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  • The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan
    Views : 483
    Pages : 384

    by: Laurence Leamer

    Publisher: pWilliam Morrow

    Book Description

    A powerful account of how a Ku Klux Klan–sanctioned lynching in Mobile, Alabama, paved the way for legal victories against such hate groups.

    Prolific journalist Leamer (The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption, ... more

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    ISBN-10: 0062458345

    ISBN-13: 9780062458346

    Language: English

  • To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America’s Police
    Views : 187
    Pages : 336

    by: Norm Stamper

    Publisher: pNation Books

    Book Description

    Most of the nation's approximately 18,000 police departments receive scathing criticism from one of their own: an author who began as a San Diego beat cop in 1966 and rose to become a police chief in Seattle.

    Stamper follows up his fi ... more

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    ISBN-10: 1568585403

    ISBN-13: 9781568585406

    Language: English

  • Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence, and Identity
    Views : 449
    Pages : 280

    by: Alison Flowers

    Publisher: pHaymarket Books

    Book Description

    Chicago journalist Flowers goes deep into the cases of three innocent men and a woman serving at least a decade in prison for crimes they never committed.

    The case of the woman's wrongful conviction occurred in mostly rural Decatur Coun ... more

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    ISBN-10: 160846587X

    ISBN-13: 9781608465873

    Language: English

  • A Murder Over a Girl: Justice, Gender, Junior High
    Views : 384
    Pages : 288

    by: Ken Corbett

    Publisher: pHenry Holt and Co.

    Book Description

    A teenager’s murder raises issues of bullying and homophobia.

    In 2008, 14-year-old Brandon McInerney shot and killed his classmate Larry King in their junior high school English class. Psychologist Corbett (Psychoanalysis and Psychother ... more

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    ISBN-10: 0805099204

    ISBN-13: 9780805099201

    Language: English

  • The Last Lynching: How a Gruesome Mass Murder Rocked a Small Georgia Town
    Views : 481
    Pages : 244

    by: Anthony S. Pitch

    Publisher: pSkyhorse Publishing

    Book Description

    An account of the savage killings of two black couples in an insular, bigoted Georgia town just after World War II.

    The author of several intriguing, disparate historical studies, Pitch ("They Have Killed Papa Dead!": The Ro ... more

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    ISBN-10: 1510701753

    ISBN-13: 9781510701755

    Language: English

  • The Red Parts: A Memoir
    Views : 496
    Pages : 224

    by: Maggie Nelson

    Publisher: pFree Press

    Book Description

    Addicted to true-crime pulp and incisive literary memoir? Poet Nelson serves up both.

    The author never met her aunt, Jane Mixer, who was murdered in 1969 before Nelson was born. Police thought that Mixer’s death was one of the “Mi ... more

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    ISBN-10: 141653203X

    ISBN-13: 9781416532033

    Language: English

  • Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California
    Views : 271
    Pages : 320

    by: Frances Dinkelspiel

    Publisher: pSt. Martin's Press

    Book Description

    The events and characters behind a 2005 Napa fire that caused the greatest destruction of wine in history: 4.5 million bottles worth more than $250 million.

    Berkeleyside co-founder Dinkelspiel (Towers of Gold: How On ... more

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    ISBN-10: 1250033225

    ISBN-13: 9781250033222

    Language: English