The Ransom of Russian Art

By John McPhee

In the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies, an American professor of Soviet economics forayed on his personal within the Soviet Union, got the paintings of underground "unofficial" artists, and taken it out himself or prepared to have it illegally shipped to the U.S.. Norton circumvent visited the flats of unofficial artists in a minimum of a dozen geographically scattered towns. via 1977, he had 1000 artistic endeavors. His final window of curiosity concerned the years from 1956 to 1986, and during his tested contacts he ultimately bought one other 8 thousand works―by a ways the most important selection of its type.

John McPhee investigates Dodge's clandestine actions within the carrier of dissident Soviet paintings, his factors for his paintings, and the fates of a number of of the artists whose lives he touched. The Ransom of Russian Art is a suspenseful, chilling, and interesting record on a covert operation like no different. It deals extraordinary perception into Soviet tradition on the verge of collapse of the Union's collapse.

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3,096 Days in Captivity: The True Story of My Abduction, Eight Years of Enslavement, and Escape

By Natascha Kampusch

On March 2, 1998, ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was once abducted, and stumbled on herself locked in a home that may be her domestic for the following 8 years. She was once starved, overwhelmed, handled as a slave, and compelled to paintings for her deranged captor. yet she by no means forgot who she was-and she by no means gave up desire of returning to the realm. this is often her tale.

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Escape from Evil: Married at 17 to a Serial Killer, She's One Victim Who Escaped

By Cathy Wilson

Cathy used to be simply 16, and dwelling on her personal, while she met an enthralling older guy known as Peter Tobin. She observed him as a knight in shining armour, a guy who made her believe secure. He observed a weak lady whose stricken youth made her the appropriate sufferer. This thoughtful guy, who seemed so general to an individual who met him, turned first controlling, then violent, and Cathy stumbled on herself trapped in a terrifyingly abusive marriage. ultimately, for the sake of her younger son, she came upon the energy to flee and through the years controlled to create a great lifestyles for her boy, ensuring he by no means had the stories of worry and day-by-day trauma she had suffered. nonetheless Tobin remained a threatening presence within the historical past. Then, turning at the tv set in 2006, she screamed with horror while a well-known face seemed at the information. Her ex-husband, her son's father, was once a serial killer. Writing with entire honesty, Cathy describes her marriage, and the way the prior persisted to hang-out her until eventually she stood in court docket, a witness opposed to the fellow who may so simply have murdered her too. completely compelling get away From Evil is the tale of a girl who survived the worst nightmare of all.

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Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live: Oswald, Kennedy, and the Conspiracy that Will Not Die

By Steven M. Gillon

What did Lee Harvey Oswald do within the forty eight hours after he shot President John F. Kennedy? This riveting significant other to the impending historical past Channel documentary follows Oswald within the instant aftermath of the assassination, looking for the solutions to the questions that experience afflicted the United States for a part century: Did he truly pull the set off? was once he by myself? And if that is so, why?
Steven M. Gillon, Scholar-in-Residence on the background Channel, explores the chance that Cuban intelligence officers could have inspired Oswald to devote the crime and promised to assist him break out. Gillon recreates in painstaking element the lengthy interrogation periods and divulges that some of the law enforcement officials who witnessed the classes have been confident that Oswald had acquired detailed education. He used to be just too stable at deflecting questions, too clever, too convinced. With new details from lately declassified records, and revealing images and files, those pages supply a refreshingly new and complex portrait of the fellow who assassinated President John F. Kennedy.

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The Napoleon of Crime: The Life and Times of Adam Worth, Master Thief

By Ben Macintyre


He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson.
He is the organizer of part that's evil and of approximately all that's undetected during this nice city.
He is a genius, a thinker, an summary philosopher. . . .

--Sherlock Holmes on Professor Moriarty in "The ultimate Problem"

The Victorian era's so much notorious thief, Adam worthy used to be the unique Napoleon of crime.  Suave, crafty worthy discovered early that the right way to be successful was once to steal.  And scouse borrow he did.

Following a strict code of honor, worthy gained the glory of Victorian society.  He additionally aroused its worry through turning into a chilling phantom, mingling undetected with the higher sessions, whose valuables he overtly stole.  His such a lot celebrated heist: Gainsborough's grand portrait of the Duchess of Devonshire--ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales--a portray worthy cherished and sometimes slept with for twenty years.

With a super gang that incorporated "Piano" Charley, a jewel thief, teach robber, and playboy, and "the Scratch" Becker, grasp forger, worthy secretly ran operations from manhattan to London, Paris, and South Africa--until betrayal and a Pinkerton guy ultimately introduced him down.

In a decadent age, worthy used to be an icon.  His biography is a grand, outstanding travel into the gaslit underworld of the final century.  .  .  and into the doomed genius of a felony mastermind.

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Death Trap: Whatever Jessica wanted, Jessica got...even murder

By M. William Phelps

A chilling story of a sociopathic spouse and mom. . .compelling! --New York Times bestselling writer Harry N. MacLean

"Eye-opening. . . Phelps's writing reads like a secret novel." --Suspense Magazine

It all started while Alan Bates and his new spouse arrived at his ex's residence to select up his daughters for a weekend stopover at. Then charred our bodies have been present in a burned-out vehicle on a lonely Georgia highway. . .and investigators pieced jointly a shattering tale of a vicious divorce, a spurned woman's sour rage, and a thirst for revenge that resulted in merciless, unflinching homicide. Updating this gripping true-life mystery with stunning new info, M. William Phelps uncovers the chilly middle of an unthinkable crime.

"One of America's best true-crime writers." --Vincent Bugliosi

"Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers." --Allison Brennan

Includes sixteen Pages Of Dramatic Photos

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Dead of Night

By Gary C. King

Attractive, loved university sophomore Brianna Denison used to be domestic for the vacations in Reno, Nevada. After an extended evening out, she crashed on a friend's sofa. it might be the final time the kid psychology significant used to be noticeable alive. Her strangled physique used to be present in a box approximately a month later.

But Brianna was once no longer the 1st sufferer of a assassin with a irritating fetish, and the endurance to go looking for his favourite prey--petite, susceptible brunettes. In unflinching aspect Gary C. King recounts the search for James Biela, an ex-Marine became rapist and killer. The research might lead experts to a maze of stricken relationships, an important DNA facts, and eventually a dying sentence--bringing this surprising true-life mystery to a chilling finish. . .

Praise For Gary C. King's real Crime Books

"A page?turner for true?crime fans." ??Vincent Bugliosi

"Will depart you gasping." --Jack Olsen

"Thorough, considerate, and unforgettable." ??Inside Detective magazine

Includes sixteen Pages Of Dramatic Photos

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You Be the Judge: 20 True Crimes and Cases to Solve

"This full of life, unique publication could be a milestone in America's ongoing fascination with the drama of trials and justice."
- Fred Graham, former leader anchor courtroom TV

Have you ever had the opportunity to make your mind up the destiny of someone else? What could you do? within the real-life circumstances awarded to you during this e-book, you'll be the pass judgement on and the jury - making the last word selection among correct and wrong.

  • Can you convict an abused girl who kills her husband simply because she is afraid he'll beat her back?
  • What a few guy who is helping his ally dedicate suicide to prevent a painful loss of life?
  • Would you permit a feeding tube to be faraway from a 92-year-old coma sufferer so she will be able to die peacefully?

Put your self within the position of the pass judgement on or one of many jurors as you learn the main points of every case. a lot of those trials increase questions that transcend the legislation to the guts of one's personal ethical code.

At the top of every case, after rendering your individual verdict, you could learn directly to discover what relatively happened.


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