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Criminals and Victims
"All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride."
Undercover Cop by
Call Number: 364.1066 RUS
Publication Date: 2013-08-06
A real-life version of The Sopranos, "Undercover Cop" immerses readers in the colorful yet harrowing trials of a standout cop who faced the mob on his own terms, crippled organized crime in New Jersey, and forever redefined undercover law enforcement.
The Witness Wore Red by
Publication Date: 2013-09-10
"The Witness Wore Red" is a gripping account of one woman's struggle to escape the perverse embrace of religious fanaticism and sexual slavery, and a courageous story of hope and transformation.
My Story by
Publication Date: 2013-10-07
On June 5, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by a religious fanatic, Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. She was kept chained, dressed in disguise, repeatedly raped, and told she and her family would be killed if she tried to escape. After her rescue on March 12, 2003, she rejoined her family and worked to pick up the pieces of her life.
Son of a Gun by
Publication Date: 2013-08-13
In the tradition of Tobias Wolff, James Ellroy, and Mary Karr, a stunning memoir of a mother-son relationship that is also the searing, unflinching account of a murder and its aftermath.
Taking the Stand by
Publication Date: 2013-10-15
America's most prominent legal mind and the #1 bestselling author of "Chutzpah" and "The Best Defense", Alan Dershowitz, recounts his legal autobiography, describing how he came to the law, as well as the cases that have changed American jurisprudence over the past 50 years, most of which he has personally been involved in.
A Stolen Life by
Publication Date: 2011-07-12
When Jaycee Dugard was eleven years old, she was abducted from a school bus stop within sight of her home in South Lake Tahoe, California. She was missing for more than eighteen years, held captive by Phillip Craig and Nancy Garrido, and gave birth to two daughters during her imprisonment. In her stark, compelling narrative, she opens up about what she experienced--and offers an extraordinary account of courage and resilience.
Publication Date: 2010-06-22
An American reporter's chilling account of being kidnapped and imprisoned by the Taliban, in the no-man's-land between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Shot in the Heart by
Call Number: 364.1523 GIL
Publication Date: 1994-05-01
Destined to be an American classic, this book tells more than the story of a troubled American family--it tells the story of a troubled America.
The Other Wes Moore by
Publication Date: 2010-04-27
Two kids with the same name lived in the same decaying city. One went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, decorated combat veteran, White House Fellow, and business leader. The other is serving a life sentence in prison. "The Other Wes Moore" tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a hostile world.
Publication Date: 2014-04-08
Brave, compassionate, and emotionally compelling, Jeff Bauman's story is not just his, but ours as well. It proves that the terrorists accomplished nothing with their act of cowardice and shows the entire world what Boston Strong really means.
I Will Find You by
Publication Date: 2016-04-05
When Joanna Connors was thirty years old on assignment for the Cleveland Plain Dealer to review a play at a college theater, she was held at knife point and raped by a stranger who had grown up five miles away from her. Once her assailant was caught and sentenced, Joanna never spoke of the trauma again, until 21 years later when her daughter was about to go to college. She resolved then to tell her children about her own rape so they could learn and protect themselves, and she began to realize that the man who assaulted her was one of the formative people in her life. Setting out to uncover the story of her attacker, Connors embarked on a journey to find out who he was, where he came from, who his friends were and what his life was like. What she discovers stretches beyond one violent man's story and back into her own, interweaving a narrative about strength and survival with one about rape culture and violence in America.
Prison Baby by
Publication Date: 2014-03-04
A deeply personal and inspiring memoir recounting one woman's struggles--beginning with her birth in prison--to find self-acceptance.
A Sliver of Light by
Publication Date: 2014-03-18
In summer 2009, Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd were hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly crossed into Iran and were captured by a border patrol. Accused of espionage, the three Americans ultimately found themselves in Tehran's infamous Evin Prison, where they discovered that pooling their strength of will and relying on each other were the only ways they could survive.
The Other Side by
Publication Date: 2014-07-15
"The Other Side" is the haunting account of a first passionate, and then abusive relationship; the events leading to Johnson's kidnapping, rape, and imprisonment; her dramatic escape; and her hard-fought struggle to recover.
From Jailer to Jailed by
Publication Date: 2015-03-31
The controversial New York City police commissioner and bestselling author of "The Lost Son" shares the story of his fall from grace and the effects of his incarceration on his views of the American justice system.
Out of Orange by
Publication Date: 2015-05-05
Cleary Wolters was going about her everyday life when she saw a commercial for a new TV show that stopped her in her tracks. The scene showed a young blond woman hopping out of a van, wearing an orange prison uniform. A blur of words and images followed, including allusions to lesbian lovers, drug smuggling, and life behind bars. Then Cleary saw a woman wearing her signature black-rimmed glasses and she dropped the remote. In that moment, Cleary knew that her private past had been brought to light in the most public way imaginable.