Judgment Ridge

Author: Dick Lehr
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061976970
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: True Crime

A riveting investigation of the brutal murders of two Dartmouth professors –– a book that, like In Cold Blood, reveals the chilling reality behind a murder that captivated the nation. On a cold night in January 2001, the idyllic community of Dartmouth College was shattered by the discovery that two of its most beloved professors had been hacked to death in their own home. Investigators searched helplessly for clues linking the victims, Half and Susanne Zantop, to their murderer or murderers. A few weeks later, across the river, in the town of Chelsea, Vermont, police cars were spotted in front of the house of high school senior Robert Tulloch. The police had come to question Tulloch and his best friend, Jim Parker. Soon , the town discovered the incomprehensible reality that Tulloch and Parker, two of Chelsea's brightest and most popular sons, were now fugitives, wanted for the murders of Half and Susanne Zantop. Authors Mitchell Zuckoff and Dick Lehr provide a vivid explication of a murder that captivated the nation, as well as dramatic revelations about the forces that turned two popular teenagers into killers. Judgement Ridge conveys a deep appreciation for the lives (and the devastating loss) of Half and Susanne Zantop, while also providing a clear portrait of the killers, their families, and their community –and, perhaps, a warning to any parent about what evil may lurk in the hearts of boys.

13 Hours

Author: Mitchell Zuckoff
Publisher: Plassen Verlag
ISBN: 9783864703683
Release Date: 2016-02-04
Genre: History

"13 Hours" zeichnet die Attacke islamistischer Milizen auf das US-Konsulat sowie den CIA-Stützpunkt in Bengasi, Libyen, in der Nacht vom 11. auf den 12. September 2012 nach - auf den Tag genau elf Jahre nach 9/11. 13 Stunden dauerte der Angriff. Sechs von der CIA angeheuerte Sicherheitsleute - Ex-Marines, -SEALs und -Army-Ranger - versuchen eine Tragödie abzuwenden. Doch der amerikanische Botschafter J. Christopher Stevens und drei weitere Männer sterben bei dem Angriff. Umgehend wird heftige Kritik an US-Präsident Barack Obama und der damaligen Außenministerin Hillary Clinton laut - das Thema wird im Präsidentschaftswahlkampf 2016 eine Rolle spielen. Das Buch entstand unter Mitarbeit der Männer des Security Teams. Es wurde von "Transformers"-Regisseur Michael Bay verfilmt. Der Film kommt am 4. Februar 2016 in die deutschen Kinos.

berflieger

Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593405018
Release Date: 2009-01-12
Genre: Political Science

Malcolm Gladwell, Bestsellerautor und Star des amerikanischen Buchmarkts, hat die wahren Ursachen des Erfolgs untersucht und darüber ein lehrreiches, faszinierendes Buch geschrieben. Es steckt voller Geschichten und Beispiele, die zeigen, dass auch außergewöhnlicher Erfolg selten etwas mit individuellen Eigenschaften zu tun hat, sondern mit Gegebenheiten, die es dem einen leicht und dem anderen unmöglich machen, erfolgreich zu sein. Die Frage ist nicht, wie jemand ist, sondern woher er kommt: Welche Bedingungen haben diesen Menschen hervorgebracht? Auf seiner anregenden intellektuellen Erkundung der Welt der Überflieger erklärt Gladwell unter anderem das Geheimnis der Softwaremilliardäre, wie man ein herausragender Fußballer wird, warum Asiaten so gut in Mathe sind und was die Beatles zur größten Band aller Zeiten machte.

The Essential Mystery Lists

Author: Roger M Sobin
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
ISBN: 9781615952038
Release Date: 2011-09-30
Genre: Reference

For the first time in one place, Roger M. Sobin has compiled a list of nominees and award winners of virtually every mystery award ever presented. He has also included many of the “best of” lists by more than fifty of the most important contributors to the genre.; Mr. Sobin spent more than two decades gathering the data and lists in this volume, much of that time he used to recheck the accuracy of the material he had collected. Several of the “best of” lists appear here for the first time in book form. Several others have been unavailable for a number of years.; Of special note, are Anthony Boucher’s “Best Picks for the Year.” Boucher, one of the major mystery reviewers of all time, reviewed for The San Francisco Chronicle, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and The New York Times. From these resources Mr. Sobin created “Boucher’s Best” and “Important Lists to Consider,” lists that provide insight into important writing in the field from 1942 through Boucher’s death in 1968.? This is a great resource for all mystery readers and collectors.; ; Winner of the 2008 Macavity Awards for Best Mystery Nonfiction.

The Readers Advisory Guide to Nonfiction

Author: Neal Wyatt
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838909361
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

With a focus on eight catagories including memoir, sports, and true crime, a readers' advisory guide includes coverage of the major authors and works, popularity, and style.

Crimes of the Centuries Notorious Crimes Criminals and Criminal Trials in American History 3 volumes

Author: Steven Chermak Ph.D.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781610695947
Release Date: 2016-01-25
Genre: True Crime

This multivolume resource is the most extensive reference of its kind, offering a comprehensive summary of the misdeeds, perpetrators, and victims involved in the most memorable crime events in American history. • Supports national standards curriculum • Offers an extensive selection of primary documents to encourage critical thinking and reading practice • Includes photos and illustrations to help bring content to life • Features sidebars with illuminating crime facts and interesting anecdotes

The Allure of Premeditated Murder

Author: Jack Levin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781538103890
Release Date: 2018-10-18
Genre: True Crime

The Allure of Premeditated Murder examines why some people plan and implement terrible violence against others. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with murderers, Jack Levin and Julie B. Wiest help readers understand why such vicious murders occur and what we can do to minimize their incidence.

Green River Killer

Author: Jonathan Case
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 9783646710250
Release Date: 2014-02-21
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Das Motiv des Täters Gary Ridgway wurde in den USA unter dem Namen GREEN RIVER KILLER bekannt. Von 1982 bis 2001 tötete er rund 50 Frauen in Seattle und Umgebung und wurde damit zu einem der gefährlichsten Mörder in der amerikanischen Geschichte. Der Polizist Tom Jensen war ihm in all diesen Jahren auf den Fersen, aber erst eine DNS-Analyse brachte den Durchbruch. Nun hat Jensens Sohn die Jagd nach Ridgway aus der Perspektive seines Vaters aufgeschrieben, Jonathan Case hat sie in strenge schwarz-weiße Zeichnungen umgesetzt. Ein beklemmender und zugleich hoch spannender Comic über einen Serienmörder und die Suche nach seinen Motiven.

The Fence

Author: Dick Lehr
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061893988
Release Date: 2009-06-23
Genre: True Crime

“A monumental account of an urban travesty….[It] has all the earmarks of a classic.” —Dennis Lehane, New York Times bestselling author of Mystic River and Shutter Island Dick Lehr’s The Fence, subtitled, “A Police Cover-up Along Boston’s Racial Divide,” is a shocking true story of racism, brutality, official lies and negligence, when the truth about the savage beating of black plainclothes policeman by white officers was hidden behind a “blue wall of silence.” Respected journalist Lehr, winner of the Hancock Award, the Loeb Award, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and bestselling author of Black Mass and Judgment Ridge, sheds a brilliant light on all aspects of this powerful, disturbing event and its aftermath.