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The 100-Pound Gangster

by Henry Lin

Henry Lin spent most of his precocious youth involved with the international criminal underworld. By the age of fourteen, he was involved with a notorious San Francisco triad with links to Hong Kong and mainland...


The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh

by Leigh Straw

Matriarch of the criminal underworld ... or the Robin Hood of inner Sydney?The legend of Kate Leigh, Sydney's famed brothel madam, sly grog seller and drug dealer, has loomed large in TV's Underbelly and every...


Indefensible: The Missing Truth about Steven Avery, Teresa Halbach, and Making a Murderer

by Michael Griesbach

An insider exposes the shocking facts deliberately left out of the hit Netflix series Making a Murderer—and argues persuasively that Steven Avery was rightfully convicted in the 2005 killing of Teresa Halbach....


American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst

Doin' Time: Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

by Rachel Porter

Some kids get all the breaks. Some don't.This book is about the ones who ended up in prison, the ones who had been abused or taken away from their families, who had given up on society.Doin' Time ?tells the...


You Can't Win: Complete and Unabridged

by Jack Black

My background is crowded with robberies, burglaries, and thefts too numerous to recall. All manner of crimes against property. Arrests, trials, acquittals, convictions, escapes. Penitentiaries! I see in the...


The President Street Boys: Growing Up Mafia

by Frank Dimatteo

“When Mom got out of jail, it was great having her home.”

Mondo the Dwarf. Frankie Shots. Jospeh “Little Lolly Pop” Carna. Larry “Big Lolly Pop” Carna. Salvatore “Sally Boy” Marinelli. Johnny...


Mayhem

by Matthew Thompson

"A Gonzo portrait of the Mad Max of Supermax" Andrew Rule, author of Underbelly

Meet BADNE$$. He's the enigmatic, impulsive, exasperating, destructive, big-hearted Aussie outlaw who stole millions of dollars...


Violent Obsession: The Stalker Next Door

by Jackie Eigner & Simon Gullifer

The Stalker Next Door. The amazing true story of lust, fixation, courage and survival

To her, he was just the boy next door. To him she was something more. They were never lovers. They were never friends....


The Pavement Bookworm

by Philani Dladla

Meet Philani Dladla who has one of the most inspiring young South African stories you're ever likely to encounter. An avid reader with an insatiable desire for knowledge, Philani has used his love for books...


Dead Man Tell No Lies

by Lydon Smith & Simone Brooks

Lyndon Smith shares his story of survival to deliver a heartfelt memoir of his life in the fast lane. In Dead Man Tell No Lies, Smith chronicles his experience in the mean streets of LA, to his love affair with...


Chin: The Life and Crimes of Mafia Boss Vincent Gigante

by Larry McShane

"Full of astonishment . . . a kind of dark wonder." --Pete Hamill

This is the story of Vincent Louis Gigante, the Genovese Family crime overlord who ruled a sprawling criminal empire for a quarter century with...


Once a Cop: The Street, the Law, Two Worlds, One Man

by Corey Pegues

“As the spotlight on law enforcement grows ever harsher, the perspective of a top cop—a black cop—makes one sit up and take notice. [Corey Pegues] gives us an incisive look at life on both sides of the...


Summary of Orange Is the New Black: by Piper Kerman | Includes Analysis

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Summary of Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman | Includes Analysis

 

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Preview of the earlier Chapters:

Chapter 1

In 1993, twenty-four year old Piper Kerman was at the

Brussels airport, waiting for...


Summary of Legends and Lies: by Bill O'Reilly and David Fisher | Includes Analysis

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Legends and Lies by Bill O’Reilly and David Fisher | Includes Analysis

 

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In Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Real West, each chapter is a standalone account of the life of an individual...


The Salad Oil King

by Mathew Crisci

An uniquely American tale of Greed-Gone-Mad. Inspired by real events that took place in the 1940-60's. An unpretentious, diminutive Manhattan-born high school drop-out named Alfonso Gravenese morphs into one...


Sex Crimes: Then and Now: My Years on the Front Lines Prosecuting Rapists and Confronting Their Collaborators

by Alice Vachss

    After being fired from her post as Chief of the Special Victims Unit for refusing to "go along to get along," Alice Vachss published the incendiary Sex Crimes, described as "a stark, passionate closing...


Aberration in the Heartland of the Real: The Secret Lives of Timothy McVeigh

by Wendy S. Painting

Presenting startling new biographical details about Timothy McVeigh and exposing stark contradictions and errors contained in previous depictions of the "All-American Terrorist," this book traces McVeigh's life...


Bad: The Autobiography of James Carr

by James Carr

An unapologetic, brutal memoir from notorious 60s career criminal James Carr. BAD covers Carr's life from his first arrest for burning down his school at age 9, through merciless stints in San Quentin, where...


The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City

by Laura Tillman

In Cold Blood meets Adrian Nicole LeBlanc’s Random Family: A harrowing, profoundly personal investigation of the causes, effects, and communal toll of a deeply troubling crime—the brutal murder of three...