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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson

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English

Pages

342

Publication Date

October 21, 2014

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<b><b>#1聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES聽</i>BESTSELLER 鈥⒙?lt;b>NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX 鈥⒙燗 powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice鈥攆rom one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.<br /><br /> 鈥淸Bryan Stevenson鈥檚] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country.鈥?lt;b>鈥擩ohn Legend</b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN</b>聽鈥⒙燦amed One of the Best Books of the Year by <i>The New York Times 鈥?The Washington Post 鈥?The Boston Globe 鈥?The Seattle Times 鈥?Esquire 鈥?Time</i></b><br /></b></b><br /> Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn鈥檛 commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship鈥攁nd transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.<br /><br /> <i>Just Mercy </i>is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer鈥檚 coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.<br /><br /><b>Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction 鈥⒙燱inner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction 鈥?Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award 鈥?Finalist for the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Book Prize 鈥?Finalist for the聽<i>Kirkus Reviews聽</i>Prize 鈥?An American Library Association Notable Book</b><br /><br />鈥淓very bit as moving as <i>To Kill a Mockingbird, </i>and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.鈥?lt;b>鈥擠avid Cole, <i>The New York Review of Books</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淪earing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America鈥檚 Mandela.鈥?lt;b>鈥擭icholas Kristof, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淵ou don鈥檛 have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. <i>Just Mercy</i> will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.鈥?lt;b>鈥擳ed Conover, <i>The New York Times Book Review </i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淚nspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he鈥檚 also a gifted writer and storyteller.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淎s deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擳he Financial Times</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淏rilliant.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擳he Philadelphia Inquirer</i></b>
Guilt by Accusation: The Challenge of Proving Innocence in the Ag...
by Alan Dershowitz

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English

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Publication Date

November 19, 2019

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<b>A <i>Wall Street Journal</i> Besteller!聽Alan Dershowitz, one of America鈥檚 most respected legal scholars and a<i> New York Times </i>bestselling author聽proves鈥攚ith incontrovertible evidence鈥攖hat he is entirely innocent of the sexual misconduct accusations against him, while suggesting a roadmap for how such allegations should be handled in a just society. 聽</b><br /><br />鈥淢aybe the question isn鈥檛 what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it鈥檚 what happened to everyone else.鈥濃€?lt;i>Politico</i><br /><br /> Alan Dershowitz has been called 鈥渙ne of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America鈥?by <i>Politico </i>and 鈥渢he nation鈥檚 most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights鈥?by <i>Newsweek</i>. Yet he has come under intense criticism for applying those same principles, and his famed 鈥渟hoe鈥憃n鈥憈he鈥憃ther鈥慺oot test,鈥?to those accused of sexual misconduct.<br /><br /> In <i>Guilt by Accusation</i>, Dershowitz provides an in鈥慸epth analysis of the false accusations against him, alongside a full presentation of the exculpatory evidence that proves his account, including emails from his accuser and an admission of his innocence from her lawyer, David Boies. Additionally, he examines current attitudes toward accusations of sexual misconduct, which are today, in the age of #MeToo, accepted as implicit truth without giving the accused a fair chance to defend themselves and their innocence, and suggests possible pathways back to a society and legal system in which due process is respected above public opinion and the whims of social media mobs.<br /><br /> This book is Alan Dershowitz鈥檚 plea for fairness for both accuser and accused, his principled stand for due process no matter the allegation, and his compelling assertion of his own innocence. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to know the inside story behind the accusations against him or who cares about the current societal debate over how we should handle accusations of sexual misconduct.<br /><br /> The #MeToo movement has generally been a force for good, but as with many good movements, it is being exploited by some bad people for personal profit. Supporters of the #MeToo movement must not allow false accusers to hurt real victims by hiding behind its virtuous shield, turning it into an exploitive sword against innocent people.
Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
by , Mark Olshaker

Language

English

Pages

445

Publication Date

November 26, 1998

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<b>Now a Netflix original series</b><br /> <br />Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas鈥?twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country鈥檚 most notorious serial killers and criminals.<br /><br />In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases鈥攁nd into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.<br /> <br /> During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life.<br /> <br /> As the model for Jack Crawford in <i>The Silence of the Lambs</i>, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer's and the victim's actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander

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English

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Publication Date

January 07, 2020

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<p><strong>Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by <em>Entertainment Weekly鈥?lt;/em>聽<em>Slate鈥?lt;/em>聽<em>Chronicle of Higher Eduction鈥?lt;/em>聽<em>Literary Hub</em>, <em>Book Riot鈥?lt;/em>聽and <em>Zora</em></strong></p> <p><strong>A tenth-anniversary edition of the iconic bestseller鈥斺€渙ne of the most influential books of the past 20 years,鈥?according to the <em>Chronicle of Higher Education</em>鈥攚ith a new preface by the author</strong></p> <p><strong>鈥淚t is in no small part thanks to Alexander鈥檚 account that civil rights organizations such as Black Lives Matter have focused so much of their energy on the criminal justice system.鈥澛?lt;/strong><br /><strong>鈥擜dam Shatz, <em>London Review of Books</em></strong></p> <p>Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander鈥檚 <em>The New Jim Crow</em>. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall Project and the new $100 million Art for Justice Fund; it has been the winner of numerous prizes, including the prestigious NAACP Image Award; and it has spent nearly 250 weeks on the <em>New York Times</em> bestseller list.</p> <p>Most important of all, it has spawned a whole generation of criminal justice reform activists and organizations motivated by Michelle Alexander鈥檚 unforgettable argument that 鈥渨e have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.鈥?As the <em>Birmingham News</em> proclaimed, it is 鈥渦ndoubtedly the most important book published in this century about the U.S.鈥?lt;/p> <p>Now, ten years after it was first published, The New Press is proud to issue a tenth-anniversary edition with a new preface by Michelle Alexander that discusses the impact the book has had and the state of the criminal justice reform movement today.</p> <p>聽</p>
WRECKING CREW: Demolishing The Case Against Steven Avery
by John Ferak

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English

Pages

363

Publication Date

November 20, 2018

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<em>鈥淲hatever you thought you believed about this infamous case, get ready to change your mind or be more convinced than ever. 鈥?Fascinating.鈥?lt;/em>鈥?lt;b>New York Times bestselling author Steve Jackson</b><br /><br />In 2016-17, while working for the USA TODAY NETWORK鈥檚 Wisconsin Investigative Team, author John Ferak wrote dozens of articles examining the murder case again Steven Avery, who had already beat one wrongful conviction only to be charged with the murder of Teresa Halbach in 2005. The case became the wildly successful Netflix 鈥淢aking A Murderer鈥?documentary. <br /><br />In WRECKING CREW: Demolishing The Case Against Steven Avery, Ferak lays out in exacting detail the post-conviction strategy of Kathleen Zellner, the high-profile, high-octane lawyer, to free Avery. To write this book, Zellner, perhaps America鈥檚 most successful wrongful conviction attorney, gave Ferak unique access to the exhaustive pro bono efforts she and her small suburban Chicago law firm dedicated for a man she believes to be a victim of an unscrupulous justice system in Manitowoc County.
Trial by Blood (Daniel Pike Series Book 3)
by William Bernhardt

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English

Pages

348

Publication Date

December 17, 2019

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<h2>A billion-dollar inheritance. A relative鈥檚 suspicious reappearance. Can Dan dig up the secrets of the past before he鈥檚 buried six feet under?</h2><p><p>Attorney Daniel Pike鈥檚 flashy courtroom antics have earned him plenty of enemies--but also freed many innocent people. When he learns that the same crooked cop who got his father locked up for life is testifying in a contested-identity suit, Daniel takes the case. But it won鈥檛 be easy to prove his client is the long-lost heir to an immense estate since the young man can鈥檛 remember the last fourteen years鈥?lt;/p><p>His civil litigation becomes a criminal trial when another heir is violently murdered and the mysterious amnesiac looks like the prime suspect. Battling vanishing evidence, political interference, and a brutal attack on his life, the savvy lawyer knows he鈥檒l need to put on his best performance yet.</p><p>Can Dan clear his client鈥檚 name and inheritance? Or will they both pay with their lives?</p><p><i>Trial by Blood</i> is the third book in the nail-biting Daniel Pike legal thriller series. If you like sinister conspiracies, brash attorneys, and dark-alley danger, then you鈥檒l love William Bernhardt鈥檚 page-turning novel.</p><h2><u>Buy <i>Trial by Blood</i> and take a crack at injustice today!</u></h2>
DEAD RECKONING
by Caitlin Rother

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English

Pages

445

Publication Date

August 27, 2019

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<b>Extensively Revised And Updated!</b><br /><p><br /><b><em>鈥淩other gives readers compelling insight to an unthink- able American nightmare. A gripping read . . . frank and frightening . . . it sizzles.鈥?lt;/em> 鈥擜phrodite Jones, host of True Crime for Investigation Discovery Network</b><br /><p>Tom and Jackie Hawks loved their life in retirement, sailing on their yacht, the Well Deserved. But when the birth of a new grandson called them back to Arizona, they put the boat up for sale. Skylar Deleon and his pregnant wife Jennifer showed up as prospective buyers, with their baby in a stroller, and the Hawkses thought they had a deal. Soon after a sea trial and an alleged purchase, however, the older couple disappeared and the Deleons promptly tried to access the Hawkses鈥?bank accounts.<br /><p> As police investigated the case, they not only found a third homicide victim with ties to Skylar, they also uncovered an unexpected and unusual motive: Skylar had wanted gender reassignment surgery for years. By killing the Hawkses with a motley crew of assailants and plundering the couple鈥檚 assets, the Deleons had planned to clear their $100,000 in debts and still have money for the surgery, which Skylar had already scheduled.<br /><p> Now, in this up-to-the-minute updated edition, which includes extensive new material, New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother presents the latest breaking developments in the case. Skylar, who was ultimately sentenced to death row for the three murders, transitioned to a woman via hormones while living in the psych unit at San Quentin prison. Recently, she legally changed her name and gender to female, apparently a strategic step in her quest to obtain taxpayer-subsidized gender confirmation surgery and transfer to a women鈥檚 prison. Combined with Governor Gavin Newsom鈥檚 recent moratorium on executions, this only adds insult to injury for the victims鈥?families, who want Skylar to receive the ultimate punishment for her crimes.
No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Ca...
by Rachel Louise Snyder

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English

Pages

309

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>TOP 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction<br /><br />NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2019 BY: </b><i><b>Esquire</b></i><b>, Amazon, <i>Kirkus</i>, <i>Library Journal</i>, </b><i><b>Publishers Weekly, BookPage, </b></i><i><b>BookRiot, </b></i><i><b>Economist, New York Times </b></i><b>Staff Critics</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>鈥淎 seminal and breathtaking account of why home is the most dangerous place to be a woman . . . A tour de force.鈥?-Eve Ensler</b><br /> <b><br /> "Terrifying, courageous reportage from our internal war zone." -Andrew Solomon</b><br /> <b><br /> "Extraordinary." -<i>New York Times ,鈥淓ditors' Choice鈥?lt;/i></b><br /> <b><br /> 鈥淕ut-wrenching, required reading.鈥?-<i>Esquire</i></b><br /> <b><br /> "Compulsively readable . . . It will save lives." -Washington Post </b><br /> <b><i><br /> </i>An award-winning journalist's intimate investigation of the true scope of domestic violence, revealing how the roots of America's most pressing social crises are buried in abuse that happens behind closed doors. </b><br /> <b><br /> </b>We call it domestic violence. We call it private violence. Sometimes we call it intimate terrorism. But whatever we call it, we generally do not believe it has anything at all to do with us, despite the World Health Organization deeming it a 鈥済lobal epidemic.鈥?In America, domestic violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime, and yet it remains locked in silence, even as its tendrils reach unseen into so many of our most pressing national issues, from our economy to our education system, from mass shootings to mass incarceration to #MeToo. We still have not taken the true measure of this problem.<br /> <br /> In <i>No Visible Bruises</i>, journalist Rachel Louise Snyder gives context for what we don't know we're seeing. She frames this urgent and immersive account of the scale of domestic violence in our country around key stories that explode the common myths-that if things were bad enough, victims would just leave; that a violent person cannot become nonviolent; that shelter is an adequate response; and most insidiously that violence inside the home is a private matter, sealed from the public sphere and disconnected from other forms of violence. Through the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements from across the country, Snyder explores the real roots of private violence, its far-reaching consequences for society, and what it will take to truly address it.
American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Busines...
by Shane Bauer

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English

Pages

366

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b><b><b>The PBS NewsHour/<b><i>New York Times</i>聽Book Club February 2020 selection</b><br /></b><i><br /><br /><br />New York Times Book Review</i>聽10 Best Books of 2018<br />One of President Barack Obama鈥檚 favorite books of 2018</b><br />Winner of the聽2019 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize聽<br />Winner of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism<br />Winner of the 2019 RFK Book and Journalism Award<br />A <i>New York Times</i> Notable Book聽<br /><br />A ground-breaking and brave inside reckoning with the nexus of prison and profit in America: in one Louisiana prison and over the course of our country's history.</b><br /><br />In 2014, Shane Bauer was hired for $9 an hour to work as an entry-level prison guard at a private prison in Winnfield, Louisiana. An award-winning investigative journalist, he used his real name; there was no meaningful background check. Four months later, his employment came to an abrupt end. But he had seen enough, and in short order he wrote an expos茅 about his experiences that won a National Magazine Award and became the most-read feature in the history of the magazine <i>Mother Jones.</i> Still, there was much more that he needed to say. In <i>American Prison</i>, Bauer weaves a much deeper reckoning with his experiences together with a thoroughly researched history of for-profit prisons in America from their origins in the decades before the Civil War. For, as he soon realized, we can't understand the cruelty of our current system and its place in the larger story of mass incarceration without understanding where it came from. Private prisons became entrenched in the South as part of a systemic effort to keep the African-American labor force in place in the aftermath of slavery, and the echoes of these shameful origins are with us still.<br /><br />The private prison system is deliberately unaccountable to public scrutiny. Private prisons are not incentivized to tend to the health of their inmates, or to feed them well, or to attract and retain a highly-trained prison staff. Though Bauer befriends some of his colleagues and sympathizes with their plight, the chronic dysfunction of their lives only adds to the prison's sense of chaos. To his horror, Bauer finds himself becoming crueler and more aggressive the longer he works in the prison, and he is far from alone. <br /><br />A blistering indictment of the private prison system, and the powerful forces that drive it, <i>American Prison </i>is a necessary human document about the true face of justice in America.
The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
by John Grisham

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English

Pages

458

Publication Date

March 09, 2010

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<p><b>#1聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES</i>聽BESTSELLER 鈥⒙燡ohn Grisham鈥檚 first work of nonfiction: a true crime story that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence.</b><br /><b>聽</b><br /><b>NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY聽SERIES</b><br /><b>聽</b><br /><b>鈥淏oth an American tragedy and [Grisham鈥檚] strongest legal thriller yet, all the more gripping because it happens to be true.鈥濃€?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br />聽<br />In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron鈥檚 home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death鈥攊n a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man鈥檚 already broken life, and let a true killer go free.<br />聽<br />Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with eleventh-hour drama,聽<i>The Innocent Man</i>聽reads like a page-turning legal thriller. It is a book no American can afford to miss.<br />聽<br /><b>Praise for聽<i>The Innocent Man</i></b><br />聽<br />鈥淕risham has crafted a legal thriller every bit as suspenseful and fast-paced as his bestselling fiction.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The</i>聽<i>Boston Globe</i></b><br />聽<br />鈥淎 gritty, harrowing true-crime story.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Time</i></b><br /><i>聽</i><br />鈥淎 triumph.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擳he Seattle Times</i></b><br /><br /><b>BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham鈥檚 <i>The Litigators.</i></b></p>

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