Bugsy Siegel The Dark Side of the American Dream
ISBN: HB: 9780300226195, Yale University Press, March 2021
248 pp., 21x14.6 cm, 1 black&white illus.
In a brief life that led to a violent end, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel (1906-1947) rose from desperate poverty to ill-gotten riches, from an early-twentieth-century family of Ukrainian Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side to a kingdom of his own maki...
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Vagrant Figures Law, Literature, and the Origins of the Police
ISBN: HB: 9780300241310, Yale University Press, February 2021
320 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 3 black&white illus.
In this innovative book examining eighteenth-century literary treatments of policing and vagrancy, Nicolazzo reveals the narrative, textual, and rhetorical practices that shaped the purview and scope of policing long before the establishment of the m...
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Woman on the Windowsill A Tale of Mystery in Several Parts
ISBN: HB: 9780300234282, Yale University Press, April 2020
296 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 32 black&white illus.
On the morning of July 1, 1800, a surveyor and mapmaker named Cayetano Diaz opened the window of his study in Guatemala City to find a horrific sight: a pair of severed breasts. Offering a meticulously researched and evocative account of the quest to...
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Secret Poisoner A Century of Murder
ISBN: PB: 9780300250053, Yale University Press, August 2019
344 pp., 19.7x12.7 cm, 32 black&white illus.
Murder by poison alarmed, enthralled, and in many ways encapsulated the Victorian age. Linda Stratmann's dark and splendid social history reveals the nineteenth century as a gruesome battleground where poisoners went head-to-head with authorities who...
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Vory Russia's Super Mafia
ISBN: PB: 9780300243208, Yale University Press, April 2019
344 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 16 black&white illus.
Mark Galeotti is the go-to expert on organized crime in Russia, consulted by governments and police around the world. Now, Western readers can explore the fascinating history of the vory v zakone, a group that has survived and thrived amid the change...
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23/7 Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary
ISBN: PB: 9780300240191, ISBN: HB: 9780300211467, Yale University Press, November 2018
312 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 11 black&white illus.
How America's prisons turned a "brutal and inhumane" practice into standard procedure Originally meant to be brief and exceptional, solitary confinement in U.S. prisons has become long-term and common. Prisoners spend twenty-three hours a day in feat...
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Metamorphosis How to Transform Punishment in America
ISBN: HB: 9780300230833, Yale University Press, June 2018
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
In the past few years, the need for prison reform in America has reached the level of a consensus. We agree that many prison terms are too long, especially for nonviolent drug offenders; that long-term isolation is a bad idea; and that basic psychiat...
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Anatomy of Malice The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals
ISBN: PB: 9780300226935, Yale University Press, July 2017
224 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 26 black&white illus.
When the ashes had settled after World War II and the Allies convened an international war crimes trial in Nuremberg, a psychiatrist, Douglas Kelley, and a psychologist, Gustave Gilbert, tried to fathom the psychology of the Nazi leaders, using exten...
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Wanted The Outlaw Lives of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly
ISBN: PB: 9780300227123, ISBN: HB: 9780300204551, Yale University Press, July 2017
256 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 42 black&white illus.
The oft-told exploits of Billy the Kid and Ned Kelly survive vividly in the public imaginations of their respective countries, the United States and Australia. But the outlaws' reputations are so weighted with legend and myth, the truth of their live...
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Bad Moon Rising How the Weather Underground Beat the FBI and Lost the Revolution
ISBN: HB: 9780300221183, Yale University Press, February 2017
360 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
A startling history of the forlorn war between the Weather Underground and the FBI, based on interviews and 30,000 pages of previously unreleased FBI documents In the summer of 1970 and for years after, photos of Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Jeff Jon...
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