The Manson Women and Me: Monsters, Morality, and Murder by Nikki Meredith

By Nikki Meredith

in the summertime of 1969, Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel carried out terrible acts of butchery at the orders of the charismatic cult chief Charles Manson. At their homicide trial the subsequent 12 months, lead prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi defined the 2 so-called Manson ladies as “human monsters.” yet to someone who knew them growing to be up, they have been vivid, promising ladies, possible incapable of such an unfathomable crime.

Award-winning journalist Nikki Meredith started traveling Van Houten and Krenwinkel in legal to find how that they had replaced in the course of their incarceration. The extra Meredith got to grasp them, the extra she used to be lured right into a deeper difficulty: What compels “normal” humans to do unspeakable things?

The author’s courting together with her matters presents a chilling lens wherein we achieve perception right into a specific form of lady able to a specific type of brutality. Through their tales, Nikki Meredith takes readers on a gloomy trip into the very middle of evil.

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053803 Life at Fifteen by Robert J Gagnon

By Robert J Gagnon

At age 15 writer Robert Gagnon participated in a financial institution theft to acquire counseling help for his drug and alcohol behavior, an incredible mistake within the first position, made extra consequential via the taking pictures of the financial institution supervisor. at the same time a juvenile he was once attempted as an grownup and sentenced to lifestyles imprisonment in Florida. it's this event of relocating from felony to legal from 1975 to 1985 whilst he was once ultimately paroled that function the diary or memoir of this gorgeous ebook. Written lengthy after this lifestyles changing adventure, Gagnon writes reflectively yet with a willing feel of surroundings and a focus to element that makes studying this publication a captivating event. there's extra to profit concerning the felony mentality from the views of either inmates and legislation officials than different extra well-known novels approximately felony life.

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Oswald's Game by Jean Davison

By Jean Davison

While a lot was once written within the wake of Lee Harvey Oswald’s assassination of President John F. Kennedy, few reporters stopped to invite who Oswald quite was once, and what was once using him. In Oswald’s Game, Davison slices to the middle of the guy, revealing Oswald’s so much formative moments, starting together with his days as a tough yet clever baby. She strains his erratic carrier within the Marine Corps, his younger marriage, and the novel pursuits that caused him to illness to the Soviet Union. A rounded and captivating portrait emerges, illuminating Oswald’s extreme conflicts and contradictions. Writing opposed to the grain of past money owed, Davison sifts throughout the proof to compose an completely persuasive narrative of Oswald’s own and political motivations, established now not on conspiracy yet at the lifetime of a profoundly stricken man.

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American Outlaw: Price of Pride by Jimmy Maxwell,Mark Parham

By Jimmy Maxwell,Mark Parham

"Dink, dink, dink got here the audible chime of the aluminum baseball bat as i used to be bringing it down - breaking considered one of Randy's bones with each ringing swing!"

American Outlaw: rate of delight ~ is a galvanizing experience of continuous pulse-pounding motion that might take you on a roller-coaster experience via worlds that almost all humans purely see at the giant screen.  From felony escapes, to criminal gangs, outlaw bikers, to existence at the run from the law. 

Peer in the course of the eyes of Jimmy Maxwell as he is taking you at the back of the violent felony partitions and to the head of 1 of Oklahoma's such a lot infamous and feared gangs. Be with him whilst he eventually walks out of these chilly institutional gates into the loose global for the 1st time in sixteen years! And stand with Jimmy - or opposed to him - because the federal marshals move all out... to get him locked again at the back of them.

American Outlaw is the 1st publication in a non fictional, sequence at the lifetime of the fashionable day outlaw Jimmy Maxwell. This autobiographical quantity is uniquely framed round Jimmy's MSNBC 'Lockup' visual appeal, which not just brings the reader into the high-octane, adrenaline charged, and sometimes idea upsetting lifetime of Jimmy Maxwell, but in addition the way it feels to bare his successes and screw ups on camera.

This e-book comprises violence, grownup content material and language which might no longer be applicable for children.

"American Outlaw is a uncooked and unapologetic trip into the realm of 1 of Oklahoma's such a lot infamous inmates. In honest and colourful language, Jimmy Maxwell conveys the advanced, bewildering - and occasionally terrifying - fact of time spent operating from the Law."

-Michael Mason, editor, This Land magazine

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Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the by John Bloom,Jim Atkinson

By John Bloom,Jim Atkinson

Edgar Award Finalist: The “sensational” real tale of 2 determined housewives and the killing that stunned a Texas neighborhood (Los Angeles occasions e-book Review).

sweet Montgomery and Betty Gore had much in universal: They sang jointly within the Methodist church choir, their daughters have been top buddies, and their husbands had sturdy jobs operating for expertise businesses within the north Dallas suburbs referred to as Silicon Prairie. yet underneath the placid floor in their possible excellent lives, either ladies simmered with unstated frustrations and unanswered desires.
On a scorching summer season day in 1980, the key passions and jealousies that associated sweet and Betty exploded into murderous rage. What occurred subsequent is generally the stuff of fiction. however the weird and wonderful and bad act of violence that happened in Betty’s software room that morning was once all too real.
according to particular interviews with the Gore and Montgomery households, Evidence of affection is the “superbly written” account of a grotesque tragedy and the trial that made nationwide headlines whilst the defendant entered the main unforeseen of pleas: now not responsible due to self-defense (Fort worthy Star-Telegram).
tailored into the Emmy and Golden Globe Award–winning tv motion picture A Killing in a Small Town, this chilling story of sin and savagery will “fascinate precise crime aficionados” (Kirkus Reviews).

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Miracle on Luckie Street by Bob Williamson

By Bob Williamson

From Homeless Drug Addict to Multimillionaire…
Proof that during today’s frenetic international, there's nonetheless hope

By the time he used to be 24 Bob Williamson used to be already a violent legal with a jail checklist and a .357 Magnum; he’d been kicked out of the army as a clinically determined sociopath; he was once helplessly hooked on methamphetamine and heroin; he’d been an alcoholic seeing that his kids and had passed through a foul divorce; his relatives had given up on him; he was once homeless, penniless, and didn’t have a unmarried pal; he didn’t think in God and used to be as suggest and harsh as a rabid puppy. He used to be on their own, mired in abject squalor. through all rights he could be locked away someplace for the remainder of his lifestyles, or much more likely useless, buried, and forgotten.

He reached the purpose the place he felt that suicide used to be his in simple terms practicable alternative and he was once prepared and prepared to tug the set off, yet then a terrible motor vehicle twist of fate and an opportunity come across with a merciful nurse helped switch his existence. He realized a exchange, all started a company, and almost in a single day amassed a small fortune and accomplished what he believed to be absolutely the top of good fortune; however the surprising mountain of money prompted an avalanche of latest difficulties and shortly he was once beaten with temptation, vanity, and sheer lust for extra of every little thing. He was once hooked on a brand new drug – funds, yet back miraculously overcame his addictions and isn't any longer a slave to the “flash and the cash”, the satisfaction of lifestyles, and the lust for unadulterated power.

This booklet unearths how one guy overcame adversity and located unwavering wish and, eventually, mild peace.

More very important, it's going to consultant you to an identical place.

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Alcatraz: A Definitive History of the Penitentiary Years by Michael Esslinger

By Michael Esslinger

This Kindle booklet variation has been thoroughly revised, reedited and up-to-date with new inmate / officer interviews and old bills! be aware: This ebook includes photograph depictions of crime and legal violence.

ALCATRAZ – the identify on my own acknowledged all of it… It was once intended to ship a shudder down the spines of the nation's so much incorrigible criminals. It stripped Al Capone of his strength. It tamed "Machine Gun" Kelly right into a version of decorum. It took the birds clear of the Birdman of Alcatraz.

When prisoners boarded the boat for Alcatraz, they knew they'd reached the top of the road. not just used to be this the hardest of all Federal penitentiaries, however it used to be additionally stated to be almost escape-proof. The island used to be a traditional fort, separated from the mainland via a slim strait of freezing water and lethal currents. This legal used to be the U.S. government’s drastic solution to the lawlessness unleashed below Prohibition, which endured through the “Roaring Twenties” and into enamel of the good melancholy. Alcatraz, with its damp chilly and austere isolation, its inflexible self-discipline and strict rule of silence, was once as difficult because the criminals that have been despatched there, and by the point the felony closed down in 1963, "the Rock" had no doubt performed its job.

Alcatraz - A Definitive background of the penal complex Years has sustained as a staple reference for employees participants and journey courses at Alcatraz, and is still probably the most accomplished references chronicling the historical past of the island. This huge reference navigates the Island's historical past via infrequently noticeable files, interviews and thousands of pages of historical pictures. writer interviews diversity from males equivalent to mythical FBI fugitive James “Whitey’ Bulger; Dale Stamphill, a precept within the 1938 break out with document Barker and Henry younger; to Atom secret agent Morton Sobell, the codefendant of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

Historian Michael Esslinger completely info the admired occasions, inmates, and existence contained in the so much notorious criminal in American historical past. His examine incorporated hundreds and hundreds of hours interpreting genuine Alcatraz inmate documents (including infrequent unique records from Al Capone, computer Gun Kelly, and over 100 others) exploring the felony grounds from the rooftop to the waterfront to assist retrace occasions, break out routes, as well as engaging in a variety of interviews with former inmates & guards. Esslinger interviewed numerous precept figures, constituted of either inmates and officials who have been both concerned, on-duty or on Alcatraz in the course of approximately break out test. Interviews incorporated inmates and officials that coated each one period of operations at Alcatraz from the early army interval within the 1920’s, throughout the federal years: 1934 to 1963.

His research has ended in designated money owed of either the 1946 & 1962 break out makes an attempt. a close account of the 1962 break out of Frank Morris and the Anglin Brothers offers infrequent perception extracted via photographs, and over 1,700 pages of FBI and Bureau of Prisons investigative notes.

Detailed narratives of Alcatraz's such a lot extraordinary inmates who contain Robert Stroud (Birdman of Alcatraz), Al Capone, desktop Gun Kelly, Frank Morris, the Anglin Brothers, document Barker, Joe Cretzer, Bernard Coy, Miran Thompson, Sam Shockley, and many-many others. Alcatraz Federal criminal - A Definitive historical past of the penal complex Years, is a finished reference at the historical past of Alcatraz and includes essentially the most complete information of inmate and felony lifestyles images (nearly 1,000) from 1934-1963.

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Le Syndrome du sycophante: Coulisses et intimité d'une lutte by Claude Boudenne

By Claude Boudenne

« Alors qu'avec un boulot pareil si tu es mal, que tu t'illusionnes, que tu vis mal, tu meurs, et si tu es bien, à l'aise dans tes baskets, c'est les trafiquants qui perdent. J'ai tendance à penser que j'ai plus raison de les foutre au trou qu'eux de vendre de los angeles got here avec orgueil (...). Je suis incapable de me glisser dans ce qui est connu, aucun boulot n'est le mien alors soit je me fais pensionner pour handicap social, variety “MétaCotorep”, soit je los angeles joue guerrier de l'ombre, sans carte ni plaque, pour protéger notre jeunesse avec mes petits moyens. »

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