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    The Shooting of Rabbit Wells
    A White Cop, a Young Man of Color, and an American Tragedy
    By William Loizeaux
    (Arcade Publishing)
    What put a white cop and a black youth on a tragic collision course? On a frigid winter’s night in 1973, William “Rabbit” Wells, a young man of mixed race, was shot and killed by a white policeman named William Sorgie outside a bar. The shooting stunned the placid, prosperous communities of New York.... [READ MORE]
    The Complete Story of the Legendary Terrorist, Carlos the Jackal
    By John Follain
    (Arcade Publishing)
    On an August night in 1994, French counterespionage officers seized the world’s most wanted terrorist from a villa in Sudan. After more than two decades on the run, Carlos “the Jackal” had finally been caged. For years he had murdered and bombed his way to notoriety. Jackal is the definitive biography... [READ MORE]
    Prisoner of the War on Drugs
    By Richard Stratton
    (Arcade Publishing)
    This fast-paced sequel to Smuggler's Blues is a harrowing and at times comical journey through the criminal justice system at the height of America's War on Plants. Captured in the lobby of the Sheraton Senator Hotel at LAX following a fifteen-year run smuggling marijuana and hashish as part of the hippie... [READ MORE]
    In the World
    From the Big House to Hollywood
    By Richard Stratton
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Smuggler's Blues, the first book in Richard Stratton's memoir of his criminal career, detailed his years as a kingpin in the Hippie Mafia. Kingpin, the second book, traced his eight-year journey through the criminal justice system, through two federal trials and myriad jails and prisons and culminating... [READ MORE]
    Creepy Crawling
    Charles Manson and the Many Lives of America's Most Infamous Family
    By Jeffrey Melnick
    (Arcade Publishing)
    "Creepy crawling" was the Manson Family's practice of secretly entering someone's home and, without harming anyone, leaving only a trace of evidence that they had been there, some reminder that the sanctity of the private home had been breached. Now, author Jeffrey Melnick reveals just how much the Family... [READ MORE]
    The Trigger
    Narratives of the American Shooter
    By Daniel J. Patinkin
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Six moving profiles reveal the complex realities behind gun violence in the United States. These are the stories of the shooters.In South Carolina, a young man embarks on a life of crime that culminates in a drug-related shooting and decades in prison; in Chicago, an off-duty police officer engages in... [READ MORE]
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