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1 Acton, Patricia Nassif Invasion of Privacy: The Cross Creek Trial of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Gainesville, Fl. Univ of Florida Press 1988 0813009081 / 9780813009087 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall By Author
175 pp. Nearly new. An Orlando Sentinel review of the book was laid in front, leaving a yellowish acid shadow on the inside cover. Otherwise clean. Signed "Regards, Patricia Acton April 1989" on half-title page. Fascinating, detailed account of the lawsuit Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings faced after publishing "Cross Creek" in 1942. Zelma Cason, a former friend and neighbor of Rawlings, resented the way she was depicted in the memoir, and sued for $100,000. Cason won the case on appeal but with only nominal damages. The four-year legal battle left Rawlings tired and depressed, but later on she resumed friendship with Cason. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2 Andris Kurins; Joseph F. O'Brien Boss of Bosses: The Fall of the Godfather: The FBI and Paul Castellano
NY Simon & Schuster 1991 0671708155 / 9780671708153 6th Printing Cloth Tape & Boards Good Fair 8vo -- 9.5 In 
564 pp., 16 pp. glossy b&w photos. Index. Dampstains on lower 2 in. of spine cloth and inside of dj. Darkish stain on bottom edge. Text clean, OK as reading copy. Fascinating inside story by two FBI agents on the bugging of the Paul Castellano house in Staten Island, his execution by rival gang members, and subsequent prosecution of the Mafia "Commission." 
Price: 3.00 USD
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3 Barfield, Velma Woman on Death Row
Minneapolis World Wide Publications 1985 0840795319 / 9780840795311 Trade Paperback Good +  8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
175 pp. Creases on cover, light wear, toning of pages. Binding firm. No markings. Barfield, convicted of poisoning her boyfriend, recounts her life in prison, her repentence and the solace she found in Christianity prior to her 1984 execution by lethal injection. Foreword by Ruth Bell Graham.  
Price: 2.56 USD
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4 Boies, David and Olson, Theodore, B. Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality
NY Viking 2014 0670015962 / 9780670015962 First Edition Cloth Tape & Boards Very Good Near Fine 8vo -- 9.25 in 
310 pp., 16 pp. glossy b&w photos., index. A few pages with ink underlining and asterisks. Black slash mark on top edge near spine. Light spine slant. Text mostly clean. A detailed memoir in which two leading lawyers describe the case that challenged California's Proposition 8 and established marriage equality nationwide. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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5 Bosco, Joseph A Problem of Evidence
NY William Morrow 1996 0688144136 / 9780688144135 First Edition Boards Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
265 pp. with 20 pp. b&w photos. Nearly new, no markings. A veteran crime reporter details the errors of the prosecution in the O.J. Simpson murder case, singling out Marcia Clark for the harshest judgment. "While there is plenty of blame to spread around, it all starts and ends with America's darling," he writes. 
Price: 3.50 USD
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6 Burn, Gordon Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son
NY Viking 1984 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Cloth & Boards Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
276 pp. Name of previous owner in small ink letters on front end paper, otherwise no markings, slight rubbing at foot of spine. Subtitled: The Story of the Yorkshire Ripper. An account of the manhunt that captured Peter Sutcliffe, accused of stabbing to death 13 women over six years in Yorkshire in the 1970s. 
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Packing the Court: The Rise of Judicial Power and the Coming Crisis of the Supreme Court, Burns, James MacGregor
7 Burns, James MacGregor Packing the Court: The Rise of Judicial Power and the Coming Crisis of the Supreme Court
NY Penguin 2009 1594202192 / 9781594202193 First Edition Cloth & Boards Near Fine Near Fine 8vo--9.5 In Tall 
326 pp. With table of justices and 42 pp. of reference notes and citations. Nearly new, slash mark on bottom edge. Slight soil on rear of dj. Tight, square. Text clean. Cover blurb from Barbara Kellerman of the Kennedy School at Harvard: "The book is past and present at its best -- a rigorous and revealing recounting of this most elusive and even reclusive of the three branches of government.Burns concludes with a clear caustion: that failure to reform the nation's highest court risks having it deviate still further from what the Founders originally intended." Jacket flap adds:"...Much as we like to believe the court remains above the political fray, Burns recounts how often justices behave like politicians in robes. Now, more than eight years after Bush v. Gore, ideological justices have the tightest grip ont he court in recent memory." 
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8 Buttino, Frank; Buttino, Lou A Special Agent: Gay and Inside the FBI
NY William Morrow & Co 1993 0688119581 / 9780688119584 First Edition Cloth & Boards Good Very Good Ex-Library 8vo -- 9.5 In. 
351 pp. Gray boards with white spine tape. Ex-library with usual library stampings. Light to moderate wear. Mylar protector. 12 pp. b&w photos. Light spine slant. A gay FBI agent from upstate New York recounts his career as an investigator of organized crime, cut short when he was outed. Appendix gives the text of his liscrimination lawsuit against the FBI. Buttino 
Price: 4.00 USD
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9 Chaiton, Sam and Swinton, Terry Lazarus and the Hurricane: The Freeing of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
NY St. Martin's Griffin 2000 0312253974 / 9780312253974 5th Printing Trade Paperback Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
337 pp. Fresh, never read. No markings. Two appendices, including a chronology of the case and the lyrics of Bob Dylan's ballad about the Hurricane. Two Canadians relate how a black teenager they adopted became motivated by Carter and fought for this release from prison. Book became the basis of a Universal Pictures film "The Hurricane." An inspiring story about perseverance. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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10 Davis, Christopher Waiting for It: The Ordeal of a Man on Death Row
NY Harper & Row 1980 0060109734 / 9780060109738 First Edition Cloth & Boards Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
182 pp. An account of death row inmate Troy Gregg as he awaits execution in Georgia for the slaying of 2 men on a hitchhiking trip. The inmate claims he killed them in self-defense. Crossed out marking on f.e.p, otherwise clean. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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Cigar City Mafia: A Complete History of the Tampa Underworld, Deitche, Scott M.
11 Deitche, Scott M. Cigar City Mafia: A Complete History of the Tampa Underworld
Fort Lee, New Jersey Barricade Books 2005 1569802874 / 9781569802878 7th Printing Trade Papeback Very Good + 8v0 -- 8.5 Inches Tall 
292 pp., 16 pp. of b&w historical photos, mostly police mug shots. Cover curled, else almost new, spine uncreased. Includes an appendix of names of criminals in the Tampa underworld. Reference notes, bibliography. A readable, colloquial history of crime families in Tampa, from the 1920s to 2000. Includes details on how they were tolerated, even loved, by many local residents and city officials. Dietche notes the Tampa Mafia was, to some extent, an equal opportunity employer, bringing in Cubans and others to join its Sicilian base. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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On Trial: America's Courts and Their Treatment of Sexually Abused Children, Dziech, Billie Wright and Schudson, Judge Charles B.
12 Dziech, Billie Wright and Schudson, Judge Charles B. On Trial: America's Courts and Their Treatment of Sexually Abused Children
Boston Beacon Press 1991 0807004154 / 9780807004159 Second Edition Trade Papeback Near Fine 8vo -- 9 in High 
257 pp. including 22 pp. of reference notes, 7 pp bibliography. Close to new, light vertical creasing of cover alongside spine. Text clean. A detailed examination of how U.S. courts fail sexually abused children. It lays out proposals for reforms so that children are not tortured by trial procedures. Second edition has an expanded text that responds to comments received upon the book's initial publication. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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13 Earley, Pete Prophet of Death: The Mormon Blood Atonement Killings
NY William Morrow 1991 068810584X / 9780688105846 Cloth & Boards Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
448 pp., 16 pp. b&w photos. Price-sticker remains on dj. Slight edgewear. Otherwise very clean, firm binding. No markings. A Washington Post reporter gives an in-depth account of Jeffrey Don Lundgren, a splinter leader within the Reorganized branch of Mormonism who murdered his best friends in Ohio. 
Price: 3.70 USD
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14 Emery, Sarah Watson Blood on the Old Well
Dallas Prospect House 1963 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo --9 in Tall 
Light creasing and a bit of scuffing on front cover. Text clean. Spine firm. Various right wing essays and reprints of newspaper articles on alleged Communism, sexual degeneracy and poisonings of students at the University of North Carolina. The author was a teacher and writer who lived in Chapel Hill for 14 years. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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15 Evans, Nicholas A Question of Evidence: The Casebook of Great Forensic Controversies, from Napoleon to O.J.
Hoboken, N.J. John Wiley & Sons 2003 04714490140 First Edition Boards Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
250 pp. New unread review copy, with review copy slip laid in. No markings or wear. A look at 15 mysterious deaths over the centuries, with a survey of forensic issues involved. Evans, a British popular-science writer, examines such cases as the Shroud of Turin, Napoleon's death, the JFK assassination, and murder charges against Dr. Sam Sheppard, Jeffrey McDonald, William Lancaster, Steven Truscott, Donald Merrett, O.J. Simpson, et. al. Retails for $24.95. 
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16 Gage, Nicholas Mafia, U.S.A.
Chicago Playboy Press 1972 1st Edition Cloth Good No Jacket 8vo -- 8.25 in. Tall 
373 pp. Spine slanted, spine cloth cracked. Rubbed at top and foot of spine. Text clean. Gage, a NY Times investigative reporter, presents a collection of magazine and newspaper articles detailing the Mafia in its early and later years, into the early 70s. Contributers include Gay Talese, Peter Maas, John Tompkins, et. al. 
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17 Gaylin, Willard, M.D. The Killing of Bonnie Garland: A Question of Justice
NY Simon & Schuster 1982 0671449605 / 9780671449605 First Edition Cloth & Boards Very Good Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
365 pp., 8 pp. b&w photos. Tear in dj along spine; chipping. Text clean. Random House running figure logo stamped on bottom edge near spine. A psychiatrist examines the strange murder case of Yale student Richard Herrin, who killed his girlfriend in jealousy in Scarsdale N.Y. Yet he received an outpouring of sympathy and social support from the Yale community. 
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18 Gibbs, David (with Demoss, Bob) Fighting for Dear Life: The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo and What It Means for All of Us
Minneapolis Bethany House 2006 076420243X / 9780764202438 First Edition Very Good No Jacket 8vo - 9.24 in Tall Inscribed By Author
288 pp.With 88 pp. glossy b&w photos. Partial stain, similar to coffee ring, on front cover. Otherwise clean. Inscribed on preliminary blank page to Billie Brown "your friend David Gibbs Matt. 25:40, 11/11/08" Dramatic, emotional story from the lawyer who represented the parents of Terri Schiavo, in a Florida right to die case that drew national attention and legislative action in 2005. Ultimately, Michael Schiavo won the right to disconnect a feeding tube that kept his wife alive in a "vegetative state" for 15 years. Lacks dust jacket. 
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19 Gibbs, David (with Demoss, Bob) Fighting for Dear Life: The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo and What It Means for All of Us
Minneapolis Bethany House 2006 076420243X / 9780764202438 First Edition Very Good No Jacket 8vo - 9.24 in Tall Inscribed By Author
288 pp.With 88 pp. glossy b&w photos. Partial stain, similar to coffee ring, on front cover. Otherwise clean. Inscribed on preliminary blank page to Billie Brown "your friend David Gibbs Matt. 25:40, 11/11/08" Dramatic, emotional story from the lawyer who represented the parents of Terri Schiavo, in a Florida right to die case that drew national attention and legislative action in 2005. Ultimately, Michael Schiavo won the right to disconnect a feeding tube that kept his wife alive in a "vegetative state" for 15 years. Lacks dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Goldman, Ron, The Family of (with William and Marilyn Hoffer) His Name is Ron
NY William Morrow 1997 0688151175 / 9780688151171 First Edition Boards Near Fine. Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
358 pp., 8 pp b&w photos. The family of the "other" victim in the O.J. Simpson murder case -- waiter Ron Goldman -- give their perspective on the case, the twin trials, and their views of changes needed in the U.S. criminal justice system. 
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