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The King's Assassin: The Secret Plot to Murder King James I

BENJAMIN WOOLLEY · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

An absorbing account of the conspiracy to kill King James I by his handsome lover, the Duke of Buckingham, an historical crime that has remained hidden for 400 years.The rise of George Villiers from minor gentry to royal power seemed to defy gravity. Becoming gentleman of the royal bedchamber...
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Bruce Lee: A Life

Matthew Polly · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 672
Format: Hardcover

The first authoritative biography - featuring dozens of rarely seen photographs - of film legend Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between Eastern and Western cultures, and smashed long-held stereotypes of Asians and Asian-Americans.Forty-five years...
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Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime

Ron Stallworth · Flatiron Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary true story of the black detective who goes undercover to investigate the KKK, the basis for the major motion picture written and directed by Spike Lee, and produced by Jordan Peele.When detective Ron Stallworth, the first black detective in the history of the Colorado...
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The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America's Law Enforcement

MATTHEW HORACE · Hachette Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

CNN law enforcement contributor Matthew Horace offers an unforgettable account of the racism, crimes, and colorlines that permeate America's law enforcement, and lays out a means for change.Matthew Horace was an officer at the federal, state, and local level for 28 years working in every...
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Just a Shot Away: Peace, Love, and Tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont

Saul Austerlitz · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A thrilling account of the Altamont Festival -- and the dark side of the '60s.If Woodstock tied the ideals of the '60s together, Altamont unraveled them. In Just a Shot Away, writer and critic Saul Austerlitz tells the story of "Woodstock West," where the Rolling Stones...
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Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal

KEN BENSINGER · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The definitive, shocking account of the FIFA scandal - the biggest international corruption case of recent years, spearheaded by US investigators, involving dozens of countries, and implicating nearly every aspect of the world's most popular sport, soccer, including its biggest event,...
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Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World's Most Famous Detective Writer

MARGALIT FOX · Random House
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

In this heady true-crime procedural, the creator of Sherlock Holmes uses his unparalleled detective skills to exonerate a German Jew wrongly convicted of murder, and sound a victory for reason over reflexive prejudice.In 1908, a wealthy woman was brutally murdered in her Glasgow apartment....
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