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In 1991, a former U.S. naval intelligence worker, Milton William Cooper, published Behold the Pale Horse, an extremist manifesto that purported outlandish conspiracist claims, from the Illuminati, to JFK, to predictions of extraterrestrial invasions, perpetuating a cult of conspiracy and mistrust that persists to this day. In the Pale Horse ...
Pale Horse Rider: William Cooper, the Rise of Conspiracy, and the Fall of Trust in America
In 1991, a former U.S. naval intelligence worker, Milton William Cooper, published Behold the Pale Horse, an extremist manifesto that purported outlandish conspiracist claims, from the Illuminati, to JFK, to predictions of extraterrestrial invasions, perpetuating a cult of conspiracy and mistrust that persists to this day. In the Pale Horse Rider, journalist Mark Jacobson not only tells the story of Cooper's fascinating life, that ended in a fatal shootout in 2001, but provides the social and political context behind America's modern paranoia.
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34.11 USD

Pale Horse Rider: William Cooper, the Rise of Conspiracy, and the Fall of Trust in America

by Mark Jacobson
Hardback
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New Yorker magazine staff writer Paige Williams delves into the surprisingly perilous world of fossil collectors in this riveting true tale. In 2012, a New York auction catalogue boasted an unusual offering: `a superb Tyrannosaurus skeleton'. In fact, Lot 49135 consisted of a nearly complete T. bataar - a close ...
The Dinosaur Artist: obsession, betrayal, and the quest for Earth's ultimate trophy
New Yorker magazine staff writer Paige Williams delves into the surprisingly perilous world of fossil collectors in this riveting true tale. In 2012, a New York auction catalogue boasted an unusual offering: `a superb Tyrannosaurus skeleton'. In fact, Lot 49135 consisted of a nearly complete T. bataar - a close cousin to the more-famous T. rex - that had been unearthed in Mongolia. At 2.4 metres high and 7.3 metres long, the specimen was spectacular, and the winning bid was over $1 million. Eric Prokopi, a 38-year-old Floridian, had brought this extraordinary skeleton to market. A one-time swimmer who'd spent his teenage years diving for shark teeth, Prokopi's singular obsession with fossils fuelled a thriving business, hunting for, preparing, and selling specimens to clients ranging from natural-history museums to avid private collectors like Leonardo DiCaprio. But had Prokopi gone too far this time? As the T. bataar went to auction, a network of paleontologists alerted the government of Mongolia to the eye-catching lot. An international custody battle ensued, with Prokopi watching as his own world unravelled. The Dinosaur Artist is a stunning work of narrative journalism about humans' relationship with natural history, and about a seemingly intractable conflict between science and commerce. A story that stretches from Florida's Land O' Lakes to the Gobi Desert, The Dinosaur Artist illuminates the history of fossil collecting - a murky, sometimes risky business, populated by eccentrics and obsessives, where the lines between poacher and hunter, collector and smuggler, and enthusiast and opportunist can easily blur.
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25.58 USD

The Dinosaur Artist: obsession, betrayal, and the quest for Earth's ultimate trophy

by Paige Williams
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What's a gal to do when her loaded lover is getting to be a nuisance? Why, just murder him and take all his money, of course. If you want to be fabulously single with tons of cash, just follow the lead of the beautiful and conniving Minnie Wallace Walkup Ketcham, ...
How to Murder Your Wealthy Lovers and Get Away With It: Money & Mayhem in the Gilded Age
What's a gal to do when her loaded lover is getting to be a nuisance? Why, just murder him and take all his money, of course. If you want to be fabulously single with tons of cash, just follow the lead of the beautiful and conniving Minnie Wallace Walkup Ketcham, who left a trail of broken hearts, empty wallets, and corpses. Minnie was just 16 when she stood trial in 1885 for the wrongful death of her first husband, a successful businessman and politician almost 40 years her senior. Despite overwhelming witness testimony that the Creole beauty from New Orleans had purchased the arsenic that killed him, Minnie's own testimony brought the entire courtroom to tears. She was acquitted. Minnie returned to New Orleans with James Walkup's fortune, life insurance, Civil War pension, and all the expensive clothes she had shipped home before he even died. Minnie still didn't have enough cash for her liking, so she successfully targeted, seduced, and murdered two more wealthy older men while evading justice in the courtroom (and escaping her lawyer's fees, too). How to Murder Your Three Wealthy Lovers and Get Away with It is an extraordinary and off-the-wall true story of intrigue, scandal, and murder.
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17.850000 USD

How to Murder Your Wealthy Lovers and Get Away With It: Money & Mayhem in the Gilded Age

by Jane Simon Ammeson
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A Jersey boy with a knack for numbers, a gift for making people trust him, and an all-consuming hunger to rule the business world, Tom Giacomaro could convince anyone of anything. As a teenager, Tom Giacomaro began working in the mob-laden New Jersey trucking industry. A charming, brash-talking salesman with ...
The King of Con: How a Smooth-Talking Jersey Boy Made and Lost Billions, Baffled the FBI, Eluded the Mob, and Lived to Tell the Crooked Tale
A Jersey boy with a knack for numbers, a gift for making people trust him, and an all-consuming hunger to rule the business world, Tom Giacomaro could convince anyone of anything. As a teenager, Tom Giacomaro began working in the mob-laden New Jersey trucking industry. A charming, brash-talking salesman with a genius-level IQ, he climbed the ranks and let his lust for money and relationships with New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Detroit, and Chicago crime families send him spiraling into a world of drugs and violence. And that's only the beginning. In The King of Con, Tom details how he hashes out a deal with the FBI, agreeing to become a crime informant in an effort to avoid jail time--only, he continues his high-finance, white-collar scheming, luring celebrities and other high-profile contacts to invest multimillions in his new business ventures. When it all comes crashing down, Tom is thrown in prison for over a decade, yet, even behind bars, he's able to get what he wants from anyone . . . and he eventually finds a way to get released early. Cowritten by journalist Natasha Stoynoff, The King of Con is the unforgettable true story about a man who became hooked on living life to thrilling and dangerous excess, until he was humbled by the FBI, by the US Attorney, and by life itself. Now, Tom is back in his old New Jersey neighborhood. His old business cronies and mob contacts are calling, his palms are itching to make billions again, and the US Attorney's office is watching. Will he stay on the straight and narrow, or will he steal back his crown of crime as the King of Con?
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22.17 USD

The King of Con: How a Smooth-Talking Jersey Boy Made and Lost Billions, Baffled the FBI, Eluded the Mob, and Lived to Tell the Crooked Tale

by Natasha Stoynoff, Thomas Giacomaro
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In this spellbinding true story, a pair of award-winning CNN investigative journalists track down the mysterious French psychic at the center of an international scam targeting the elderly and emotionally vulnerable, resulting in an expos of one of the longest running cons in history. While investigating financial crimes for CNN ...
A Deal with the Devil: The Dark and Twisted True Story of One of the Biggest Cons in History
In this spellbinding true story, a pair of award-winning CNN investigative journalists track down the mysterious French psychic at the center of an international scam targeting the elderly and emotionally vulnerable, resulting in an expos of one of the longest running cons in history. While investigating financial crimes for CNN Money, Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken were intrigued by reports that elderly Americans were giving away thousands of dollars to mail-in schemes. With a little digging, they soon discovered a shocking true story. Victims received personalized letters from a woman who, claiming amazing psychic powers, convinced them to send money in return for riches, good health, and good fortune. The predatory scam has continued unabated for decades, raking in more than $200 million in the United States and Canada alone--with investigators from all over the world unable to stop it. And at the center of it all--an elusive French psychic named Maria Duval. Based on the five-part series that originally appeared on CNN's website in 2016 and was seen by more than three million people, A Deal with the Devil picks up where the series left off as Ellis and Hicken reveal more bizarre characters, follow new leads, close in on Maria Duval, and connect the dots in an edge-of-your-seat journey across the US to England and France. A Deal with the Devil is a fascinating, thrilling search for the truth and is long-form investigative journalism at its best.
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27.300000 USD

A Deal with the Devil: The Dark and Twisted True Story of One of the Biggest Cons in History

by Melanie Hicken, Blake Ellis
Hardback
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The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World
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41.990000 USD

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World

by Sarah Weinman
CD-Audio
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A Deal with the Devil: The Dark and Twisted True Story of One of the Biggest Cons in History
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36.740000 USD

A Deal with the Devil: The Dark and Twisted True Story of One of the Biggest Cons in History

by Melanie Hicken, Blake Ellis
CD-Audio
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The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World
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29.390000 USD

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World

by Sarah Weinman
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9/11 Overlooked Facts: How the Carnage Was Carried Out
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26.250000 USD

9/11 Overlooked Facts: How the Carnage Was Carried Out

by Patrick R Freeman
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A Deal with the Devil: The Dark and Twisted True Story of One of the Biggest Cons in History
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26.240000 USD

A Deal with the Devil: The Dark and Twisted True Story of One of the Biggest Cons in History

by Melanie Hicken, Blake Ellis
CD-Audio
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The King of Con: How a Smooth-Talking Jersey Boy Made and Lost Billions, Baffled the Fbi, Eluded the Mob, and Lived to Tell the Crooked Tale
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36.700000 USD

The King of Con: How a Smooth-Talking Jersey Boy Made and Lost Billions, Baffled the Fbi, Eluded the Mob, and Lived to Tell the Crooked Tale

by Natasha Stoynoff
CD-Audio
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The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World
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52.490000 USD

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World

by Sarah Weinman
CD-Audio
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The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World
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31.490000 USD

The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World

by Sarah Weinman
CD-Audio
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Mh370: In Four Easy Steps
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10.380000 USD

Mh370: In Four Easy Steps

by Michael Chillit
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Menace in the Megachurch: Politics, Arson, Perjury, the Kkk, and Murder
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23.090000 USD

Menace in the Megachurch: Politics, Arson, Perjury, the Kkk, and Murder

by David R. Stokes
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Cracking the Billy the Kid Case Hoax: The Bizarre Plot to Exhume Billy the Kid, Convict Sheriff Pat Garret of Murder, and Become President of the United States
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37.260000 USD

Cracking the Billy the Kid Case Hoax: The Bizarre Plot to Exhume Billy the Kid, Convict Sheriff Pat Garret of Murder, and Become President of the United States

by Gale Cooper
Hardback
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Cracking the Billy the Kid Case Hoax: The Bizarre Plot to Exhume Billy the Kid, Convict Sheriff Pat Garret of Murder, and Become President of the United States
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29.390000 USD

Cracking the Billy the Kid Case Hoax: The Bizarre Plot to Exhume Billy the Kid, Convict Sheriff Pat Garret of Murder, and Become President of the United States

by Gale Cooper
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Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime
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18.890000 USD

Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime

by Ron Stallworth
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They Must Be Monsters: A Modern-Day Witch Hunt - The Untold Story of the McMartin Phenomenon: The Longest, Most Expensive Criminal Case in U.S. History
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20.950000 USD

They Must Be Monsters: A Modern-Day Witch Hunt - The Untold Story of the McMartin Phenomenon: The Longest, Most Expensive Criminal Case in U.S. History

by Deric Haddad, Matthew Leroy
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Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime
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17.800000 USD

Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime

by Ben Blum
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Finding Sharon
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10.450000 USD

Finding Sharon

by Matt Birkbeck
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Lie'f
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14.160000 USD

Lie'f

by Luis Martinez
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Bigfoot: Fact or Fiction?
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14.690000 USD

Bigfoot: Fact or Fiction?

by Bradley K Lentz
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Accident and Deception: The Huey Long Shooting
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21.000000 USD

Accident and Deception: The Huey Long Shooting

by Donald A Pavy
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Malice: The Rampage and Revelation of Marvin Heemeyer
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21.000000 USD

Malice: The Rampage and Revelation of Marvin Heemeyer

by Liam Llewellyn
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The riveting account of how Britain's most prolific and versatile forger hoodwinked the art world. 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 - ...
A Forger's Tale: Confessions of the Bolton Forger
The riveting account of how Britain's most prolific and versatile forger hoodwinked the art world. 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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'I start asking questions. How do you do this? How do you get away with it? How much money do you make from it? Who supports you? Who resists you? And what happens to the people who resist you?' Scam City's Conor Woodman goes undercover to meet the world's dodgiest ...
The Scam Hunter: Investigating the Criminal Heart of the Global City
'I start asking questions. How do you do this? How do you get away with it? How much money do you make from it? Who supports you? Who resists you? And what happens to the people who resist you?' Scam City's Conor Woodman goes undercover to meet the world's dodgiest dealers. Creeping through the lawless backstreets where the black market thrives, he intentionally falls for scam after scam, from back-alley dice games to counterfeit cash. Woodman's risky and occasionally reckless reporting exposes how crooks dupe their unsuspecting victims time and time again. A dark adventure through cities as diverse as Mumbai, Bogota, New Orleans, Barcelona and London, The Scam Hunter is a shocking reminder of who really runs the world's biggest metropolises. A truly electrifying read. Previously published as Sharks: Investigating the Criminal Heart of the Global City.
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15.34 USD

The Scam Hunter: Investigating the Criminal Heart of the Global City

by Conor Woodman
Paperback
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86 Days: The Tragic True Story of Puppy Doe
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26.240000 USD

86 Days: The Tragic True Story of Puppy Doe

by Sandra Lee
Paperback
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An enthralling exploration of the most audacious and underhanded deceptions in the history of mankind, from sacred relics to financial schemes to fake art, music, and identities. World history is littered with tall tales and those who have fallen for them. Ian Tattersall, a curator emeritus at the American Museum ...
Hoax: A History of Deception: 5,000 Years of Fakes, Forgeries, and Fallacies
An enthralling exploration of the most audacious and underhanded deceptions in the history of mankind, from sacred relics to financial schemes to fake art, music, and identities. World history is littered with tall tales and those who have fallen for them. Ian Tattersall, a curator emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, and Peter Nevraumont, an award-winning book producer, have teamed up to create this anti-history of the world, in which Michelangelo fakes a cupid; the holy foreskin is venerated; arctic explorers search for an entrance into a hollow Earth; a woman is elected Pope; and people can survive on only air and sunshine. Told chronologically, HOAX begins with the first documented announcement of the end of the world from 365 AD and winds its way through controversial tales such as the Loch Ness Monster and the Shroud of Turin, past proven fakes such as the Thomas Jefferson's ancient wine and the Davenport Tablets built by a lost race, and explores bald-faced lies in the art world, journalism, and archeology.
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29.390000 USD

Hoax: A History of Deception: 5,000 Years of Fakes, Forgeries, and Fallacies

by Ian Tattersall
Hardback
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Ghetto Portraits & Things
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6.460000 USD

Ghetto Portraits & Things

by Tierra Taft, Jazz Claiborne, Montayj
Paperback / softback
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