Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win

By Paul M. Barrett

The gripping tale of 1 American lawyer's obsessive crusade--waged at any cost--against immense Oil on behalf of the bad farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest.

Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard expert attorney, signed directly to a budding type motion lawsuit opposed to multinational Texaco (which later merged with Chevron to develop into the third-largest company in America). The swimsuit sought reparations for the Ecuadorian peasants and tribes humans whose lives have been tormented by a long time of oil construction close to their villages and fields. in the course of 20 years of felony hostilities in federal courts in ny and distant provincial tribunals within the Ecuadorian jungle, Donziger and Chevron's attorneys fierce no-holds-barred ideas. Donziger, a larger-than-life, loud-mouthed showman, proved himself a grasp orchestrator of the media, Hollywood, and public opinion. He cajoled and coerced Ecuadorian judges at the concept that his noble ends justified any technique of persuasion. And in spite of everything, he gained an not likely victory, a $19 billion judgment opposed to Chevron--the largest environmental damages award in heritage. however the corporation refused to give up or compromise. as an alternative, Chevron distinct Donziger in my view, and its counter-attack printed damning facts of his politicking and manipulation of facts. without warning the decision, and many years of Donziger's single-minded pursuit of the case, started to get to the bottom of.

Written with the feel and aptitude of the easiest narrative nonfiction, Law of the Jungle is an unputdownable tale within which there are numerous sufferers, an unlimited quarter of ruined rivers and polluted rainforest, yet only a few heroes.

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Underbelly: The Gangland War

John Moran and Carl Williams have been the 2 greatest rival drug barons in Australia. They definitely weren’t companions, yet they weren’t sworn enemies. After a gathering over a drug funds dispute went bitter, Moran shot Carl within the belly, yet determined to not end the task. It became out to be the most important mistake of his existence, as Carl turned hell bent on revenge. inside months, lots of the Moran kin and a bunch of underworld figures might die in an excellent spate of revenge killings that shook the general public and the police to the middle. homicide, greed, medications, intercourse, and corruption abound during this precise tale that reads like a section of gangster fiction. this is often the superb tale of a strong guy who did issues his approach to the sour end.

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The Mammoth Book of Killers at Large

By Nigel Cawthorne

The situations coated during this alarming ebook contain: Argentina's crazed road killer, chargeable for mutilating and killing no less than 5 humans in view that 1997 and dumping their our bodies alongside distant highways the fairway River Killer, who has claimed at the least forty nine lives within the Seattle-Tacoma quarter South Africa's "Phoenix Strangler," suspected of killing 20 girls the dual towns Killer, chargeable for greater than 30 murders at the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the place the sufferers have been as a rule prostitutes Costa Rica's elusive "El Psicópata" (The Psychopath), notion to have murdered no less than 19 humans during this small, quiet imperative American kingdom "The Monster of Florence," chargeable for a sequence of 15 sexual slayings simply outdoor Florence, the place the entire sufferers have been relationship couples

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The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man

"Of all of the grifters, the boldness guy is the aristocrat, " wrote David Maurer, a proposition he definitively proved within the monstrous Con, probably the most colourful, well-researched, and pleasing works of criminology, ever written. A professor of linguistics who really expert in underworld argot. Maurer gained the belief of 1000s of swindlers who permit him in on now not easily their language, yet their folkways and the astonishingly advanced and problematic schemes wherein unsuspecting marks, hooked by way of their very own greed and dishonesty, have been "taken off" -- i.e., cheated -- of millions upon millions of greenbacks. the goods of fantastic ingenuity, crack timing, and a focus to each final aspect, those "big cons" richly deserve Maurer's description as "the most excellent swindling gadget which guy has ever invented."

The large Con is a treasure trove of yankee lingo (the write, the rag, the payoff, ropers, shills, the chilly poke, the convincer, to place at the ship) and indelible characters (Yellow child Weil, Barney the Patch, the Seldom obvious child, Limehouse Chappie, Larry the Lug). It served as a resource for the Oscar-winning movie the edge and should satisfaction lovers of such writers as David Mamet, Jim Thompson, Elmore Leonard, and William Burroughs for its droll, totally authoritative examine the undying pursuit of relieving one's fellow guy of his surplus cash.

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Female Executions: Martyrs, Murderesses and Madwomen

The fairer intercourse get it within the neck in those grisly stories from the gallows, guillotine, and fuel chamber

From Nan Hereford, the cloaked highwayman who held up coaches with simply her fists, to the lady who survived the gallows and took her empty coffin away with her, this book illuminates history’s darker sessions with a close and real method. Grimly humorous and darkly gripping, interspersed with strange final requests and black and white illustrations all through, this can be historical past at its so much morbidly fascinating.

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Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson

By Jeff Guinn

The New York Times bestselling, authoritative account of the lifetime of Charles Manson, full of unbelievable new info and formerly unpublished pictures: “A riveting, virtually Dickensian narrative…four stars” (People).

More than 40 years in the past Charles Manson and his ordinarily woman commune killed 9 humans, between them the pregnant actress Sharon Tate. It was once the fruits of a felony occupation that writer Jeff Guinn lines again to Manson’s formative years. Guinn interviewed Manson’s sister and cousin, neither of whom had ever formerly cooperated with an writer. formative years acquaintances, cellmates, or even a few contributors of the Manson kinfolk have supplied new information regarding Manson’s lifestyles. Guinn has made discoveries in regards to the evening of the Tate murders, answering unresolved questions, akin to why one individual close to the scene of the crime was once spared.

Manson places the killer within the context of the turbulent overdue sixties, an period of race riots and highway protests while authority in all its types used to be below siege. Guinn exhibits us how Manson created and sophisticated his message to slot the days, persuading burdened younger ladies (and a couple of males) that he had the ideas to their difficulties. whilst he used them to pursue his long-standing musical targets. His annoyed goals, mixed along with his strange race-war obsession, might have deadly effects.

Guinn’s e-book is a “tour de strength of a biography…Manson stands as a definitive paintings: very important for college students of criminology, human habit, pop culture, tune, psychopathology, and sociopathology…and compulsively readable” (Ann Rule, The big apple occasions ebook Review).

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Jack the Ripper and the Case for Scotland Yard's Prime Suspect

By Robert House

An research into the guy Scotland backyard proposal (but could not turn out) was once Jack the Ripper. Dozens of theories have tried to solve the secret of the id of Jack the Ripper, the world's most famed serial killer. Ripperologist Robert condominium contends that we can have recognized the reply all alongside. the pinnacle of Scotland Yard's felony research division on the time of the murders proposal Aaron Kozminski used to be responsible, yet he lacked the criminal facts to convict him. via exploring Kozminski's lifestyles, condominium builds a robust circumstantial case opposed to him, displaying not just that he had capacity, cause, and chance, but additionally that he healthy the final profile of a serial killer as outlined by way of the FBI this day. the 1st publication to discover the lifetime of Aaron Kozminski, one in every of Scotland Yard's best suspects within the quest to spot Jack the Ripper, combines old examine and modern legal profiling innovations to unravel the most vexing legal mysteries of all time. The ebook attracts on a decade of study through the writer, together with journeys to Poland and England to discover Kozminski's earlier and information of the case. features a Foreword by way of Roy Hazelwood, a former FBI profiler and pioneer of profiling sexual predators. beneficial properties dozens of images and illustrations. development an intensive and convincing case that completes the paintings began through Scotland backyard greater than a century in the past, this e-book is key interpreting for someone who desires to understand who particularly dedicated Jack the Ripper's heinous and unforgettable crimes.

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Finding Karla: How I Tracked Down an Elusive Serial Child Killer and Discovered a Mother of Three (Kindle Single)

By Paula Todd

Within the early Nineteen Nineties, Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo turned identified worldwide because the “Ken and Barbie Killers” after the younger fanatics have been convicted of crimes relating to the rape and homicide of 2 teenage women. Homolka later struck a take care of prosecutors to serve twelve years in legal for manslaughter.

When she was once published from criminal in 2005, Homolka lived in short in Montreal, the place she used to be hounded through the clicking. by way of 2007, she had disappeared. a few stated Homolka had replaced her identify and left Canada for Haiti, France, or the Czech Republic. Others acknowledged she was once dwelling within the Bahamas with a bisexual porn actor named Luka Magnotta.

In the spring of 2012, investigative journalist Paula Todd launched into a venture to discover Homolka, understanding that different newshounds round the nation have been doing an identical. yet Todd was once definite she’d discovered the place Canada’s so much infamous lady serial killer was once hiding, attempting to make a brand new lifestyles for herself. What she found was once either unforeseen and incredible—the lady who had killed 3 young ones now had 3 of her personal.

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An Almost Perfect Murder

By Gary C. King

A lady With a fondness For Power.  .  .

Kathy Marie Augustine was once no longer out to make associates. In politics, she rose to the pinnacle by means of taking part in hardball--and pushing her method in the course of the outdated boy's community of the Nevada legislature, emerging to the rank of kingdom Controller. while she died, just a couple of humans shed tears--including the guy who killed her.

A Killer With A Foolproof Plan.  .  .

Chaz Higgs used to be a former body-builder grew to become extensive care nurse who observed prosperous, attractive Kathy Marie Augustine as his meal-ticket--until he could not belly her domineering character any further. while Chaz determined he'd had adequate, he selected a poison that might depart no proof behind.

Murder Hidden In simple Sight.  .  .

The dying of a nationally-known baby-kisser made headlines, yet one slip of the tongue got here to the eye of a made up our minds Nevada detective. Now, true-crime grasp Gary C. King takes us into the intense lifestyles and dying of a famously bold lady baby-kisser, behind the curtain of the research that unearthed stunning secrets and techniques, and into the guts and brain of a guy who approximately acquired away with definitely the right crime.  .  .

Includes sixteen Pages of showing Photos

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Sniper: The True Story of Anti-Abortion Killer James Kopp

By Jon Wells

The precise tale of Anti-Abortion Killer James Kopp

Sniper opens in October 1998 close to Buffalo, manhattan. a guy is on my own at nighttime in a woodland. He clutches an attack rifle and is considering his project. "You can reduce holes within the fences round the dying camps," he thinks. "A trickle of aid within the abortion holocaust. it's your accountability to do it." He nestles the rifle into his shoulder and shoots at  his aim during the again window of a home, then flees. Barnett Sepia, a physician who presents abortions, is fatally wounded.

The shooter is James Kopp, the son of a Marine, who got here to include the pro-life reason and finally the inspiration of "justifiable murder: opposed to abortion prone. Kopp fancies himself a lone wolf within the circulate; a celibate guy pushed to "defend the unborn." he's nicknamed "Atomic puppy" within the circulation and is helping orchestrate attacks on abortion clinics. because the tale unfolds, he turns into the primary determine in a global manhunt for a number of shootings in Canada. at the FBI's most sensible Ten so much sought after checklist, Kopp flees to Mexico, eire, and France. Award-winning journalist Jon wells Kopp's footsteps, traveled to his homeland, and interviewed investigators within the united states, Canada, eire, and France to inform this gripping detective tale and darkish mental drama.

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