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When John Wilkes Booth died--shot inside a burning barn and dragged out twelve days after he assassinated President Lincoln--all he had in his pocket were a compass, a candle, a diary, and five photographs of five different women. They were not ordinary women. Four of them were among the most ...
John Wilkes Booth and the Women Who Loved Him
When John Wilkes Booth died--shot inside a burning barn and dragged out twelve days after he assassinated President Lincoln--all he had in his pocket were a compass, a candle, a diary, and five photographs of five different women. They were not ordinary women. Four of them were among the most beautiful actresses of the day; the fifth was Booth's wealthy fiancée. And those five women are just the tip of the iceberg. Before he shot the president of the United States and entered the annals of history as a killer, actor John Wilkes Booth had quite a way with women. There was the actress who cut his throat and almost killed him in a jealous rage. There was the prostitute who tried to kill herself because he abandoned her. There was the actress who would swear she witnessed him murdering Lincoln, even though she was thousands of miles away at the time. John Wilkes Booth was hungry for fame, touchy about politics, and a notorious womanizer. But this book isn't about John Wilkes Booth---not really. This book is about his women: women who were once notorious in their own right; women who were consumed by love, jealousy, strife, and heartbreak; women whose lives took wild turns before and after Lincoln's assassination; women whom have been condemned to the footnotes of history... until now.
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31.490000 USD

John Wilkes Booth and the Women Who Loved Him

by E. Lawrence Abel
Hardback
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On a brisk winter morning in 2004, after leaving early from their final exams for the fall semester, four 19 and 20-year-old college students park an unmarked van outside of the Transylvania University Private Collections Museum. Home to a collection of some of the most valuable rare books and paintings ...
Evolution: Becoming A Criminal
On a brisk winter morning in 2004, after leaving early from their final exams for the fall semester, four 19 and 20-year-old college students park an unmarked van outside of the Transylvania University Private Collections Museum. Home to a collection of some of the most valuable rare books and paintings in the world, including John James Audubon'sBirds of Americaand Charles Darwin'sOn The Origin of Species, the four young men enter the building with the intention to steal history. As one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history unfolds, this true story explores human nature in the transition from adolescence into adulthood, and how quickly the misguided rebellion and angst of youthful struggles to find meaning and one's place in the world can devolve into criminal behavior. This stranger than fiction true story is the inspiration for the major motion pictureAmerican Animals.
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20.950000 USD

Evolution: Becoming A Criminal

by Chas Allen
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'A thoughtful, elegant book. ... often as thrilling as a detective novel. ' - Thomas Grant, QC The Times. Sarah Langford is a barrister. Her job is to stand in court representing the mad and the bad, the vulnerable, the heartbroken and the hopeful. She must become their voice: weave ...
In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law
'A thoughtful, elegant book. ... often as thrilling as a detective novel. ' - Thomas Grant, QC The Times. Sarah Langford is a barrister. Her job is to stand in court representing the mad and the bad, the vulnerable, the heartbroken and the hopeful. She must become their voice: weave their story around the black and white of the law and tell it to the courtroom. These stories may not make headlines but they will change the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary ways. They are stories which, but for a twist of luck, might have been yours. To work at the Bar is to enter a world shrouded by strange clothing, archaic rituals and inaccessible language. So how does it feel to be an instrument of such an unknowable system? And what does it mean to be at its mercy? Our legal system promises us justice, impartiality and fair judgement. Does it, or can it, deliver this? With remarkable candour, Sarah describes eleven cases which reveal what goes on in our criminal and family courts. She examines how she feels as she defends the person standing in the dock. She tells compelling stories - of domestic fall out, everyday burglary, sexual indiscretion, and children caught up in the law - that are sometimes shocking and often heart-stopping. She shows us how our attitudes and actions can shape not only the outcome of a case, but the legal system itself.
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28.99 USD

In Your Defence: Stories of Life and Law

by Sarah Langford
Hardback
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In 2007 Shaun Greenhalgh was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison for the crime of producing artistic forgeries. Working from a shed in his parents' garden, Greenhalgh could - and did - copy it all, from busts of American presidents to Da Vinci drawings, Anglo-Saxon brooches to ...
A Forger's Tale: Confessions of the Bolton Forger
In 2007 Shaun Greenhalgh was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison for the crime of producing artistic forgeries. Working from a shed in his parents' garden, Greenhalgh could - and did - copy it all, from busts of American presidents to Da Vinci drawings, Anglo-Saxon brooches to L.S Lowry paintings, and even a pharaoh's head carved in lapis lazuli using a mini drill bought from Argos. Written in prison, A Forger's Tale details Shaun's notorious career, which fooled institutes including the British Museum, shocked the art world and tantalised the media. Told with great wit and charm, this is the definitive account of Britain's most successful and infamous forger, a man whose love for art saturates every page of this extraordinary memoir.
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15.34 USD

A Forger's Tale: Confessions of the Bolton Forger

by Shaun Greenhalgh
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'Both [Nelson Mandela and Ray Hinton] emerged from their incarceration with a profound capacity to forgive...The Sun Does Shine is amazing and heartwarming' Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureate 'Hinton is an example to us all of the power of the human spirit to rise above complete injustice. His book ...
The Sun Does Shine: How I found life and freedom on death row

'Both [Nelson Mandela and Ray Hinton] emerged from their incarceration with a profound capacity to forgive...The Sun Does Shine is amazing and heartwarming' Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureate 'Hinton is an example to us all of the power of the human spirit to rise above complete injustice. His book will inspire people to never accept the unacceptable.' - Richard Branson The Sun Does Shine is a powerful and compelling true story that brings to life deep, human questions about suffering and redemption. Anthony Ray Hinton was poor and black when he was convicted of two murders he hadn't committed. For the next three decades he was trapped in solitary confinement in a tiny cell on death row, having to watch as - one by one - his fellow prisoners were taken past him to the execution room. Eventually his case was taken up by the award-winning lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, who managed to have him exonerated, though it took 15 years for this to happen. How did Hinton cope with the mental and emotional torture of his situation? The Sun Does Shine throws light not only on his remarkable personality but also on social deprivation and miscarriages of justice.

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20.48 USD

The Sun Does Shine: How I found life and freedom on death row

by Anthony Ray Hinton
Paperback
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OPRAH WINFREY'S BOOK CLUB SUMMER 2018 SELECTION **THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** 'Both [Nelson Mandela and Ray Hinton] emerged from their incarceration with a profound capacity to forgive...The Sun Does Shine is amazing and heartwarming' Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureate 'This incredibly moving chronicle...is one staggering revelation after another...' ...
The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row (Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection)
OPRAH WINFREY'S BOOK CLUB SUMMER 2018 SELECTION **THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** 'Both [Nelson Mandela and Ray Hinton] emerged from their incarceration with a profound capacity to forgive...The Sun Does Shine is amazing and heartwarming' Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureate 'This incredibly moving chronicle...is one staggering revelation after another...' Independent Anthony Ray Hinton was poor and black when he was convicted of two murders he hadn't committed. For the next three decades he was trapped in solitary confinement in a tiny cell on death row, having to watch as - one by one - his fellow prisoners were taken past him to the execution room. Eventually his case was taken up by the award-winning lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, who managed to have him exonerated, though it took 15 years for this to happen. Since his release, other high-profile supporters have included Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg and Amal Clooney. How did Hinton cope with the mental and emotional torture of his situation, and emerge full of compassion and forgiveness? The Sun Does Shine throws light not only on his remarkable personality but also on social deprivation and miscarriages of justice. Ultimately, though, it's a triumphant story of the resilience of the human spirit.
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28.99 USD

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row (Oprah's Book Club Summer 2018 Selection)

by Anthony Ray Hinton
Hardback
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In THREE SOMEBODIES: Plays About Notorious Dissidents, poet-playwright Kat Georges offers a trio of fascinating, cutting edge plays about notorious dissidents--people who shook up the world-- for better or worse, including SCUM: The Valerie Solanas Story, Art Was Here, inspired by poet-pugilist and Dada precursor Arthur Cravan, and Jack the ...
Three Somebodies: Plays about Notorious Dissidents: SCUM | Jack the Rapper | Art Was Here
In THREE SOMEBODIES: Plays About Notorious Dissidents, poet-playwright Kat Georges offers a trio of fascinating, cutting edge plays about notorious dissidents--people who shook up the world-- for better or worse, including SCUM: The Valerie Solanas Story, Art Was Here, inspired by poet-pugilist and Dada precursor Arthur Cravan, and Jack the Rapper, a mash-up of Jack the ripper and T. S. Eliot. Shakespeare had his kings and princes. Georges chose royalty of the infamous variety: Valerie Solanas, author of The SCUM Manifesto, who famously shot Andy Warhol. Arthur Cravan--nephew of Oscar Wilde, wild child pugilist and poet--whose legendary antics preceded and influenced the Dada movement. Jack the Ripper as sculpted through the words of Eliot's poem Rhapsody on a Windy Night. All three plays received their world premieres at San Francisco's notorious Marilyn Monroe Memorial Theater, known for its focus on demolished texts, deconstructed classics, and new works. As such, the plays are not representative of standard bio-dramas. Rather these are stripped down, twisted, juxtaposed, hard-bent works of intensity designed to bring each of the subjects to life as three-dimensional portraits, and to examine their particular personas from the inside out. The subjects of these three plays refused to be handcuffed by linear drama so they roar to life in twists and shouts, psychedelic tremors, and whirlwind ebullience. Playwright Georges paints each of these plays with bold, innovative strokes that expand the boundaries of the theatrical milieu. As compelling to read off the page as to perform, these three plays offer sharp dialogue and prismatic views of their rebellious subjects, casting aside stereotypical, bullet-pointed personalities to establish new perspectives on their subjects.
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25.58 USD

Three Somebodies: Plays about Notorious Dissidents: SCUM | Jack the Rapper | Art Was Here

by Kat Georges
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An Amazon Top 100 Book of the Year Street Poison is the first and definitive autobiography of Robert Beck, a.k.a. Iceberg Slim, at once one of America's most infamous pimps and history's best-selling African American writers. Slim became infamous for his ruthless pimping in the 40s and 50s; following a ...
Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim
An Amazon Top 100 Book of the Year Street Poison is the first and definitive autobiography of Robert Beck, a.k.a. Iceberg Slim, at once one of America's most infamous pimps and history's best-selling African American writers. Slim became infamous for his ruthless pimping in the 40s and 50s; following a stint in solitary confinement, he would reinvent himself as a famous and influential author, writing his multi-million copy autobiography, Pimp, along with popular novels such as Trick Baby and Mama Black Widow. Iceberg Slim can be found at the foundation of modern black--and American--culture; his life and works have inspired the blaxploitation subgenre, rap and the gangsta rap subgenre, and icons like Ice-T, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Dave Chappelle, and Jay-Z. Literature professor Justin Gifford's decade of research into the life of Robert Beck culminates in a colorful and compassionate biography of one of the twentieth century's most influential writers and captivating characters. Through interviews with Beck's family and research into archival material such as prison records and FBI files, Gifford explores the sexual abuse and racial violence that transform a young Robert Beck into Iceberg Slim, his cold-blooded history as a pimp, his transformative writing, and the subsequent exploitation by publishers that left Beck penniless. Now featuring a foreword from Michael Eric Dyson, Slim's story is not for the faint of heart but Gifford tells it without flinching. And in doing so, he creates an honest and engaging profile of one of American literature's most unique--and largely overlooked--figures.
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17.840000 USD

Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim

by Justin Gifford
Paperback
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Gangs of Stockholm: A Fallen Angel
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13.110000 USD

Gangs of Stockholm: A Fallen Angel

by Luke G Dahl
Paperback
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Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; Or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac
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9.440000 USD

Seven Wives and Seven Prisons; Or, Experiences in the Life of a Matrimonial Monomaniac

by L A Abbott
Paperback
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Creepy Crawling: Charles Manson and the Many Lives of America's Most Infamous Family
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36.740000 USD

Creepy Crawling: Charles Manson and the Many Lives of America's Most Infamous Family

by Jeffrey Melnick
CD-Audio
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Catching Hell: A True Story of Abandonment and Betrayal
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17.800000 USD

Catching Hell: A True Story of Abandonment and Betrayal

by Jay Dobyns
Paperback
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Catching Hell: A True Story of Abandonment and Betrayal
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31.450000 USD

Catching Hell: A True Story of Abandonment and Betrayal

by Jay Dobyns
Hardback
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Top Hoodlum: Frank Costello, Prime Minister of the Mafia
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41.990000 USD

Top Hoodlum: Frank Costello, Prime Minister of the Mafia

by Anthony M DeStefano
CD-Audio
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Gunfighters: A Chronicle of Dangerous Men & Violent Death
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17.05 USD

Gunfighters: A Chronicle of Dangerous Men & Violent Death

by Al Cimino
Hardback
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Bugsy Siegel: The Life and Legacy of the Notorious Gangster Who Helped Develop Murder, Inc. and the Las Vegas Strip
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10.490000 USD

Bugsy Siegel: The Life and Legacy of the Notorious Gangster Who Helped Develop Murder, Inc. and the Las Vegas Strip

by Charles River Editors
Paperback
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The Frankston Murders: 25 Years On
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23.090000 USD

The Frankston Murders: 25 Years On

by Vikki Petraitis
Paperback
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Graffiti Sketchbook: Drawing Book with Blank Paper to Practice How to Draw, Doodle, Sketch and Color, Cool Gifts for Kids, Teen Girls and Boys
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9.400000 USD

Graffiti Sketchbook: Drawing Book with Blank Paper to Practice How to Draw, Doodle, Sketch and Color, Cool Gifts for Kids, Teen Girls and Boys

by Blue Bellie
Paperback
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The Last Hustle: A True Story
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20.990000 USD

The Last Hustle: A True Story

by Shanti Einolander, Kenny Johnson
Paperback
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Incorrigible: A Memoir
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58.800000 USD

Incorrigible: A Memoir

by Dannie M. Martin
Hardback
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Top Hoodlum: Frank Costello, Prime Minister of the Mafia
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31.490000 USD

Top Hoodlum: Frank Costello, Prime Minister of the Mafia

by Anthony M DeStefano
CD-Audio
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In Hell: Testimony of a Farc Terrorist
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20.990000 USD

In Hell: Testimony of a Farc Terrorist

by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido
Paperback
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Creepy Crawling: Charles Manson and the Many Lives of America's Most Infamous Family
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26.240000 USD

Creepy Crawling: Charles Manson and the Many Lives of America's Most Infamous Family

by Jeffrey Melnick
CD-Audio
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Memoirs of a Jamaican Gentleman: From Prep School to Penitentiary
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26.250000 USD

Memoirs of a Jamaican Gentleman: From Prep School to Penitentiary

by Patricia A. Edwards
Paperback
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Muncie Murder & Mayhem
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31.490000 USD

Muncie Murder & Mayhem

by Keith Roysdon, Douglas Walker
Hardback
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Heroes and Villains of New Mexico: A Collection of True Stories
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19.900000 USD

Heroes and Villains of New Mexico: A Collection of True Stories

by Bud Russo
Paperback
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The Phillip Island Murder
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15.740000 USD

The Phillip Island Murder

by Paul Daley, Vikki Petraitis
Paperback
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Incorrigible: A Memoir
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21.000000 USD

Incorrigible: A Memoir

by Dannie M. Martin
Paperback
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American Sons: The Untold Story of the Falcon and the Snowman (40th Anniversary Edition)
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16.790000 USD

American Sons: The Untold Story of the Falcon and the Snowman (40th Anniversary Edition)

by Vince Font, Cait Boyce, Christopher Boyce
Paperback
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HOME SWEET MURDER (with Andrew Bourelle): Lawyer Leo Fisher and his wife Sue are a sixty-one-year-old couple enjoying a quiet Sunday dinner at home. Until a man in a suit rings their front door claiming to be an SEC agent. By the end of the evening, two people will be shot, ...
James Patterson's Murder Is Forever: Volume 2

HOME SWEET MURDER (with Andrew Bourelle): Lawyer Leo Fisher and his wife Sue are a sixty-one-year-old couple enjoying a quiet Sunday dinner at home. Until a man in a suit rings their front door claiming to be an SEC agent. By the end of the evening, two people will be shot, stabbed, and tortured. And two others will fare worse . . . 

MURDER ON THE RUN (with Scott Slaven): The middle-aged housekeeper found dead with a knife in her throat was bad. But the little boy was worse. After a bloody double homicide that puts Omaha, Nebraska, on the map, Detective Derek Mois promises the boy's parents he will catch the killer, no matter how long or far he runs . . . 

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16.790000 USD

James Patterson's Murder Is Forever: Volume 2

by James Patterson
Paperback / softback
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