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A Deadly Game: the Untold Story of the Scott Peterson Investigation, Crier, Catherine
1 Crier, Catherine A Deadly Game: the Untold Story of the Scott Peterson Investigation
New York Reganbooks 2005 0060766123 / 9780060766122 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Catherine Crier has been covering the Peterson case since Laci Peterson disappeared from her home on December 24, 2002. Crier, a former judge and one of television's most popular legal analysts, was among the first to question the behavior of Laci's husband, Scott Peterson. And with her network of journalistic sources, Crier was soon able to penetrate the core of the police investigation that followed -- gaining access to a huge and revealing body of previously unseen police reports, transcripts of recorded conversations, photographic evidence, and other exclusive materials. Drawing on these resources -- and extensive interviews with key witnesses and lead investigators -- Crier has written this astonishingly detailed and intimate look at the most notorious murder case since O. J. Simpson. 
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Shuckin' and Jivin': Folklore from Contemporary Black Americans, Dance, Daryl Cumber
2 Dance, Daryl Cumber Shuckin' and Jivin': Folklore from Contemporary Black Americans
Indiana University Press 1978 0253352207 / 9780253352200 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Ex-Library book

From rural and urban Virginia comes a collection of Black American folktales, ghost stories, anecdotes, songs, jokes and toasts. 
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Nickel and Dimed On (Not) Getting by in America, Ehrenreich, Barbara
3 Ehrenreich, Barbara Nickel and Dimed On (Not) Getting by in America
New York Henry Holt & Co. 2008 0805088385 / 9780805088380 Paperback Very Good 
Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that a job -- any job -- can be the ticket to a better life. But how does anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 an hour? To find out, Ehrenreich left her home, took the cheapest lodgings she could find, and accepted whatever jobs she was offered. Moving from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, she worked as a waitress, a hotel maid, a cleaning woman, a nursing-home aide, and a Wal-Mart sales clerk. She lived in trailer parks and crumbling residential motels. Very quickly, she discovered that no job is truly "unskilled," that even the lowliest occupations require exhausting mental and muscular effort. She also learned that one job is not enough; you need at least two if you intend to live indoors. Nickel and Dimed reveals low-rent America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity -- a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival. Read it for the smoldering clarity of Ehrenreich's perspective and for a rare view of how "prosperity" looks from the bottom. You will never see anything -- from a motel bathroom to a restaurant meal -- in quite the same way again. 
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White Reflections on Black Power, Fager, Charles E.
4 Fager, Charles E. White Reflections on Black Power
Grand Rapids, MI William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company 1967 Fourth Printing Hardcover Fair 
Ex-Library; Written in 1967 this book was written by a white man trying to explain the major elements of "Black Power." Mr Fager was exploring the social problems of the late 1960s and challenges the white's view of black people as well as the white's view of himself. 
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Drugs and Society, Hanson, Glen R. , Peter J. Venturelli, Annette E. Fleckenstein
5 Hanson, Glen R. , Peter J. Venturelli, Annette E. Fleckenstein Drugs and Society
Sudbury, Mass. Jones and Bartlett Publishers 2006 0763737321 / 9780763737320 Ninth Edition Paperback Good 
Drugs and Society, Ninth Edition, clearly illustrates the impact of drug use and abuse on the lives of ordinary people and provides students with a realistic perspective of drug-related problems in our society. Written in an objective and user-friendly manner, this best-selling text continues to captivate students by incorporating personal drug use and abuse experiences and perspectives throughout. Statistics and chapter content have been revised to include the latest information on current topics. 
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Preparing for the twenty-first century, Kennedy, Paul
6 Kennedy, Paul Preparing for the twenty-first century
New York Vintage Books 1994. 0679747052 / 9780679747055 Paperback Very Good 
Kennedy's groundbreaking book The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers helped to reorder the current priorities of the United States. Now, he synthesizes extensive research on fields ranging from demography to robotics to draw a detailed, persuasive, and often sobering map of the very near future--a bold work that bridges the gap between history, prophecy, and policy. 
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I Love a Cop: What Police Families Need to Know, Kirschman, Ellen
7 Kirschman, Ellen I Love a Cop: What Police Families Need to Know
The Guilford Press 1572301937 / 9781572301931 Paperback Very Good 
Will police work change the person you love? Are police marriages destined to fail? What are the chances of your loved one being killed in the line of duty? Separating fact from myth, Dr. Ellen Kirschman answers these and other critical questions in the first comprehensive self-help book created specifically for today's police families. In information-filled chapters, readers will go behind the scenes with other police families as they discuss the benefits and pitfalls of police work; learn how to manage the effects of organizational stress and the pressures of unpredictable schedules, long hours and loneliness; gain awareness of the emotional, physical, and behavioral warning signs which can lead to such extreme situations as posttraumatic stress, alcoholism, suicide and domestic violence; find out where families can go for help and counseling; and get an inside look at cop couples and the special challenges facing women, minorities, and gays and lesbians on the force. 
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Shocking Cases from Dr. Henry Lee's Forensic Files  The Phil Spector Case / the Priest's Ritual Murder of a Nun / the Brown's Chicken Massacre and More!, Lee, Dr. Henry C. and Jerry Labriola, M. D.
8 Lee, Dr. Henry C. and Jerry Labriola, M. D. Shocking Cases from Dr. Henry Lee's Forensic Files The Phil Spector Case / the Priest's Ritual Murder of a Nun / the Brown's Chicken Massacre and More!
New York Prometheus Books 2010 1591027756 / 9781591027751 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-Library; Dr. Henry C. Lee is highly regarded throughout the law-enforcement community as one of the most talented and experienced forensic scientists in the world. He has also received widespread public recognition and media attention through his association with sensational criminal investigations, including the JFK assassination, the suicide of White House counsel Vincent Foster, the Chandra Levy homicide, the O. J. Simpson and JonBenet Ramsey cases, and, most recently, the Caylee Anthony case. In this new book, Dr. Lee and critically acclaimed mystery writer Jerry Labriola, MD, team up again to present another true-crime page-turner on five notorious incidents. 
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Inside Bellevue, Leek, Sybil and Glen A. Hilken
9 Leek, Sybil and Glen A. Hilken Inside Bellevue
New York Mason/Charter 1976 0884051439 / 9780884051435 First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
Inside Bellevue is the true story of the alternative left to patients of limited or exhausted finances. Hilken, devoid of personal property, $17,000 in debt, and strung out on pain killers and scotch, had no choice but Bellevue for treatment. His plight has been that of thousands who have endured feces in hospital hallways and rats in surgical wards, all in the name of charity health service. 
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Live by Night  A Novel, Lehane, Dennis
10 Lehane, Dennis Live by Night A Novel
New York William Morrow 2012 0060004878 / 9780060004873 Hardcover Fair in Good dust jacket 
Pages are warped at top - possible water damage. Still very readable with secure binding, no rips or markings.

Joe Coughlin Series; Vol. 2

From New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane comes this epic, unflinching tale of the making and unmaking of a gangster in the Prohibition Era of the Roaring Twenties. 
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Liberty under Attack: Reclaiming Our Freedoms in an Age of Terror, Leone, Richard C.
11 Leone, Richard C. Liberty under Attack: Reclaiming Our Freedoms in an Age of Terror
Publicaffairs 2007 1586484788 / 9781586484781 Paperback Very Good 
In 2003, when PublicAffairs and The Century Foundation published an essay collection called The War on Our Freedoms, there was the possibility and the hope that the risks to our liberties would be temporary—a brief era of reaction to already terrible events arising in the wake of 9/11. Today, we understand that the changes set in motion five years ago have broadened as the struggle against terrorism continues. In this sequel, experts and activists including Alan Brinkley and Joseph Lelyveld, legal scholars Kathleen Sullivan and Stephen Schulhofer, and former government officials John Podesta and Bill Bradley report on the diverse actions, taken in the name of security, that will serve to undermine American liberties, and explain why the consequences of these actions are ultimately counterproductive in preventing future terrorism. Today, we clearly see a disturbing pattern of undermining the judiciary, intimidating the press, and invading personal privacy. At the same time, government actions have fueled hostility to America in the world at large and in Islamic communities in particular. The terrorists threaten our liberty, but they are not the only ones. 
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Guests, Lynes, Russell
12 Lynes, Russell Guests
Harper Paperbacks 2009 0061706418 / 9780061706417 Paperback Fine+ 
96 pages; Our eminent founding father Ben Franklin once famously compared guests to stinking fish. While this assessment may seem a trifle harsh, the truth remains that social intercourse is a most risky endeavor. Who better to address this concern than the inimitable pundit Russell Lynes—a man renowned for his unparalleled expertise on the social graces and the many personality types who regularly abuse them? In this classic guide to "guesting," Lynes provides an indispensable overview of the rituals of behavior that make it possible to visit and be visited, and the necessary safeguards that protect us from our friends and our friends from us. It is a book that demands to be read by every potential guest and host, stinker and stinkee alike. 
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Statecraft And How to Restore America's Standing in the World, Ross, Dennis
13 Ross, Dennis Statecraft And How to Restore America's Standing in the World
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2007 0374299285 / 9780374299286 First Edition Paperback Very Good Signed by Author
How did it come to pass that, not so long after 9/11 brought the free world to our side, U. S. Foreign policy is in a shambles? In this thought-provoking book, the renowned peace negotiator Dennis Ross argues that the Bush administration's problems stem from its inability to use the tools of statecraft--diplomatic, economic, and military--to advance our interests. Statecraft is as old as politics: Plato wrote about it, Machiavelli practiced it. After the demise of Communism, some predicted that statecraft would wither away. But Ross explains that in the globalized world--with its fluid borders, terrorist networks, and violent unrest--statecraft is necessary simply to keep the peace. In illuminating chapters, he outlines how statecraft helped shape a new world order after 1989. He shows how the failure of statecraft in Iraq and the Middle East has undercut the United States internationally, and makes clear that only statecraft can check the rise of China and the danger of a nuclear Iran. He draws on his expertise to reveal the art of successful negotiation. And he shows how the next president could resolve today's problems and define a realistic, ambitious foreign policy. ; Signed by Author 
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Scratch Beginnings Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream, Shepard, Adam W.
14 Shepard, Adam W. Scratch Beginnings Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream
Collins 2008 0061714364 / 9780061714368 Hardcover Good 
Ex-Library; Adam W. Shepard’s Scratch Beginnings is the fascinating and eye-opening account of the grand social experiment the author undertook in response to Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed. Subtitled “Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream, ” Scratch Beginnings chronicles Shepard’s successful efforts to raise himself up from self-imposed rock bottom in one year’s time—a personal odyssey that is sure to inspire anyone who reads about it, instilling new faith in the solid principles on which our democracy was built. 
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Enough: the Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--And What We Can Do about It, Williams, Juan
15 Williams, Juan Enough: the Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--And What We Can Do about It
Crown 2006 0307338231 / 9780307338235 Hardcover As New 
Half a century after brave Americans took to the streets to raise the bar of opportunity for all races, Juan Williams writes that too many black Americans are in crisis—caught in a twisted hip-hop culture, dropping out of school, ending up in jail, having babies when they are not ready to be parents, and falling to the bottom in twenty-first-century global economic competition. In Enough, Juan Williams issues a lucid, impassioned clarion call to do the right thing now, before we travel so far off the glorious path set by generations of civil rights heroes that there can be no more reaching back to offer a hand and rescue those being left behind. Inspired by Bill Cosby’s now famous speech at the NAACP gala celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Brown decision integrating schools, Williams makes the case that while there is still racism, it is way past time for black Americans to open their eyes to the “culture of failure” that exists within their community. He raises the banner of proud black traditional values—self-help, strong families, and belief in God—that sustained black people through generations of oppression and flowered in the exhilarating promise of the modern civil rights movement. Williams asks what happened to keeping our eyes on the prize by proving the case for equality with black excellence and achievement. He takes particular aim at prominent black leaders—from Al Sharpton to Jesse Jackson to Marion Barry. Williams exposes the call for reparations as an act of futility, a detour into self-pity; he condemns the “Stop Snitching” campaign as nothing more than a surrender to criminals; and he decries the glorification of materialism, misogyny, and murder as a corruption of a rich black culture, a tragic turn into pornographic excess that is hurting young black minds, especially among the poor. Reinforcing his incisive observations with solid research and alarming statistical data, Williams offers a concrete plan for overcoming the obstacles that now stand in the way of African Americans’ full participation in the nation’s freedom and prosperity. Certain to be widely discussed and vehemently debated, Enough is a bold, perceptive, solution-based look at African American life, culture, and politics today. 
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