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By Douglas Porch. 1995
Porch examines intelligence services in modern French history, tracing their roots to Napoleon and analyzing their impact on government and… the military during two world wars and colonial rule in Africa and Southeast Asia. He documents successes, such as the Resistance in World War II, as well as failures, such as the infamous Dreyfus Affair. 1995.
By Ranulph Fiennes. 1991
The "Feather Men," so named because of their light touch, were a group of Englishmen recruited to stop an organization… of contract killers from murdering former members of the Special Air Service. This true story of their vigilante activities during the 1980s is set mainly in Oman and is told in chilling detail with action-packed narrative. Includes violence. 1991.
By Ronald Kessler. 1993
While researching the Federal Bureau of Investigation for this book, the author requested a response to some questions that were… forwarded to the Justice Department and resulted in the firing of FBI director William S. Sessions. Kessler's research also reveals an intimate look at FBI facilities, personnel, procedures, successes and failures, and hiring practices. 1993.
By Dick Lehr. 2009
The Fence documents the true story of a Boston police incident during which an undercover officer was brutally beaten by… fellow officers who mistook him for a murder suspect. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. c2009.
By Deborah Cadbury. 2000
The text tells the story of the bitter feud between Gideon Mantell, who uncovered giant bones in a Sussex quarry… and became obsessed with the ancient past and Richard Owen, patronised by royalty, the Prime Minister and the aristocracy, who scooped the credit for the discovery of the dinosaurs. Their struggle was to create a new science that would change man's perception of his place in the universe. 2000.
By T. J English. 2018
Drawing on detailed reporting and extensive evidence, English reveals how an entire generation of political exiles, refugees, racketeers, corrupt cops,… hitmen, and their wives and girlfriends became caught up in an American saga of desperation and empire building, set against the larger backdrop of revolution, exile, and ethnicity. 2018.
By Adrian J Desmond. 1976
Science historian draws on recent, revolutionary discoveries to present a new picture of dinosaurs and their world. Takes exception to… the long-held myth that these beasts were sluggish, small brained, giant lizards. 1976.
By Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit͡ìsyn. 1973
Drawn from reports, letters, witnesses, and the Nobel Prize winner's own 11-year incarceration at Archipelago. This is an intense portrayal… of the history of the Soviet prison system. Bestseller. 1973. Uniform title: Arkhipelag GULag, 1918-1956.
In 1901, pinup girl and penniless actress Evelyn Nesbit was taken advantage of by legendary architect Stanford White. Four years… later, Nesbit would tell her husband Harry Thaw of the encounter, leading Thaw to publicly murder White. 2018.
By Wayne Grady. 1993
In 1985, a party of Canadian and Chinese scientists embarked on a five-year treasure hunt in China's Gobi Desert, the… badlands of Alberta and Canada's Arctic. They hoped to answer questions about dinosaur behaviour, migration, and evolution. 1993.
By M. L Friedland. 1994
A sensational trial -- questions about the influence of the media, expert witnesses, the issue of the death penalty, and… the advantage of wealth. While it sounds like one of today's headlines, this actually happened in 1900. The author investigates the remarkable trial of two men accused of murdering William Marsh Rice, founder of Rice University. 1994.
By Steve Lillebuen. 2012
On the night of October 10, 2008, Johnny Altinger was heading to his first date with a woman he had… met online. He was never seen again. Two weeks earlier, aspiring filmmaker Mark Twitchell, with a devotion to the television series Dexter, began a three-day shoot for his latest short film. His horror story featured a serial killer who impersonates women on an online dating site to lure unsuspecting men to his suburban kill room. But his script was actually the blueprint for a real-life murder. Includes violence and strong language. Winner of the 2013 Arthur Ellis Best Crime Non-fiction Award. c2012.
By David Grann. 2010
Each of the dozen stories in this collection reveals a hidden and often dangerous world, and pivots around the gravitational… pull of obsession and the captivating personalities of those caught in its grip. There is the world's foremost expert on Sherlock Holmes who is found dead in mysterious circumstances; an arson sleuth trying to prove that a man about to be executed is innocent; and sandhogs racing to complete the brutally dangerous job of building New York City's water tunnels before the old system collapses. Throughout, Grann's hypnotic accounts display the power--and often the willful perversity--of the human spirit. 2010.
By Douglas C Waller. 1994
Waller, defence and foreign policy correspondent for Newsweek, reports on the work of the more than 40,000 soldiers in the… United States Special Operations Command. He spent time with four groups -- Green Berets, Delta Force, Navy SEALS, and Pave Low teams -- as well as with former members of these special forces. He also discusses their involvement in Desert Storm. Includes strong language and violence. c1994.
By Mark Olshaker, John E Douglas. 2016
Did Lizzie Borden murder her own father and stepmother? Was Jack the Ripper actually the Duke of Clarence? Who killed… JonBenet Ramsey? America's foremost expert on criminal profiling and twenty-five-year FBI veteran John Douglas, along with author and filmmaker Mark Olshaker, explores those tantalizing questions and more. With unique analysis, the authors reexamine and reinterpret the accepted facts, evidence, and victimology of the most notorious murder cases in the history of crime, including the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the Zodiac Killer, and the Whitechapel murders. Utilizing techniques developed by Douglas himself, they give detailed profiles and reveal chief suspects in pursuit of what really happened in each case. 2016.
By Radley Balko, Tucker Carrington. 2018
In this account of two tragedies, Dr. Steven Hayne was a medical examiner in Mississippi and Dr. Michael West a… dentist and self-styled "bite-mark specialist." The second tragedy is of two black men wrongly convicted by Hayne's and West's reports. The authors reveal how this tragedy happened and how to prevent its happening again. 2018.
By M. L Friedland. 1986
Two men were shot and killed at the Montreal Cotton Company in 1895. This is the dramatic story of the… trial of Valentine Shortis, a young Irish immigrant who was accused of the murders. 1986.
By Rodney Barker. 1992
Journalist Rodney Barker was passing through Farmington, New Mexico, in 1974 when he got swept up in a protest. Navajos… were angry with the light sentence given to three white teenagers who tortured and killed three of their tribesmen. Years later, Barker retraces the events surrounding the murders and describes how the Navajo people exacted their own kind of justice. Includes strong language and violence. c1992.
By Wayne Grady. 2000
Wayne Grady, the science editor of Equinox, and Phil Currie, a Canadian palaeontologist, travel to Patagonia, China, and the Alberta… Badlands. Living in tents, experiencing rain, mud, windstorms, disagreements, and the ultimate glimpse of bone, they try to find conclusive evidence in an ongoing debate: did dinosaurs go extinct, or evolve into birds of the modern world? 2000.