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December 30, 2014
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The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture
Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program
Written by Senate Select Committee on Intelligence


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: December 30, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-485-1 (1-61219-485-0)

One of the most significant government reports in American history, this is the complete official summary report of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation and detention programs launched in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

Based on over six million internal CIA documents as well as numerous... Read more >
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Finding Fernanda
Two Mothers, One Child, and a Cross-Border Search for Truth
Written by Erin Siegal


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0185-1 (0-8070-0185-6)

The dramatic story of how an American housewife discovered that the Guatemalan child she was about to adopt had been stolen from her birth mother

Over the last decade, nearly 200,000 children have been adopted into the United States, 25,000 of whom came from Guatemala. Finding Fernanda, a dramatic true story paired... Read more >
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8 Ball Chicks

Written by Gini Sikes


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 20, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-47432-0 (0-385-47432-6)

Dismissed by the police as mere adjuncts to or gofers for male gangs, girl gang-bangers in fact are often as violent, emotionally closed-off, and dangerous as their male counterparts. In 8 Ball Chicks, veteran journalist Gini Sikes spends a year in the ghettos following girl gangs-white, black, and Latino-in South Central... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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About Behaviorism

Written by B.F. Skinner


Format: Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 1976
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-71618-3 (0-394-71618-3)

Written by its leading exponent, About Behaviorism is the classic work about this controversial philosophy.

"The major problems facing the world today can be solved only if we improve our understanding... Behaviorism offers a promising alternative... to traditional views... I have written this book in an effort to make its position... Read more >
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Written by Rebecca Skloot


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5218-9 (1-4000-5218-1)

Winner of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine’s Communication Award for Best Book
Winner of the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize for Nonfiction
Winner of the Wellcome Trust Book Prize

Named by more than 60 critics as one of the best books of 2010,
including:
Best Book of... Read more >

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Son of a Gun
A Memoir
Written by Justin St. Germain


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 5, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8074-5 (0-8129-8074-3)

In the tradition of Tobias Wolff, James Ellroy, and Mary Karr, a stunning memoir of a mother-son relationship that is also the searing, unflinching account of a murder and its aftermath

Tombstone, Arizona, September 2001. Debbie St. Germain’s death in her remote trailer, apparently at the hands of her fifth husband, is... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Son of a Gun
A Memoir
Written by Justin St. Germain


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6862-3 (1-4000-6862-2)

In the tradition of Tobias Wolff, James Ellroy, and Mary Karr, a stunning memoir of a mother-son relationship that is also the searing, unflinching account of a murder and its aftermath

Tombstone, Arizona, September 2001. Debbie St. Germain’s death in her remote trailer, apparently at the hands of her fifth husband, is... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Prince of Providence
The Rise and Fall of Buddy Cianci, America's Most Notorious Mayor
Written by Mike Stanton


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 13, 2004
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75967-3 (0-375-75967-0)

In The Prince of Providence, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Mike Stanton tells a classic story of wiseguys, feds, and politicians on a carousel of crime and redemption.

Buddy Cianci was part urban visionary, part Tony Soprano—a flawed political genius in the mold of Huey Long and James Michael Curley. His lust for power... Read more >
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The Killer of Little Shepherds
A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science
Written by Douglas Starr


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27908-8 (0-307-27908-1)

Winner of the Gold Dagger Award

A fascinating true crime story that details the rise of modern forensics and the development of modern criminal investigation.

At the end of the nineteenth century, serial murderer Joseph Vacher terrorized the French countryside, eluding authorities for years, and murdering twice as many victims as Jack The... Read more >
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Just Mercy
A Story of Justice and Redemption
Written by Bryan Stevenson


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9452-0 (0-8129-9452-3)

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
 
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to... Read more >

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The Victorian Criminal

Written by Neil Storey


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Shire
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-7478-0814-5 (0-7478-0814-7)

From gaslit city streets to dark wooded estates, crime was rife in Victorian Britain; through a wide array of historical court records, newspaper accounts and prison books, The Victorian Criminal gives a fascinating overview of those involved in it. Within these pages may be found accounts of petty criminals and poachers... Read more >

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The Sociopath Next Door

Written by Martha Stout, Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1582-3 (0-7679-1582-8)

In the pages of The Sociopath Next Door, you will realize that your ex was not just misunderstood. He’s a sociopath. And your boss, teacher, and colleague? They may be sociopaths too.

We are accustomed to think of sociopaths as violent criminals, but in The Sociopath Next Door, Harvard psychologist Martha Stout... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Power Failure
The Inside Story of the Collapse of Enron
Written by Mimi Swartz and Sherron Watkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1368-3 (0-7679-1368-X)

“A lucid account of the Enron debacle that may be the best informed and best written to date.” —Andrew Hill, Financial Times

Written by prizewinning journalist Mimi Swartz, and substantially based on the revelations of former Enron vice-president Sherron Watkins, as well as hundreds of other interviews, Power Failure is the fascinating... Read more >

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The Divide
American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
Written by Matt Taibbi
Illustrated by Molly Crabapple


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9342-4 (0-8129-9342-X)

Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery:
 
Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles.
Fraud by the rich wipes out 40 percent of the world’s wealth. The rich get massively richer. No one goes to jail.
 
In search of a solution, journalist... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Honor Thy Father

Written by Gay Talese


Format: Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Ivy Books
On Sale: April 26, 1992
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-1058-7 (0-8041-1058-1)

"Brilliant . . . Indispensable."
Los Angeles Times

Here is the story of the rise and fall of the notorious Bonanno crime family of New York as only best-selling author Gay Talese could tell it. Read more >

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The Count and the Confession
A True Murder Mystery
Written by John Taylor


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 10, 2003
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72583-8 (0-375-72583-0)

Roger de la Burde was an unusual and charming man—a wealthy scientist and art collector, he claimed to be a Polish Count, wore ascots, and always bowed to women. But after he was found dead in the library of his Virginia estate, police discovered that de la Burde was not the... Read more >
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Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

Written by Hunter S. Thompson


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 29, 1996
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-41008-5 (0-345-41008-4)

Here is Hunter S. Thompson's vivid account of his experiences with California's most notorious motorcycle gang, the Hell's Angels. In the mid-1960s, Thompson spent almost two years living with the controversial An-gels, cycling up and down the coast, reveling in the anarchic spirit of their clan, and, as befits their name... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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May God Have Mercy
A True Story of Crime and Punishment
Written by John C. Tucker


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: August 10, 1998
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33294-1 (0-385-33294-7)

An ideal source for the "con" side of any classroom debate on the death penalty, May God Have Mercy is the true story of a death sentence carried out despite new evidence and new witnesses, which the court--ruling on technicalities--refused to hear.

Written by a former Chicago criminal defense attorney, the... Read more >

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Medical Apartheid
The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present
Written by Harriet A. Washington


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1547-2 (0-7679-1547-X)

Winner, 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award
Pen Oakland-Josephine Miles 17th Annual National Literary Award
Honor Book, Black Caucus of The American Library Association
2007 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award

Medical Apartheid
is the first and only comprehensive history of medical experimentation on African Americans. Starting with the earliest encounters between black Americans and Western... Read more >
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Tokyo Underworld
The Fast Times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan
Written by Robert Whiting


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 26, 2000
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72489-3 (0-375-72489-3)

"A fascinating look at some fascinating people who show how democracy advances hand in hand with crime in Japan." —Mario Puzo

In this unorthodox chronicle of the rise of Japan, Inc., Robert Whiting, author of You Gotta Have Wa, gives us a fresh perspective on the economic miracle and near disaster that... Read more >
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Spy
The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America
Written by David Wise


Format: Trade Paperback, 344 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75894-2 (0-375-75894-1)

Spy tells, for the first time, the full, authoritative story of how FBI agent Robert Hanssen, code name grayday, spied for Russia for twenty-two years in what has been called the “worst intelligence disaster in U.S. history”–and how he was finally caught in an incredible gambit by U.S. intelligence.

David Wise, the... Read more >
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Remembering Satan

Written by Lawrence Wright


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75582-1 (0-679-75582-9)

Remembering Satan is a lucid, measured, and absolutely riveting inquest into the 1988 case of Paul Ingram, a respected deputy sheriff in Olympia, Washington, and his family’s accusations of sexual abuse against him—accusations which eventually revealed Ingram’s participation in bizarre satanic rites involving his whole family and other members of the... Read more >
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The Moral Compass of the American Lawyer
Truth, Justice, Power, and Greed
Written by Richard A. Zitrin and Carol M. Langford


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 5, 2000
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-00671-9 (0-449-00671-9)

With the popularity of television courtroom dramas that distort the perception of what lawyers do, it is time to tell the truth about the U.S. judicial system. Here is a cogent and groundbreaking program for legal reform. In this provocative book, practicing lawyers and distinguished law professors Zitrin and Langford offer... Read more >
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