New Arrivals · True Crime

February 11, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Every last tie : the story of the Unabomber and his family

February 10, 2016
Kaczynski, David, 1949- author.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2016.
xv, 140 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Missing parts -- Life force -- Ghost within me -- North star.
In August 1995 David Kaczynski's wife Linda asked him a difficult question: "Do you think your brother Ted is the Unabomber?" He couldn't be, David thought. But as the couple pored over the Unabomber's seventy-eight-page manifesto, David couldn't rule out the possibility. It slowly became clear to them that Ted was likely responsible for mailing the seventeen bombs that killed three people and injured many more. Wanting to prevent further violence, David made the agonizing decision to turn his brother in to the FBI. Every Last Tie is David's highly personal and powerful memoir of his family, as well as a meditation on the possibilities for reconciliation and maintaining family bonds.

While the city slept : a love lost to violence and a young man's descent into madness

February 8, 2016
Sanders, Eli, author.
316 pages : map ; 24 cm
Prologue: South Rose Street -- Teresa and Jennifer -- Capture -- Isaiah -- Danger to self and others -- Threshold of competence -- The trial -- Epilogue: the river.
"A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter's...account of one young man's path to murder--and a wake-up call for mental health care in America. On a summer night in 2009, three lives intersected in one American neighborhood. Two people newly in love--Teresa Butz and Jennifer Hopper, who spent many years trying to find themselves and who eventually found each other--and a young man on a dangerous psychological descent: Isaiah Kalebu, age twenty-three, the son of a distant, authoritarian father and a mother with a family history of mental illness. All three paths forever altered by a violent crime, all three stories a wake-up call to the system that failed to see the signs."-- Provided by publisher.

White devil : the true story of the first white Asian crime boss

February 4, 2016
Halloran, Bob, author.
Dallas, Texas : BenBella Books, Inc., 2016.
255 pages ; 22 cm
"In 2013, "Bac Guai" John Willis, aka White Devil, was sentenced for drug trafficking and money laundering... was "leader of a vast conspiracy." Journalist Bob Halloran tells the tale of the only white man to rise through the ranks in the Chinese mafia. Willis began as an enforcer. ... Abandoned, alone, ... his mother dying [at] 16 years old, he was picked up by a man he once rescued from a fight. Soon he [met] ... Chinese [and other Asian] mobster friends and started working for them.-- From jacket.

Hate crimes : a reference handbook

February 4, 2016
Altschiller, Donald, author.
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2015]
xviii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
1. Background and history. Introduction ; History of hate crimes legislation: Civil Rights Act of 1968 ; Interference with the exercise of religious beliefs and destruction of religious property ; Federal Explosives Statute ; Hate Crimes Statistics Act ; Hate Crimes Sentencing Enhancement Act ; Violence against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) ; Church Arson Prevention Act of 1996 ; U.S. Armed Forces and Hate Crime Prevention ; Campus Hate Crimes Right to Know Act of 1997 ; Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act ; Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act ; Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act of 2007 ; Executive Branch ; U.S. Supreme Court decisions: Apprendi v. New Jersey ; Barclay v. Florida ; R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul ; Wisconsin v. Mitchell ; Hate crimes legislation at the state level ; Conclusion ; References -- 2. Problems, controversies, and solutions. Criticism and defense of hate crime laws ; Methodology ; Hate crime hoaxes ; Bias crimes and violence before hate crime laws ; Hate crimes against selected groups: a recent overview: African Americans ; Asian Americans ; Violence against Sikhs ; American with disabilities ; Jewish Americans ; Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered people (LGBT) ; Arab and Muslim Americans ; Native Americans ; Conclusion ; References -- 3. Perspectives. Punish crime, not thought crime: Jeff Jacoby ; The law vs. violent bigotry: the case for strong hate crime laws in the United States: Michael Lieberman ; Punishing bias-motivated violence: the policy frame for hate-crime laws ; The Constitutional frame for hate-crime laws: First Amendment protections ; Expanding federal hate-crime protection: the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act (HCPA) ; Contemporary anti-Semitism in American higher education: Kenneth L. Marcus ; Anti-Hispanic immigrant hate crimes: Michele Stacey, Kristin Carbone-Lopez, and Richard Rosenfeld ; Hate crimes against Sikh Americans: Simran Jeet Singh ; Hate crimes and the LGBT community: Michael Bronski ; Hate crime hoaxes on college and university campuses: Ashley Thorne ; References -- 4. Profiles. People ; Organizations -- 5. Data and documents. Hate crime overview ; Investigation of hate crimes model policy ; Hate on the internet ; Hate violence in 2013 ; Vulnerable to hate: a survey of hate crimes committed against homeless people in 2013 ; Kennedy introduces the Hate Crimes Amendment ; Obama on the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act ; Federal hate crimes laws -- 6. Resources for further research. Books ; Articles ; Reports: U.S. government documents and reports ; Organization reports ; Nonprint resources, Antibias videos -- 7. Chronology.
"Hate Crimes: A Reference Handbook, Third Edition remains the most comprehensive reference source on bias-motivated violence committed in the United States. The book contains vital history on hate crime legislation, provides a detailed chronology of recent events, and offers the most up-to-date information on its prevalence and the affected religious, racial, and other targeted communities, such as Jewish Americans and Sikh Americans. Dozens of expert contributors--such as Kenneth L. Marcus, president and general counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law--present a balanced range of perspectives on the growing phenomenon, enabling readers to fully comprehend the widespread problem and develop their own informed opinion. Hate Crimes: A Reference Handbook, Third Edition remains the most comprehensive reference source on bias-motivated violence committed in the United States. The book contains vital history on hate crime legislation, provides a detailed chronology of recent events, and offers the most up-to-date information on its prevalence and the affected religious, racial, and other targeted communities, such as Jewish Americans and Sikh Americans. Dozens of expert contributors--such as Kenneth L. Marcus, president and general counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law--present a balanced range of perspectives on the growing phenomenon, enabling readers to fully comprehend the widespread problem and develop their own informed opinion."--Publisher website.

Five dollars and a pork chop sandwich : vote buying and the corruption of democracy

February 3, 2016
Berry, Mary Frances, author.
Boston : Beacon Press, [2016]
x, 186 pages ; 23 cm

The cosmopolites : the coming of the global citizen

February 3, 2016
Abrahamian, Atossa Araxia, author.
New York : Columbia Global Reports, [2015]
166 pages : map ; 19 cm
The buying and selling of citizenship has become a legitimate, thriving business in just a few years. Entrepreneurs are renouncing America and Europe in favor of tax havens in the Caribbean with the help of a cottage industry of lawyers, bankers, and consultants that specialize in expatriation. But as journalist Atossa Araxia Abrahamian discovered, the story of twenty-first century citizenship is bigger than millionaires buying their second or third passport. When she learned that mysterious middlemen had persuaded the Comoro Islands to turn to selling citizenship as a new source of revenue, she decided to follow the money trail to the Middle East. There, she found that officials in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates had bulk-ordered passports for their bidoon, or stateless population, transforming these men, women, and children without countries into Comorian citizens practically overnight. In her timely and eye-opening first book, Abrahamian travels the globe to meet these willing and unwitting "cosmopolites," or citizens of the world, who show us how transactional and unpredictable national citizenship in the twenty-first century can be. --

Hannah Mary Tabbs and the disembodied torso : a tale of race, sex, and violence in America

February 2, 2016
Gross, Kali N., 1972- author.
220 pages : illustrations, portraits, map, black and white ; 22 cm
Prologue -- Handle with care -- The woman found -- To do him bodily harm -- Wavy hair and nearly white skin -- Held for trial -- A most revolting deed -- Epilogue.

The rise and fall of violent crime in America

February 1, 2016
Latzer, Barry, 1945-
New York : Encounter Books, 2016.
xv, 404 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

The con men : hustling in New York City

February 1, 2016
Williams, Terry M. (Terry Moses), 1948- author.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]
x, 276 pages ; 24 cm.
Alibi : portrait of a con man -- City cons and hustles -- The con crew -- The con game as street theater -- Petty street hustles -- Canal street as venus flytrap -- The numbers game -- New York tenant hustles -- A drug hustle : the crack game -- NYPD and the finest cons -- Wall Street cons.


January 29, 2016
La Bella, Laura.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- What is stalking? -- Why does stalking happen? -- How to cope with being stalked -- Stalking and the law -- Getting help.
More than six and a half million people are stalked every year in the United States. One in six women and one in nineteen men report having been stalked at some point in their lives. The majority of stalkers are known to the victims and are often current or former romantic partners. Half of female stalking victims were under the age of twenty-five when the stalking began. The impact upon stalking victims is severe. Many fear it will never end. They miss significant amounts of school or work. They are always afraid of what may happen next. Some feel forced to move to escape the stalking. Anxiety, depression, insomnia, and social isolation become common. Victims of stalking feel helpless, alone, and completely vulnerable. But there are steps that can be taken to involve law enforcement, insist upon the protections of the law, and rebuild a sense of empowerment, independence, and ownership of one's own life. This resource will help you secure the help you need, regain control, and reengage with the world around you.

Gangster warlords : drug dollars, killing fields, and the new politics of Latin America

January 28, 2016
Grillo, Ioan, 1973- author.
New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2016.
377 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"In a ranch south of Texas, the man known as The Executioner dumps five hundred body parts in metal barrels. In Brazil's biggest city, a mysterious prisoner orders hit-men to gun down forty-one police officers and prison guards in two days. In southern Mexico, a meth maker is venerated as a saint while enforcing Old Testament justice on his enemies. A new kind of criminal kingpin has arisen: part CEO, part terrorist, and part rock star, unleashing guerrilla attacks, strong-arming governments, and taking over much of the world's trade in narcotics, guns, and humans. What they do affects you now--from the gas in your car, to the gold in your jewelry, to the tens of thousands of Latin Americans calling for refugee status in the U.S. Gangster Warlords is the first definitive account of the crime wars now wracking Central and South America and the Caribbean, regions largely abandoned by the U.S. after the Cold War. Author of the critically acclaimed El Narco, Ioan Grillo has covered Latin America since 2001 and gained access to every level of the cartel chain of command in what he calls the new battlefields of the Americas. Moving between militia-controlled ghettos and the halls of top policy-makers, Grillo provides a disturbing new understanding of a war that has spiraled out of control--one that people across the political spectrum need to confront now"-- Provided by publisher.

The invitation-only zone : the true story of North Korea's abduction project

January 27, 2016
Boynton, Robert S., 1963- author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
xiii, 271 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Welcome to the invitation-only zone -- The Meiji moment: Japan becomes modern -- Reunited in North Korea -- Japan and Korea's "common origins" -- Adapting to North Korea -- Abduction as statecraft -- From Emperor Hirohito to Kim Il-sun -- Developing a cover story -- The repatriation project: from Japan to North Korea -- Neighbors in the invitation-only zone -- Stolen childhoods: Megumi and Takeshi -- An American in Pyongyang -- Terror in the air -- Kim's golden eggs -- A story too strange to believe -- The great leader dies, a nation starves -- Negotiating with Mr. X -- Kim and Koizumi in Pyongyang -- Returning home: from North Korea to Japan -- An extended visit -- Abduction, Inc. -- Kaoru Hasuike at home.
"Throughout the late 1970s and early '80s, dozens of Japanese citizens were abducted from coastal Japanese towns by North Korean commandos. In what proved to be part of a global project, North Korea attempted to reeducate the abductees and train them to spy on the state's behalf. When the project faltered, the abductees were hidden in a series of guarded communities known as "Invitation-Only Zones"--the fiction being that these were exclusive enclaves, not prisons. In 2002, Kim Jong Il admitted to kidnapping thirteen Japanese citizens and returned five of them (the other eight, he said, had died). From the moment that Robert S. Boynton first saw a photograph of these men and women, he became obsessed with the window their story provided into the vexed politics of Northeast Asia. In The Invitation-Only Zone, he untangles the logic behind the kidnappings and shows why some Japanese citizens described them as "their 9/11." He tells the story of how dozens were abducted and reeducated; how they married and had children; and how they lived anonymously as North Korean citizens. He speaks with nationalists, diplomats, abductees, and even crab fishermen, unearthing the bizarre North Korean propaganda tactics and the peculiar cultural interests of both countries. A deeply reported, thoroughly researched treatise on the power struggle of one of the most important areas in the global economy, Boynton's keen investigation is riveting and revelatory"-- Provided by publisher.

The confidence game : why we fall for it... every time

January 19, 2016
Konnikova, Maria, author.
x, 340 pages ; 24 cm
The grifter and the mark -- The put-up -- The play -- The rope -- The tale -- The convincer -- The breakdown -- The send and the touch -- The blow-off and the fix -- The (real) oldest profession.
Explores the psyches, motives, and methods of con artists to reveal why they are consistently successful, identifying common hallmarks of cons to share additional insights into the relationship between artists and victims.

The family tree : a lynching in Georgia, a legacy of secrets, and my search for the truth

January 15, 2016
Branan, Karen, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2016.
xii, 292 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, genealogical table ; 24 cm
"Atria non fiction original hardcover"--Title page verso.
Prologue -- My Sweet Village -- Plantation Politics -- The Unveiling -- New Sheriff in Town -- Norman's Murder -- Though Silent He Speaks -- Negro Desperadoes -- Nobody's Negroes -- Vendettas -- Brazen Iniquity -- Heroines -- Race Wars -- Clutch of Circumstance -- Special Court -- The Die is Cast -- The Lynching -- "So Quietly Was the Work Done" -- Parties Unknown -- "...died with their boots on" -- Roaring Twenties -- The Ladies' Ultimatum -- The Curse Continues -- Dad Doug -- Guilt and Innocence -- Enslaved by History -- Afterword.
"In the tradition of Slaves in the Family, the provocative true account of the hanging of four black people by a white lynch mob in 1912--written by the great-granddaughter of the sheriff charged with protecting them. Harris County, Georgia, 1912. A white man, the beloved nephew of the county sheriff, is shot dead on the porch of a black woman. Days later, the sheriff sanctions the lynching of a black woman and three black men; all of them innocent. For Karen Branan, the great-granddaughter of that sheriff, this isn't just history, this is family history. Branan spent nearly twenty years combing through diaries and letters, hunting for clues in libraries and archives throughout the United States, and interviewing community elders to piece together the events and motives that led a group of people to murder four of their fellow citizens in such a brutal public display. Her research revealed surprising new insights into the day-to-day reality of race relations in the Jim Crow-era South, but what she ultimately discovered was far more personal. As she dug into the past, Branan was forced to confront her own deep-rooted beliefs surrounding race and family, a process that came to a head when Branan learned a shocking truth: she is related not only to the sheriff, but also to one of the four who were murdered. Both identities--perpetrator and victim--are her inheritance to bear. A gripping story of privilege and power, anger, and atonement, The Family Tree transports readers to a small Southern town steeped in racial tension and bound by powerful family ties. Branan takes us back in time to the Civil War, demonstrating how plantation politics and the Lost Cause movement set the stage for the fiery racial dynamics of the twentieth century, delving into the prevalence of mob rule, the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and the role of miscegenation in an unceasing cycle of bigotry. Through all of this, what emerges is a searing examination of the violence that occurred on that awful day in 1912--the echoes of which still resound today--and the knowledge that it is only through facing our ugliest truths that we can move forward to a place of understanding"-- Provided by publisher.

They all love Jack : busting the Ripper

December 23, 2015
Robinson, Bruce, 1946- author.
xiii, 850 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
All the widow's men -- A conspiracy of bafflement -- The mystic tie -- The funny little game -- The savages -- On the square -- The ink-stained hack -- The double event: part two -- Rotten to the core -- 'They all love jack' -- On Her Majesty's Service -- The mouth of the maggot -- A gentleman's lair -- 'Orpheus' -- 'The Ezekiel hit' -- 'Red tape' -- 'The spirit of evil' -- 'The Maybrick mystery' -- Victorian values.
A reinterpretation of the case of Jack the Ripper focuses on the "why" instead of the "who," theorizing that the residents of London society's finest homes created him as an outlet for their own hidden violent and taboo proclivities.

Swiped : how to protect yourself in a world full of scammers, phishers, and identity thieves

December 3, 2015
Levin, Adam (Adam K.), author.
272 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
An overview of the problem. What's in a name (and a number)? ; A short history of identity (and fraud) : (and you thought it was just about credit cards) ; Swiping happens -- The basics of what you can do. Understanding the problem is the solution ; The three Ms -- The many types of identity theft. Spies in your home : how the Internet of Things may violate your privacy, threaten your security, and ruin your credit ; A taxing situation ; It's a hard-knock life : child identity theft ; May the farce be with you : social media dos and don'ts ; From dangerous to deadly : on healthcare scams and medical identity theft ; Wanted dead of alive :(but it's easier if you're dead) ; Culture eats strategy : business considerations ; The three Ms for companies : you must build it because they will come ; The highest law -- Resources and terms.
Increasingly, identity theft is a fact of life. We might once have hoped to protect ourselves from hackers with airtight passwords and aggressive spam folders, and those are good ideas as far as they go. But the truth is, there are people out there -- a lot of them -- who treat stealing your identity as a full-time job. One such company is a nameless firm located in Russia, which has a trove of over a billion internet passwords. Another set up a website full of live streams of hacked web cameras, showing everything from people's offices and lobbies to the feeds from baby monitors. Even purchases made in person are still logged by retailers like Target, who are famously vulnerable to hackers. Adam Levin, a longtime consumer advocate and identity fraud expert, is your guide to this brave new world. By telling memorable stories and extracting the relevant lessons, he offers a strategy for dealing with these risks. You may not be able to prevent identity theft, but you certainly shouldn't wait until it happens to take action. Levin's approach is defined by the three M's: minimizing risk, monitoring your identity, and managing the damage. The book is also organized around the different problems caused by identity theft: financial, criminal, medical, familial, etc., enabling readers to dip into the sections most relevant to them. Swiped is a practical, lively book that is essential to surviving the ever-changing world of online security. It is invaluable not only for preventing problems but helping cope when they arrive.

He killed them all : Robert Durst and my quest for justice

December 3, 2015
Pirro, Jeanine, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2015.
x, 325 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Opening statement -- The final episode -- The guy's always in the box -- Where is Kathie Durst? -- The Durst case: one "Holy shit!" after another -- The Becerra leak -- Good news, bad news -- "I have a dog named Cody" -- Deborah Lee Charatan, queen for a day -- Robert Durst, fugitive -- Jeanine Py-ro, the DA, made me do it -- Douglas Durst, the Devil's brother -- All bad things -- Okay, now let's all watch The jinx together -- Crazy is my comfort zone -- Analyzing Robert Durst -- Final argument.
"Former prosecutor Jeanine Pirro offers the transfixing true story of her tireless fifteen-year investigation into accused murderer Robert Durst for the disappearance of his wife Kathleen Durst"-- Provided by publisher.

Guilt by matrimony : a memoir of love, madness, and the murder of Nancy Pfister / Nancy Styler with Daleen Berry.

December 1, 2015
Styler, Nancy.
Dallas, Texas : BenBella Books, 2015.
xii, 315 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"In February 2014, Aspen socialite Nancy Pfister was murdered in her own home. Someone bludgeoned Pfister to death, wrapped her in a blanket, and stuffed inside her closet. The question was: Who? Then, in March 2014, a married couple from Denver were arrested and charged with first-degree murder: Nancy Styler, a new friend of Pfister's who'd had a falling out with her after a business deal gone sour; and Dr. Trey Styler, Nancy's husband, who'd recently lost the family home, his medical practice, and any hope of a peaceful retirement for himself and his wife. Ten days later, police also arrested and charged Kathy Carpenter, Pfister's underpaid and overworked personal assistant. Trey Styler, who was slowly losing his grip on reality as he battled with mental illness, confessed to the murder 100 days later. Since then, he's refused to speak to anyone but his wife. The public and police speculated about whether the confession was true or if he had help-or any involvement at all-because at the time of the murder, it appeared that his medical condition left him barely able walk, much less carry out such a heinous crime. In Guilt by Matrimony, Styler's ex-wife, Nancy, reveals the answers to the biggest mysteries of this case as she recounts the trauma of being falsely accused and then imprisoned for her husband's crime. Also, for the first time since his arrest, Trey talks: an exclusive interview where he explains his side of the story. New York Times bestselling author Daleen Berry covers this compelling story from the inside, following the Stylers from their fairytale life in Denver to the morning of their simultaneous arrest to Nancy's release from jail and her attempts to rebuild her shattered life. Filled with exclusive interviews, a close look at the botched small-town police work, and theories on what really happened, Guilt By Matrimony is the definitive look at at a shocking murder that rocked Aspen. "-- Provided by publisher.

Gangland Chicago : criminality and lawlessness in the Windy City, 1837-1990

December 1, 2015
Lindberg, Richard, 1953- author.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
xviii, 373 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Preface and Acknowledgments -- 1 Outlawry and the Rise of a Criminal Class in the Emerging City -- 2 Downtown and Near South: Victorian Vice, Gamblers, Card Cheats, Chinese Tongs, and the Rise of Chicago's Organized Crime Gangs, 1870-1920 -- 3 Gangs of the South Side: Politics, Patronage, and Bare-Knuckle Boyos, 1860-1930 -- 4 Maxwell Street, the West Side Terror District, 1860-1930 -- 5 The Gold Coast and the Gangs: North Side Affluence, Little Hell, and Gang Crime, 1860-1930 -- 6 The Gangs of Prohibition-Era Chicago -- 7 Schools for Crime -- 8 Gangs Becoming Nations, 1950-1989 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author.
"Gangland Chicago is a revealing look at the Chicago underworld of yesterday and today. This comprehensive volume is sure to entertain and inform any reader interested in the evolution of organized crime and gangs in America's most representative city of the American Heartland,"

Cyberphobia : identity, trust, security and the Internet

November 30, 2015
Lucas, Edward, 1962- author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.
xxv, 306 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Meet the Hakhetts -- The unreliability of computers -- Identity and its enemies -- Collateral damage -- The geopolitics of the Internet -- Spies v. warriors -- The spy in your pocket -- The danger of monoculture -- Clearing the jungle -- Passwords unscrambled -- Identity politics -- Turning the tables.
"Lucas [examines the cybercrime] confronting our security--both for individuals and nations. The uncomfortable truth is that we do not take cybersecurity seriously enough. Strong regulations on automotive safety or guidelines for the airline industry are commonplace, but when it comes to the Internet, it might as well be the Wild West. Standards of securing our computers and other Internet-connected technology are diverse, but just like the rules of the road meant to protect both individual drivers and everyone else driving alongside them, weak cybersecurity on the computers and Internet systems near us put everyone at risk"--Dust jacket flap.

Great is the truth : secrecy, scandal, and the quest for justice at the Horace Mann School

November 19, 2015
Kamil, Amos, 1964- author.
236 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction : Hell for sure -- A small world -- The city on the hill -- Out of the past -- The storm unleashed -- A safe space -- The turning of the tide -- The wild card -- Mediation -- Blowback -- Strange aftermath -- What does justice look like? -- Truth be told.
"A journalistic account of the sexual abuse scandals at the Horace Mann School and how their discovery upended the school and the world of private education"-- Provided by publisher.

Controlled : the worst night of my life and its aftermath

November 17, 2015
Arter, Neesha, author.
201 pages ; 23 cm
In her debut memoir, Neesha Arter shares the year of her life that followed a harrowing crime. when she was fourteen years old, she was sexually assaulted by people she had no reason to mistrust. She tried, subsequently, to reconcile feelings of guilt and shame by searching for a means of control. In a whirlwind of legal proceedings, family conflicts, and loss of identity, Arter succumbed to anorexia as the only way to find her childhood self in an unraveling world. Ten years later, she is able to look back with healing insight about the importance of speaking uncomfortable truths.

My adventures with your money : George Graham Rice and the golden age of the con artist

November 9, 2015
Thornton, T. D., author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
298 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Today, we talk about Bernard Madoff, but in the early 20th century, they talked about George Graham Rice. Born Jacob Simon Herzig in 1870, he later changed his name - just as he would frequently change his swindles to make himself into one of the most colorfully successful villians in American history. T.D. Thorton now tells the story of Rice's life as it unfolded against the dark rise of American greed in the early 20th century. In the early 1900s, Rice made market-manipulation killings valued at billions in today's dollars by inventing fictitious boom towns in Death Valley and flagrantly exaggerating worthless mining claims throughout the West. As a shameless racetrack tipster, Rice cultivated a national following of 100,000 daily subscribers who paid for the privilege of being tipped to bet on hopeless nags. Vilified by securities regulators as the "Jackal of Wall Street," Rice sparked riots in Manhattan's financial district by perfecting the art of "bucket shop" trading with the sole purpose of bilking the public blind. He was capable of pulling off everything from street corner rip-offs for pocket change to elaborately scripted gambling hoaxes, all while being vilified by old-guard profiteers like J.P. Morgan and befriended by gangsters like Arnold Rothstein. In My Adventures With Your Money, T.D. Thornton has given us a real-life version of The Sting with one of America's most colorful con men at it's center"-- Provided by publisher.

Mass shootings

October 29, 2015
Nakaya, Andrea C., 1976-
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., c2015.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Are mass shootings a serious problem in the United States? -- Will stricter gun control reduce mass shootings in the United States? -- Do violent video games cause mass shootings? -- Would improvements in mental health care reduce mass shootings?

CRACK99 : the takedown of a $100 million Chinese software pirate

October 13, 2015
Hall, David Locke, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
304 pages ; 24 cm

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