Biography & Autobiography - Criminals & Outlaws

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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

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

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

All-American Murder: The Rise and Fal...

James Patterson

The first book to investigate Aaron Hernandez's first-degree murder conviction and the mystery of his own shocking and untimely death. A #1 New York Times bestseller for 3 months.Aaron Hernandez was a college All-American who became t...

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Published: Sep 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

Contrabando: Confessions of a Drug-Sm...

Don Henry Ford

Don Henry Ford, Jr., is an unapologetic outlaw. For seven years he made his living smuggling marijuana across the U.S.-Mexico border in the Big Bend region of Texas. His business partners were some of the era's biggest narcotraficant...

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Published: Jul 2006

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

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

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

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

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

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

Billy the Kid: The Endless Ride

Michael Wallis

'Countless books have been written about the infamous outlaw...this is surely one of the best.'—Publishers Weekly, starred reviewIn this revisionist biography, award-winning historian Michael Wallis re-creates the rich anecdotal sag...

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Published: Mar 2008

Pretty Boy: The Life and Times of Cha...

Michael Wallis

"This engaging biography exactly and vividly catches the tone of a region, a time, and a man."—Larry McMurtry From the best-selling author of Billy the Kid and Route 66, a true-life story of a notorious outlaw that magni...

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Published: May 2011

Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murd...

Bruce Watson

In this groundbreaking narrative of one of America's most divisive trials and executions, award-winning journalist Bruce Watson mines deep archives and newly available sources to paint the most complete portrait available of the "...

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Published: Nov 2008

High: Confessions of an International...

Brian O'Dea

Having completed a ten-year sentence for importing seventy-five tons of marijuana into the United States, Brian O'Dea placed a classified ad headed "Former Marijuana Smuggler" in the Employment Wanted section of a newspaper...

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Published: May 2009

Blue Rage, Black Redemption: A Memoir...

Stanley Tookie Williams

A gripping tale of personal revolution by a man who went from Crips co-founder to Nobel Peace Prize nominee, author, and antigang activistWhen his L.A. neighborhood was threatened by gangbangers, Stanley Tookie Williams and a friend f...

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Published: Nov 2007

Papillon

Henri Charriere

Henri Charrière, called 'Papillon,' for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he became obsessed with on...

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Published: Aug 2006

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

Wiseguy

Nicholas Pileggi

"At the age of twelve my ambition was to become a gangster. To be a wiseguy. Being a wiseguy was better than being President of the United States. To be a wiseguy was to own the world." -- Henry HillWiseguy is Nicholas Pileg...

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Published: May 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

The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The ...

Mark Seal

"Forget fiction. Pop this jaw-dropper in your beach bag." —USA Today This shocking expose goes behind the headlines to uncover the true story of Clark Rockefeller, wealthy scion of a great American family, who kidnapped h...

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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

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

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

A Saint on Death Row: How a Forgotten...

Thomas Cahill

On October 26, 2004, Dominique Green, thirty, was executed by lethal injection in Huntsville, Texas. Arrested at the age of eighteen in the fatal shooting of a man during a robbery outside a Houston convenience store, Green may have t...

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Published: Mar 2010
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