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The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan

Laurence Leamer · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history - the Ku Klux Klan.On a Friday night in March...
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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

Douglas Preston · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle.Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated...
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Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It

Lisa Bloom · Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

What went wrong behind the scenes in the Trayvon Martin case? Why does America endure so many tragic shootings like this one? These are the questions at the heart of Suspicion Nation.Bestselling author, trial attorney, and NBC News analyst Lisa Bloom covered the murder trial and was appalled...
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Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia

Anne Garrels · Farrar
Pages: 228
Format: Print book

More than twenty years ago, the NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited Chelyabinsk, a gritty military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow. The longtime home of the Soviet nuclear program, the Chelyabinsk region contained beautiful lakes, shuttered factories, mysterious...
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Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story

William Doyle · William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

The most complete history of the U.S. Navy SEALs - from their roots in World War II to their celebrated efforts in the War on Terror - written with the unprecedented cooperation of the Naval Special Warfare community. The book will tie-in with a fall 2014 PBS series.Over the last fifty...
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Tong wars : the untold story of vice, money, and murder in new york's chinatown.

Scott D Seligman · Viking
Format:  Print book : English

A mesmerizing true story of money, murder, gambling, prostitution, and opium: the Chinese gang wars that engulfed New York's Chinatown from the 1890s through the 1930s.Nothing had worked. Not threats or negotiations, not shutting down the betting parlors or opium dens, not house-to-house...
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United States of Jihad: The Untold Story of Americans Fighting for Radical Islam

Peter Bergen · Crown
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

A riveting, panoramic look at "homegrown" Islamist terrorism from 9/11 to the present Since 9/11, more than three hundred Americans - born and raised in Minnesota, Alabama, New Jersey, and elsewhere - have been indicted or convicted of terrorism charges. Some have taken the fight...
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Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

Helen Thorpe · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 397
Format: Hardcover

From an award-winning, "meticulously observant" (The New Yorker) , and "masterful" (BOOKLIST ) writer comes a groundbreaking account of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and how their military service affected their friendship, their personal lives,...
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Profiles in Folly: History's Worst Decisions and Why They Went Wrong

Alan Axelrod · Sterling; First Edition edition
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Using the same engrossing anecdotal format that has proved so popular in Profiles in Audacity, Alan Axelrod now turns to the dark side of audacious decision-making: those choices that, in retrospect, were shockingly wrongheaded.  Although Axelrod investigates some dumb decisions by stupid...
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The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins

Robert B. Baer · Blue Rider Press
Format: Hardcover

What is the definition of assassination? Robert B. Baer's boss at the CIA once told him, "It's a bullet with a man's name on it." Sometimes assassination is the senseless act of a psychotic, a bloodletting without social value. Other times, it can be the sanest and most...
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Gotti's Rules: The Story of John Alite, Junior Gotti, and the Demise of the American Mafia

George Anastasia · Dey Street Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Blood and Honor and The Last Gangster - "one of the most respected crime reporters in the country" (60 Minutes) - comes the sure to be headline-making inside story of the Gotti and Gambino families, told from the unique viewpoint...
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City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris

Holly Tucker · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 310
Format: Hardcover

"A fierce tale of conspiracy and retribution ... Thanks to Tucker's sympathetic necromancy and her luscious resurrection of everyday detail, even in gilded palaces the human psyche seems familiarly deceitful and self-justifying." -- Michael Sims, author of The Story of Charlotte's...
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The Devil Is Here in These Hills: West Virginia's Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom

James Green · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

From before the dawn of the 20th century until the arrival of the New Deal, one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia. On one side were powerful corporations whose millions bought armed guards and political influence. On the other...
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