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THE OSAGE MURDERS AND THE BIRTH OF THE FBI
Written by DAVID GRANN

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages

Publisher: Doubleday

On Sale: 04/18/2017

Price: $28.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-53424-6

From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history
       
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
      Then, one by one, the...

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THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH, THE ILLUSION OF CONSENT, AND THE FIGHT FOR OUR FUTURE
Written by RAOUL MARTINEZ

Format: Hardcover, 512 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 01/31/2017

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-91164-3

The ideal of freedom is at the heart of our political and economic system. It is foundational to our sense of justice, our way of life, our conception of what it is to be human. But are we free in the way that we think we are?

In Creating Freedom, Raoul Martinez brings together a torrent of mind-expanding ideas, facts, and arguments to dismantle sacred myths central to our society—myths about free will, free markets, free media, and free elections. From the lottery of our birth to the...

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ON THE ORIGINS OF "GENOCIDE" AND "CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY"
Written by PHILIPPE SANDS

Format: Hardcover, 448 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 05/24/2016

Price: $32.50

ISBN: 978-0-385-35071-6

Winner of the 2016 Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction
Winner of the 2017 Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize


A profound and profoundly important book—a moving personal detective story, an uncovering of secret pasts, and a book that explores the creation and development of world-changing legal concepts that came about as a result of the unprecedented atrocities of Hitler’s Third Reich.

East West Street
 looks at the personal and intellectual evolution of the two men who simultaneously originated the...

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TRUE TALES FROM THE LIFE OF A NEW YORK CITY COP
Written by STEVE OSBORNE

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 03/22/2016

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-87214-7

“A nice quiet night.” 

During his two decades on the force, if you asked NYPD officer Steve Osborne how things were going, that’s what he’d tell you. On a stakeout? Nice quiet night. Drive by shooting? Nice quiet night. Now, with The Job he’s ready to talk, and does he have some stories to tell.

Most civilians get their information about police work from television shows, which are pure fantasy. Here, Osborne takes us into his world, the gritty and not so glamorous life of real street cops....

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LIVING IN THE AFTERMATH OF TRAGEDY
Written by SUE KLEBOLD
Introduction by ANDREW SOLOMON

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: Crown

On Sale: 02/15/2016

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90275-2

“[Sue Klebold] was an ordinary suburban mother before Columbine...
but in the wake of that tragedy, she found the strength to extract wisdom from her devastation...”
–Andrew Solomon, from his introduction to the book

On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Over the course of minutes, they would kill twelve students and a teacher and wound twenty-four others before taking their own lives.
 
For the last sixteen years, Sue...

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INSIDE THE DIGITAL UNDERGROUND AND THE BATTLE FOR OUR CONNECTED WORLD
Written by MARC GOODMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 01/12/2016

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-17145-8

Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flip side: our technology can be turned against us. And just over the horizon is a tidal wave of scientific progress that will leave our heads spinning—from implantable medical devices to drones and 3-D printers, all of which can be hacked, with disastrous consequences. 

With explosive insights based on a career in law enforcement and counterterrorism, leading authority on global security Marc...

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A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION
Written by BRYAN STEVENSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 08/18/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98496-5

New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year byThe New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time
 
Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book 

Selected for common...

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THE SCIENCE OF THOSE WITHOUT CONSCIENCE
Written by KENT A. KIEHL

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 04/21/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-770-43586-8

“By primate standards, humans are intensely social, affiliative, and empathic. Thus, we are fascinated with the rare individuals who lack those traits…. In this superb book written by one of the pioneers in this field, Kent Kiehl explores what is different about the brains of psychopaths. This is a clear, accessible account of the science and, in addition, an appealing personal story of how Kiehl has gone about his unique science.” – Robert Sapolsky, Professor of Neurology and Neurological...

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A TRUE STORY OF MURDER IN BELLE ÉPOQUE PARIS
Written by STEVEN LEVINGSTON

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 03/17/2015

Price: $15.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-95030-7

In 1889, the gruesome murder of a lascivious court official at the hands of a ruthless con man and his pliant mistress launched the trial of the century. When Toussaint-Augustin Gouffé entered 3, rue Tronson du Coudray, expecting a delightful assignation with the comely Gabrielle Bompard, he was instead murdered by Gabrielle and her lover, Michel Eyraud. An international manhunt chased the infamous couple from Paris to America’s West Coast, culminating in a sensational trial that...

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A TRUE STORY OF MURDER IN AMERICA
Written by JILL LEOVY

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 01/27/2015

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-52998-3

A masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America
 
On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man is shot and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home, one of the thousands of black Americans murdered that year. His assailant runs down the street, jumps into an SUV, and vanishes, hoping to join the scores of killers in American cities who are never arrested for their crimes.
 
But as soon as...

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ISLAMOPHOBIA, EXTREMISM, AND THE DOMESTIC WAR ON TERROR
Written by ARUN KUNDNANI

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 01/06/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68558-7

Death came instantly to Imam Luqman, as four FBI agents fired semiautomatic rifles at him from a few feet away. Another sixty officers surrounded the building on that October morning, the culmination of a two-year undercover investigation that had infiltrated the imam’s Detroit mosque. The FBI quickly claimed that Luqman Abdullah was “the leader of a domestic terrorist group.” And yet, caught on tape, he had refused to help “do something” violent, as it might injure innocents, and no...

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COMMITTEE STUDY OF THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY'S DETENTION AND INTERROGATION PROGRAM

Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages

Publisher: Melville House

On Sale: 12/30/2014

Price: $17.99

ISBN: 978-1-612-19485-1

One of the most significant government reports in American history, this is the complete official summary report of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Central Intelligence Agency’s interrogation and detention programs launched in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

Based on over six million internal CIA documents as well as numerous interviews, the report details secret prisons, prisoner deaths, and interrogation practices that have led many to call it “The Torture Report.”...

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