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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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Compelling... This is a captivating account of Glossip's fight for truth. -- Sir Richard Branson A tense mix of Dead Man Walking and Making a Murderer, Surviving Execution combines the very best in true-crime writing with a searching exploration of our most barbaric punishment. Imagine being condemned to death for ...
Surviving Execution: A Miscarriage of Justice and the Fight to End the Death Penalty
Compelling... This is a captivating account of Glossip's fight for truth. -- Sir Richard Branson A tense mix of Dead Man Walking and Making a Murderer, Surviving Execution combines the very best in true-crime writing with a searching exploration of our most barbaric punishment. Imagine being condemned to death for murder, when even the prosecutors admit that you didn't actually kill anyone. This is what happened to Richard Glossip, a death-row inmate who was found guilty of murdering motel owner, Barry van Treese. Despite being convicted on the word of the actual self-confessed killer, the state of Oklahoma is still intent on executing him, raising international outcry and controversy. Ian Woods, a reporter for Sky News in the UK, came across the case one quiet afternoon, and has tirelessly campaigned ever since to bring the injustices Glossip has faced to the world's attention. He even served as an invited witness to Glossip's three scheduled executions - all of which were stayed at the last possible moment. This is the gripping true story of the case, and their turbulent friendship, written by a man with unparalleled first-hand knowledge and access.
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17.05 USD

Surviving Execution: A Miscarriage of Justice and the Fight to End the Death Penalty

by Ian Woods
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Report: The Port of Charleston Dirty Bomb Hoax and Social Media Liability
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7.300000 USD

Report: The Port of Charleston Dirty Bomb Hoax and Social Media Liability

by Dave Sweigert
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To Cross That Bridge
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16.520000 USD

To Cross That Bridge

by B D Adams
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Illicit distilling in Scotland was seen as a 'right of man' at the end of the 17th century. Attempts to enforce excise duty on the spirit were therefore met with resistance, ranging from riots to more and more ingenious ways of avoiding paying tax. In this book and Charles MacLean ...
Scotland's Secret History: The Illicit Distilling and Smuggling of Whisky
Illicit distilling in Scotland was seen as a 'right of man' at the end of the 17th century. Attempts to enforce excise duty on the spirit were therefore met with resistance, ranging from riots to more and more ingenious ways of avoiding paying tax. In this book and Charles MacLean and Daniel MacCannell give a fascinating insight into the day-to-day struggles that led to the increase in illicit distilling from the mid-1600s, then to its eventual demise in the early twentieth century. The Cabrach, a wild and sparsely populated part of Aberdeenshire, became renowned for its production of illicit whisky. Local inhabitants mixed farming and distilling with great skill, creating a network of stills and distribution to evade customs. Using new research first-hand historical accounts and official records, the authors show how spirits from this small parish were made and travelled far and wide, across the border to England and across the North Sea to France, firing up revolution and lending solidarity to the struggles of the Jacobites.
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25.58 USD

Scotland's Secret History: The Illicit Distilling and Smuggling of Whisky

by Charles Maclean, Daniel MacCannell
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ON THE SATURDAY MORNING OF JANUARY 9, 1993, WHILE JEAN CLAUDE ROMAND WAS KILLING HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN, I WAS WITH MINE IN A PARENT-TEACHER MEETING... With these chilling first words, acclaimed master of psychological suspense, Emmanuel Carrere, begins his exploration of the double life of a respectable doctor, eighteen ...
The Adversary: A True Story of Monstrous Deception
ON THE SATURDAY MORNING OF JANUARY 9, 1993, WHILE JEAN CLAUDE ROMAND WAS KILLING HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN, I WAS WITH MINE IN A PARENT-TEACHER MEETING... With these chilling first words, acclaimed master of psychological suspense, Emmanuel Carrere, begins his exploration of the double life of a respectable doctor, eighteen years of lies, five murders, and the extremes to which ordinary people can go. 'As a writer, Carrere is straight berserk; as a storyteller he is so freakishly talented, so unassuming in grace and power that you only realize the hold he's got on you when you attempt to pull away... You say: True crime and Literature? I don't believe it. I say: Believe it' Junot Diaz 'Mesmerising' Sunday Telegraph 'Stunning' Evening Standard 'Unputdownable' Washington Post 'A masterpiece' New York Times
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The Adversary: A True Story of Monstrous Deception

by Emmanuel Carrere
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Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood
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16.800000 USD

Run, Hide, Repeat: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood

by Pauline Dakin
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Playing Dead
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16.800000 USD

Playing Dead

by Elizabeth Greenwood
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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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The Scam Hunter: Investigating the Criminal Heart of the Global City

by Conor Woodman
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Shortlisted for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year! `Will snare you in its web of deceit ... A brilliant investigative expose' - Harlan Coben, bestselling thriller author `Reads like a fast-paced John le Carre thriller, and never lets up' - New York Times book review The Spider Network ...
The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Maths Genius and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History
Shortlisted for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year! `Will snare you in its web of deceit ... A brilliant investigative expose' - Harlan Coben, bestselling thriller author `Reads like a fast-paced John le Carre thriller, and never lets up' - New York Times book review The Spider Network is the almost-unbelievable and darkly entertaining inside account of the Libor scandal - one of the biggest, farthest-reaching financial scams since the global financial crisis - written by the only journalist with access to Tom Hayes before he was sentenced to fourteen years in prison. Full of exclusive details, and with ramifications that stretch right across the British establishment, this is a gripping, real-life story of outlandish characters and reckless greed in the City of London. By turns a rollicking account of the scandal and also a provocative examination of a financial system that was crooked throughout, The Spider Network is a perfect read for fans of The Wolf of Wall Street and The Big Short.
15.75 USD

The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Maths Genius and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History

by David Enrich
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Big Bob Bashara put on a respectable face. To his friends in Detroit's affluent suburb of Grosse Pointe, he was a married father of two, Rotary Club President, church usher and soccer dad who organized charity events with his wife, Jane. To his slaves, he was Master Bob, cocaine-snorting slumlord ...
The Sadist, the Hitman and the Murder of Jane Bashara
Big Bob Bashara put on a respectable face. To his friends in Detroit's affluent suburb of Grosse Pointe, he was a married father of two, Rotary Club President, church usher and soccer dad who organized charity events with his wife, Jane. To his slaves, he was Master Bob, cocaine-snorting slumlord who operated a sex dungeon and had a submissive girlfriend to do his bidding. But Bashara knew he couldn't rule a household of concubines on his income alone. He eyed his wife's sizable retirement account and formulated a murderous plan.
20.990000 USD

The Sadist, the Hitman and the Murder of Jane Bashara

by George Hunter, Lynn Rosenthal
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He was my religious teacher. I should have been able to trust him. But he made me do unspeakable things...At seven years old, Nabila Sharma began her lessons at the mosque as every good Muslim girl does. But from the minute she looked up at her Imam, the man who ...
Brutal: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Little Girl's Stolen Innocence
He was my religious teacher. I should have been able to trust him. But he made me do unspeakable things...At seven years old, Nabila Sharma began her lessons at the mosque as every good Muslim girl does. But from the minute she looked up at her Imam, the man who held her spiritual future in his hands, she knew something was wrong. Over the next five years Nabila's life became unbearable. While she was behind the doors of the mosque, the most sacred of places, the Imam brutally molested her on the slightest whim. Each day he would make her perform unspeakable acts, physically and mentally torturing her into compliance, to fulfil his perverse desires. Nothing would stop him; no plea would make him relent. But he was a respected member of the community, trusted by everyone; if Nabila cried for help she would risk the honour of her family, an unthinkable act. There was nowhere she could turn, no one she could talk to. As a young Muslim girl, Nabila was powerless. Brutal is the shocking, revelatory and heart-rending account of one girl's plight in a society where honour and shame are a matter of life and death. It is a tale of innocence lost and a life shattered, but above all it is a tale of survival, of a young girl who found love and hope in the darkest of places.
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11.93 USD

Brutal: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Little Girl's Stolen Innocence

by Nabila Sharma
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The shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for murder Behind oak-panelled doors in the House of Commons, men with cut-glass accents and gold signet rings are conspiring to murder. It's the late 1960s and homosexuality has only just been legalised, and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader ...
A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment: Now a Major BBC Series Starring Hugh Grant
The shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for murder Behind oak-panelled doors in the House of Commons, men with cut-glass accents and gold signet rings are conspiring to murder. It's the late 1960s and homosexuality has only just been legalised, and Jeremy Thorpe, the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he's desperate to hide. As long as Norman Scott, his beautiful, unstable lover is around, Thorpe's brilliant career is at risk. With the help of his fellow politicians, Thorpe schemes, deceives, embezzles - until he can see only one way to silence Scott for good.
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17.05 USD

A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment: Now a Major BBC Series Starring Hugh Grant

by John Preston
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Horsemeat in burgers was hard to swallow, but there are far more sinister culinary crimes afoot...Chicken eggs that haven't come from chickens, melamine in infant's milk in China, nut shells in spices - these are just some examples of the food fraud that has occurred in recent years. As our ...
Sorting the Beef from the Bull: The Science of Food Fraud Forensics
Horsemeat in burgers was hard to swallow, but there are far more sinister culinary crimes afoot...Chicken eggs that haven't come from chickens, melamine in infant's milk in China, nut shells in spices - these are just some examples of the food fraud that has occurred in recent years. As our urban lifestyle takes us further and further away from our food sources, there are increasing opportunities for dishonesty, duplicity and profit-making shortcuts. Food adulteration, motivated by money, is an issue that has spanned the globe throughout human history. Whether it's a matter of making a good quality oil stretch a bit further by adding a little extra 'something' or labelling a food falsely to appeal to current consumer trends - it's all food fraud, and it costs the food industry billions of dollars each year. The price to consumers may be even higher, with some paying for these crimes with their health and, in some cases, their lives. Sorting the Beef from the Bull is a collection of food fraud tales from around the world. It explains the role of science in uncovering some of the century's biggest food scams, and explores the arms race between food forensics and fraudsters as new methods of detection spur more creative and sophisticated means of committing the crimes. This book equips us with the knowledge of what is possible in the world of food fraud and shines a light on the shady areas of our food supply system where these criminals lurk.
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17.05 USD

Sorting the Beef from the Bull: The Science of Food Fraud Forensics

by Richard Evershed, Nicola Temple
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'You said I was the perfect boyfriend. If you can prove you really love me, perhaps I can be that way again.' This is the chilling true story of a woman trapped in a devastating relationship as she tries to prove her love - over and over again. Within days ...
If You Love Me: True love. True terror. True story.
'You said I was the perfect boyfriend. If you can prove you really love me, perhaps I can be that way again.' This is the chilling true story of a woman trapped in a devastating relationship as she tries to prove her love - over and over again. Within days of spending their first evening together, Alice and Joe were talking about getting married and spending the rest of their lives with each other. Everything about Joe seemed perfect, and Alice was the happiest she'd ever been. Then one day Joe saw a message on her phone from an old love, and that changed everything. He ignored Alice's explanations and desperate pleas. And soon the violence and abuse began. As she attempted to prove to Joe that he really was her world, Alice gave up everything that mattered to her, including her family, her friends and her job. But still it wasn't enough. Then the `challenges' started, and finally Alice dared to hope that this time, maybe this time, Joe might just believe she loved him ...
10.490000 USD

If You Love Me: True love. True terror. True story.

by Alice Keale
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Culture Smart! Australia explains how to avoid cultural gaffes when out and about in the country. Giving the historical, political and cultural background, the guide reveals how to read body language and be aware of potential pitfalls in communication, and at the same time provide the cultural essentials business travellers ...
Australia - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs and Culture
Culture Smart! Australia explains how to avoid cultural gaffes when out and about in the country. Giving the historical, political and cultural background, the guide reveals how to read body language and be aware of potential pitfalls in communication, and at the same time provide the cultural essentials business travellers need to successfully develop working relations in Australia. Culture Smart! Australia enables the reader to get the most out of trip, whether on business, or pleasure. Culture Smart! provides rare insights, and practical guidance, into cultures. The values, behaviour and customs of peoples have been formed over centuries which is why the unique information in Culture Smart! guides do not date in the same way as ordinary travel guides. Culture Smart! enables you to step into a world untouched by other guidebooks.
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11.86 USD

Australia - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs and Culture

by Barry Penney
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2017 Arthur Ellis Award, Best Nonfiction Book -- Shortlisted A sinister plot by a young woman left her mother dead and her father riddled with bullets. From the outside looking in, Jennifer Pan seemed like a model daughter living a perfect life. The ideal child, the one her immigrant parents ...
Daughter's Deadly Deception: The Jennifer Pan Story
2017 Arthur Ellis Award, Best Nonfiction Book -- Shortlisted
A sinister plot by a young woman left her mother dead and her father riddled with bullets.

From the outside looking in, Jennifer Pan seemed like a model daughter living a perfect life. The ideal child, the one her immigrant parents saw, was studying to become a pharmacist at the University of Toronto. But there was a dark, deceptive side to the angelic young woman.

In reality, Jennifer spent her days in the arms of her high school sweetheart, Daniel. In an attempt to lead the life she dreamed of, she would do almost anything: lie about her whereabouts, forge school documents, and invent fake jobs and a fictitious apartment. For many years she led this double life. But when her father discovered her web of lies, his ultimatum was severe. And so, too, was her revenge: a plan that culminated in cold-blooded murder. And it almost worked, except for one bad shot.

The story of Jennifer Pan is one of all-consuming love and devious betrayal that led to a cold-hearted plan hatched by a group of youths who thought they could pull off the perfect crime.
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20.990000 USD

Daughter's Deadly Deception: The Jennifer Pan Story

by Jeremy Grimaldi
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At the close of the Victorian era, as now, privacy was power. The extraordinarily wealthy 5th Duke of Portland had a mania for it, hiding in his carriage and building tunnels between buildings to avoid being seen. In 1897, an elderly widow asked the court to exhume the grave of ...
The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue
At the close of the Victorian era, as now, privacy was power. The extraordinarily wealthy 5th Duke of Portland had a mania for it, hiding in his carriage and building tunnels between buildings to avoid being seen. In 1897, an elderly widow asked the court to exhume the grave of her late father-in-law, T. C. Druce, under the suspicion that he'd led a double life as the 5th Duke. The eccentric duke, Anna Maria contended, had faked his death as Druce, and her son should inherit the Portland millions. Revealing a dark underbelly of Victorian society, Piu Marie Eatwell evokes an era when the rise of sensationalist media blurred every fact into fiction and when family secrets and fluid identities pushed class anxieties to new heights.
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16.750000 USD

The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife, and the Missing Corpse: An Extraordinary Edwardian Case of Deception and Intrigue

by Piu Marie Eatwell
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Art scams are today so numerous that the specter of a lawsuit arising from a mistaken attribution has scared a number of experts away from the business of authentication and with good reason. Art scams are increasingly convincing and involve incredible sums of money. The cons perpetrated by unscrupulous art ...
The Art of the Con
Art scams are today so numerous that the specter of a lawsuit arising from a mistaken attribution has scared a number of experts away from the business of authentication and with good reason. Art scams are increasingly convincing and involve incredible sums of money. The cons perpetrated by unscrupulous art dealers and their accomplices are proportionately elaborate. The Art of the Con tells the stories of some of history's most notorious yet untold cons. They involve stolen art hidden for decades; elaborate ruses that involve the Nazis and allegedly plundered art; the theft of a conceptual prototype from a well-known artist by his assistant to be used later to create copies; the use of online and television auction sites to scam buyers out of millions; and other confidence scams incredible not only for their boldness but more so because they actually worked. Using interviews and newly released court documents, The Art of the Con will also take the reader into the investigations that led to the capture of the con men, who oftentimes return back to the world of crime. For some, it's an irresistible urge because their innocent dupes all share something in common: they want to believe.
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17.840000 USD

The Art of the Con

by Anthony M. Amore
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This is the true story of a woman who prevailed against the most heinous accusations imaginable. Tonya Craft, a Georgia kindergarten teacher and loving mother of two, never expected a knock on her door to change her life forever. But in May 2008, false accusations of child molestation turned her ...
Accused: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and the Strength to Forgive
This is the true story of a woman who prevailed against the most heinous accusations imaginable. Tonya Craft, a Georgia kindergarten teacher and loving mother of two, never expected a knock on her door to change her life forever. But in May 2008, false accusations of child molestation turned her world upside down. The trial that followed dragged her reputation through the mud and lent nationwide notoriety to her name. Tonya's life spiraled into a witch-trial nightmare in which she was deemed guilty before her innocence could be determined by a jury. Her children were taken away without even a goodbye, and her own daughter was forced to take the stand against her in a courtroom. The situation seemed hopeless, and Tonya was shell-shocked and heartbroken. But that didn't keep her from finding the strength to fight. Over the course of two terrifying years, Tonya rallied to take charge of her own defense, flying across the country and knocking on doors on a desperate quest for answers, and defying her own lawyers on more than one occasion. Tonya's goal was not only to avoid conviction; it was to clear her name, and, most of all, regain custody of her children. Accused is about more than Tonya's shocking trial and fight for justice. It is the story of a mother's extraordinary love, the faith that sees her through it all, and the forgiveness that sets her free.
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17.800000 USD

Accused: My Fight for Truth, Justice, and the Strength to Forgive

by Tonya Craft
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Drawn from the personal experience of dozens of victims, including the author's own encounters, Scammed exposes the most prevalent consumer and money scams lurking in modern society. With so many people falling prey to a wide variety of frauds due to increasing vulnerability on the anonymous Internet, an expose has ...
Scammed: Learn from the Biggest Consumer and Money Frauds How Not to be a Victim
Drawn from the personal experience of dozens of victims, including the author's own encounters, Scammed exposes the most prevalent consumer and money scams lurking in modern society. With so many people falling prey to a wide variety of frauds due to increasing vulnerability on the anonymous Internet, an expose has never been timelier. This recounts the stories of victims of over two dozen different types of scams, and what they did to recover. These scams include: Auto repair industry scams Insurance industry scams Housing industry scams and real estate house flip scams Home repair scams Counterfeit products Phony job offers Phony publishing and film producing offers Phony investments Phony money scams from scamsters asking for help And many others The chilling tales and details of these scams are interspersed with the wisdom of how each one can be dealt with and avoided. Readers will take away from the shocking stories confidence that they have gained the knowledge and preparedness to avoid being Scammed. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
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15.740000 USD

Scammed: Learn from the Biggest Consumer and Money Frauds How Not to be a Victim

by Gini Graham Scott
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Everyone Got marrIed In the 1950s, then moved to the suburbs to have the children of the soon-to-be-famous baby boom. For Americans who had survived the Great Depression and World War II, prosperous married life was a triumph. The unwed were objects of pity, scorn, even suspicion. And so in ...
The Courtship of Eva Eldridge: A Story of Bigamy in the Marriage-Mad Fifties
Everyone Got marrIed In the 1950s, then moved to the suburbs to have the children of the soon-to-be-famous baby boom. For Americans who had survived the Great Depression and World War II, prosperous married life was a triumph. The unwed were objects of pity, scorn, even suspicion. And so in the 1950s, Eva Eldridge, no longer so young and marginally employed, was the perfect target for handsome Vick, who promised everything: storybook romance, marital respectability, and the lively social life she loved. When he disappeared not long after their honeymoon, she was devastated. Eva hadn't always been so vulnerable. Growing up pretty and popular in rural Oregon, she expected to marry young and live a life much like that of her parents, farming and rearing children. But then the United States threw its weight into World War II and as men headed to battle, the government started recruiting women to work in their places. Eva, like many other young women, found that life in the city with plenty of money, personal freedom, and lots of soldiers and sailors eager to pay court was more exhilarating than life down on the farm. After the war, she was ambivalent about getting married and settling down-at least until Vick arrived. Refusing to believe her brand-new husband had abandoned her, Eva set about tracking down a man who, she now believed, was more damaged by wartime trauma than she had known. But instead of a wounded hero, she found a long string of women much like herself-hard-working, intelligent women who had loved and married Vick and now had no idea where-or even who-he was. Drawing on a trove of some eight hundred letters and papers, Diane Simmons tells the story of Eva's poignant struggle to get her dream husband back, as well as the stories of the women who had stood at the altar with Vick before and after her. Eva's remarkable life illuminates women's struggle for happiness at a time when marriage-and the perfect husband-meant everything.
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20.950000 USD

The Courtship of Eva Eldridge: A Story of Bigamy in the Marriage-Mad Fifties

by Diane Simmons
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In the 1940s, the eminent British botanist John Heslop Harrison proposed a controversial theory: that vegetation on the islands off the west coast of Scotland had survived the last Ice Age. His premise flew in the face of what most botanists believed - that no plants had survived the 10,000-year ...
A Rum Affair: A True Story of Botanical Fraud
In the 1940s, the eminent British botanist John Heslop Harrison proposed a controversial theory: that vegetation on the islands off the west coast of Scotland had survived the last Ice Age. His premise flew in the face of what most botanists believed - that no plants had survived the 10,000-year period of extreme cold. But Heslop Harrison had proof - the plants and grasses found on the isle of Rum.Harrison didn't anticipate, however, an amateur botanist called John Raven, who boldly questioned whether these grasses were truly indigenous to the area, or whether they had been transported there. This is the story of what happened when a tenacious amateur set out to find out the truth, and how he uncovered a most extraordinary fraud.
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17.05 USD

A Rum Affair: A True Story of Botanical Fraud

by Karl Sabbagh
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This brief history offers a concise overview of the Great Game to uncover the true world of espionage beyond such fictional agents, with a clear focus on 1945 onwards, from the height of the Cold War to the War on Terror.
A Brief History of the Spy
This brief history offers a concise overview of the Great Game to uncover the true world of espionage beyond such fictional agents, with a clear focus on 1945 onwards, from the height of the Cold War to the War on Terror.
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14.650000 USD

A Brief History of the Spy

by Paul Simpson
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Bang up to date with fresh cover-ups relating to Barack Obama, Michael Jackson and Afghanistan The 100 military, medical, religious, alien, intelligence, banking and historical cover-ups 'they' really don't want you to know about: The Military-Industrial Complex's fomentation of war with Iraq; the construction of concentration camps in the United ...
The Mammoth Book of Conspiracies
Bang up to date with fresh cover-ups relating to Barack Obama, Michael Jackson and Afghanistan The 100 military, medical, religious, alien, intelligence, banking and historical cover-ups 'they' really don't want you to know about: The Military-Industrial Complex's fomentation of war with Iraq; the construction of concentration camps in the United States by FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency); the use of alien 'Foo Fighters' by the Nazis and the Japanese during the Second World War; the miracle natural drug suppressed by Big Pharma; the Israelis' responsibility for the bombing of USS Cole; the real reason why CERN broke down; the murder of Paul McCartney - and you didn't even know he was dead. Entertainingly written and closely documented, The Mammoth Book of Conspiracies uncovers the 100 most secret cover-ups in an accessible A-Z format. It covers 95 new conspiracies even more fiendish than those detailed in The Mammoth Book of Cover-Ups by the same author, and provides fresh revelations regarding the five furthest-reaching conspiracies in that book, including the assassination of JFK and 9/11. The book includes a full bibliography and introduction.
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18.75 USD

The Mammoth Book of Conspiracies

by Jon E Lewis
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Monthly Budget Planner: Budget Planning, Financial Planning Journal, Monthly Expense Tracker and Organizer (Bill Tracker, Expense Tracker, Home Budget Book)
7.330000 USD

Monthly Budget Planner: Budget Planning, Financial Planning Journal, Monthly Expense Tracker and Organizer (Bill Tracker, Expense Tracker, Home Budget Book)

by Anderson Wise
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Monthly Budget Planner: Budget Planning, Financial Planning Journal, Monthly Expense Tracker and Organizer (Bill Tracker, Expense Tracker, Home Budget Book)
7.330000 USD

Monthly Budget Planner: Budget Planning, Financial Planning Journal, Monthly Expense Tracker and Organizer (Bill Tracker, Expense Tracker, Home Budget Book)

by Anderson Wise
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On 5th February 1890, four young people left Liverpool ,sailing for New York on the S.S. Britannic. They were Reginald Birchall, his wife Florence, Frederick Benwell and Douglas Pelly. Both Benwell and Pelly had been hoodwinked into believing that part-ownership in a luxury farm holding awaited them in Niagara Falls. ...
Murder as a fine art
On 5th February 1890, four young people left Liverpool ,sailing for New York on the S.S. Britannic. They were Reginald Birchall, his wife Florence, Frederick Benwell and Douglas Pelly. Both Benwell and Pelly had been hoodwinked into believing that part-ownership in a luxury farm holding awaited them in Niagara Falls. The scam turned into disaster. Benwell was murdered, his body left to rest in the grim confines of a Canadian swamp. John Wilson Murray, acknowledged as the founder of the Ontario Provincial Police Force, was the detective given charge of the investigation, his work leading to one of the most remarkable trials in the history of the Canadian judicial system. Reginald Birchall would be at the centre of his enquiries. Can there be any doubt as to the identity of the murderer? Was the murder premeditated? Was Florence Birchall fortunate to be found guiltless of any criminal offence? Is it possible that the murderer's familiarity with Thomas de Quincey's essay On Murder, Considered as One of the Fine Arts , influenced his future behaviour? Following extensive research in both Canada and England, the author describes the history of the crime from its origin in a farm-pupil emigration scam, through to post trial events, concluding with reference to Canadian commemorative ceremonies and staged re-enactments held over the past twenty five years. The unearthing of previously unidentified correspondence is central to making this richly illustrated book an important addition to earlier recorded accounts of a crime which attracted media attention across North America and Europe.
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Murder as a fine art

by Alan J. Bytheway
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In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn-then an aspiring novelist struggling with impending fatherhood and a dissolving marriage-set out on a peculiar, fateful errand: to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from his home in Montana to the New York apartment of one Clark Rockefeller, a secretive young banker and ...
Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade
In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn-then an aspiring novelist struggling with impending fatherhood and a dissolving marriage-set out on a peculiar, fateful errand: to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from his home in Montana to the New York apartment of one Clark Rockefeller, a secretive young banker and art collector who had adopted the dog over the Internet. Thus began a fifteen-year relationship that drew Kirn deep into the fun-house world of an outlandish, eccentric son of privilege who ultimately would be unmasked as a brazen serial impostor, child kidnapper, and brutal murderer. Kirn's one-of-a-kind story of being duped by a real-life Mr. Ripley takes us on a bizarre and haunting journey from the posh private clubrooms of Manhattan to the hard-boiled courtrooms and prisons of Los Angeles. As Kirn uncovers the truth about his friend, a psychopath masquerading as a gentleman, he also confronts hard truths about himself. Why, as a writer of fiction, was he susceptible to the deception of a sinister fantasist whose crimes, Kirn learns, were based on books and movies? What are the hidden psychological links between the artist and the con man? To answer these and other questions, Kirn attends his old friend's murder trial and uses it as an occasion to reflect on both their tangled personal relationship and the surprising literary sources of Rockefeller's evil. This investigation of the past climaxes in a tense jailhouse reunion with a man whom Kirn realizes he barely knew-a predatory, sophisticated genius whose life, in some respects, parallels his own and who may have intended to take another victim during his years as a fugitive from justice: Kirn himself. Combining confessional memoir, true crime reporting, and cultural speculation, Blood Will Out is a Dreiser-esque tale of self-invention, upward mobility, and intellectual arrogance. It exposes the layers of longing and corruption, ambition and self-delusion beneath the Great American con.
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16.750000 USD

Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade

by Walter Kirn
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Monthly Budget Planner: Budget Planning, Financial Planning Journal, Monthly Expense Tracker and Organizer (Bill Tracker, Expense Tracker, Home Budget Book)
7.330000 USD

Monthly Budget Planner: Budget Planning, Financial Planning Journal, Monthly Expense Tracker and Organizer (Bill Tracker, Expense Tracker, Home Budget Book)

by Anderson Wise
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