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Social Intelligence
The New Science of Human Relationships
Written by Daniel Goleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: July 31, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38449-9 (0-553-38449-X)

Emotional Intelligence was an international phenomenon, appearing on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year and selling more than five million copies worldwide. Now, once again, Daniel Goleman has written a groundbreaking synthesis of the latest findings in biology and brain science, revealing that we are “wired to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Playing the Whore
The Work of Sex Work
Written by Melissa Gira Grant


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-323-1 (1-78168-323-9)

Recent years have seen a panic over “online red-light districts,” which supposedly seduce vulnerable young women into a life of degradation, and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof’s live tweeting of a Cambodian brothel raid. But rarely do these fearful, salacious dispatches come from sex workers themselves, and rarely do they deviate from the position that sex workers... Read more >
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Going Up the River
Travels in a Prison Nation
Written by Joseph T. Hallinan


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 8, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6844-6 (0-8129-6844-1)

The American prison system has grown tenfold in thirty years, while crime rates have been relatively flat: 2 million people are behind bars on any given day, more prisoners than in any other country in the world — half a million more than in Communist China, and the largest prison expansion... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Narcoland
The Mexican Drug Lords And Their Godfathers
Written by Anabel Hernandez
Introduction by Roberto Saviano


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-073-5 (1-78168-073-6)

The product of five years’ investigative reporting, the subject of intense national controversy, and the source of death threats that forced the National Human Rights Commission to assign two full-time bodyguards to its author, Anabel Hernández, Narcoland has been a publishing and political sensation in Mexico.

The definitive history of the drug cartels, Narcoland takes readers to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Mob and the City
The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York
Written by C. Alexander Hortis
Foreword by James B. Jacobs


Format: Hardcover, 382 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-923-9 (1-61614-923-X)

Informative, authoritative, and eye-opening, this is the first full-length book devoted exclusively to uncovering the hidden history of how the Mafia came to dominate organized crime in New York City during the 1930s through 1950s.  Based on exhaustive research of archives and secret files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act... Read more >
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Final Exit (Third Edition)
The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying
Written by Derek Humphry


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: November 26, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33653-6 (0-385-33653-5)

The original publication of Final Exit stunned the nation by offering people with terminal illness a choice on how--and when--to end their suffering. It helped thousands by giving clear instructions to doctors, nurses, and families on how to handle a patient’s request for euthanasia.

In the wake of court cases and... Read more >

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Prison Baby
A Memoir
Written by Deborah Jiang Stein


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-9810-3 (0-8070-9810-8)

Prison Baby is a revised and substantially expanded version of Deborah Jiang Stein’s self-published memoir, Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus. Even at twelve years old, Deborah, the adopted daughter of a progressive Jewish couple in Seattle, felt like an outsider. Her mixed Asian features set her apart from her white, well-intentioned parents who... Read more >
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The Snakehead
An Epic Tale of the Chinatown Underworld and the American Dream
Written by Patrick Radden Keefe


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27927-9 (0-307-27927-8)

In this thrilling panorama of real-life events, Patrick Radden Keefe investigates a secret world run by a surprising criminal: a charismatic middle-aged grandmother, who from a tiny noodle shop in New York’s Chinatown managed a multi-million dollar business smuggling people.

Keefe reveals the inner workings of Sister Ping’s complex empire and recounts... Read more >

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Orange Is the New Black (Movie Tie-in Edition)
My Year in a Women's Prison
Written by Piper Kerman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8618-1 (0-8129-8618-0)

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years before. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen months at... Read more >

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The Psychopath Whisperer
The Science of Those Without Conscience
Written by Kent A. Kiehl, PhD


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3584-4 (0-7704-3584-X)

Psychopaths have been in the spotlight for many years due to headlines and stories in the news and in movies. But why do psychopaths behave the way they do? Is it the result of their environment or is there a genetic component to their lack of conscience?
 
This is the question Dr... Read more >
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July 15, 2014
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Pilgrim's Wilderness
A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier
Written by Tom Kizzia


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-58783-1 (0-307-58783-5)

When Papa Pilgrim appeared in the Alaska frontier outpost of McCarthy with his wife and fifteen children in tow, his new neighbors had little idea of the trouble to come. The Pilgrim Family presented themselves as a shining example of the homespun Christian ideal, with their proud piety and beautiful old-timey... Read more >

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The Skies Belong to Us
Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking
Written by Brendan I. Koerner


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: June 18, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88610-1 (0-307-88610-7)

A New York Times Notable Book of 2013

In this compelling blend of true crime and history, Brendan I. Koerner tells the forgotten story of the hijacking "epidemic" in the United States during the late 1960s to mid-1970s. Covering dozens of hijackings during this period, the author focuses on one particular case... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Under the Banner of Heaven
A Story of Violent Faith
Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3280-8 (1-4000-3280-6)

Jon Krakauer’s literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. He now shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders, taking readers inside isolated American communities where some 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists still practice polygamy. Defying both civil... Read more >

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The Devil in the White City
Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
Written by Erik Larson


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72560-9 (0-375-72560-1)

Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair’s brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country’s most important structures, including the... Read more >

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The Devil in the White City
Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
Written by Erik Larson


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: February 11, 2003
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-60844-9 (0-609-60844-4)

Winner, 2004 Edgar Award

Winner, 2003 International Horror Guild Award for Non-fiction

2003 National Book Award Finalist, Non-Fiction

Vintage Paperback is Available

Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the... Read more >

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Lethal Passage
The Story of a Gun
Written by Erik Larson


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 15, 1995
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75927-0 (0-679-75927-1)

This devastating book begins with an account of a crime that is by now almost commonplace: on December 16, 1988, sixteen-year-old Nicholas Elliot walked into his Virginia high school with a Cobray M-11/9 and several hundred rounds of ammunition tucked in his backpack. By day’s end, he had killed one teacher... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Octopus
Sam Israel, the Secret Market, and Wall Street's Wildest Con
Written by Guy Lawson


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71608-8 (0-307-71608-2)

In Octopus, Rolling Stones investigative journalist Guy Lawson tells the story of Sam Israel, the manager of the Bayou Hedge Fund, and the Ponzi scheme that brought Israel to national attention. Through a narrative that includes the CIA, Wall Street, and European aristocrats, as well as exclusive information from Israel himself... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Jumped In
What Gangs Taught Me about Violence, Drugs, Love, and Redemption
Written by Jorja Leap


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4481-0 (0-8070-4481-4)

When Jorja Leap began studying Los Angeles gang violence in 2002, she encountered a myriad of proposed solutions to the seemingly intractable “gang problem” and set out to discover what was really going on. The stakes–then and now–could not be higher: a child or teenager is killed by gunfire every three... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Our Guys

Written by Bernard Lefkowitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 28, 1998
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70269-3 (0-375-70269-5)

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Los Angeles Times Prize Finalist
An Edgar Award Finalist


Glen Ridge, New Jersey--a town most people would call perfect: a town proud of its prosperity and community ties, a town most proud of its high school athletes who served as community heroes. But in... Read more >

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Whitey
The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss
Written by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-98653-5 (0-307-98653-5)

Drawing on a trove of sealed files and previously classified material, Whitey digs deep into the mind of James J. “Whitey” Bulger, the crime boss and killer who brought the FBI to its knees. He is an American original --a psychopath who fostered a following with a frightening mix of terror... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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You Got Nothing Coming
Notes From a Prison Fish
Written by Jimmy A. Lerner


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0919-8 (0-7679-0919-4)

An inside look into the abyss of the American prison system, You Got Nothing Coming provides readers with a firsthand retelling of Jimmy Lerner's sudden descent from middle-class family life and white-collar society to living in a Nevada penitentiary's cell shared with a neo-Nazi skinhead.

This powerful work offers one of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Enemy Within
Terror, Lies, and the Whitewashing of Omar Khadr
Written by Ezra Levant


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: January 9, 2012
Price: $27.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-4600-1 (0-7710-4600-6)

A controversial look at the headline-making story of the last Western prisoner at Guantanamo Bay and the larger implications to national security, justice, and international relations.

Omar Khadr is the last Western prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre. He has been held at the American naval base since October 2002... Read more >
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Little Demon in the City of Light
A True Story of Murder and Mesmerism in Belle Epoque Paris
Written by Steven Levingston


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53603-5 (0-385-53603-8)

A delicious account of a murder most gallic—think CSI Paris meets Georges Simenon—whose lurid comibation of sex, brutality, forensics, and hypnotism riveted first a nation and then the world.

Little Demon in the City of Light is the thrilling—and so wonderfully French—story of a gruesome 1889 murder of a lascivious court official... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Guilty by Reason of Insanity
A Psychiatrist Explores the Minds of Killers
Written by Dorothy Otnow Lewis, Ph.D.


Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Ivy Books
On Sale: May 1, 1999
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-1887-3 (0-8041-1887-6)

A psychiatrist and an internationally recognized expert on violence, Dorothy Otnow Lewis has spent the last quarter century studying the minds of killers. Among the notorious murderers she has examined are Ted Bundy, Arthur Shawcross, and Mark David Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon.

Now she shares her groundbreaking discoveries–and... Read more >
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Dealers

Written by Peter Madsen


Format: Trade Paperback, 152 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-57687-647-3 (1-57687-647-0)

Weed, coke, heroin, molly, promethazine, crack, PCP, LCD, opium, hashish, mushrooms, and countless other illicit substances flood the streets of New York City where they are consumed as quickly as they can be delivered.

For Dealers, street reporter Peter Madsen set out across New York City–from staid Gramercy residences to bleak homeless... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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