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Outside Your Door - Steven David Lampley
October 13, 2017 04:02 PM PDT
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YOU WANT TRUE CRIME! If you like REAL stories about REAL cases and REAL people, here it is! Right from the officer and SVU detective who lived it! Stories include crime and criminals, serial killers, forensics, psychology, and much more.

This is as REAL AS IT GETS!

Let Steven take you to the streets with him!

True crime stories straight from the case files and experiences of a twenty-one year career police officer and undercover SVU detective. Cases involving fugitives from justice, The Clairemont Killer (featured on America's Most Wanted®), a fugitive from justice on Canada's Most Wanted. Coverage on such television networks as TruTV®, Investigation Discovery®, and the Discovery Channel® with additional coverage by The New York Times®, The Los Angeles Times®, The Gadsden Times®, and various true crime books and magazines.

Steven takes you to the streets with him, behind the scenes, with his recounting of the events, crimes, criminals, and other police officers as he release his stories. You may experience both tears of sadness and rounds of laughter.

Marlena Smith says of Steven, "I warn you, Steven is quite the storyteller. He has a talent for writing, filling the reader with emotion. You’ll leave inspired. Get ready for the ride."

Ryan Patterson, Law Enforcement Officer says about Steven, "Police officer to police officer, you're at legend status."

Troy King, Alabama Attorney General (2006-2011) writes, "Steven Lampley does a masterful job of, not only taking us onto the beat and streets with him, but finding gems of life-truths that we can take away from his war stories. May all of us learn them well."

You will find it hard to put this book down once you begin reading.

The Extraordinary Stories of the Presidential Deaths, Final Days, Burials, and Beyond
October 09, 2017 01:54 PM PDT
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Packed with fun facts and presidential trivia, The President Is Dead! tells you everything you could possibly want to know about how our presidents, from George Washington to Gerald Ford (who was the most recent president to die), met their ends, the circumstances of their deaths, the pomp of their funerals, and their public afterlives, including stories of attempted grave robbings, reinterments, vandalism, conspiracy theories surrounding their deaths, and much more.

The President Is Dead! is filled with never-before-told stories, including a suggestion by one prominent physician to resurrect George Washington from death by transfusing his body with lamb’s blood. You may have heard of a plot to rob Abraham Lincoln’s body from its grave site, but did you know that there was also attempts to steal Benjamin Harrison's and Andrew Jackson’s remains? The book also includes “Critical Death Information,” which prefaces each chapter, and a complete visitor’s guide to each grave site and death-related historical landmark. An “Almost Presidents” section includes chapters on John Hanson (first president under the Articles of Confederation), Sam Houston (former president of the Republic of Texas), David Rice Atchison (president for a day), and Jefferson Davis. Exhaustively researched, The President Is Dead! is richly layered with colorful facts and entertaining stories about how the presidents have passed.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr- Gerald Posner
October 09, 2017 01:35 PM PDT
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On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis, Tennessee, by a single assassin’s bullet. A career criminal named James Earl Ray was seen fleeing from a rooming house that overlooked the hotel balcony from where King was cut down. An international manhunt ended two months later with Ray’s capture. Though Ray initially pled guilty, he quickly recanted and for the rest of his life insisted he was an unwitting pawn in a grand conspiracy. In Killing the Dream, expert investigative reporter Gerald Posner reexamines Ray and the evidence, even tracking down the mystery man Ray claimed was the conspiracy’s mastermind. Beginning with an authoritative biography of Ray’s life, and continuing with a gripping account of the assassination and its aftermath, Posner cuts through phony witnesses, false claims, and a web of misinformation surrounding that tragic spring day in 1968. He puts Ray’s conspiracy theory to rest and ultimately manages to disclose what really happened the day King was murdered

Carole E. Chaski, PhD - Kurt Cobain Death - Soaked in Bleach
October 09, 2017 01:31 PM PDT
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Carole Chaski is a renowned forensic linguist and Executive Director of the Institute for Linguistic Evidence, a non-profit research organization devoted to research and development in linguistic evidence. She was asked to analyse Cobain’s suicide note. Viewers watched her describe the ‘linguistically interesting’ aspects of the final lines of the note and how they appeared to be from a ‘stereotypical suicide note’ in comparison to the rest of the note. What the creators of Soaked in Bleach failed to mention however was that Chaski agreed with the official suicide verdict. When asked her opinion on the film and her involvement in it she stated,
“What I did say is that the note had typical variation of real suicide notes with the top half being one kind of suicide note and the bottom one being another  (more stereotypically-conceived) kind, both real suicide notes. My results do not support the conspiracy theory that Courtney Love authored the bottom portion to make it look like a suicide note”

Black Caesar: The Rise and Disappearance of Frank Matthews, Kingpin
October 09, 2017 01:11 PM PDT
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This is the remarkable story of Frank Matthews, a charismatic drug kingpin from the late 1960s and 1980s who organized a huge criminal enterprise before jumping bail and 1973 with $15 million and a beautiful woman. Nicknamed Black Caesar, Matthews has never been seen again in what has become one of organized crimes most intriguing mysteries.
Black Caesaris a 2013 USA Best Book Award Winner in the True Crime: Non-Fiction category

Assata Shakur: A 20th Century Escaped Slave - Barbara Casey
October 06, 2017 06:15 PM PDT
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In May 1973, Assata Olugbala Shakur was involved in a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike in which she was accused of killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and assaulting Trooper James Harper. This resulted in her indictment of first-degree murder of Foerster and seven other felonies related to the shootout. A member of the Black Panther Party, she became a prime target of the Federal Bureau of Investigations Counterintelligence Program. When she joined the Black Liberation Army and went into hiding, between 1973 and 1977, she was placed on the FBIs Most Wanted List for three bank robberies, the kidnapping and murder of two drug dealers, and the attempted murder of two New Jersey police officers.
In March 1977 Assata Shakur was convicted of murdering state trooper Werner Forrester and was imprisoned. Two years later she broke out of the maximum-security wing of Clinton Correctional Facility in New Jersey, pistol in hand, as she and three cohorts sped out of the prison grounds. In 1984 she was granted political asylum in Cuba where she has lived ever since. On May 2, 2013, the FBI added her to the Most Wanted Terrorist List, the first woman to be listed. "Assata Shakur: A 20th Century Escaped Slave" is the story of Assata Shakur, before she became a fugitive and since.

Voices or God? The Journal of Allen Kerrigan - Brett Skolnick
September 18, 2017 06:45 PM PDT
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What happened to Allen?

Allen’s mother clung desperately to the pages of his journal. Isolated by grief she searched frantically for answers. Seven years have passed since Meredith lost her son and she has finally begun to heal. With the support of her family and friends Meredith has found the courage to share what she can only explain as “the horror” of Allen’s descent into madness.

Allen’s Journal will challenge the views of believers and skeptics alike as readers enter the darkness of Allen’s mind and journey with him to his final hours.

Steve Avery Update - Chad Keller
August 25, 2017 09:02 PM PDT
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In the state of Wisconsin, after being exonerated for a wrongful conviction on September 11, 2003, Steven Avery became a very political name in a very political time. Two years later, when arrested for the ‘Intentional Homicide’ of Teresa Halbach during a time when he filed a $36,000,000 civil suit, Steven alleges he was ultimately “Framed” by corrupt state officials to thwart off his chances of winning the suit.
However, the Wisconsin DOJ argues that it was impossible for any such “Frame Job” to ever have happened. Though, could the “Framing” be probable, “If” the MO was political? What did Netflix’s Making A Murderer miss? The political story behind Steven Avery’s saga has remained untold… …until now

Heaven's Gate: America's UFO Religion - Benjamin E. Zeller
August 18, 2017 09:08 PM PDT
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In March 1997, thirty-nine people in Rancho Santa Fe, California, ritually terminated their lives. To outsiders, it was a mass suicide. To insiders, it was a graduation. This act was the culmination of over two decades of spiritual and social development for the members of Heaven’s Gate, a religious group focused on transcending humanity and the Earth, and seeking salvation in the literal heavens on board a UFO.

In this fascinating overview, Benjamin Zeller not only explores the question of why the members of Heaven’s Gate committed ritual suicides, but interrogates the origin and evolution of the religion, its appeal, and its practices. By tracking the development of the history, social structure, and worldview of Heaven’s Gate, Zeller draws out the ways in which the movement was both a reflection and a microcosm of larger American culture.The group emerged out of engagement with Evangelical Christianity, the New Age movement, science fiction and UFOs, and conspiracy theories, and it evolved in response to the religious quests of baby boomers, new religions of the counterculture, and the narcissistic pessimism of the 1990s. Thus, Heaven’s Gate not only reflects the context of its environment, but also reveals how those forces interacted in the form of a single religious body.

In the only book-length study of Heaven’s Gate, Zeller traces the roots of the movement, examines its beliefs and practices, and tells the captivating story of the people of Heaven’s Gate

The Ashes of Waco: An Investigation- Dick J. Reavis
August 18, 2017 04:27 PM PDT
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Examined from both sides - the Bureau of Alcohol and Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the FBI on one hand, and David Koresh and his followers on the other - this text focuses on the events at Mt. Carmel, near Waco Texas. Dick J. Reavis contends that the government had little reason to investigate Koresh, and even less to raid the compound at Mt. Carmel. The government lied to the public about most of what happened - about who fired the first shots, about drugs allegations, and about the child abuse. The FBI was duplicitous and negligent in gassing Mt. Carmel - and that alone could have started the fire that killed 76 people.

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