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Guilt by Accusation: The Challenge of Proving Innocence in the Ag...
by Alan Dershowitz

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November 19, 2019

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<b>A <i>Wall Street Journal</i> Besteller! Alan Dershowitz, one of America’s most respected legal scholars and a<i> New York Times </i>bestselling author proves—with incontrovertible evidence—that he is entirely innocent of the sexual misconduct accusations against him, while suggesting a roadmap for how such allegations should be handled in a just society.  </b><br /><br />“Maybe the question isn’t what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it’s what happened to everyone else.”—<i>Politico</i><br /><br /> Alan Dershowitz has been called “one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America” by <i>Politico </i>and “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights” by <i>Newsweek</i>. Yet he has come under intense criticism for applying those same principles, and his famed “shoe‑on‑the‑other‑foot test,” to those accused of sexual misconduct.<br /><br /> In <i>Guilt by Accusation</i>, Dershowitz provides an in‑depth analysis of the false accusations against him, alongside a full presentation of the exculpatory evidence that proves his account, including emails from his accuser and an admission of his innocence from her lawyer, David Boies. Additionally, he examines current attitudes toward accusations of sexual misconduct, which are today, in the age of #MeToo, accepted as implicit truth without giving the accused a fair chance to defend themselves and their innocence, and suggests possible pathways back to a society and legal system in which due process is respected above public opinion and the whims of social media mobs.<br /><br /> This book is Alan Dershowitz’s plea for fairness for both accuser and accused, his principled stand for due process no matter the allegation, and his compelling assertion of his own innocence. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to know the inside story behind the accusations against him or who cares about the current societal debate over how we should handle accusations of sexual misconduct.<br /><br /> The #MeToo movement has generally been a force for good, but as with many good movements, it is being exploited by some bad people for personal profit. Supporters of the #MeToo movement must not allow false accusers to hurt real victims by hiding behind its virtuous shield, turning it into an exploitive sword against innocent people.
50 Masterpieces you have to read before you die vol: 1 (Kathartik...
by , Victor Hugo

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English

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12348

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February 20, 2020

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This 1st volume contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors’ last names:<br /><br />Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women<br />Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice<br />Austen, Jane: Emma<br />Balzac, Honoré de: Father Goriot<br />Barbusse, Henri: The Inferno<br />Brontë, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall<br />Brontë, Charlotte: Jane Eyre<br />Brontë, Emily: Wuthering Heights<br />Burroughs, Edgar Rice: Tarzan of the Apes<br />Butler, Samuel: The Way of All Flesh<br />Carroll, Lewis: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland<br />Cather, Willa: My Ántonia<br />Cervantes, Miguel de: Don Quixote<br />Chopin, Kate: The Awakening<br />Cleland, John: Fanny Hill<br />Collins, Wilkie: The Moonstone<br />Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness<br />Conrad, Joseph: Nostromo<br />Cooper, James Fenimore: The Last of the Mohicans<br />Crane, Stephen: The Red Badge of Courage<br />Cummings, E. E.: The Enormous Room<br />Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe<br />Defoe, Daniel: Moll Flanders<br />Dickens, Charles: Bleak House<br />Dickens, Charles: Great Expectations<br />Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment<br />Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: The Idiot<br />Doyle, Arthur Conan: The Hound of the Baskervilles<br />Dreiser, Theodore: Sister Carrie<br />Dumas, Alexandre: The Three Musketeers<br />Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo<br />Eliot, George: Middlemarch<br />Fielding, Henry: Tom Jones<br />Flaubert, Gustave: Madame Bovary<br />Flaubert, Gustave: Sentimental Education<br />Ford, Ford Madox: The Good Soldier<br />Forster, E. M.: A Room With a View<br />Forster, E. M.: Howards End<br />Gaskell, Elizabeth: North and South<br />Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von: The Sorrows of Young Werther<br />Gogol, Nikolai: Dead Souls<br />Gorky, Maxim: The Mother<br />Haggard, H. Rider: King Solomon’s Mines<br />Hardy, Thomas: Tess of the D’Urbervilles<br />Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter<br />Homer: The Odyssey<br />Hugo, Victor: The Hunchback of Notre Dame<br />Hugo, Victor: Les Misérables<br />Huxley, Aldous: Crome Yellow<br />James, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady
Father Brown Complete Murder Mysteries: The Innocence of Father B...
by G. K. Chesterton

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English

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412

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February 21, 2020

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Shabby and lumbering, with a face like a Norfolk dumpling, Father Brown makes for an improbable super-sleuth. But his innocence is the secret of his success: refusing the scientific method of detection, he adopts instead an approach of simple sympathy, interpreting each crime as a work of art, and each criminal as a man no worse than himself...
Not Guilty: Twelve Black Men Speak Out on Law, Justice, and Life
by Jabari Asim

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English

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196

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November 12, 2013

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<p>Patrick Dorismond, Abner Louima, and Amadou Diallo -- hear what a jury of prominent African Americans has to say about the black man's struggle for justice in America</p><p>Prompted by the killing of Amadou Diallo and the acquittal of the four New York City police officers who mistook him for an armed criminal, this collection of essays by prominent black male writers offers twelve unique and startling perspectives on what it's like for a black man living in an inherently racist society.</p><p>Coming from a broad spectrum of economic and social backgrounds, the poets, journalists, lawyers, writers, and academics that make up this jury write forcefully and eloquently about growing up and raising sons, identifying with others and yearning to be set apart, attempting reasonable discourse, and succumbing to unspeakable anger. Together these essays deconstruct the monolithic myths that shroud our nation's black men and offer small rays of hope that on the streets, at school and work, and in the courtroom justice will be served.</p>
Aristotle: The Complete Works
by Aristotle

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English

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973

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January 24, 2020

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Aristotle (384–322 BCE) was a Greek philosopher and student of Plato who stunningly changed the course of Western philosophy. He has gone down in history as one of the greatest philosophers of all time. Cicero, the Roman statesman and philosopher, once called his writing style "a river of gold;" and his scope of thought and subsequent influence on the study of science, logic, philosophical discourse, and theology has led many to dub him "The Philosopher."<br /><br />Contents:<br /><br />Part 1: Logic (Organon)<br />Categories, translated by E. M. Edghill<br />On Interpretation, translated by E. M. Edghill<br />Prior Analytics (2 Books), translated by A. J. Jenkinson<br />Posterior Analytics (2 Books), translated by G. R. G. Mure<br />Topics (8 Books), translated by W. A. Pickard-Cambridge<br />Sophistical Refutations, translated by W. A. Pickard-Cambridge<br /><br />Part 2: Universal Physics<br />Physics (8 Books), translated by R. P. Hardie and R. K. Gaye<br />On the Heavens (4 Books), translated by J. L. Stocks<br />On Gerneration and Corruption (2 Books), translated by H. H. Joachim<br />Meteorology (4 Books), translated by E. W. Webster<br /><br />Part 3: Human Physics<br />On the Soul (3 Books), translated by J. A. Smith<br />On Sense and the Sensible, translated by J. I. Beare<br />On Memory and Reminiscence, translated by J. I. Beare<br />On Sleep and Sleeplessness, translated by J. I. Beare<br />On Dreams, translated by J. I. Beare<br />On Prophesying by Dreams, translated by J. I. Beare<br />On Longevity and Shortness of Life, translated by G. R. T. Ross<br />On Youth, Old Age, Life and Death, and Respiration, translated by G. R. T. Ross<br /><br />Part 4: Animal Physics<br />The History of Animals (9 Books), translated by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson<br />On the Parts of Animals (4 Books), translated by William Ogle<br />On the Motion of Animals, translated by A. S. L. Farquharson<br />On the Gait of Animals, translated by A. S. L. Farquharson<br />On the Generation of Animals (5 Books), translated by Arthur Platt<br /><br />Part 5: Metaphysics<br />(15 Books), translated by W. D. Ross<br /><br />Part 6: Ethics and Politics<br />Nicomachean Ethics (10 Books), translated by W. D. Ross<br />Politics (8 Books), translated by Benjamin Jowett<br />The Athenian Constitution, translated by Sir Frederic G. Kenyon<br /><br />Part 7: Aesthetic Writings<br />Rhetoric (3 Books), translated by W. Rhys Roberts<br />Poetics, translated by S. H. Butcher
Through My Eyes: CSI Memoirs That Haunt the Soul
by Tamara Mickelson

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English

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153

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February 04, 2020

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Have you ever wondered what being a part of CSI is really like? If so, here’s your chance to experience it…WALK inside the crime scene tape with retired Sergeant Tamara Mickelson as she shares her personal experiences of the most grueling and heartbreaking crime scenes she had ever worked. Catch a glimpse of what she saw, touched, smelled, and even tasted during an average workday. Dare to join her as she takes you through a difficult journey of memories, uncovering layers of emotional trauma left behind. Discover the ways she healed from yesterday's pain to live an emotionally balanced life today.
Reading behind Bars: A True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as...
by Jill Grunenwald

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English

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360

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July 02, 2019

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“A fascinating look into a world many of us never see, and a powerful story about one woman’s journey to find her own strength, with a clear message of the importance of books and information for all.” <b>—<i>Booklist (American Library Association),</i> starred review</b><br /><br /> Shortlisted for the 2020 Social Justice & Advocacy Book Award by In the Margins Book Awards.<br /><br />In December 2008, twentysomething Jill Grunenwald graduated with her master’s degree in library science, ready to start living her dream of becoming a librarian. But the economy had a different idea. As the Great Recession reared its ugly head, jobs were scarce. After some searching, however, Jill was lucky enough to snag one of the few librarian gigs left in her home state of Ohio. The catch? The job was behind bars as the prison librarian at a men’s minimum-security prison. Talk about baptism by fire.<br /><br />As an untested twentysomething woman, to say that the job was out of Jill’s comfort zone was an understatement. She was forced to adapt on the spot, speedily learning to take the metal detectors, hulking security guards, and colorful inmates in stride. Over the course of a little less than two years, Jill came to see past the bleak surroundings and the orange jumpsuits and recognize the humanity of the men stuck behind bars. They were just like every other library patron—persons who simply wanted to read, to be educated and entertained through the written word. By helping these inmates, Jill simultaneously began to recognize the humanity in everyone and to discover inner strength that she never knew she had.<br /><br />At turns poignant and hilarious, <i>Reading behind Bars</i> is a perfect read for fans of <i>Orange is the New Black</i> and <i>Shakespeare Saved My Life</i>.
Absolute Madness: A True Story of a Serial Killer, Race, and a Ci...
by Catherine Pelonero

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English

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496

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November 07, 2017

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<i>Absolute Madness</i> tells the disturbing true story of Joseph Christopher, a white serial killer who targeted black males and struck fear into the residents of New York in the 1980s. Dubbed both the 22-Caliber Killer and the Midtown Slasher, Christopher allegedly claimed eighteen victims during a savage four-month spree across the state. <br /><br />The investigation, aided by famed FBI profiler John Douglas, drew national attention and biting criticism from Jesse Jackson and other civil rights leaders. The killer, when at last he was unmasked, seemed an unlikely candidate to have held New York in a grip of terror. <br /><br />His capture was neither the end of the story nor the end of the racial strife, which flared anew during circuitous prosecutions and judicial rulings that prompted cries of a double standard in the justice system. Both a wrenching true crime story and an incisive portrait of dangerously discordant race relations in America, <i>Absolute Madness</i> also chronicles a lonely, vulnerable man’s tragic descent into madness and the failure of the American mental health system that refused his pleas for help.
H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil
by Adam Selzer

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English

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480

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April 02, 2019

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<b>America's first and most notorious serial killer and his diabolical killing spree during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, now updated with a new afterword discussing Holmes' exhumation on <i>American Ripper</i>.</b><br /><br /><i>H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil</i> is the first truly comprehensive book examining the life and career of a murderer who has become one of America’s great supervillains. It reveals not only the true story but how the legend evolved, taking advantage of hundreds of primary sources that have never been examined before, including legal documents, letters, articles, and records that have been buried in archives for more than a century.<br /><br /> Though Holmes has become just as famous now as he was in 1895, a deep analysis of contemporary materials makes very clear how much of the story as we know came from reporters who were nowhere near the action, a dangerously unqualified new police chief, and, not least, lies invented by Holmes himself.<br /><br /> Selzer has unearthed tons of stunning new data about Holmes, weaving together turn-of-the-century America, the killer’s background, and the wild cast of characters who circulated in and about the famous “castle” building. This book will be the first truly accurate account of what really happened in Holmes’s castle of horror, and now includes an afterword detailing the author's participation in Holmes' exhumation on the TV series, <i>American Ripper.</i><br /><br /> Exhaustively researched and painstakingly brought to life, <i>H. H. Holmes</i> will be an invaluable companion to the upcoming Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio movie about Holmes’s murder spree based on Erik Larson’s <i>The Devil in the White City</i>.
John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster
by , Danny Broderick

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English

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442

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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’s true crime hall of fame. It is a gory, grotesque tale befitting a Stephen King novel. It is also a David and Goliath saga—the story of a young lawyer fresh from the Public Defender’s Office whose first client in private practice turns out to be the worst serial killer in our nation’s 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 “police harassment” 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—to his new lawyer. Gacy is eventually charged with murder and Amirante suddenly becomes the defense attorney for one of American’s 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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