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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Future-proof yourself and your business by reading this book. Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flipside. Criminals are often the earliest, and most innovative, adopters of technology and modern times have led to modern crimes. Today's criminals ...
Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER. Future-proof yourself and your business by reading this book. Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flipside. Criminals are often the earliest, and most innovative, adopters of technology and modern times have led to modern crimes. Today's criminals are stealing identities, draining online bank-accounts and wiping out computer servers. It's disturbingly easy to activate baby cam monitors to spy on families, pacemakers can be hacked to deliver a lethal jolt, and thieves are analyzing your social media in order to determine the best time for a home invasion. Meanwhile, 3D printers produce AK-47s, terrorists can download the recipe for the Ebola virus, and drug cartels are building drones. This is just the beginning of the tsunami of technological threats coming our way. In Future Crimes, Marc Goodman rips open his database of hundreds of real cases to give us front-row access to these impending perils. Reading like a sci-fi thriller, but based in startling fact, Goodman raises tough questions about the expanding role of technology in our lives. Future Crimes is a call to action for better security measures worldwide, but most importantly, will empower readers to protect themselves against these looming technological threats - before it's too late.
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Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World

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

by Anthony Ray Hinton
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Christopher Berry-Dee, criminologist and bestselling author of books about the serial killers Aileen Wuornos and Joanne Dennehy, turns his uncompromising gaze upon women who not only kill, but kill repeatedly. Because female murderers, and especially serial murderers, are so rare compared with their male counterparts, this new study will surprise ...
Talking with Female Serial Killers
Christopher Berry-Dee, criminologist and bestselling author of books about the serial killers Aileen Wuornos and Joanne Dennehy, turns his uncompromising gaze upon women who not only kill, but kill repeatedly. Because female murderers, and especially serial murderers, are so rare compared with their male counterparts, this new study will surprise as well as shock, particularly in the cases of women like Beverley Allitt, who kill children, and Janie Lou Gibbs, who killed her three sons and a grandson, as well as her husband. Here too are women who kill under the influence of their male partners, such as Myra Hindley and Rosemary West, and whose lack of remorse for their actions is nothing short of chilling. But the author also turns his forensic gaze on female killers who were themselves victims, like Aileen Wuornos, whose killing spree, for which she was executed, can be traced directly to her treatment at the hands of men. Christopher Berry-Dee has no equal as the author of hard-hitting studies of the killers who often walk among us undetected for many years, and who in so many cases seem to be acting entirely against their natures.
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Talking with Female Serial Killers

by Christopher Berry-Dee
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Even in a genre well known for generating controversy, some true-crime and scandal books have wielded a particular power to unsettle readers, provoke the authorities, and generate renewed focus on a case. For crimes and scandals that have attracted a library of more dubious investigations, the cumulative effect of the ...
Shocking and Sensational: The Stories Behind Famous True Crime and Scandal Books
Even in a genre well known for generating controversy, some true-crime and scandal books have wielded a particular power to unsettle readers, provoke the authorities, and generate renewed focus on a case. For crimes and scandals that have attracted a library of more dubious investigations, the cumulative effect of the literature has been equally contentious, clouding the truth with a trail of myths and inaccuracies. From high-profile publishing sensations such as Ten Rillington Place, Fatal Vision, and Mommie Dearest to the wealth of writing on the JFK assassination, the death of Marilyn Monroe, and the Black Dahlia murder, this work delves into that hard copy era when crime and scandal books had a cultural impact beyond the genre's film and TV documentaries, fueling outcries that sometimes matched the notoriety of the cases they discussed, and leaving legacies that still resonate today.
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26.250000 USD

Shocking and Sensational: The Stories Behind Famous True Crime and Scandal Books

by Julian Upton
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Anti-fraud measures from a global perspective Written by members of the leading global anti-fraud association, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), The International Fraud Handbook provides comprehensive anti-fraud guidance from an international lens, covering bribery, cross-border investigations, and providing global examples and cases on the major types of fraud. ...
International Fraud Handbook
Anti-fraud measures from a global perspective Written by members of the leading global anti-fraud association, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), The International Fraud Handbook provides comprehensive anti-fraud guidance from an international lens, covering bribery, cross-border investigations, and providing global examples and cases on the major types of fraud. * Contains cases and examples from around the world submitted by actual fraud examiners in the field * Covers global fraud issues like bribery and cross-border investigations * Includes new statistics from 2011 Report to the Nation providing real world impact of the different types of fraud * Provides resources for investigators and those charged with fraud prevention and controls With the rise of the global economy comes tremendous opportunities, as well as new risks that are increasingly difficult to manage. The International Fraud Handbook equips you with the steps to take to mitigate the risk of fraud occurring in their organization.
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89.250000 USD

International Fraud Handbook

by Joseph T. Wells
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Frank Pearce was the first scholar to use the term 'crimes of the powerful.' His ground-breaking book of the same name provided insightful critiques of liberal orthodox criminology, particularly in relation to labelling theory and symbolic interactionism, while making important contributions to Marxist understandings of the complex relations between crime, ...
Revisiting Crimes of the Powerful: Marxism, Crime and Deviance
Frank Pearce was the first scholar to use the term 'crimes of the powerful.' His ground-breaking book of the same name provided insightful critiques of liberal orthodox criminology, particularly in relation to labelling theory and symbolic interactionism, while making important contributions to Marxist understandings of the complex relations between crime, law and the state in the reproduction of the capitalist social order. Historically, crimes of the powerful were largely neglected in crime and deviance studies, but there is now an important and growing body of work addressing this gap. This book brings together leading international scholars to discuss the legacy of Frank Pearce's book and his work in this area, demonstrating the invaluable contributions a critical Marxist framework brings to studies of corporate and state crimes, nationally, internationally and on a global scale. This book is neither a hagiography, nor a review of random areas of social scientific interest. Instead, it draws together a collection of scholarly and original articles which draw upon and critically interrogate the continued significance of the approach pioneered in Crimes of the Powerful. The book traces the evolution of crimes of the powerful empirically and theoretically since 1976, shows how critical scholars have integrated new theoretical insights derived from post-structuralism, feminism and critical race studies and offers perspectives on how the crimes of the powerful - and the enormous, ongoing destruction they cause - can be addressed and resisted.
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196.22 USD

Revisiting Crimes of the Powerful: Marxism, Crime and Deviance

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Glamour, excitement, and money were thrust upon Miami in the late 1970s. Seemingly overnight, it transformed from a sleepy Southern town famous only for its retirees, to an exciting mix of wealth, style, and violence. It was the Cocaine Era, when mountains of cash, bricks of coke, and men with ...
Full Circle: The Remarkable True Story of Two All-American Wrestling Teammates Pitted Against Each Other in the War on Drugs and Then Reunited as Coaches
Glamour, excitement, and money were thrust upon Miami in the late 1970s. Seemingly overnight, it transformed from a sleepy Southern town famous only for its retirees, to an exciting mix of wealth, style, and violence. It was the Cocaine Era, when mountains of cash, bricks of coke, and men with assault rifles changed everything. And it changed the people living there, as well. Kevin Pedersen and Alex DeCubas, a couple of local boys who met at a Little League game, became best friends and star high school wrestling teammates. They were even featured in Sports Illustrated. Alex, who was so big and powerful that he wasn't allowed to play football with the other kids, was on his way to bigger things, possibly the Olympics, when a series of tragedies derailed his dreams. Instead, he used his natural strength and ferocity to start robbing drug dealers and selling what he took. Before long, he caught the eyes of the Colombians and became the biggest home-grown cocaine dealer in the United States. Kevin, half Alex's size, became a wrestling champion through self-discipline, hard work, and drive. After graduating from West Point, he saw his family life deteriorate because of drugs. After divorcing his coke-addicted wife, he came close to suicide until his mind changed. He realized America's enemy wasn't Iran or Russia or any other country, it was drugs. He went to work for the DEA, and on his first day, Kevin found out that his old friend, Alex, was their primary target. And, years later, after the pair faced conflict, personal turmoil and (for Alex) a long prison sentence, the pair reunited and teamed up to do what they perhaps always should have--coaching high school wrestling together.
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26.240000 USD

Full Circle: The Remarkable True Story of Two All-American Wrestling Teammates Pitted Against Each Other in the War on Drugs and Then Reunited as Coaches

by Jerry Langton, Jerry Langton, Chuck Malkus
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Now in paperback, a riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer-the astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War In the summer of 1975, seventeen-year-old Eva Dillon was living in New Delhi when her father ...
Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War
Now in paperback, a riveting true-life thriller and revealing memoir from the daughter of an American intelligence officer-the astonishing true story of two spies and their families on opposite sides of the Cold War In the summer of 1975, seventeen-year-old Eva Dillon was living in New Delhi when her father was exposed as a CIA spy. Eva had long believed that her father was a U.S. State Department employee. She had no idea that he was handling the CIA's highest-ranking double agent-Dmitri Fedorovich Polyakov-a Soviet general whose code name was TOPHAT. Dillon's father and Polyakov had a close friendship that went back years, to their first meeting in Burma in the mid-1960s. At the height of the Cold War, the Russian offered the CIA an unfiltered view into the vault of Soviet intelligence. His collaboration helped ensure that tensions between the two nuclear superpowers did not escalate into a shooting war. Spanning fifty years and three continents, Spies in the Family is a deeply researched account of two families on opposite sides of the lethal espionage campaigns of the Cold War, and two men whose devoted friendship lasted a lifetime, until the devastating final days of their lives. With impeccable insider access to both families as well as knowledgeable CIA and FBI officers, Dillon goes beyond the fog of secrecy to craft an unforgettable story of friendship and betrayal, double agents and clandestine lives, that challenges our notions of patriotism, exposing the commonality between peoples of opposing political economic systems. Both a gripping tale of spy craft and a moving personal story, Spies in the Family is an invaluable and heart-rending work.
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17.840000 USD

Spies in the Family: An American Spymaster, His Russian Crown Jewel, and the Friendship That Helped End the Cold War

by Eva Dillon
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This work examines mass shootings in the United States, focusing on events from 1966 to 2016. In addition to providing essential information about each shooting, it surveys underlying causes of such events and potential reforms to prevent future ones. * Helps readers to understand a controversial topic with overview essays ...
Mass Shootings in America: Understanding the Debates, Causes, and Responses
This work examines mass shootings in the United States, focusing on events from 1966 to 2016. In addition to providing essential information about each shooting, it surveys underlying causes of such events and potential reforms to prevent future ones. * Helps readers to understand a controversial topic with overview essays written by subject experts on mass shootings and their underlying causes * Breaks up the tragedy of mass shootings with individual entries on more than 300 that have taken place in the United States since 1966 * Provides perspective on various subjects of debate through contributions from experts and issue advocates * Documents America's response to mass shootings, from the official investigative reports on the Columbine High School shooting to former President Barack Obama's response to the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, through careful selection of primary sources
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98.700000 USD

Mass Shootings in America: Understanding the Debates, Causes, and Responses

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AS SEEN ON BBC STORYVILLE, AND COMING TO NETFLIX IN SEPTEMBER 2018. 'Reads like a great thriller' Ragnar Jonasson 'Extraordinary . . . utterly compelling' Sunday Times Every Icelander knows about the Gudmundur and Geirfinnur disappearances. 1974. In two separate incidents, two men vanished into thin air. Then, out of ...
Out of Thin Air: A True Story Of Impossible Murder In Iceland
AS SEEN ON BBC STORYVILLE, AND COMING TO NETFLIX IN SEPTEMBER 2018. 'Reads like a great thriller' Ragnar Jonasson 'Extraordinary . . . utterly compelling' Sunday Times Every Icelander knows about the Gudmundur and Geirfinnur disappearances. 1974. In two separate incidents, two men vanished into thin air. Then, out of it, came six murder confessions and six convictions. Yet, in the decades that followed, these too evaporated. Anthony Adeane explores the stranger-than-fiction story that has unravelled in Iceland across forty-five years. He provides the first full account of the case, paints a fascinating picture of the country, and places each development in the contexts that shaped them: from the Cod Wars to the Cold War, the 2008 economic crash and beyond. Using unprecedented access, and exploring his own personal obsession with the case, he exposes the mistakes that were made, the lives that were ruined, the questions that remain unanswered, and the headlines that continue to be printed. Out Of Thin Air is at once a brilliant portrait of a society, a story of a shocking miscarriage of justice and a compelling true crime narrative.
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Out of Thin Air: A True Story Of Impossible Murder In Iceland

by Anthony Adeane
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Welcome to What's Tha Mean, Tha Jacking In?, the fifth volume of Martyn Johnson's acclaimed series of stories about policing during the 1960s and 1970s. Whether 'on the beat' or 'as CID', once again Martyn enthrals, surprises and shocks his readers with tales set in an almost forgotten era: a ...
What's Tha Mean, Tha Jacking In?: More Memories of a Sheffield Bobby
Welcome to What's Tha Mean, Tha Jacking In?, the fifth volume of Martyn Johnson's acclaimed series of stories about policing during the 1960s and 1970s. Whether 'on the beat' or 'as CID', once again Martyn enthrals, surprises and shocks his readers with tales set in an almost forgotten era: a veritable Lost World of people, places and phrases in his beloved Sheffield. Steven Spielberg please note. This book will focus on Martyn's final years as a beat bobby, with more unbelievable true life tales told with Martyn's wicked sense of humour and candour. As usual, Martyn's down-to-earth honesty and humour shines through the pages; but he never loses sight of the human condition in all its forms: good, bad, sad and happy.
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What's Tha Mean, Tha Jacking In?: More Memories of a Sheffield Bobby

by Martyn Johnson
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The gripping true story of the undercover agent risking his life to fight terrorism Their aim was to kill as many people as possible. His mission was to stop them. A terrorist plot to kill hundreds of innocent people. An undercover agent posing as a ...
Terrorist Hunter
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The gripping true story of the undercover agent risking his life to fight terrorism Their aim was to kill as many people as possible. His mission was to stop them. A terrorist plot to kill hundreds of innocent people. An undercover agent posing as a wealthy Al-Qaeda sympathiser. A race against time to gain the terrorists' trust and bring them down. Before it's too late... In the aftermath of 9/11, long-time undercover FBI agent Tamer Elnoury joined an elite counterterrorism unit. Its mission: to infiltrate terror cells, gain detailed knowledge of their networks and bring them successfully to justice. Writing under a pseudonym, Tamer Elnoury here tells the hair-raising true story of life undercover, risking his life to keep us safe.
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15.34 USD

Terrorist Hunter

by Tamer Elnoury
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From the private files of Scotland Yard's in house museum come 19th and 20th century talkes of murder which mark some of the most infamous cases ever investigated by one of the world's premier investigative forces. Included are the first use of finger print technology; the first time `The Yard' ...
Murder Files from Scotland Yard and the Black Museum
From the private files of Scotland Yard's in house museum come 19th and 20th century talkes of murder which mark some of the most infamous cases ever investigated by one of the world's premier investigative forces. Included are the first use of finger print technology; the first time `The Yard' used the Press to help hunt down a killer; the first use of the now well-known `wanted poster'; the early use of photography; the call box and the teaming up of Inspector and Sergeant as an investigative team. Method of murder are also explored as detectives uncover murders by poison, a Victorian favorite, dismemberment, axe, acid, rope, gas, gunshot and knife. All areas of British society are included from the lowest dressmaker, the poor farmer, the travelling salesman and the truck driver to the gentleman gambler, the well paid attorney and even a police officer. And even though the detectives of Scotland Yard rarely miss their man, or woman for that matter, cases which have yet to be stamped-case closed-are also part of the history and files of this most interesting collection of tales from the exhibits and files deeply held within the walls of the Black Museum.
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Murder Files from Scotland Yard and the Black Museum

by R. Michael Gordon
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In 1975, Dr. Richard Charles Haefner had it all-a Ph.D. from Penn State University, a prestigious job offer with UCLA and a thriving family business selling geological samples to the Smithsonian Institute. Then it all came crashing down. Two boys who worked for Haefner accused him of sexual molestation. Lancaster ...
Justice Perverted: The Molestation Mistrial of Richard Charles Haefner
In 1975, Dr. Richard Charles Haefner had it all-a Ph.D. from Penn State University, a prestigious job offer with UCLA and a thriving family business selling geological samples to the Smithsonian Institute. Then it all came crashing down. Two boys who worked for Haefner accused him of sexual molestation. Lancaster County's legal system began an investigation that would alter the lives of everyone involved. Allegations of police brutality, prosecutorial misconduct, bribery and corruption soon overshadowed what like an open-and-shut-case, ultimately resulting in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's amending state law. Drawing on interviews and recently discovered documents, Derek J. Sherwood revisits the case and explores a number of open questions-including whether Haefner was set up by police as he claimed.
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Justice Perverted: The Molestation Mistrial of Richard Charles Haefner

by Derek J. Sherwood
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'Spellbinding. A gripping account of how the beautiful game got grotesquely ugly. Highly recommended.' Gary Lineker 'Gripping...Bensinger's impeccably sourced account serves as a sharp reminder of the gargantuan levels of largesse and excess during Fifa's bad, bad days - as well as a warning that not enough has been done ...
Red Card: FIFA and the Fall of the Most Powerful Men in Sports
'Spellbinding. A gripping account of how the beautiful game got grotesquely ugly. Highly recommended.' Gary Lineker 'Gripping...Bensinger's impeccably sourced account serves as a sharp reminder of the gargantuan levels of largesse and excess during Fifa's bad, bad days - as well as a warning that not enough has been done to prevent them returning.' Sean Ingle, Guardian 'Bensinger deftly deploys novelistic devices to turn it into a real-life detective thriller...[it] resembles John Grisham' Private Eye The story of FIFA's fall from grace has it all: power, betrayal, revenge, sports stars, hustlers, corruption, sex and phenomenal quantities of money, all set against exotic locales stretching from Caribbean beaches to the formal staterooms of the Kremlin and the sun-blasted streets of Doha, Qatar. In Red Card, investigative journalist Ken Bensinger takes a journey to FIFA's dark heart. He introduces the flamboyant villains of the piece - the FIFA kingpins who flaunted their wealth in private jets and New York's grandest skyscrapers - and the dogged team of American FBI and IRS agents, headed by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who finally brought them to book. Providing fresh insights on a scandal which has gripped the world, he shows how greed and arrogance brought down the most powerful institution in sporting history. A wild, gritty, gripping, and at times blackly comic story, Red Card combines world-class journalism with the pace of a thriller. Red Card (filmed as Houses of Deceit) will be a major film, produced by Pearl Street Films, the production company owned by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
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Red Card: FIFA and the Fall of the Most Powerful Men in Sports

by Ken Bensinger
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Financial crime seems horribly complicated but there are only so many ways you can con someone out of what's theirs. In fact, there are four. A veteran regulatory economist and market analyst, Dan Davies has years of experience picking the bones out of some of the most famous frauds of ...
Lying for Money: How Legendary Frauds Reveal the Workings of Our World
Financial crime seems horribly complicated but there are only so many ways you can con someone out of what's theirs. In fact, there are four. A veteran regulatory economist and market analyst, Dan Davies has years of experience picking the bones out of some of the most famous frauds of the modern age. Now he reveals the big picture that emerges from their labyrinths of deceit. Along the way you'll find out how to fake a gold mine with a wedding ring, a file and a shotgun. You'll see how close Charles Ponzi, the king of pyramid schemes, came to acquiring his own private navy. You'll learn how fraud has shaped the entire development of the modern world economy. And you'll discover whether you have what it takes to be a white-collar criminal mastermind, if that's what you want. (Which you don't. You really, really don't.)
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Lying for Money: How Legendary Frauds Reveal the Workings of Our World

by Dan Davies
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In The Skorzeny Papers, the author reveals the details of the post-World War II activities of former SS Commando Otto Skorzeny. Considered by British and American Allied forces as the most dangerous man in Europe, Skorzeny planned and led numerous daring missions throughout the war. The story in this book ...
The Skorzeny Papers: Evidence for the Plot to Kill JFK
In The Skorzeny Papers, the author reveals the details of the post-World War II activities of former SS Commando Otto Skorzeny. Considered by British and American Allied forces as the most dangerous man in Europe, Skorzeny planned and led numerous daring missions throughout the war. The story in this book was extracted by Major Ganis from Skorzeny's personal papers. The evidence reveals that Skorzeny gradually and methodically became involved in US intelligence and covert operations during the Cold War. But Skorzeny's network had a greater point of destiny in November 1963, when it was utilized to carry out the most tragic mission in history. This story would have been lost had Skorzeny not kept meticulous records of his businesses and contacts, which were fronts for US covert activity. In the end, The Skorzeny Papers reveal the intriguing web of secret organizations and people linked to the events culminating in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
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The Skorzeny Papers: Evidence for the Plot to Kill JFK

by Ralph Ganis
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In the face of a President who lobs accusations without facts, evidence, or logic, US truth tellers are under attack. American Intelligence - the ultimate truth teller - has a responsibility in a post-truth world beyond merely warning of external dangers, and in The Assault on Intelligence, General Michael Hayden ...
The Assault On Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies
In the face of a President who lobs accusations without facts, evidence, or logic, US truth tellers are under attack. American Intelligence - the ultimate truth teller - has a responsibility in a post-truth world beyond merely warning of external dangers, and in The Assault on Intelligence, General Michael Hayden takes up that urgent work with profound passion, insight and authority. He shows just how crippled the US has become in its capacity to address fundamental global changes, and points toward a series of effective responses. Because when a country loses its intelligence, democracy dies.
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The Assault On Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies

by Michael V. Hayden
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When John Wilkes Booth fired his derringer point-blank into President Abraham Lincoln's head, he set in motion a series of dramatic consequences that would upend the lives of ordinary Washingtonians and Americans alike. In a split second, the story of a nation was changed. During the hours that followed, America's ...
Lincoln's Final Hours: Conspiracy, Terror, and the Assassination of America's Greatest President
When John Wilkes Booth fired his derringer point-blank into President Abraham Lincoln's head, he set in motion a series of dramatic consequences that would upend the lives of ordinary Washingtonians and Americans alike. In a split second, the story of a nation was changed. During the hours that followed, America's future would hinge on what happened in a cramped back bedroom at Petersen's Boardinghouse, directly across the street from Ford's Theatre. There, a twenty-three-year-old surgeon - fresh out of medical school - struggled to keep the president alive while Mary Todd Lincoln moaned at her husband's bedside. In Lincoln's Final Hours, author Kathryn Canavan takes a magnifying glass to the last moments of the president's life and to the impact his assassination had on a country still reeling from a bloody civil war. With vivid, thoroughly researched prose and a reporter's eye for detail, this fast-paced account not only furnishes a glimpse into John Wilkes Booth's personal and political motivations but also illuminates the stories of ordinary people whose lives were changed forever by the assassination. While countless works on the Lincoln assassination exist, Lincoln's Final Hours moves beyond the well-known traditional accounts, offering readers a front-row seat to the drama and horror of Lincoln's death by putting them in the shoes of the audience in Ford's Theatre that dreadful evening. Through her careful narration of the twists of fate that placed the president in harm's way, of the plotting conversations Booth had with his accomplices, and of the immediate aftermath of the assassination, Canavan illustrates how the experiences of a single night changed the course of history.
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20.950000 USD

Lincoln's Final Hours: Conspiracy, Terror, and the Assassination of America's Greatest President

by Kathryn Canavan
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As a follow up to the bestselling Killing Kebble: An Underworld Exposed (2010), the new book from Mandy Wiener, Ministry of Crime: An Underworld Explored, examines how organised crime, gangsters and powerful political figures have been able to capture the law enforcement authorities and agencies. These various organisations have been ...
Ministry of crime: An underworld explored
As a follow up to the bestselling Killing Kebble: An Underworld Exposed (2010), the new book from Mandy Wiener, Ministry of Crime: An Underworld Explored, examines how organised crime, gangsters and powerful political figures have been able to capture the law enforcement authorities and agencies. These various organisations have been eviscerated, hollowed out and left ineffective. They have been infiltrated and compromised and, as a result, prominent underworld figures have been able to flourish in South Africa, setting up elaborate networks of crime with the assistance of many cops. The criminal justice system has been left exposed and it is crucial that the South African public knows about the capture that has occurred on different levels.
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31.400000 USD

Ministry of crime: An underworld explored

by Mandy Wiener
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Just before Christmas 1908, Marion Gilchrist, a wealthy 82-year-old spinster, was found bludgeoned to death in her Glasgow home. A valuable diamond brooch was missing, and police soon fastened on a suspect - Oscar Slater, a Jewish immigrant who was rumoured to have a disreputable character. Slater had an alibi, ...
Conan Doyle for the Defence: A Sensational Murder, the Quest for Justice and the World's Greatest Detective Writer
Just before Christmas 1908, Marion Gilchrist, a wealthy 82-year-old spinster, was found bludgeoned to death in her Glasgow home. A valuable diamond brooch was missing, and police soon fastened on a suspect - Oscar Slater, a Jewish immigrant who was rumoured to have a disreputable character. Slater had an alibi, but was nonetheless convicted and sentenced to death, later commuted to life imprisonment in the notorious Peterhead Prison. Seventeen years later, a convict called William Gordon was released from Peterhead. Concealed in a false tooth was a message, addressed to the only man Slater thought could help him - Arthur Conan Doyle. Always a champion of the downtrodden, Conan Doyle turned his formidable talents to freeing Slater, deploying a forensic mind worthy of Sherlock Holmes. Drawing from original sources including Oscar Slater's prison letters, this is Margalit Fox's vivid and compelling account of one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in Scottish history.
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Conan Doyle for the Defence: A Sensational Murder, the Quest for Justice and the World's Greatest Detective Writer

by Margalit Fox
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Superintendent Steve Fulcher had not followed procedure. Due to this monumental error in judgement infamous killer Christopher Halliwell could not be convicted of a second murder, despite him openly admitting to having done so. Fulcher was suspended for gross misconduct, and later quit the force. Halliwell, imprisoned for the first ...
The Grinning Killer: Chris Halliwell - How Many Women Do You Have to Kill to Be a Serial Killer?
Superintendent Steve Fulcher had not followed procedure. Due to this monumental error in judgement infamous killer Christopher Halliwell could not be convicted of a second murder, despite him openly admitting to having done so. Fulcher was suspended for gross misconduct, and later quit the force. Halliwell, imprisoned for the first murder, was later convicted of the second, after a long and tortuous process of collecting new evidence. But the police, including Fulcher, remain convinced that he has killed other women known to have disappeared...
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The Grinning Killer: Chris Halliwell - How Many Women Do You Have to Kill to Be a Serial Killer?

by Nigel Cawthorne
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Essential to understanding Southeast Asia in the 21st century, Hello, Shadowlands reveals a booming underworld of organised crime across a region in flux- a $100 billion trade that deals in narcotics, animals and people -and the staggering human toll that is being steadily ignored by the West. From Myanmar's anarchic ...
Hello, Shadowlands: Inside the Meth Fiefdoms, Rebel Hideouts and Bomb-Scarred Party Towns of Southeast Asia
Essential to understanding Southeast Asia in the 21st century, Hello, Shadowlands reveals a booming underworld of organised crime across a region in flux- a $100 billion trade that deals in narcotics, animals and people -and the staggering human toll that is being steadily ignored by the West. From Myanmar's anarchic hills to the swamplands of Vietnam, jihadis are being pitted against brothel workers, pet thieves against vigilantes and meth barons against Christian vice squads. Hello, Shadowlands takes a deep plunge into crime rings both large and small. It also examines how China's rise and America's decline is creating new opportunities for transnational syndicates to thrive. Focusing on human stories on both sides of this crime wave, the acclaimed Bangkok-based broadcaster and journalist Patrick Winn intimately profiles the men and women of the region who are forced to make agonizing choices in the absence of law.
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25.58 USD

Hello, Shadowlands: Inside the Meth Fiefdoms, Rebel Hideouts and Bomb-Scarred Party Towns of Southeast Asia

by Patrick Winn
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In the summer of 1937, with the Depression deep and World War II looming, a California triple murder stunned an already grim nation. After a frantic week-long manhunt for the killer, a suspect emerged, and his sensational trial captivated audiences from coast to coast. Justice was swift, and the condemned ...
Little Shoes: The Sensational Depression-Era Murders That Became My Family's Secret
In the summer of 1937, with the Depression deep and World War II looming, a California triple murder stunned an already grim nation. After a frantic week-long manhunt for the killer, a suspect emerged, and his sensational trial captivated audiences from coast to coast. Justice was swift, and the condemned man was buried away with the horrifying story. But decades later, Pamela Everett, a lawyer and former journalist, starts digging, following up a cryptic comment her father once made about a tragedy in their past. Her journey is uniquely personal as she uncovers her family's secret history, but the investigation quickly takes unexpected turns into her professional wheelhouse. Everett unearths a truly historic legal case that included one of the earliest criminal profiles in the United States, the genesis of modern sex offender laws, and the last man sentenced to hang in California. Digging deeper and drawing on her experience with wrongful convictions, Everett then raises detailed and haunting questions about whether the authorities got the right man. Having revived the case to its rightful place in history, she leaves us with enduring concerns about the death penalty then and now. A journey chronicled through the mind of a lawyer and from the heart of a daughter, Little Shoes is both a captivating true crime story and a profoundly personal account of one family's struggle to cope with tragedy through the generations.
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Little Shoes: The Sensational Depression-Era Murders That Became My Family's Secret

by Pamela Everett
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In 1919, when a shopkeeper and her dog were found dead in Hitchin, Hertfordshire with brutal head injuries, there followed an extraordinary catalogue of events and a local police investigation which concluded that both had died as a result of a tragic accident. A second investigation by Scotland Yard led ...
The Murder that Defeated Whitechapel's Sherlock Holmes: At Mrs Ridgley's Corner
In 1919, when a shopkeeper and her dog were found dead in Hitchin, Hertfordshire with brutal head injuries, there followed an extraordinary catalogue of events and a local police investigation which concluded that both had died as a result of a tragic accident. A second investigation by Scotland Yard led to the arrest of an Irish war veteran, but the outcome was far from conclusive. Written from the perspective of the main characters involved and drawing on original and newly-discovered material, this book exposes the frailties of county policing just after the First World War and how it led to fundamental changes in methods of murder investigations. Offering a unique balance of story-telling and analysis, the book raises a number of unanswered questions. These are dealt with in the final chapter by the author's commentary drawing upon his expertise.
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The Murder that Defeated Whitechapel's Sherlock Holmes: At Mrs Ridgley's Corner

by Paul Stickler
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When Hissene Habre, the deposed dictator of Chad, was found guilty of crimes against humanity in 2016, it was described as `a watershed for human rights justice in Africa and beyond'. For the first time, an African war criminal had been convicted on African soil. Having followed the trial from ...
The Trial of Hissene Habre: How the People of Chad Brought a Tyrant to Justice
When Hissene Habre, the deposed dictator of Chad, was found guilty of crimes against humanity in 2016, it was described as `a watershed for human rights justice in Africa and beyond'. For the first time, an African war criminal had been convicted on African soil. Having followed the trial from the very beginning and interviewed many of those involved, journalist Celeste Hicks tells the remarkable story of how Habre was brought to justice. His conviction followed a heroic 25 year campaign by activists and survivors of Habre's atrocities, which succeeded despite international indifference, opposition from Habre's allies, and several failed attempts to bring him to trial in Europe and elsewhere. In the face of such overwhelming odds, the conviction of a once untouchable tyrant represents a major turning point, with profound implications for African justice and the future of human rights activism globally.
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The Trial of Hissene Habre: How the People of Chad Brought a Tyrant to Justice

by Celeste Hicks
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When Hissene Habre, the deposed dictator of Chad, was found guilty of crimes against humanity in 2016, it was described as `a watershed for human rights justice in Africa and beyond'. For the first time, an African war criminal had been convicted on African soil. Having followed the trial from ...
The Trial of Hissene Habre: How the People of Chad Brought a Tyrant to Justice
When Hissene Habre, the deposed dictator of Chad, was found guilty of crimes against humanity in 2016, it was described as `a watershed for human rights justice in Africa and beyond'. For the first time, an African war criminal had been convicted on African soil. Having followed the trial from the very beginning and interviewed many of those involved, journalist Celeste Hicks tells the remarkable story of how Habre was brought to justice. His conviction followed a heroic 25 year campaign by activists and survivors of Habre's atrocities, which succeeded despite international indifference, opposition from Habre's allies, and several failed attempts to bring him to trial in Europe and elsewhere. In the face of such overwhelming odds, the conviction of a once untouchable tyrant represents a major turning point, with profound implications for African justice and the future of human rights activism globally.
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The Trial of Hissene Habre: How the People of Chad Brought a Tyrant to Justice

by Celeste Hicks
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In the wake of the 2003 Iraq War, the term 'intelligence failure' became synonymous with the Blair Government and how it had used intelligence to construct a case for war. This book examines British secret intelligence over the thirty years preceding its very public failings. From the Soviet Union to ...
Before Intelligence Failed: British Secret Intelligence on Chemical and Biological Weapons in the Soviet Union, South Africa and Libya
In the wake of the 2003 Iraq War, the term 'intelligence failure' became synonymous with the Blair Government and how it had used intelligence to construct a case for war. This book examines British secret intelligence over the thirty years preceding its very public failings. From the Soviet Union to South Africa and Libya, Mark Wilkinson provides a detailed analysis and vivid account of the development and functioning of Britain's intelligence agencies in the struggle against the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons. Based on archival research and interviews with key players in the intelligence establishment, he shows how a handful of chemical and biological weapons experts battled to make their voices heard. They had evidence that illegal weapons development was taking place but were continually rebuffed by adversaries in Whitehall. Fascinating, surprising and sometimes shocking, Before Intelligence Failed is a compelling account of what was known about chemical and biological weapons proliferation before the Iraq War.
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93.85 USD

Before Intelligence Failed: British Secret Intelligence on Chemical and Biological Weapons in the Soviet Union, South Africa and Libya

by Mark Wilkinson
Hardback
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In the late 1600s, Louis XIV assigns Nicolas de la Reynie to bring order to the city of Paris after the brutal deaths of two magistrates. Reynie, pragmatic yet fearless, tackles the dirty and terrifying streets only to discover a tightly knit network of witches, poisoners and priests whose reach ...
City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris
In the late 1600s, Louis XIV assigns Nicolas de la Reynie to bring order to the city of Paris after the brutal deaths of two magistrates. Reynie, pragmatic yet fearless, tackles the dirty and terrifying streets only to discover a tightly knit network of witches, poisoners and priests whose reach extends all the way to Versailles. As the chief investigates a growing number of deaths at court, he learns that no one is safe from their deadly love potions and inheritance stews -not even the Sun King himself. Based on court transcripts and Reynie's compulsive note-taking, Holly Tucker's riveting true crime narrative makes the characters breathe on the page as she follows the police chief into the dark labyrinths of crime-ridden Paris, the glorious halls of royal palaces, secret courtrooms and torture chambers in a tale of deception and murder that reads like fiction.
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City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris

by Holly Tucker
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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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A Forger's Tale: Confessions of the Bolton Forger

by Shaun Greenhalgh
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