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Invasion of Privacy: The Cross Creek Trial of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

By: Acton, Patricia Nassif

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Gainesville, Fl., Univ of Florida Press: 1988

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Inscription: By Author

Seller ID: 009227


175 pp. Nearly new. An Orlando Sentinel review of the book was laid in front, leaving a yellowish acid shadow on the inside cover. Otherwise clean. Signed "Regards, Patricia Acton April 1989" on half-title page. Fascinating, detailed account of the lawsuit Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings faced after publishing "Cross Creek" in 1942. Zelma Cason, a former friend and neighbor of Rawlings, resented the way she was depicted in the memoir, and sued for $100,000. Caso... View more info

Boss of Bosses: The Fall of the Godfather: The FBI and Paul Castellano

By: Andris Kurins; Joseph F. O'Brien

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1991

Edition: 6th Printing.

Seller ID: 009841


564 pp., 16 pp. glossy b&w photos. Index. Dampstains on lower 2 in. of spine cloth and inside of dj. Darkish stain on bottom edge. Text clean, OK as reading copy. Fascinating inside story by two FBI agents on the bugging of the Paul Castellano house in Staten Island, his execution by rival gang members, and subsequent prosecution of the Mafia "Commission." Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In View more info

Woman on Death Row

By: Barfield, Velma

Price: $2.85

Publisher: Minneapolis, World Wide Publications: 1985

Seller ID: 002357


175 pp. Creases on cover, light wear, toning of pages. Binding firm. No markings. Barfield, convicted of poisoning her boyfriend, recounts her life in prison, her repentence and the solace she found in Christianity prior to her 1984 execution by lethal injection. Foreword by Ruth Bell Graham. View more info

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Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality

By: Boies, David and Olson, Theodore, B.

Price: $5.50

Publisher: NY, Viking: 2014

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010025


310 pp., 16 pp. glossy b&w photos., index. A few pages with ink underlining and asterisks. Black slash mark on top edge near spine. Light spine slant. Text mostly clean. A detailed memoir in which two leading lawyers describe the case that challenged California's Proposition 8 and established marriage equality nationwide. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in View more info

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A Problem of Evidence

By: Bosco, Joseph

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002165


265 pp. with 20 pp. b&w photos. Nearly new, no markings. A veteran crime reporter details the errors of the prosecution in the O.J. Simpson murder case, singling out Marcia Clark for the harshest judgment. "While there is plenty of blame to spread around, it all starts and ends with America's darling," he writes. View more info

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Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away With Murder

By: Bugliosi, Vincent

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, W. W. Norton & Company: 1996

Edition: Book Club Edition.

Seller ID: 010298


356 pp. Small tear and spine edgewear on jacket. Text clean. Includes appendices containing a transcript of OJ interrogation by police; his farewell letter and a detailed review of the case's blood evidence. Also extensive reference notes. A hard=hitting dissection of the OJ Simpson murder case an acquittal by a veteran Los Angeles prosecutor. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In. Tall View more info

Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son

By: Burn, Gordon

Price: $3.50

Publisher: NY, Viking: 1984

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 001178


276 pp. Name of previous owner in small ink letters on front end paper, otherwise no markings, slight rubbing at foot of spine. Subtitled: The Story of the Yorkshire Ripper. An account of the manhunt that captured Peter Sutcliffe, accused of stabbing to death 13 women over six years in Yorkshire in the 1970s. View more info

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Packing the Court: The Rise of Judicial Power and the Coming Crisis of the Supreme Court

By: Burns, James MacGregor

Price: $5.50

Publisher: NY, Penguin: 2009

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009413


326 pp. With table of justices and 42 pp. of reference notes and citations. Nearly new, slash mark on bottom edge. Slight soil on rear of dj. Tight, square. Text clean. Cover blurb from Barbara Kellerman of the Kennedy School at Harvard: "The book is past and present at its best -- a rigorous and revealing recounting of this most elusive and even reclusive of the three branches of government.Burns concludes with a clear caustion: that failure to reform the nation's h... View more info

A Special Agent: Gay and Inside the FBI

By: Buttino, Frank; Buttino, Lou

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow & Co: 1993

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009208


351 pp. Gray boards with white spine tape. Ex-library with usual library stampings. Light to moderate wear. Mylar protector. 12 pp. b&w photos. Light spine slant. A gay FBI agent from upstate New York recounts his career as an investigator of organized crime, cut short when he was outed. Appendix gives the text of his liscrimination lawsuit against the FBI. Buttino Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In. View more info

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Lazarus and the Hurricane: The Freeing of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

By: Chaiton, Sam and Swinton, Terry

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's Griffin: 2000

Edition: 5th Printing.

Seller ID: 002365


337 pp. Fresh, never read. No markings. Two appendices, including a chronology of the case and the lyrics of Bob Dylan's ballad about the Hurricane. Two Canadians relate how a black teenager they adopted became motivated by Carter and fought for this release from prison. Book became the basis of a Universal Pictures film "The Hurricane." An inspiring story about perseverance. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Life & Times of Michael K.

By: Coetzee, J.M.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: London, Penguin: 1985

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010204


250 pp. Thumbed, light wear, text clean. Tale of a gardener who finds himself in prison during South Africa's civil war. A Booker Prize winner. Size: 8mo -- 7.75 in Tall View more info

Waiting for It: The Ordeal of a Man on Death Row

By: Davis, Christopher

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Row: 1980

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 000449


182 pp. An account of death row inmate Troy Gregg as he awaits execution in Georgia for the slaying of 2 men on a hitchhiking trip. The inmate claims he killed them in self-defense. Crossed out marking on f.e.p, otherwise clean. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Cigar City Mafia: A Complete History of the Tampa Underworld

By: Deitche, Scott M.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Fort Lee, New Jersey, Barricade Books: 2005

Edition: 7th Printing.

Seller ID: 009854


292 pp., 16 pp. of b&w historical photos, mostly police mug shots. Cover curled, else almost new, spine uncreased. Includes an appendix of names of criminals in the Tampa underworld. Reference notes, bibliography. A readable, colloquial history of crime families in Tampa, from the 1920s to 2000. Includes details on how they were tolerated, even loved, by many local residents and city officials. Dietche notes the Tampa Mafia was, to some extent, an equal opportunity emplo... View more info

Insanity Inside Out

By: Donaldson, Kenneth

Price: $6.50

Publisher: NY, Crown Publishers: 1976

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 050504053


338 pp., mylar on dust jacket. Very clean and sturdy for an ex-library book, library stamping on top edge. Front endpaper has a tear closed by tape. Slight yellowish stain to lower corner margin of a few rear pages. Date and check mark on front endpaper, no markings in text. Kenneth Donaldson recounts his 15-year battle to escape involuntary commitment to a Florida mental hospital. His case reached the Supreme Court. Foreword by David L. Bazelon, a chief judge of the U.S... View more info

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On Trial: America's Courts and Their Treatment of Sexually Abused Children

By: Dziech, Billie Wright and Schudson, Judge Charles B.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Boston, Beacon Press: 1991

Edition: Second Edition.

Seller ID: 009461


257 pp. including 22 pp. of reference notes, 7 pp bibliography. Close to new, light vertical creasing of cover alongside spine. Text clean. A detailed examination of how U.S. courts fail sexually abused children. It lays out proposals for reforms so that children are not tortured by trial procedures. Second edition has an expanded text that responds to comments received upon the book's initial publication. Size: 8vo -- 9 in High View more info

Prophet of Death: The Mormon Blood Atonement Killings

By: Earley, Pete

Price: $3.70

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1991

Seller ID: 001659


448 pp., 16 pp. b&w photos. Price-sticker remains on dj. Slight edgewear. Otherwise very clean, firm binding. No markings. A Washington Post reporter gives an in-depth account of Jeffrey Don Lundgren, a splinter leader within the Reorganized branch of Mormonism who murdered his best friends in Ohio. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Blood on the Old Well

By: Emery, Sarah Watson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dallas, Prospect House: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 0503003798


Light creasing and a bit of scuffing on front cover. Text clean. Spine firm. Various right wing essays and reprints of newspaper articles on alleged Communism, sexual degeneracy and poisonings of students at the University of North Carolina. The author was a teacher and writer who lived in Chapel Hill for 14 years. View more info

A Question of Evidence: The Casebook of Great Forensic Controversies, from Napoleon to O.J.

By: Evans, Nicholas

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J., John Wiley & Sons: 2003

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002293


250 pp. New unread review copy, with review copy slip laid in. No markings or wear. A look at 15 mysterious deaths over the centuries, with a survey of forensic issues involved. Evans, a British popular-science writer, examines such cases as the Shroud of Turin, Napoleon's death, the JFK assassination, and murder charges against Dr. Sam Sheppard, Jeffrey McDonald, William Lancaster, Steven Truscott, Donald Merrett, O.J. Simpson, et. al. Retails for $24.95. Size: 8vo - ov... View more info

Mafia, U.S.A.

By: Gage, Nicholas

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Chicago, Playboy Press: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005413


373 pp. Spine slanted, spine cloth cracked. Rubbed at top and foot of spine. Text clean. Gage, a NY Times investigative reporter, presents a collection of magazine and newspaper articles detailing the Mafia in its early and later years, into the early 70s. Contributers include Gay Talese, Peter Maas, John Tompkins, et. al. View more info

The Killing of Bonnie Garland: A Question of Justice

By: Gaylin, Willard, M.D.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1982

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 001678


365 pp., 8 pp. b&w photos. Tear in dj along spine; chipping. Text clean. Random House running figure logo stamped on bottom edge near spine. A psychiatrist examines the strange murder case of Yale student Richard Herrin, who killed his girlfriend in jealousy in Scarsdale N.Y. Yet he received an outpouring of sympathy and social support from the Yale community. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info