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American Made: Who Killed Barry Seal? Pablo Escobar or George HW ...
by Shaun Attwood

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

September 14, 2016

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<b>Set in a world where crime and government coexist, <i>American Made</i> is the jaw-dropping true story of CIA pilot Barry Seal that the Hollywood movie starring Tom Cruise was afraid to tell.</b><br /> <br />Barry Seal flew cocaine and weapons worth billions of dollars into and out of America in the 1980s. After he became a government informant, Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel offered a million for him alive and half a million dead. But his real trouble began after he threatened to expose the dirty dealings of George HW Bush.<br /> <br /><i>American Made</i> rips the roof off Bush and Clinton's complicity in cocaine trafficking in Mena, Arkansas.<br /> <br />"American Made really captures the big picture of my dad's story" - Aaron Seal, Barry Seal's son<br /> <br />"A conspiracy of the grandest magnitude" - Congressman Bill Alexander on the Mena affair<br /> <br />Shaun Attwood's <b>WAR ON DRUGS SERIES</b> - <i>PABLO ESCOBAR, AMERICAN MADE, WE ARE BEING LIED TO</i> and <i>THE CALI CARTEL</i> - are harrowing, action-packed and interlinked true stories that demonstrate the devastating consequences of drug prohibition.
Pablo Escobar: Beyond Narcos (War On Drugs Book 1)
by Shaun Attwood

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English

Pages

292

Publication Date

August 05, 2016

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<b>The mind-blowing true story of Pablo Escobar and the Medellín Cartel beyond their portrayal on Netflix.</b><br /><br />Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was a devoted family man and a psychopathic killer; a terrible enemy, yet a wonderful friend. While donating millions to the poor, he bombed and tortured his enemies - some had their eyeballs removed with hot spoons. Through ruthless cunning and America's insatiable appetite for cocaine, he became a multi-billionaire, who lived in a $100-million house with its own zoo.<br /><br /><b>PABLO ESCOBAR: BEYOND NARCOS </b>demolishes the standard good versus evil telling of Pablo's story. The authorities were not hunting Pablo down to stop his cocaine business. They were taking over it.<br /><br />Shaun Attwood's <b>WAR ON DRUGS SERIES</b> - <b>PABLO ESCOBAR, AMERICAN MADE, WE ARE BEING LIED TO and THE CALI CARTEL </b>- are harrowing, action-packed and interlinked true stories that demonstrate the devastating consequences of drug prohibition.<br /><br />Shaun Attwood is a London-based best-selling author with 100,000 copies sold.
BRAIN DAMAGE: A Juror's Tale: The Hammer Killing Trial
by Paul Sanders

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English

Pages

382

Publication Date

September 21, 2014

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On January 14, 2009, Marissa DeVault killed her husband, Dale Harrell, by striking him multiple times on the head with a hammer. It seemed like a simple case of murder, but questions remained. Was Dale Harrell a hapless, innocent victim of a brutal killing, or was this the final act of a desperate woman who had suffered through years of domestic violence? <br /><br />The fact that the incident took place in a middle class suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, with the couple’s three children within the property at the time, meant nothing.<br /><br />The questions for the jury were simple. Was the killing premeditated or was it an act of self defense? Was it done for financial gain? Should the defendant pay for her crime with her life, should she be incarcerated for twenty-five years to life, or should she receive a life sentence with no chance of parole?<br /><br />Author Paul Sanders was Juror #13 in a trial packed with twists and turns. He sat every day in court, in a trial which got deep inside the day-to-day lives of a family and eventually delivered justice to a victim. <br /><br />Read this remarkable true story now and make up your own mind as to the truth behind the Hammer Killing Trial.<br /><br />Amazon reviews:<br />“Mr. Sanders is a brilliant writer. You feel like you are right in the courtroom with him…”<br />“This is a must-read for any avid trial watcher!” <br />“Brain Damage is a very interesting journey through a death penalty trial. It made me want to be a juror!”<br /><br /><br />Also by Paul Sanders:<br /><br />"Why Not Kill Her: A Juror's Perspective - The Jodi Arias Death Penalty Retrial"<br />"Banquet of Consequences: A Juror's Plight - The Carnation Murders Trial of Michele Anderson" (March 2017)
A Civil Action
by Jonathan Harr

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English

Pages

514

Publication Date

August 10, 2011

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This true story of an epic courtroom showdown, where two of the nation's largest corporations were accused of causing the deaths of children from water contamination, was a #1 national bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. <br />  <br /> Described as “a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship by <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>A Civil Action</i> is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry—one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference.  Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote’s <i>In Cold Blood</i>, <i>A Civil Action</i> is an unforgettable reading experience that will leave the reader both shocked and enlightened.<br />  <br /> <i>A Civil Action</i> was made into a movie starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
At the Devil's Table: The Untold Story of the Insider Who Brought...
by William C. Rempel

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

June 21, 2011

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In this riveting and relentless nonfiction thriller, award-winning investigative reporter William C. Rempel tells the harrowing story of former Cali cartel insider Jorge Salcedo, an ordinary man facing an extraordinary dilemma—a man forced to risk everything to escape the powerful and treacherous Cali crime syndicate. <br /> <br />Colombia in the 1990s is a country in chaos, as a weak government battles guerrilla movements and narco-traffickers, including the notorious Pablo Escobar and his rivals in the Cali cartel. Enter Jorge Salcedo, a part-time soldier, a gifted engineer, a respected businessman and family man—and a man who despises Pablo Escobar for patriotic and deeply personal reasons. He is introduced to the godfathers of the Cali cartel, who are at war with Escobar and desperately want their foe dead. With mixed feelings, Jorge agrees to help them. <br /> <br />Once inside, Jorge rises to become head of security for Miguel Rodríguez Orejuela, principal godfather of the $7-billion-a-year Cali drug cartel. Jorge tries to turn a blind eye to the violence, corruption, and brutality that surround him, and he struggles privately to preserve his integrity even as he is drawn deeper into the web of cartel operations. Then comes an order from the godfathers that he can’t obey—but can’t refuse. Jorge realizes that his only way out is to bring down the biggest, richest crime syndicate of all time. <br /> <br />Thus begins a heart-pumping roller-coaster ride of intensifying peril. Secretly aided by a pair of young American DEA agents, Jorge races time and cartel assassins to extract damaging evidence, help capture the fugitive godfather, and save the life of a witness targeted for murder. Through it all, death lurks a single misstep away.<br /> <br />William C. Rempel is the only reporter with access to this story and to Jorge, who remains in hiding somewhere in the United States—even the author doesn’t know where—but has revealed his experience in gripping detail. Salcedo’s is the story of one extraordinary ordinary man forced to risk everything to end a nightmare of his own making.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
Gringo: My Life on the Edge as an International Fugitive
by , Dan "Tito" Davis

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English

Pages

294

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 Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
by Jeffrey Toobin

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English

Pages

480

Publication Date

September 30, 2008

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<p>Acclaimed journalist Jeffrey Toobin takes us into the chambers of the most important—and secret—legal body in our country, the Supreme Court, revealing the complex dynamic among the nine people who decide the law of the land. An institution at a moment of transition, the Court now stands at a crucial point, with major changes in store on such issues as abortion, civil rights, and church-state relations. Based on exclusive interviews with the justices and with a keen sense of the Court’s history and the trajectory of its future, Jeffrey Toobin creates in <i>The Nine </i>a riveting story of one of the most important forces in American life today.</p>
Celia, A Slave
by Melton A McLaurin

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English

Pages

195

Publication Date

July 19, 2012

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<P>Illuminating the moral dilemmas that lie at the heart of a slaveholding society, this book tells the story of a young slave who was sexually exploited by her master and ultimately executed for his murder.</P><P>Celia was only fourteen years old when she was acquired by John Newsom, an aging widower and one of the most prosperous and respected citizens of Callaway County, Missouri. The pattern of sexual abuse that would mark their entire relationship began almost immediately. After purchasing Celia in a neighboring county, Newsom raped her on the journey back to his farm. He then established her in a small cabin near his house and visited her regularly (most likely with the knowledge of the son and two daughters who lived with him). Over the next five years, Celia bore Newsom two children; meanwhile, she became involved with a slave named George and resolved at his insistence to end the relationship with her master. When Newsom refused, Celia one night struck him fatally with a club and disposed of his body in her fireplace.</P><P>Her act quickly discovered, Celia was brought to trial. She received a surprisingly vigorous defense from her court-appointed attorneys, who built their case on a state law allowing women the use of deadly force to defend their honor. Nevertheless, the court upheld the tenets of a white social order that wielded almost total control over the lives of slaves. Celia was found guilty and hanged.</P><P>Melton A. McLaurin uses Celia's story to reveal the tensions that strained the fabric of antebellum southern society. Celia's case demonstrates how one master's abuse of power over a single slave forced whites to make moral decisions about the nature of slavery. McLaurin focuses sharply on the role of gender, exploring the degree to which female slaves were sexually exploited, the conditions that often prevented white women from stopping such abuse, and the inability of male slaves to defend slave women. Setting the case in the context of the 1850s slavery debates, he also probes the manner in which the legal system was used to justify slavery. By granting slaves certain statutory rights (which were usually rendered meaningless by the customary prerogatives of masters), southerners could argue that they observed moral restraint in the operations of their peculiar institution.</P><P>An important addition to our understanding of the pre-Civil War era, <I>Celia, A Slave</I> is also an intensely compelling narrative of one woman pushed beyond the limits of her endurance by a system that denied her humanity at the most basic level.</P>
On the Jury Trial
by , Craig Smith

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English

Pages

276

Publication Date

October 15, 2017

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Two outstanding Texas trial lawyers—one of whom is now an equally respected district judge—have written On the Jury Trial, a “must have” reference for any trial lawyer aspiring to excellence or seeking to maintain it. Thomas M. Melsheimer and Judge Craig Smith have crafted a narrative-driven advice guide for trial lawyers to hone their craft. Chapter topics include voir dire, opening statement, preparing witnesses, cross examination, using exhibits, closing argument, jury research, and more, with excellent examples and “do’s and don’ts” provided throughout. Think of this book as the senior law partner’s memo to associates on how to really try a case. Looking for fly-on-the-wall insight into world-class trial preparation and strategy? Here it is. A behind-the-scenes tour of the inner workings of the judicial process? This book has you covered. Its combination of advice, illustration, and commentary is every bit as valuable as it is unique. Every litigator should have this book on the shelf, no matter the state in which they practice. The jury trial is a critical component of our democratic society, and its use in civil cases is unique to the United States. It is truly an example of our participatory democracy in action, and yet the jury trial is under attack from all sides, most notably from special interest groups who seek to have more cases decided by individual judges or by arbitration. These efforts have resulted in a decline of civil jury trials all over the country. A decline in the jury trial is a decline in justice. To preserve the jury trial, we must preserve the skills of trying a case effectively and efficiently. On the Jury Trial, in no small way, will add significantly to that effort.
Hard Time: New Edition
by Shaun Attwood

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English

Pages

366

Publication Date

October 15, 2014

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<b>"Makes the Shawshank Redemption look like a holiday camp" - NOTW</b><br /> <br />After a SWAT team smashed down stock-market millionaire Shaun Attwood's door, he found himself inside of Arizona's deadliest jail and locked into a brutal struggle for survival.<br /> <br />Shaun's hope of living the American Dream turned into a nightmare of violence and chaos, when he had a run-in with Sammy the Bull Gravano, an Italian Mafia mass murderer.<br /> <br />In jail, Shaun was forced to endure cockroaches crawling in his ears at night, dead rats in the food and the sound of skulls getting cracked against toilets. He meticulously documented the conditions and smuggled out his message.<br /> <br />Join Shaun on a harrowing voyage into the darkest recesses of human existence.<br /> <br /><b>HARD TIME</b> provides a revealing glimpse into the tragedy, brutality, dark comedy and eccentricity of prison life.<br /> <br />Featured worldwide on Nat Geo Channel's Locked-Up/Banged-Up Abroad Raving Arizona.

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