 inhabitants. We also hear聽from the era鈥檚聽officials, reformers, and journalists, including the celebrated undercover聽reporter Nellie Bly. And we聽follow the extraordinary Reverend William Glenney聽French as he ministers to Blackwell鈥檚 residents, battles the聽bureaucratic聽mazes of the Department of Correction and a corrupt City Hall, testifies at聽salacious trials, and in his聽diary wonders about man鈥檚 inhumanity to his fellow聽man.聽<i>Damnation Island</i>聽shows how far聽we鈥檝e come in caring聽for the least fortunate among us鈥攁nd reminds us how much聽work still remains.
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row (Op...
by , Lara Love Hardin

Language

English

Pages

359

Publication Date

March 27, 2018

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<strong>OPRAH鈥橲 BOOK CLUB SUMMER 2018 SELECTION<br /></strong><br /><strong>A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit.<br /> </strong><br /><strong><br />鈥淎n amazing and heartwarming story, it restores our faith in the inherent goodness of humanity.鈥?lt;br /> - Archbishop Desmond Tutu<br /></strong><br /> In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty-nine years old, Hinton knew that it was a case of mistaken identity and believed that the truth would prove his innocence and ultimately set him free.<br /><br />But with no money and a different system of justice for a poor black man in the South, Hinton was sentenced to death by electrocution. He spent his first three years on Death Row at Holman State Prison in agonizing silence鈥攆ull of despair and anger toward all those who had sent an innocent man to his death. But as Hinton realized and accepted his fate, he resolved not only to survive, but find a way to live on Death Row. For the next twenty-seven years he was a beacon鈥攖ransforming not only his own spirit, but those of his fellow inmates, fifty-four of whom were executed mere feet from his cell. With the help of civil rights attorney and bestselling author of <em>Just Mercy,</em> Bryan Stevenson, Hinton won his release in 2015.<br /><br />With a foreword by Stevenson, <em>The Sun Does Shine</em> is an extraordinary testament to the power of hope sustained through the darkest times. Destined to be a classic memoir of wrongful imprisonment and freedom won, Hinton鈥檚 memoir tells his dramatic thirty-year journey and shows how you can take away a man鈥檚 freedom, but you can鈥檛 take away his imagination, humor, or joy.
The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
by John Grisham

Language

English

Pages

458

Publication Date

March 09, 2010

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<p><b>#1聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES</i>聽BESTSELLER 鈥⒙燡ohn Grisham鈥檚 first work of nonfiction: a true crime story that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence.</b><br /><b>聽</b><br /><b>NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY聽SERIES</b><br /><b>聽</b><br /><b>鈥淏oth an American tragedy and [Grisham鈥檚] strongest legal thriller yet, all the more gripping because it happens to be true.鈥濃€?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br />聽<br />In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron鈥檚 home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death鈥攊n a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man鈥檚 already broken life, and let a true killer go free.<br />聽<br />Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with eleventh-hour drama,聽<i>The Innocent Man</i>聽reads like a page-turning legal thriller. It is a book no American can afford to miss.<br />聽<br /><b>Praise for聽<i>The Innocent Man</i></b><br />聽<br />鈥淕risham has crafted a legal thriller every bit as suspenseful and fast-paced as his bestselling fiction.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The</i>聽<i>Boston Globe</i></b><br />聽<br />鈥淎 gritty, harrowing true-crime story.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Time</i></b><br /><i>聽</i><br />鈥淎 triumph.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擳he Seattle Times</i></b><br /><br /><b>BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham鈥檚 <i>The Litigators.</i></b></p>
The Killer Across the Table: Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Kill...
by , Mark Olshaker

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<p>The legendary FBI criminal profiler, number-one聽<em>New York Times</em>聽bestselling author, and inspiration for the hit Netflix show聽<em>Mindhunter</em>聽delves deep into the lives and crimes of聽four of the most disturbing and complex predatory killers, offering never-before-revealed details about his profiling process, and divulging the strategies聽used to crack some of America鈥檚 most challenging cases.<br /><br />The FBI鈥檚 pioneer of criminal profiling, former special agent聽John Douglas, has studied聽and interviewed many of America鈥檚 most notorious killers鈥攊ncluding 聽Charles Manson,聽鈥漇on of Sam Killer鈥澛燚avid Berkowitz and聽鈥滲TK Strangler鈥澛燚ennis Rader鈥攖rained FBI agents and investigators around and聽the聽world, and聽helped educate the country about these deadly predators and how they operate, and has become a legend in popular culture, fictionalized in聽<em>The Silence of the Lambs</em>聽and the hit television shows聽<em>Criminal Minds</em>聽and聽<em>Mindhunter.</em></p><p>Twenty years after his famous memoir, the man who literally wrote the book on FBI criminal profiling opens his case files once again. In this riveting work of true crime, he spotlights four of the most diabolical criminals he鈥檚 confronted, interviewed and learned from. Going deep into each man鈥檚 life and crimes, he outlines the factors that led them to murder and how he used his interrogation skills to expose their聽means, motives, and聽true evil. Like the hit Netflix show,聽<em>The Killer Across the Table</em>聽is centered around Douglas鈥?unique聽interrogation and profiling process. With his longtime collaborator Mark Olshaker, Douglas recounts the chilling encounters with these four killers as he experienced them鈥攔evealing for the first time his profile methods in detail.聽</p><p>Going step by step through his interviews, Douglas explains how he connects each killer鈥檚 crimes to the specific conversation, and contrasts these encounters with those of other deadly criminals to show what he learns from each one. In the process, he聽returns to other famous cases, killers and interviews that have shaped his career, describing how the knowledge he gained from those exchanges helped prepare him for these.</p><p>A glimpse into the mind of a man who has pierced the heart of human darkness,聽<em>The Killer Across the Table</em>聽unlocks the ultimate mystery聽of depravity and the techniques and approaches that have countered evil in the name of justice.</p>
The New Jim Crow
by Michelle Alexander

Language

English

Pages

338

Publication Date

January 16, 2012

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Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. <i>The New Jim Crow</i> is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control鈥攔elegating millions to a permanent second-class status鈥攅ven as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a "call to action."<br /><br />Called "stunning" by Pulitzer Prize鈥搘inning historian David Levering Lewis, "invaluable" by the <i>Daily Kos</i>, "explosive" by <i>Kirkus</i>, and "profoundly necessary" by the <i>Miami Herald</i>, this updated and revised paperback edition of <i>The New Jim Crow</i>, now with a foreword by Cornel West, is a must-read for all people of conscience.
In Cold Blood (Vintage International)
by Truman Capote

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

October 09, 2001

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<p><b>National Bestseller聽<br /></b><br />On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.聽</p><p>As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy. <b>In Cold Blood</b> is a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.</p>
John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster
by , Danny Broderick

Language

English

Pages

417

Publication Date

August 01, 2011

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<i>"Sam, could you do me a favor?"</i> Thus begins a story that has now become part of America鈥檚 true crime hall of fame. It is a gory, grotesque tale befitting a Stephen King novel. It is also a David and Goliath saga聴the story of a young lawyer fresh from the Public Defender鈥檚 Office whose first client in private practice turns out to be the worst serial killer in our nation鈥檚 history. <br /><br /> Sam Amirante had just opened his first law practice when he got a phone call from his friend John Wayne Gacy, a well-known and well-liked community figure. Gacy was upset about what he called 聯police harassment鈥?and asked Amirante for help. With the police following his every move in connection with the disappearance of a local teenager, Gacy eventually gives a drunken, dramatic, early morning confession聴to his new lawyer. Gacy is eventually charged with murder and Amirante suddenly becomes the defense attorney for one of American鈥檚 most disturbing serial killers. It is his first case. This is a gripping narrative that reenacts the gruesome killings and the famous trial that shocked a nation.

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