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By René Descartes, John J Blom. 1978
Contains Descartes' correspondence, mainly to Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and Queen Christina of Sweden, which describes his moral philosophy and… psychology. The introduction sketches Descartes' moral psychology and its relation to his method and metaphysics. 1978. Uniform title: Selections.
By Peter Edwards, Antonio Nicaso. 1993
The authors use the details of thirteen Mafia murders in Canada to trace the development of the Mafia in this… country. Each murder is examined in the context of the Mafia ethos. Also includes the code of behaviour for the Calabrian Mafia. Strong language and descriptions of violence. 1993.
By Joseph Wambaugh. 1987
By Ann Rule. 1995
In 1986, Cheryl Keeton's body is found in an overturned van on Portland's Sunset Highway. It looks like a traffic… accident, but Cheryl has been bludgeoned to death. She left behind a note incriminating her estranged husband, Brad Cunningham, much to the shock of his physician girlfriend. Strong language and violence. 1995.
By Hugues De Montalembert, David Noakes. 1985
In 1978, artist Hughes de Montalembert was blinded by two muggers. This is the tale of his search for a… cure, of his rehabilitation and his despair, and finally his discovery of reconciliation and peace. 1985. Uniform title: Lumière assassinée.
By Stephen Kuusisto. 2006
The author of "Planet of the Blind", who has been legally blind since birth, explains how he perceives the world… around him through listening. In these essays he describes childhood influences, adult travels, artful eavesdropping, and love of poetry and Caruso's singing. 2006.
By Helen Prejean. 1992
When Louisiana nun Helen Prejean and death-row inmate Patrick Sonnier become pen pals, Sonnier’s friendly nature and ambiguities about his… crime reinforce Prejean’s feelings against the death penalty. After fighting unsuccessfully to have Sonnier’s sentence commuted, Prejean continues her activism, including work with victims’ groups. Includes violence and strong language. 1992.
By Jane Jacobs. 2004
Architectural and city-planning scholar Jacobs argues that Western civilization in general and North American society in particular are headed for… a period of reconfiguration, chaos, and lost cultural memory. She credits this to the erosion of five key pillars of Western civilization: community and family, higher education, scientific advancement, taxation, and self-policing by learned professions, as well as changes in agriculture and transportation. 2004.
By Ann Brocklehurst. 2016
Tim Bosma of Hamilton, Ontario, was a successful businessman and happily married young father until he put his truck up… for sale online, went for a test drive with two strangers, and never returned. His disappearance and the murder investigation that followed played out on social media and in the headlines over several weeks in spring 2013. His heartbroken family made futile pleas for his return. Weeks later, two men were arrested for Bosma's murder, a petty criminal named Mark Smich, and Dellen Millard, the heir of an aviation millionaire. Disturbingly, there appeared to be no motive for the gruesome killing of Bosma, whose charred remains were found on Millard's farm. It seemed to be a cold-blooded "thrill kill" carried out by what some would deem a psychopath, and his sidekick. But there was even more to the grisly story. The investigation of Bosma's death would eventually lead to the discovery of two other murders: the pair would be charged with the murder of Laura Babcock, Millard's former girlfriend, who disappeared in 2012, and Millard alone would be charged with the murder of his own father, Wayne Millard. 2016.
By David Heilbroner, Steven Keeney. 1993
Kentucky corporate attorney Steve Keeney looks into Deana Robert's cliff-fall death for her mother, a member of Keeney's church. Twenty-year-old… Deana, a high-school drop-out with an I.Q. of 85, was living in California with an older couple. Learning that the couple took out an insurance policy on Deana, Keeney begins to uncover a trail of murders. Some strong language and violence. 1993.
By Jed Horne. 2005
Analyzes the five trials of Curtis Kyles for the 1984 murder of sixty-year-old New Orleans housewife Delores Dye. Discusses political… and legal manoeuvring in the case, reversal by the U.S. Supreme Court, subsequent retrials, and the unsolved status of the crime. 2005.
By Christopher Norris. 1987
Jacques Derrida is one of the most important people in contemporary Anglo-American literary theory. This book sets out to explain… the significance of Derrida's writings and to place them within the western philosophical tradition. The author also discusses some reasons for the massive institutional resistance which has prevented philosophers from engaging seriously with Derrida's work. 1987.
Investigative journalist Yves Lavigne offers new information on the current state of the illegal drug trade in North America. From… Toronto's Chinatown to L.A.'s mean streets, Lavigne shows how street gangs will go to great lengths to grab their cut of the world's illicit drug market. Strong language, descriptions of violence, and explicit descriptions of sex. 1999.
By Tom Sullivan. 2012
For Tom Sullivan —author, actor, athlete, singer, entertainer, and producer—a life with blindness has been a life with very few… true limits. In this elegant exploration of the senses, he considers the different challenges he’s faced and explains the wonder he carries because, not in spite, of his blindness. 2012.
By Frances Lief Neer. 1994
Neer suffered from low vision throughout her life and eventually became blind. Just as she lost her sight totally, her… adult son died and left her his 13-year-old daughter to raise. Neer's story is about coping - how to travel, shop, socialize, read and write, and run a household - and she describes attending plays, cooking for dinner parties, becoming street savvy, and, literally, dancing in the dark. 1994.
By Jim Marrs. 1989
Marrs pulls together an enormous number of theories and mountains of information about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He… provides all the data he believes relevant to allow people to draw their own conclusions regarding the slaying. He discusses the shooting scene and eyewitnesses to the event, as well as major persons and organizations that may have been involved. Bestseller 1989. 1989.
Crime story: the true account of the reporters, cops, and lawyers on the trail of the body-parts killer
By Nick Pron, Kevin Donovan. 1992
Reporters from the "Toronto Star" tell how Selina Shen, a music student from China, was brutally murdered by her rejected… lover in Toronto in 1988. For more than four years, the reporters pursued the case, enabling them to describe in detail the murderer, the relentless police work, and the legal tactics used by both the prosecution and the defense. The transcription of tape recordings and court proceedings offers the reader an inside look at the Canadian court system. 1992.
By Ved Mehta. 1972
A memoir about the author's father whose work in the field of cholera, malaria, and tuberculosis is notable. The author… also tells about being sent to a school for the blind after illness robs him of his sight. 1972.
By Ann Rule. 2009
Seven accounts of murders in which the victims trusted their killers. In the title case, a school counselor was shot… by his estranged wife while he slept. "Monohan's Last Date" recounts the crime of a trucker dispatching a swinger. Violence, some strong language, and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009.
By Lawrence Millman. 2017
The story of a series of murders that occurred in an extremely remote corner of the Arctic in 1941. Those… murders show that senseless violence in the name of religion is not only a contemporary phenomenon, and that a people as seemingly peaceful as the Inuit can become unpeaceful at the drop of a hat or, in this instance, a meteor shower. At the same time, the book is a warning cry against the destruction of what's left of our culture's humanity, along with the destruction of the natural world. Has technology deprived us of our eyes? the author asks. Has it deprived the world of birds, beasts, and flowers? 2017.