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Last Words of the Executed

by Robert K. Elder and Studs Terkel University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
05/2010
ISBN:
9780226202686
Format:
Hbk 264 pages

Death waits for us all, but only those sentenced to death know the day and the hour—and only they can be sure that their last...

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'No One Helped': Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy

by Marcia M Gallo Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
03/2015
ISBN:
9780801456640
Format:
Pb+ 231 pages

Marcia M. Gallo provides a sensitive and multifaceted exploration of one of America's most infamous true-crime stories: the 1964...

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Murder and Politics in Colonial Ghana

by Richard Rathbone Yale University Press
Pub Date:
06/1993
ISBN:
9780300055047
Format:
Hbk 256 pages

In 1943, ritual murder was committed in a large African kingdom in the south of Ghana, then a colony of Great Britain. Palace...

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ABC of What Art Can be

by Meher Mcarthur And Esther Pearl Watson Yale University Press
Pub Date:
05/2010
ISBN:
9780892369997
Format:
Hbk 40 pages

This delightful book is a colorful reminder of the many things that visual art can be, become, and do. Whether it's weaving or...

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Family Secrets: Stories of Incest and Sexual Violence in Mexico

by Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez New York University Press
Pub Date:
08/2015
ISBN:
9781479869138
Format:
Pb+ 352 pages

My breasts stopped growing when my grandfather touched them, confides Elisa, a young woman who recounts the traumatic incest and...

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Death Investigation in America: Coroners, Medical Examiners, and the Pursuit of Medical Certainty

by Jeffrey M Jentzen Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
10/2009
ISBN:
9780674034532
Format:
Hbk 300 pages

A death occurs at home, in a hospital, on a street: why? As Jeffrey Jentzen reveals, we often never know. Why is the American...

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Trials of Laura Fair: Sex, Murder, and Insanity in the Victorian West

by Carole Haber The University of North Carolina Press
Pub Date:
07/2015
ISBN:
9781469626468
Format:
Pb+ 328 pages

On November 3, 1870, on a San Francisco ferry, Laura Fair shot a bullet into the heart of her married lover, A. P. Crittenden....

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Vincent Van Gogh

by Ceciel De Bie, Martijn Leenen And Ceciel De Bie J. Paul Getty Museum
Pub Date:
07/2001
ISBN:
9780892366477
Format:
Hbk 64 pages

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Captain Gill’s Walking Stick: The True Story of the Sinai Murders

by Saul Kelly I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
10/2017
ISBN:
9781784533410
Format:
Hbk 272 pages

The sale at auction in Edinburgh in 2010 of an old walking stick belonging to a British officer, Captain Gill, shed new light...

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Courtesans and Opium: Romantic Illusions of the Fool of Yangzhou

by Anonymous Anonymous Columbia University Press
Pub Date:
02/2017
ISBN:
9780231148238
Format:
Pb+ 344 pages

In his preface, the anonymous author of Courtesans and Opium describes his book as an act of penance for thirty years spent patronizing...

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Comrade Criminal: Russia's New Mafiya

by Stephen Handelman Yale University Press
Pub Date:
02/1997
ISBN:
9780300063868
Format:
Pbk 408 pages

This riveting book is the first comprehensive investigation into the organized crime and corruption that plague Russia today....

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Reflections of a Cold Warrior: From Yalta to the Bay of Pigs

by Richard Bissell, Jonathan E Lewis and Frances T Pudlo Yale University Press
Pub Date:
05/1996
ISBN:
9780300064308
Format:
Hbk 280 pages

Richard M. Bissell, Jr., the most important CIA spymaster in history, singlehandedly led America's intelligence service from the...

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Jack the Ripper and the London Press

by L Curtis Yale University Press
Pub Date:
12/2001
ISBN:
9780300088724
Format:
Hbk 368 pages

Press coverage of the 1888 mutilation murders attributed to Jack the Ripper was of necessity filled with gaps and silences, for...

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Secret Agencies: U.S. Intelligence in a Hostile World

by Loch K. Johnson Yale University Press
Pub Date:
10/1998
ISBN:
9780300076547
Format:
Pbk 282 pages

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Caleb Williams

by William Godwin, Gary Handwerk and AA Markley Broadview Press
Pub Date:
09/2000
ISBN:
9781551112497
Format:
Pbk 576 pages

William Godwin was one of the most popular novelists of the Romantic era; P.B. Shelley praised him, Byron drew heavily on his...

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