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Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
Quinones, Sam
(Paperback)

57% off list price of $18.00

Over the past fifteen years, enterprising sugar cane farmers in the small county of Xalisco on the west coast of Mexico have created a unique distribution system that has brought black tar heroin--the cheapest, most addictive form of the opiate, two to three times purer than its white powder cou...


Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
Forman, James, Jr.
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $16.00

Former public defender James Forman, Jr. is a leading critic of mass incarceration and its disproportionate impact on people of color. In Locking Up Our Own, he seeks to understand the war on crime that began in the 1970s and why it was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s u...


The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row
Hinton, Anthony Ray
(Hardcover)

79% off list price of $26.99

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.In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty-nine years o...


The Man from the Train: Discovering America's Most Elusive Serial Killer
James, Bill
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $18.00

Between 1898 and 1912, families across the country were bludgeoned in their sleep with the blunt side of an axe. Some of these cases—like the infamous Villisca, Iowa, murders—received national attention. But most incidents went almost unnoticed outside the communities in which they occurred. Few ...


Predators
Salter, Anna C.
(Paperback)

56% off list price of $14.95

Drawing on the stories of abusers, Salter shows that sexual predators use sophisticated deception techniques and rely on misconceptions surrounding them to evade discovery. Arguing that even the most knowledgeable can be fooled, Salter dispels the myths about sexual predators and gives readers th...


The Trial of Lizzie Borden
Robertson, Cara
(Hardcover)

76% off list price of $28.00

The Trial of Lizzie Borden tells the true story of one of the most sensational murder trials in American history. When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1892, the arrest of the couple’s younger daughter Lizzie turned the case into interna...


Adnan's Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial
Chaudry, Rabia
(Paperback)

82% off list price of $18.99

In early 2000, Adnan Syed was convicted and sentenced to life plus thirty years for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, a high school senior in Baltimore, Maryland. Syed has maintained his innocence, and Rabia Chaudry, a family friend, has always believed him. By 2013, after almost all a...


The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery
James, Bill
(Hardcover)

64% off list price of $30.00

Using unprecedented, dramatically compelling sleuthing techniques, legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applies his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history.Between 1898 and 1912, families acros...


Courtroom 302
Bogira, Steve
(Softcover)

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Courtroom 302 is the fascinating story of one year in Chicago's Cook County Criminal Courthouse, the busiest felony courthouse in the country. Here we see the system through the eyes of the men and women who experience it, not only in the courtroom but in the lockup, the jury room, the judge's ch...


Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?
Dawisha, Karen
(Paperback)

57% off list price of $18.00

The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha’s brilliant Putin’s Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the cabal he brought with him, the billions they have looted, and his plan to restore the Grea...


Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?
Dawisha, Karen
(Softcover)

72% off list price of $18.00

The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha’s brilliant Putin’s Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the cabal he brought with him, the billions they have looted, and his plan to restore the Grea...


While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Wake-Up Call for Mental Health Care in America
Sanders, Eli
(Paperback)

80% off list price of $17.00

On a summer night in 2009. three lives intersected in one American neighborhood. Two people newly in love - Teresa Butz and Jennifer Hopper, who spent years trying to find themselves and who eventually found each other - woke up to find Isaiah Kalebu, twenty-three years old and with a history of ...


Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud
Greenwood, Elizabeth
(Paperback)

82% off list price of $16.00

Is it still possible to fake your own death in the twenty-first century? With six figures of student loan debt, Elizabeth Greenwood was tempted to find out. So off she sets on a darkly comic foray into the world of death fraud, where for $30,000 a consultant can make you disappear - but your susp...


Dangerous Instincts: Using an FBI Profiler's Tactics to Avoid Unsafe Situations
O'Toole, Mary Ellen
(Paperback)

65% off list price of $16.00

Chances are you'll never be kidnapped at gunpoint, your child won't be the victim of a predator, and your financial advisor won't be Bernie Madoff. But every day, you make choices that could turn dangerous in an instant, from trusting a date with a drink to letting your son ride home with his soc...


My Brother Moochie - Regaining Dignity in the Face of Crime, Poverty, and Racism in the American South
Bailey, Issac J.
(Hardcover)

74% off list price of $25.95

A rare first-person account that combines a journalist’s skilled reporting with the raw emotion of a younger brother’s heartfelt testimony of what his family endured after his eldest brother killed a man and was sentenced to life in prison.At the age of nine, Issac J. Bailey saw his hero, his eld...


Little Princes
Grennan, Conor
(Paperback)

63% off list price of $14.99

In search of adventure, twenty-nine-year-old Conor Grennan traded his day job for a year-long trip around the globe, a journey that began with a three-month stint volunteering at the Little Princes Children's Home, an orphanage in war-torn Nepal. Conor was initially reluctant to volunteer, unsure...


Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
Forman, James Jr.
(Hardcover)

70% off list price of $27.00

In recent years, America’s criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As James Forman, Jr., points out, however, the war on crime that began in t...


Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
Forman, James Jr.
(Hardcover)

77% off list price of $27.00

In recent years, America’s criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As James Forman, Jr., points out, however, the war on crime that began in t...


The Death of an Heir: Adolph Coors III and the Murder That Rocked an American Brewing Dynasty
Jett, Philip
(Hardcover)

71% off list price of $27.99

The Death of an Heir is Philip Jett's chilling true account of the Coors family’s gilded American dream that turned into a nightmare when a meticulously plotted kidnapping went horribly wrong.In the 1950s and 60s, the Coors dynasty reigned over Golden, Colorado, seemingly invincible. When rumblin...


Saltwater Cowboy
McBride, Tim
(Hardcover)

91% off list price of $25.99

In 1979, Wisconsin native Tim McBride hopped into his Mustang and headed south. He was twenty-one, and his best friend had offered him a job working as a crab fisherman in Chokoloskee Island, a town of fewer than 500 people on Florida's Gulf Coast. Easy of disposition and eager to experience life...


To Protect and Serve
Stamper, Norm
(Hardcover)

78% off list price of $27.99

The police in America belong to the people—not the other way around. Yet millions of Americans experience their cops as racist, brutal, and trigger-happy: an overly aggressive, militarized enemy of the people. For their part, today's officers feel they are under siege—misunderstood, unfairly crit...


The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South
Balko, Radley
(Hardcover)

78% off list price of $28.00

A shocking and deeply reported account of the persistent plague of institutional racism and junk forensic science in our criminal justice system, and its devastating effect on innocent lives.After two three-year-old girls were raped and murdered in rural Mississippi, law enforcement pursued and c...


Creepy Crawling: Charles Manson and the Many Lives of America's Most Infamous Family
Melnick, Jeffrey
(Hardcover)

71% off list price of $24.99

"Creepy crawling" was the Manson Family's practice of secretly entering someone's home and, without harming anyone, leaving only a trace of evidence that they had been there, some reminder that the sanctity of the private home had been breached. Now, author Jeffrey Melnick reveals just how much t...


Putin's Kleptocracy
Dawisha, Karen
(Hardcover)

78% off list price of $30.00

The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha's brilliant Putin's Kleptocracy provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the cabal he brought with him, the billions they have looted, and his plan to restore the Grea...


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