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Napa Valley Lawmen and Outlaws

by Todd L. Shulman The History Press (October 12, 2020)

Law enforcement in Napa County traces its roots back to the days of Spanish rule and was formalized when California became a state in 1850. Since then, those who wear the badge have pursued the lawless in search...


Tragedy in Dedham

Wicked Virginia City

by Peter B. Mires The History Press (October 05, 2020)

Perched on the side of a mountain in the Nevada desert, Virginia City existed for one reason only: to make money. The mining frenzy of the mid-nineteenth century uncovered veins of precious metals that would...


True Murder Mysteries of Southwestern Pennsylvania

by A. Parker Burroughs The History Press (October 05, 2020)

In the southwest corner of Pennsylvania, beyond the picturesque scenes of the Monongahela River Valley, there are long-forgotten mysteries of scandal and murder. Amid the hardship of life on the frontier of...


Murder & Mayhem in East Tennessee

by Dewaine A. Speaks The History Press (October 05, 2020)

East Tennessee is gorgeous country, but the hills and hollers have a dark side. James Earl Ray, who had already assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., created mayhem at Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary when...


Francis "Two Gun" Crowley’s Killings in New York City & Long Island

by Jerry Aylward The History Press (October 05, 2020)

On a May morning in 1931, Nassau County police officer Fred Hirsch was gunned down by the notorious New York City gangster Francis Crowley. Nicknamed "Two Gun" for tricking and murdering cops with a second loaded...


Alvin Karpis and the Barker Gang in Minnesota

by Deborah Frethem & Cynthia Schreiner Smith The History Press (September 28, 2020)

From their home base in Minnesota, the Karpis-Barker Gang cut a swath of crime and terror across the Midwest in the early 1930s. They kidnapped two important businessmen and held them for exorbitant ransoms....


The Trump Century

by Lou Dobbs Broadside e-books (September 22, 2020)

How did Donald Trump almost single-handedly reverse America’s decline?

As the 21st Century began, the world’s only superpower was economically adrift, policing the world at the expense of American lives and...


We're Better Than This

by James Dale, Elijah Cummings & Maya Rockeymoore Cummings Harper (September 22, 2020)

With a foreword by Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings was known for saying “We’re better than this.”

He said it in Baltimore, a city on the verge of explosion over police treatment...


Notorious Antebellum North Alabama

by John O’Brien The History Press (September 21, 2020)

Before the Civil War, North Alabama was infamous for lawlessness. The era saw courts filled with defendants who spanned the socioeconomic gamut--farmers, merchants and politicians. In 1811, John B. Haynes tore...


Murder at Breakheart Hill Farm

by Douglas L. Heath & Alison C. Simcox The History Press (September 21, 2020)

On a dark, rainy night in October 1900, George E. Bailey, caretaker of Breakheart Hill farm, disappeared. He no longer made his daily milk runs to town or stopped at the tavern for his favorite cherry rum. Some...


Murder & Mayhem in Prescott

by Drew Desmond & Brad G. Courtney The History Press (September 21, 2020)

Despite its early law enforcement presence, Prescott's place in the violent history of Yavapai County is written in blood. The jealousy, greed and pure meanness of some of its citizens produced shocking trails...


The Wake-Up Call

by John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge HarperVia (September 15, 2020)

An urgent and informed look at the challenges America and world governments will face in a post Covid-19 world.

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed that governments matter again, that competent leadership is the...


Grounded

by Jon Tester Ecco (September 15, 2020)

An inspiring and eye-opening memoir showing how Democrats can reconnect with rural and red-state voters, from Montana’s three-term democratic senator

Senator Jon Tester is a rare voice in Congress. He is the...


MS-13

by Steven Dudley & Christian Barillas Harlequin Audio (September 08, 2020)

"A remarkable feat of reporting."--Rachel Louise Snyder, author of No Visible Bruises

*WINNER OF THE LUKAS PRIZE*

The definitive account of the most notorious street gang in America--the MS-13--as seen through...


Liar's Circus

by Carl Hoffman Custom House (September 01, 2020)

"A brilliant, riveting, funny, terrifying journey into the beating heart of Trumpland." —Liza Mundy, author of Code Girls

In this daring work of immersive journalism, based on hundreds of hours of reporting,...


Hatemonger

by Jean Guerrero William Morrow (August 11, 2020)

“A vital book for understanding the still-unfolding nightmare of nationalism and racism in the 21st century.” –Francisco Cantu, author of The Line Becomes a River

Stephen Miller is one of the most influential...


Eliot Ness and the Mad Butcher

by Max Allan Collins & A. Brad Schwartz William Morrow (August 04, 2020)

In the spirit of Devil in the White City comes a true detective tale of the highest standard: the haunting story of Eliot Ness's forgotten final case–his years-long hunt for "The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury...


Unspeakable Acts

by Sarah Weinman & Patrick Radden Keefe Ecco (July 28, 2020)

A brilliant anthology of modern true-crime writing that illustrates the appeal of this powerful and popular genre, edited and curated by Sarah Weinman, the award-winning author of The Real Lolita

The appeal of...


Memorial Drive

by Natasha Trethewey Ecco (July 28, 2020)

An Instant New York Times Bestseller

A chillingly personal and exquisitely wrought memoir of a daughter reckoning with the brutal murder of her mother at the hands of her former stepfather, and the moving, intimate...


How to Destroy America in Three Easy Steps

by Ben Shapiro Broadside e-books (July 21, 2020)

A growing number of Americans want to tear down what it’s taken us 250 years to build—and they’ll start by canceling our shared history, ideals, and culture.

Traditional areas of civic agreement are vanishing....


Apocalypse Never

by Michael Shellenberger Harper (June 30, 2020)

Now a National Bestseller! 

Climate change is real but it’s not the end of the world. It is not even our most serious environmental problem.

Michael Shellenberger has been fighting for a greener planet for...


Bottle of Lies

by Katherine Eban Ecco (June 23, 2020)

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2019

New York Public Library Best Books of 2019 

Kirkus Reviews Best Health and Science Books of 2019

Science Friday Best Books of 2019 

New postscript...


Protocol

by Capricia Penavic Marshall Ecco (June 23, 2020)

President Obama’s former United States chief of protocol looks at why diplomacy and etiquette matter—from the international stage to everyday life.

History often appears to consist of big gestures and dramatic...


This Is What America Looks Like

by Ilhan Omar Dey Street Books (May 26, 2020)

"Ilhan has been an inspiring figure well before her time in Congress. This book will give you insight into the person and sister that I see—passionate, caring, witty, and above all committed to positive change....


Wuhan Diary

by Fang Fang & Michael Berry HarperVia (May 15, 2020)

From one of China’s most acclaimed and decorated writers comes a powerful first-person account of life in Wuhan during the COVID-19 outbreak.

On January 25, 2020, after the central government imposed a lockdown...


War for Eternity

by Benjamin R. Teitelbaum Dey Street Books (April 21, 2020)

One of Financial Times' Summer Books of 2020

An explosive and unprecedented inside look at Steve Bannon's entourage of global powerbrokers and the hidden alliances shaping today's geopolitical upheaval.

In 2015,...


Kilo

by Toby Muse & Alex Wyndham HarperAudio (March 24, 2020)

For fans of the Netflix show Narcos and readers of true crime, Kilo is a deeply reported account of life inside Colombia's drug cartels, using unprecedented access in the cartels to trace a kilo of cocaine--from...


The MAGA Doctrine

by Charlie Kirk Broadside e-books (March 03, 2020)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.

The movement that brought Donald Trump to the White House has better ideas than the old right or the new left. It’s time that the rest of America started listening.

The Tea Party...


F*ck Silence

by Joe Walsh Broadside e-books (February 18, 2020)

Donald Trump is the exact threat our Founding Fathers feared.

Joe Walsh is as rock-ribbed a conservative as they come. But he believes that no right-wing policy victory is worth the loss of our very democracy....


The Information Trade

by Alexis Wichowski HarperOne (February 11, 2020)

"A timely, compelling, and expertly researched passport to the tech companies that rule today's digital landscape."Blake Harris, bestselling author of Console Wars and The History of the Future.

In this provocative...


New Castle's Kadunce Murders

by Dale Richard Perelman The History Press (November 18, 2019)

Author Dale Richard Perelman tells the tragic story of the 1978 murders and the mystery surrounding them.

In the summer of 1978, a mother and her four-year-old were stabbed to death in the quiet town of New Castle....


In Plain Sight

by Kathryn Casey & Kate Reading HarperAudio (October 22, 2019)

JUDGE. JURY. EXECUTIONER.

On a cold January morning, the killer executed Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse in broad daylight. Eight shots fired a block from the Kaufman County Courthouse. Two months later,...


Murder in Roanoke County

by John D. Long The History Press (October 21, 2019)

Did her rival for a man's love get away with murder? It was a story of violence, bigamy, race and a quest for justice. The strange but true story of James and Susan Watkins.

A drama played out in the mountains...


North Carolina Murder & Mayhem

by Rick Jackson The History Press (October 07, 2019)

Author Rick Jackson tells the stories behind some of the most famous, and most heinous, crimes in the history of the Old North State.

The smiling faces and southern hospitality of North Carolina promise a paradise...


Murdered Midas

by Charlotte Gray HarperCollins Publishers (September 24, 2019)

A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of the Year

In this “engrossing must-read” by “Canada’s most accomplished popular historian” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine), the glittering life and brutal murder of Sir...


Promise and Peril

by Aaron Wherry HarperCollins Publishers (August 20, 2019)

An inside, in-depth look at the leadership of Justin Trudeau, by a veteran political journalist

A must-read for all Canadians before the next federal election

Justin Trudeau came to power on the promise of “hope...


Charlotte True Crime Stories

by Cathy Pickens The History Press (August 12, 2019)

A thrilling account of a hundred years of sensational and sinister deeds that marked and shaped one southern town.

Crimes that captivated attention in the Charlotte area over the years run the gamut from missing...


Never Play Dead

by Tomi Lahren Broadside e-books (July 02, 2019)

Stop thinking about who you might offend and start thinking about who you might inspire.

Fans are always asking Tomi Lahren where she gained the confidence and candor that have made her who she is: a celebrated...


Solving the West Palm Beach Murder of Jeffrey Heagerty

by Graham Brunk The History Press (June 24, 2019)

A gay love triangle, drug deals, and a murder. Just another night in West Palm Beach in 1984?

Jeffrey Heagerty was like most young gay nineteen-year-olds in South Florida in the 1980s, commonly finding himself...


Meet the Candidates 2020: Kamala Harris

by Scott Dworkin & Grant Stern Skyhorse (June 18, 2019)

Kamala Harris is already a contender to take on Donald Trump despite still refining her positions. Learn what makes the lawyer, legislator, and progressive Democrat a strong candidate.

Meet the Candidates 2020:...


Ted Bundy

by Stephen G. Michaud, Hugh Aynesworth, Graham Halstead & Keith Sellon-Wright et al. HarperAudio (June 04, 2019)

Presented for the first time in audio format, the chilling transcript of Stephen G Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth's interviews with notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, as seen on the hit Netflix documentary series...


Bitten

by Kris Newby Harper Wave (May 14, 2019)

A riveting thriller reminiscent of The Hot Zone, this true story dives into the mystery surrounding one of the most controversial and misdiagnosed conditions of our time—Lyme disease—and of Willy Burgdorfer,...


The Golden Boy of Crime

by Jim Brown HarperCollins Publishers (May 14, 2019)

Praise for Canada’s Most Overrated Bank Robber

“Standing at the foot of the scantling . . . was a thick, freckle-faced man whose prison cap could not hide his flaming head. It was ‘Red’ Ryan.” —Ernest...


The Killer Across the Table

by John E. Douglas & Mark Olshaker Dey Street Books (May 07, 2019)

The legendary FBI criminal profiler, number-one New York Times bestselling author, and inspiration for the hit Netflix show Mindhunter delves deep into the lives and crimes of four of the most disturbing...


The Hunt for the Last Public Enemy in Northeastern Ohio

by Julie A. Thompson & Ian Craig The History Press (April 15, 2019)

The last Public Enemy No. 1 of the Depression era, Alvin "Creepy" Karpis reportedly compiled a record of fifty-four aliases, fifteen bank robberies, fourteen murders, three jailbreaks and two kidnappings.

His...


Secret Empires

by Peter Schweizer Harper Paperbacks (March 26, 2019)

#1 New York Times Bestseller!

Peter Schweizer has been fighting corruption—and winning—for years. In Throw Them All Out, he exposed insider trading by members of Congress, leading to the passage of the...


Wicked Terre Haute

by Tim Crumrin The History Press (March 18, 2019)

Join local historian Tim Crumrin as he reveals the blackguards, rogues and swindlers of Terre Haute's rough and rowdy past.

For more than a century, Terre Haute earned its reputation as a sin city. One of the...


How We Win

by Farah Pandith Custom House (March 12, 2019)

“Drawing on her decades of experience, Pandith unweaves the tangled web of extremism and demonstrates how government officials, tech CEOs, and concerned citizens alike can do their part to defeat it.” –...


I'll Be Gone in the Dark

Anthony Award for Best Critical/Biographical Nonfiction 2019

by Michelle McNamara, Gillian Flynn & Patton Oswalt Harper Perennial (February 26, 2019)

THE BASIS FOR THE MAJOR 6-PART HBO® DOCUMENTARY SERIES

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR:

Washington Post | Maureen Corrigan, NPR Paste Seattle Times Entertainment Weekly | Esquire ...