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My Brother Jason: The untold story of Jason Corbett’s life and ...
by , Ralph Riegel

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

May 18, 2018

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<p>In August 2014 Limerick man Jason Corbett was murdered by his wife, Molly Martens, and her father, ex-FBI agent Tom Martens, in the bedroom of their luxury North Carolina home. He had been savagely beaten to death with a baseball bat and brick while his children slept nearby. For his sister, Tracey Corbett-Lynch, and the rest of his family in Ireland it was just the beginning of the nightmare that would involve a custody battle for his orphaned children, an online hate campaign by Molly Martens and, ultimately, the gripping trial that would lead to her conviction, alongside her father, for his murder.</p><p><i>My Brother Jason</i> is the story of how this seemingly all-American girl from a picture-perfect family targeted the widowed Jason Corbett, becoming nanny to his children in a desperate bid to create the family and security she craved, thus setting in motion a series of events that would lead to Jason’s brutal killing by the woman he had once loved.</p><p>Here, for the first time, Tracey Corbett-Lynch tells her family’s side of the story in a book that contains shocking revelations about Molly Marten’s history of strange behaviour and the lengths she was willing to go to in order to get custody of Jason’s children.</p><p>With full access to Jason’s letters, emails, keepsakes and photographs, it is the story of how an ordinary, loving family was torn apart by the brutal murder of their beloved brother.</p>
The New Jim Crow
by Michelle Alexander

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English

Pages

338

Publication Date

January 16, 2012

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<div>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—relegating millions to a permanent second-class status—even 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–winning 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.</div>
Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
by , Mark Olshaker

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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’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s 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—and 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.
Gringo: My Life on the Edge as an International Fugitive
by Dan "Tito" Davis

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English

Pages

340

Publication Date

April 23, 2017

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<h2>The Drug Game From The Inside</h2><p>Dan "Tito" Davis comes from a town in South Dakota that's so small everyone knows their neighbor's cat's name. But once he got out, he made some noise. While at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, he started manufacturing White Crosses, aka speed, and soon had the Banditos Motorcycle Club distributing ten million pills a week. </p><p></p><p></p><p></p><h3>˃˃˃ Life On The Run</h3><p>After serving a nickel, he got into the weed game, but just when he got going, he was set up by a childhood friend. Facing thirty years, Davis slipped into Mexico, not knowing a word of Spanish, which began a thirteen-year odyssey that led him to an underground hideout for a Medellin cartel, through the jungles of the Darien Gap, the middle of Mumbai's madness, and much more.</p><h3>˃˃˃ The Ultimate Fugitive Story</h3><p>Tito didn’t have a mega-mansion filled with pretty girls and expensive cars. He survived in the Third World facing adversity at every turn. Millions of dollars came and went as Tito stayed one step ahead of the Feds and the Federales. </p><p></p><h3>˃˃˃ A Must Read Provocative Page Turner!</h3><h2><u>Scroll up and grab a copy today.</u></h2>
THE BEAST I LOVED: A Battered Woman's Desperate Struggle To Survi...
by Robert Davidson

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English

Pages

390

Publication Date

March 13, 2018

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Before domestic violence hot lines and safe houses were widespread, June Briand shot four bullets into her husband’s head and was sentenced to fifteen years to life. This is the shocking true story of survival—and the intense bond June shared with her pathologically violent husband, a monster who physically and sexually tortured, degraded and dominated her so relentlessly that she refused to believe he was dead even after she killed him.<br /><br />What kind of woman would slay her own husband? What kind of man would drive her to do it? Why didn’t she just leave him? Based on hundreds of hours interviewing June Briand, speaking with her lawyers, and poring over countless pages of court transcripts, police and hospital records, and interviews with virtually every key person involved with this case, the author explores those difficult questions while exposing the twisted dynamics of a relationship that enslaves a woman—and drives her to kill the beast she loved when she was finally out of hope, out of time, and out of her mind. <br /><br />At once terrifying and maddening, heartrending and ultimately exhilarating—including an unforgettable glimpse inside a maximum security prison—THE BEAST I LOVED is a book you won’t soon forget.
Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
by Jr., James Forman

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

April 18, 2017

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<p>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 the 1970s was supported by many African American leaders in the nation’s urban centers. In <i>Locking Up Our Own, </i>he seeks to understand why. </p><p>Forman shows us that the first substantial cohort of black mayors, judges, and police chiefs took office amid a surge in crime and drug addiction. Many prominent black officials, including Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry and federal prosecutor Eric Holder, feared that the gains of the civil rights movement were being undermined by lawlessness—and thus embraced tough-on-crime measures, including longer sentences and aggressive police tactics. In the face of skyrocketing murder rates and the proliferation of open-air drug markets, they believed they had no choice. But the policies they adopted would have devastating consequences for residents of poor black neighborhoods.</p><p>A former D.C. public defender, Forman tells riveting stories of politicians, community activists, police officers, defendants, and crime victims. He writes with compassion about individuals trapped in terrible dilemmas—from the men and women he represented in court to officials struggling to respond to a public safety emergency. <i>Locking Up Our Own </i>enriches our understanding of why our society became so punitive and offers important lessons to anyone concerned about the future of race and the criminal justice system in this country.</p>
Single-Person Close Quarters Battle: Urban Tactics for Civilians,...
by Special Tactics

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December 01, 2016

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Military units and SWAT teams that specialize in Close Quarters Battle (CQB) typically bring a large force to the fight and often have numerous supporting assets such as snipers, helicopters and tactical vehicles. Thus, the scenario of a single Soldier or SWAT officer having to operate alone is relatively unlikely and often receives less attention. However, for ordinary citizens in a home-defense scenario or for police officers responding to an emergency call, the chances of having to operate alone are quite likely. In these types of situations, backup is frequently unavailable or will not arrive in time. The citizens and officers who are forced to operate on their own face potentially the greatest risk, yet there are almost no tactical references (books, videos or classes) that provide useful information on the subject of single-person tactics.<br /><br />This manual and the associated training courses were developed by a team of experts with extensive special operations and law-enforcement experience to help fill the dangerous capability and knowledge gap in the area of single-person tactics. This manual can provide citizens and officers with critical, life-saving tactical knowledge that will give them a marked advantage in an emergency situation. The manual is designed to be short, easy to read and focused on the most important information for surviving a real-life emergency. The manual also uses many pictures and illustrations to accelerate learning and help students absorb knowledge faster. It covers a wide range of tactical subjects including… <br /><br />-Clearing without entry<br />-Shallow entry (limited penetration)<br />-Deep entry<br />-Hallways<br />-Intersections<br />-Stairwells<br />-Multiple rooms<br /><br />The manual also provides specific suggestions on how to prepare for and deal with likely tactical scenarios including home invasion, deadly attackers (active shooter), sniper attacks, armed robbery and hostage situations.
The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
by John Grisham

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English

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458

Publication Date

March 09, 2010

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<p><b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • In the vein of <i>Serial </i>and <i>Making a Murderer, </i>John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence. Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with eleventh-hour drama, it’s a book no American can afford to miss.</b><br />  <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’s 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—in a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man’s already broken life, and let a true killer go free.<br />  <br /> <b>Praise for <i>The Innocent Man</i></b><br /> <b><i> </i></b><br /> “Grisham has written both an American tragedy and his strongest legal thriller yet, all the more gripping because it happens to be true.”<b>—<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br />  <br /> “Grisham has crafted a legal thriller every bit as suspenseful and fast-paced as his bestselling fiction.”<b>—<i>The</i> <i>Boston Globe</i></b><br />  <br /> “A gritty, harrowing true-crime story.”<b>—<i>Time</i></b><br /> <i> </i><br /> “A triumph.”<b><i>—The Seattle Times</i></b><br /><br /><b>BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham’s <i>The Litigators.</i></b></p>
A MURDER IN MY HOMETOWN
by Rebecca Morris

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English

Pages

205

Publication Date

May 22, 2018

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On a fall evening in Corvallis, Oregon in 1967, 17-year-old Dick Kitchel, a senior at the high school, disappeared after attending a party. Ten days later, his body was spotted by two children as it floated down the Willamette River. He had been beaten and strangled. <br /><br />The investigation into his murder played out during one of the most dramatic years in America. Life in Corvallis, a college town, had offered a protective, idyllic life to many. But in 1967-68, Viet Nam, a presidential campaign, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and the murder of Dick Kitchel changed that. <br /><br />His friends thought his death was ignored because Dick was from the wrong side of the tracks. Police and the District Attorney thought that they knew who had murdered the boy but never made an arrest. Decades later, a cold case detective believed he, too, had solved the case. However, once again, justice was elusive. <br /><br />Now nearly 50 years later, a classmate, New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Morris returns to her hometown to write about how the murder changed the town and the lives Dick Kitchel’s friends. <br /><br />Rebecca Morris is the New York Times bestselling author of <em>If I Can’t Have You – Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance and the Murder of Her Children, A Killing in Amish Country, Ted and Ann,</em> and other books.
Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain
by David Eagleman

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English

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305

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May 31, 2011

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<p>If the conscious mind—the part you consider to be you—is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing? <br /> <br />In this sparkling and provocative new book, the renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising mysteries: Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead? Why do you hear your name being mentioned in a conversation that you didn’t think you were listening to? What do Ulysses and the credit crunch have in common? Why did Thomas Edison electrocute an elephant in 1916? Why are people whose names begin with J more likely to marry other people whose names begin with J? Why is it so difficult to keep a secret? And how is it possible to get angry at yourself—who, exactly, is mad at whom?<br /> <br />Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence, and visual illusions, <i>Incognito</i> is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.</p><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

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