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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 David Sheff. 2007
Before meth, Sheff's son, Nic, was a varsity athlete, honour student, and award-winning journalist. After meth, he was a trembling… wraith who stole money from his eight-year-old brother and lived on the streets. Sheff traces the first warning signs, the attempts at rehabilitation, and, at last, the way past addiction. He shows us that, whatever an addict's fate, the rest of the family must care for one another, too, lest they become addicted to addiction. Bestseller. 2008, c2007.
By Clare Walmsley. 1991
This practical guide to assertiveness was written to accompany the BBC television series "Tomorrow the World". You can discover how… assertive you are; how to build up self esteem; how to identify your feelings, needs and rights as well as those of others and how to say NO and feel good about it! 1991.
By Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein. 1974
By Joe Sharkey. 1993
Mark Putnam's first assignment as an FBI agent is in the coal town of Pikeville, Kentucky. Almost immediately, Mark solves… a bank robbery case with the help of local informant Susan Smith. Susan becomes enamoured of Mark (even befriending his wife to learn more about him), and Mark eventually succumbs to Susan's advances. Her "fatal attraction" response leads to a deadly struggle. Strong language and violence. c1993.
By James Frey. 2005
Memoir by a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, whose parents checked him into a Minnesota rehabilitation clinic as a last-step… measure when he was twenty-three. Discusses his experiences there, including treatment methods he accepted and rejected to regain sobriety. This recording includes the publisher's and author's notes issued in response to the controversy over the accuracy of the book. Strong language. Bestseller. 2005.
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 Pauline Cadieux. 1979
Le 22 novembre 1897, Cordelia revient de chez son père où elle a passé la nuit. Affreuse découverte; son mari… gît dans son lit; assassiné. Elle ne se doute pas que bientôt, à Sainte-Scholastique, la rumeur publique l'accusera du meurtre. 1979.
By Roberto Saviano, Vincent Raynaud. 2007
Roberto Saviano a enquêté pendant plusieurs années sur les activités de la Camorra, l'organisation criminelle qui règne sur Naples et… toute la Campanie. Une organisation moins connue que la mafia sicilienne mais bien plus dangereuse, car la mafia se pose comme un 'contre-État', a un code d'honneur et respecte certaines règles, alors que la Camorra est une forme 'd'entreprenariat' criminel dont le seul but est de maximiser ses profits, ses membres étant prêts à tout pour atteindre cet objectif. Elle constitue pour l'auteur l'avant-garde de l'économie mondialisée, dont elle pousse les mécanismes jusqu'à leurs conséquences les plus extrêmes. Les rapports avec la Chine et le rôle du port de Naples, l'importance du textile en Italie et au-delà, le trafic d'armes et de drogue, les activités de construction et l'immobilier. Passant en revue tous ces dossiers, Saviano présente des faits, des chiffres et des éléments concrets sur la portée de la criminalité au sein du 'Système', le véritable nom de la Camorra. 2007.
By Dick Lehr, Gerard O'Neill. 2013
Investigative journalists expose FBI corruption. In 1975 Boston FBI agent John Connolly began using Irish mobster Jim "Whitey" Bulger as… an informant. Though Bulger committed outrageous crimes, the state police and federal drug agents were never able to get a conviction, and authorities became suspicious of a fix. 2013.
By Eric Schlosser. 2001
An exposé of the fast-food industry, revealing its dubious production techniques, marketing strategies, and exploitation of workers. Deplores the industry's… indifference to health problems it has fostered (obesity, food-borne disease) and criticizes its role in the spread of global corporate culture. Suggests solutions to the "McDonaldization of America." Bestseller. 2001.