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Murder At Yosemite

by Carlton Smith

Amidst the breathtaking natural beauty of Yosemite National Park, four terrifying killings took place. For months, law enforcement officials were stumped by the deaths of three tourists: Carole Sund, her teenaged...


The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder

by Peter Zeihan

In the bestselling tradition of The World Is Flat and The Next 100 Years, THE ACCIDENTAL SUPERPOWER will be a much discussed, contrarian, and eye-opening assessment of American power.

Near the end of the Second...


Footsteps in the Snow

by Charles Lachman

NOW A LIFETIME MOVIE CHANNEL DOCUMENTARY

It was a shocking true crime that left two families shattered, and became the coldest case in U.S. history.

Who really killed little Maria? The question fueled a real-life...


The Hard-pressed Researcher: A research handbook for the caring professions

by Anne Edwards & Robin Talbot

Working in the fields of education, health and social care demands a great deal of energy, effort and commitment on the part of the practitioner or trainee. When a research project is added to a workload the...


The Map and the Territory 2.0: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting

by Alan Greenspan

Like all of us, though few so visibly, Alan Greenspan was forced by the financial crisis of 2008 to question some fundamental assumptions about risk management and economic forecasting. No one with any meaningful...


Overruled: The Long War for Control of the U.S. Supreme Court

by Damon Root

Should the Supreme Court defer to the will of the majority and uphold most democratically enacted laws? Or does the Constitution empower the Supreme Court to protect a broad range of individual rights from the...


Until You Are Dead, Dead, Dead: The Hanging of Albert Edwin Batson

by Jim Bradshaw & Danielle Miller

How the tangles of nineteenth-century justice ensnared an itinerant worker in Louisiana


The Mayne Inheritance

by Rosamond Siemon

Opening with a macabre mid-nineteenth century murder, The Mayne Inheritance unfolds like a gothic thriller. Was it the murder victim’s money that founded patriarch Patrick Mayne’s Queen Street business empire?...


Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students

by Stephen Bailey

Most international students need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework, but writing good academic English is one of the most demanding tasks students face. This new, fourth edition of Academic...


Technological Slavery: The Collected Writings of Theodore J. Kaczynski, a.k.a.

by Theodore J. Kaczynski & David Skrbina

Sociopath? Absolutely! Prophetic genius? The First Amendment ensures that every reader gets to decide.


Delivered from Evil: True Stories of Ordinary People Who Faced Monstrous Mass Killers and Survived

by Ron Franscell

A 12-year-old boy cowers in his closet while a lunatic killer slaughters his family . . . a nursing student unwittingly opens her home to the serial killer on her front porch . . . an 11-year-old girl drifts...


The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins

by Robert B. Baer

An odyssey through the art, theory, and brutality of modern political murder by Robert Baer, New York Times–bestselling author, former CIA operative, and, yes, assassin

 

All four of Robert B. Baer’s previous...


Strange: True Stories of the Mysterious and Bizarre

by Colin Wilson & Damon Wilson

Over fifty of the most fascinating accounts of history’s greatest unsolved mysteries.

Did werewolves roam the countryside of fifteenth century France? What exactly is El Chupacabra, a creature whose name translates...


More Awesome Than Money: Four Boys and Their Heroic Quest to Save Your Privacy from Facebook

by Jim Dwyer

The David-versus-Goliath effort to build a revolutionary social network that would give us back control of our personal data

 

In June of 2010, four nerdy NYU undergrads moved to Silicon Valley to save the world...


The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable: A True Tale of Passion, Poison and Pursuit

by Carol Baxter

Quaker John Tawell's trial became a sensation, involving poison and sexual scandal. It helped to secure the telegraph's fame — and usher in the modern communication age. A true tale of murder and scientific...


Mafia and Organized Crime: A Beginner's Guide

by James O. Finckenauer

Ruthless, cruel, and irresistibly cool: the Mafia has always appealed to the darker side of the imagination. But just what is the Mafia, how does it operate, and what can be done to combat it? James Finckenauer...


Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World's Most Savage Murderers

by Scott Bonn & Diane Dimond

For decades now, serial killers have taken center stage in the news and entertainment media. The coverage of real-life murderers such as Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer has transformed them into ghoulish celebrities....


The Last Witch of Langenburg: Murder in a German Village

by Thomas Robisheaux

A young mother dies in agony. Was it a natural death, murder—or witchcraft? On the night of the festive holiday of Shrove Tuesday in 1672 Anna Fessler died after eating one of her neighbor's buttery cakes....


Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

by Katha Pollitt

A POWERFUL ARGUMENT FOR ABORTION AS A MORAL RIGHT AND SOCIAL GOOD BY A NOTED FEMINIST AND LONGTIME COLUMNIST FOR THE NATION

Forty years after the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, "abortion" is still a word that is...


Drugs Unlimited

by Mike Power

The very first thing ever bought or sold on the Internet was marijuana, when Stanford and MIT students used ARPANET to cut a deal in the early '70s. Today, you can order any conceivable pill or powder with the...