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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 <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • <b>A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time<b>, as seen in the HBO documentary <i>True Justice</i></b><br /><br /> “[Bryan Stevenson’s] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country.”<b>—John Legend</b><br /><br />SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • Named One of the Best Books of the Year by <i>The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • 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’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and 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’s 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 • Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction • Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award • Finalist for the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Book Prize • Finalist for the <i>Kirkus Reviews </i>Prize • An American Library Association Notable Book</b><br /><br />“Every 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.”<b>—David Cole, <i>The New York Review of Books</i></b><br /><br /> “Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela.”<b>—Nicholas Kristof, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br /><br /> “You don’t 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.”<b>—Ted Conover, <i>The New York Times Book Review </i></b><br /><br /> “Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he’s also a gifted writer and storyteller.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> “As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.”<b><i>—The Financial Times</i></b><br /><br /> “Brilliant.”<b><i>—The Philadelphia Inquirer</i></b>
Taken for Granted: How Conservatism Can Win Back the Americans Th...
by Gianno Caldwell

Language

English

Pages

213

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b><b>A Fox News political analyst tackles some of our communities’ toughest challenges with timely insight from his own life: the story of how conservative values helped a kid from the South Side of Chicago find a life of opportunity.</b><br /></b><br /><b>“A must-read.”—Brian Kilmeade, bestselling author of <i>Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers</i></b><br /><br />Born to a mother consumed by drugs and raised by his grandmother in poverty on the South Side of Chicago, Gianno Caldwell saw firsthand how lawmakers from both parties have failed African American voters on issues like poverty, welfare, and education. But as someone who beat the odds growing up under a fear-based mentality that limits what people can achieve, Caldwell believes there’s another way.<br /><br />In this groundbreaking book, the Fox News analyst describes his personal journey while detailing a hopeful vision for a nation no longer beholden to identity politics and self-limitations. Trapped within the expectations and traditions of our communities, families, political parties, faith, race, and gender, we fail to challenge our politicians and ourselves to create real change. Now more than ever, we need to confront preconceived notions about the Democrats and Republicans, public policy, and American history. <br /><br />Looking at the obstacles facing urban communities, such as crime, education, and social mobility, Caldwell digs beneath the statistics. By spotlighting the moments that enabled his rise to success, he proffers steps that can help more people overcome the odds—whether through policy reform or the heroic efforts of men and women who are already working to make a difference in their own communities.
Ghost: My Thirty Years as an FBI Undercover Agent
by , Ralph Pezzullo

Language

English

Pages

298

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<p><b>The explosive memoir of an FBI field operative who has worked more undercover cases than anyone in history.</b><br /><b></b><br />Within FBI field operative circles, groups of people known as “Special” by their titles alone, Michael R. McGowan is an outlier. 10% of FBI Special Agents are trained and certified to work undercover. A quarter of those agents have worked more than one undercover assignment in their careers. And of those, <i>less than 10% of them</i> have been involved in more than five undercover cases. Over the course of his career, McGowan has worked more than 50 undercover cases. </p><p>In this extraordinary and unprecedented book, McGowan will take readers through some of his biggest cases, from international drug busts, to the Russian and Italian mobs, to biker gangs and contract killers, to corrupt unions and SWAT work. <i>Ghost</i> is an unparalleled view into how the FBI, through the courage of its undercover Special Agents, nails the bad guys. McGowan infiltrates groups at home and abroad, assembles teams to create the myths he lives, concocts fake businesses, coordinates the busts, and helps carry out the arrests. Along the way, we meet his partners and colleagues at the FBI, who pull together for everything from bank jobs to the Boston Marathon bombing case, mafia dons, and, perhaps most significantly, El Chapo himself and his Sinaloa Cartel.</p><p><i>Ghost </i>is the ultimate insider's account of one of the most iconic institutions of American government, and a testament to the incredible work of the FBI.</p>
Deep State: Trump, the FBI, and the Rule of Law
by James B. Stewart

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English

Pages

382

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>Instant <i>New York Times </i>Bestseller<br /><br />"Important and stunning. This is must-read material if you want to understand what the Trump administration is still up to right now." --Lawrence O'Donnell<br /><br /></b>There are questions that the Mueller report couldn't—or wouldn't—answer. What actually happened to instigate the Russia investigation? Did President Trump’s meddling incriminate him? There’s no mystery to what Trump thinks. He claims that the Deep State, a cabal of career bureaucrats—among them, Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, and Peter Strzok, previously little known figures within the FBI whom he has obsessively and publically reviled—is concerned only with protecting its own power and undermining the democratic process. Conversely, James Comey has defended the FBI as incorruptible apolitical public servants who work tirelessly to uphold the rule of law. <br />  <br /> For the first time, bestselling author James B. Stewart sifts these conflicting accounts to present a clear-eyed view of what exactly happened inside the FBI in the lead-up to the 2016 election, drawing on scores of interviews with key FBI, Department of Justice, and White House officialsand voluminous transcripts, notes, and internal reports. In full detail, this is the dramatic saga of the FBI’s simultaneous investigations of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump—the first time in American history the FBI has been thrust into the middle of both parties' campaigns for the presidency. Stewart shows what exactly was set in motion when Trump fired Comey, triggering the appointment of Robert Mueller as an independent special counsel and causing the FBI to open a formal investigation into the president himself. And how this unprecedented event joined in ongoing combat two vital institutions of American democracy: the presidency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. <br />  <br /> At stake in this epic battle is the rule of law itself, the foundation of the U.S. Constitution. There is no room for compromise, but plenty for collateral damage. The reputations of both sides have already been harmed, perhaps irrevocably, and at great cost to American democracy. <i>Deep State</i> goes beyond the limits of the legally constrained Mueller report, showing how the president’s obsession with the idea of a conspiracy against him is still upending lives and sending shockwaves through both the FBI and the Department of Justice. In this world-historical struggle—Trump versus intelligence agencies—Stewart shows us in rare style what’s real and what matters now. And for the looming 2020 election.
Cult Justice (A Marc Kadella Legal Mystery Book 10)
by Dennis Carstens

Language

English

Pages

346

Publication Date

September 13, 2019

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<h3><strong>MURDER TO THE PEOPLE</strong><br /></h3><p>The sixties aren’t just a bad memory in the <strong>tenth riveting installment of Dennis Carstens’ Marc Kadella legal thriller mystery series</strong>. Bucked up by global warming, socialist politics, and hormones, a group of college students model <strong>activism-run-amok</strong> when the urge to “do good” turns to <strong>corruption, armed robbery, embezzlement, and murder</strong>.<br /></p><p>Professor Ben Sokol is exactly as you’d image him: a single, fifty-something-year-old history teacher, schooled in radical anti-Reagan pacifism of the 80s; an underappreciated, self-believing genius—with a dose of rage bubbling just beneath the surface. </p><p>Seemingly taking a page out of <i>A People’s History of the United States</i>, an out-of-left-field lecture pronouncing that capitalism itself caused the Great Depression lands Ben in the driver’s seat he’s always dreamed of: the darling of the impressionable Midwest State-Minnesota University student body and High Priest of the Left. </p><p>But when a student named Luke approaches Ben, distraught by family tragedy, the socialist professor and his trusty pupils trade their “Save the Whale” bumper stickers in for ski masks—and <strong>hatch a plot to rob the very banks that bankrupted Luke’s grandfather</strong> and left him for dead. </p><p>Meanwhile, hotshot attorney Marc Kadella is batting clean-up for <strong>the world’s most acrimonious divorce proceedings</strong>—fodder for entertaining distraction amid the <strong>pulse-pounding bank heists</strong>. But Marc’s case is about to get uglier: because <strong>it’s about to lead to murder</strong>. And that murder, coincidentally, is tied to Lake Country Federal—the very same chain of banks Ben and his band are targeting.</p><p>Like worker bees swarming around their queen, Ben’s students are oblivious to the corruption corroding their social justice cause (Ben’s purchase of a late model BMW is just the tip of the iceberg). With Tony “Tell It Like It Is” Carvelli and Maddy “Secret Weapon” Rivers hot on their tails, the kids are bound to get caught. And someone’s bound to get hurt—or worse.</p><p>Ever wry and cunning, author Dennis Carstens pulls no punches here. <strong>Conservatives will love the abundant political commentary</strong>, peppered in throughout nail-biting thriller action and engaging courtroom drama. And series fans will revel in Tony Carvelli and Maddy Rivers’ basking in the spotlight—a comeback of <strong>one of the private investigator genre’s most satisfying dynamic duos</strong>.</p><p><strong>For readers who like their legal thrillers smart and conservative.</strong> Fans of John Grisham, Richard North Patterson, Brad Thor, John Ellsworth, and Scott Pratt will be in heaven. <br /></p>
Exonerated: The Failed Takedown of President Donald Trump by the ...
by Dan Bongino

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English

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Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /> <br /> “Great new book by wonderful and very street smart author Dan Bongino, EXONERATED, THE FAILED TAKEDOWN OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP BY THE SWAMP. Dan hits all of the crooked points of the greatest Witch Hunt in political history. Nevertheless, the Scam continues!”<br /> —President Donald J. Trump<br /><br />An explosive, whistle-blowing expose, <i>Exonerated: The Failed Takedown of Donald Trump by the Swamp</i> reveals how Deep State actors relied on a cynical plug-and-play template to manufacture the now-discredited Russiagate scandal. With the cutting analysis and insight he exhibited in his blockbuster bestseller <i>Spygate: The Attempted Sabotage of Donald J. Trump</i>, Fox News contributor Bongino exposes who masterminded the dangerous playbook to take down Trump, their motives, and how a plan filled with faked allegations backfired—forcing investigators to up the ante and hide their missteps and half-truths in a desperate effort to prove a collusion case that never happened. The result? The misguided multimillion Mueller investigation that tore the nation apart, tried to destabilize the presidency and led, as the world now knows, to nowhere!
Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
by , Mark Olshaker

Language

English

Pages

445

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.
Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard
by Paul Collins

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English

Pages

366

Publication Date

July 17, 2018

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<p><strong>“Well-researched and beautifully written.…Collins knows how to build suspense.” —<em>San Francisco Chronicle</em></strong></p><br /><p>On November 23rd of 1849, in the heart of Boston, one of the city’s richest men simply vanished. Dr. George Parkman, a Brahmin who owned much of Boston’s West End, was last seen that afternoon visiting his alma mater, Harvard Medical School. Police scoured city tenements and the harbor, and leads put the elusive Dr. Parkman at sea or hiding in Manhattan. But one Harvard janitor held a much darker suspicion: that their ruthless benefactor had never left the Medical School building alive.</p><br /><p>His shocking discoveries in a chemistry professor’s laboratory engulfed America in one of its most infamous trials: <em>The Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. John White Webster</em>. A baffling case of red herrings, grave robbery, and dismemberment, it became a landmark case in the use of medical forensics and the meaning of reasonable doubt. Paul Collins brings nineteenth-century Boston back to life in vivid detail, weaving together newspaper accounts, letters, journals, court transcripts, and memoirs from this groundbreaking case.</p><br /><p>Rich in characters and evocative in atmosphere, <em>Blood & Ivy</em> explores the fatal entanglement of new science and old money in one of America’s greatest murder mysteries.</p>
Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Libert...
by Jeffrey Rosen

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English

Pages

264

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<p><b>In her own words, Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers an intimate look at her life and career, though an extraordinary series of conversations</b><b> with the head of the National Constitution Center.</b></p><p><i>Conversations with RBG</i> is a remarkable and unique book, an informal portrait of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on a series of her conversations with Jeffrey Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era. Rosen, a veteran legal journalist, scholar, and president of the National Constitution Center, shares with us the justice’s observations on a variety of topics, and her intellect, compassion, sense of humor, and humanity shine through. The affection they have for each other as friends is apparent in their banter and in their shared love for the Constitution and for opera.</p><p>With Justice Ginsburg’s approval, Rosen has collected her wisdom from their many conversations in which she discusses the future of the Supreme Court and <i>Roe v. Wade</i>, her favorite dissents, the cases she would most like to see overruled, the #MeToo movement, how to be a good listener, how to lead a productive and compassionate life. These frank exchanges illuminate the steely determination, self-mastery, and wit that have inspired women and men of all ages to embrace the “Notorious RBG.”</p><p>Whatever the topic, Justice Ginsburg always has something interesting—and often surprising—to say. And while few of us will ever have the opportunity to chat with her face-to-face, Jeffrey Rosen brings us by her side as never before. <i>Conversations with RBG</i> is a deeply felt portrait of an American hero.</p>
I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases from My Life Fighting Crime...
by Detective Lieutenant Joe ...

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English

Pages

289

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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<b><i>Now a </i>New York Times <i>audio bestseller!</i></b> <br /><b>Detective Lt. Joe Kenda, star of Homicide Hunter, shares his deepest, darkest, and never before revealed case files from his 19 years as a homicide detective.</b><br /><br />Are you horrified yet fascinated by abhorrent murders? Do you crave to know the gory details of these crimes, and do you seek comfort in the solving of the most gruesome? <br /><br /> In I WILL FIND YOU, the star of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda shares his deepest, darkest, and never-before-revealed case files from his two decades as a homicide detective and reminds us that crimes like these are very real and can happen even in our own backyards. <br /><br /> Gruesome, macabre, and complex cases.<br /><br /> Joe Kenda investigated 387 murder cases during his 23 years with the Colorado Springs Police Department and solved almost all of them. And he is ready to detail the cases that are too gruesome to air on television, cases that still haunt him, and the few cases where the killer got away. These cases are horrifyingly real, and the detail is so mesmerizing you won't be able to look away. <br /><br /> The tales in I WILL FIND YOU will shock you like the best horror stories-divulging insights into the actions, motivations, and proclivities of nature's most dangerous species. <br /><br /> Don't mind the blood.

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