Biography & Autobiography - Criminals & Outlaws

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Joey the Hitman: The Autobiography of...

David Fisher

Following up on the success of the Adrenaline title Mob: Stories of Death and Betrayal from Organized Crime, Adrenaline Classics brings back the New York Times bestseller (originally published as Killer) that helped pave the way for t...

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Published: Feb 2002

The Butcher: Anatomy of a Mafia Psych...

Philip Carlo

New York Times bestselling author Philip Carlo, one of the foremost chroniclers of the New York Mafia and the criminal mind, returns with a shocking exploration of his most twisted and notorious villain yet Tommy "Karate" P...

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Published: Nov 2010

The Woman Who Wasn't There: The True ...

Robin Gaby Fisher

Tania Head's astonishing account of her experience on September 11, 2001, was a tale of loss and recovery, of courage and sorrow, of horror and inspiration. It transformed her into one of the great victims and heroes of that tragic da...

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Published: Mar 2013

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The...

Allison Hoover Bartlett

Unrepentant book thief John Charles Gilkey has stolen a fortune in rare books from around the country. Yet unlike most thieves who steal for profit, Gilkey steals for love-the love of books. Perhaps equally obsessive is Ken Sanders, t...

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Published: Oct 2010

Bonnie and Clyde: The Lives Behind th...

Paul Schneider

The flesh-and-blood story of the outlaw lovers who shot their way across Depression-era America, based on archival research, declassified FBI documents, and interviewsThe daring movie revolutionized Hollywood—now the true story of B...

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Published: Mar 2010

Anne Perry and the Murder of the Cent...

Peter Graham

A New York Times Best Seller!"A worthy retrospective that feels chilling in the manner of novelist Perry." -Kirkus ReviewsOn June 22, 1954, teenage friends Juliet Hulme-better known as bestselling mystery writer Anne Perry-a...

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Published: Jan 2016

Go Down Together: The True, Untold St...

Jeff Guinn

Now in paperback, the widely acclaimed book that at last gives us the true story of the most famous and romantic gangsters in American history.

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Published: Mar 2010

Hitman

Howie Carr

Martin Scorsese's The Departed barely touched on his story. Now radio talk show sensation, crime reporter, and Boston Herald columnist, Howie Carr takes us into the heart of the life of Johnny Martorano. For two decades Martorano stru...

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Published: May 2012

Confessions of a Missouri Guerrilla: ...

Cole Younger

This is an intelligent, articulate, Cole Younger-not the blood-thirsty desperado of myth. Now he tells HIS side of the story.' The Kansas-Missouri border was a bitter place in the 1850's, and no one knew that more than the Younger ...

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Published: Mar 2008

Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle...

Harold Schechter

"A deeply researched and morbidly fascinating chronicle of one of America's most notorious female killers." —The New York Times Book ReviewAn Amazon Charts bestseller.In the pantheon of serial killers, Belle Gunness stands...

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Published: Jan 2018

True Story tie-in edition: Murder, Me...

Michael Finkel

Now a Major Motion Picture Starring Jonah Hill & James Franco and Distributed by Fox Searchlight PicturesWhen New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo–who has taken on Finkel's identity–his inves...

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Published: Nov 2014

The Black Hand: The Story of Rene 'Bo...

Chris Blatchford

Rene "Boxer" Enriquez grew up in East L.A., where gang fights and drive-by shootings were everyday occurrences fueled by rage, drugs, and alcohol. Sent to prison at nineteen, he was recruited by La Eme, the near-mythic Mexi...

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Published: Sep 2009

Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous H...

Pope Brock

In 1917, after years of selling worthless patent remedies throughout the Southeast, John R. Brinkley–America's most brazen young con man–arrived in the tiny town of Milford, Kansas. He set up a medical practice and introduced an o...

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Published: Jan 2009

Entering Hades: The Double Life of a ...

John Leake

'I was a greedy, ravenous individual, determined to rise from the bottom to the top . . . It wasn't me!'--Jack Unterweger's final words to his jury Serial killers rarely travel internationally. So in the early 1990s, when detectives ...

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Published: Apr 2009

Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted ...

Kevin Cullen

This unforgettable narrative follows the astonishing career and epic manhunt for Whitey Bulger—a gangster whose life was more sensational than fiction.Raised in a South Boston housing project, James "Whitey" Bulger became ...

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Published: Sep 2013

Pimp: The Story of My Life

Iceberg Slim

As real as you can get without jumping in, this is the story of Slim's life as he saw, felt, tasted, and smelled it. Only he could tell this story and make the reader feel it. If you thought Hustle & Flow was the true pimp story, this...

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Published: May 2011

Purgatory: A Prison Diary Volume 2 (A...

Jeffrey Archer

On August 9, 2001, 22 days after Archer--now known as Prisoner FF8282--was sentenced to four years in prison for perjury, he was transferred from a maximum security prison in London to HMP Wayland, a medium security prison in Norfolk....

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Published: Jul 2005

When You Read This They Will Have Kil...

Alan Bisbort

When Caryl Chessman appeared on the cover of Time's March 21, 1960 issue, he was the most famous prisoner in America and arguably the best-known in the world. He not only put a face on the issue of capital punishment, he made one of t...

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Published: Jul 2007

El Sicario: The Autobiography of a Me...

Charles Bowden

In this unprecedented and chilling monologue, a repentant Mexican hitman tells the unvarnished truth about the war on drugs on the American. El Sicario is the hidden face of America's war on drugs. He is a contract killer who function...

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Published: Jun 2011

Gaspipe: Confessions of a Mafia Boss

Philip Carlo

Anthony 'Gaspipe' Casso is currently serving thirteen consecutive life sentences plus 455 years at a federal prison in Colorado. Now, for the first time, the head of a mob family has granted complete and total access to a journalist....

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Published: Jul 2009

The Brothers Bulger: How They Terrori...

Howie Carr

In this riveting New York Times bestseller--now with a stunning new afterword detailing Whitey Bulger's capture--award-winning columnist Howie Carr reveals the true lives and dark deeds of two of Boston's most infamous sons. For year...

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Published: Nov 2006

Bad: The Autobiography of James Carr

James Carr

An unapologetic, brutal memoir from notorious 60s career criminal and Black Panther James Carr. BAD covers Carr's life from his first arrest for burning down his school at age 10, through merciless stints in San Quentin, where he shar...

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Published: Mar 2016

Lucky Luciano: Mysterious Tales of a ...

Chris Cipollini

ganglandlegends.comCharles Lucky Luciano is one of the most researched, discussed and dissected American mobsters of all time. His name has become synonymous with NY City's high drama gangland days of prohibition bootlegging, the info...

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Published: May 2014

Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jai...

David Coogan

Detailing the formative and transformative memories of ten men, Writing Our Way Out is the creative culmination of a writing class that began in the Richmond City Jail in Virginia, and grew into a journey to re-entry. Compiled in a na...

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Published: Oct 2015

Catching Hell: A True Story of Abando...

Jay Dobyns

Four days on the job Jay Dobyns was shot point-blank in the back by a criminal suspect. The bullet travelled through his lung and exited his chest. For the next twenty-seven years, he accepted every dirty and dangerous undercover assi...

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Published: May 2018

Ice and Bone: Tracking an Alaskan Ser...

Monte Francis

In the Fall of 2000, in Anchorage, Alaska, a series of murders captured headlines, stoking fears a serial killer was on the loose. Six women, mostly Alaska Natives, were found slain, all under similar circumstances. An anonymous tip...

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Published: Apr 2016

Corruption Officer: My Journey from J...

Gary Heyward

In this shocking memoir from a former corrections officer, Gary Heyward shares an eye-opening, gritty, and devastating account of his descent into criminal life, smuggling contraband inside the infamous Rikers Island jails.Gary Heywar...

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Published: Mar 2015

Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of...

Tom Kizzia

Into the Wild meets Helter Skelter in this riveting true story of a modern-day homesteading family in the deepest reaches of the Alaskan wilderness – and of the chilling secrets of its maniacal, spellbinding patriarch. When Papa...

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Published: Jul 2014

Darkest Hour - John Alite: Former Maf...

S. C. Pike

A New #1 Bestseller by SC PikeTRUE-LIFE story of notorious Mafia hitman for the Gotti & Gambino crime family in New York City in the 80's & 90's. SC Pike brings John Alite's story to life in such a way, the reader will feel as if th...

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Published: Feb 2018

Hitler's Art Thief: Hildebrand Gurlit...

Susan Ronald

The world was stunned when eighty-year old Cornelius Gurlitt became an international media superstar in November 2013 on the discovery of over 1,400 artworks in his 1,076 square-foot Munich apartment, valued at around $1.35 billion. G...

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Published: Jan 2017
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