by: Laurence Leamer
Publisher: pWilliam MorrowBook Description
A powerful account of how a Ku Klux Klan–sanctioned lynching in Mobile, Alabama, paved the way for legal victories against such hate groups.
Prolific journalist Leamer (The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption, ... more
by: Norm Stamper
Publisher: pNation BooksBook Description
Most of the nation's approximately 18,000 police departments receive scathing criticism from one of their own: an author who began as a San Diego beat cop in 1966 and rose to become a police chief in Seattle.
Stamper follows up his fi ... more
by: Alison Flowers
Publisher: pHaymarket BooksBook Description
Chicago journalist Flowers goes deep into the cases of three innocent men and a woman serving at least a decade in prison for crimes they never committed.
The case of the woman's wrongful conviction occurred in mostly rural Decatur Coun ... more
by: Ken Corbett
Publisher: pHenry Holt and Co.Book Description
A teenager’s murder raises issues of bullying and homophobia.
In 2008, 14-year-old Brandon McInerney shot and killed his classmate Larry King in their junior high school English class. Psychologist Corbett (Psychoanalysis and Psychother ... more
by: Anthony S. Pitch
Publisher: pSkyhorse PublishingBook Description
An account of the savage killings of two black couples in an insular, bigoted Georgia town just after World War II.
The author of several intriguing, disparate historical studies, Pitch ("They Have Killed Papa Dead!": The Ro ... more
by: Maggie Nelson
Publisher: pFree PressBook Description
Addicted to true-crime pulp and incisive literary memoir? Poet Nelson serves up both.
The author never met her aunt, Jane Mixer, who was murdered in 1969 before Nelson was born. Police thought that Mixer’s death was one of the “Mi ... more
Publisher: pSt. Martin's PressBook Description
The events and characters behind a 2005 Napa fire that caused the greatest destruction of wine in history: 4.5 million bottles worth more than $250 million.
Berkeleyside co-founder Dinkelspiel (Towers of Gold: How On ... more