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Law and Criminality:True Crime

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1 Bar-Zohar, Michael. Bitter Sweet. The Case of L'Oreal, Nazis, and the Arab Boycott.
New York E. P. Dutton 525-94068-5 First Printing Hard Cover 
Dust jacket and book good+ condition. CR 1996, 264 pages with index. The story of how L'Oreal became a haven for ex-Nazis. Reveals the alliance that L'Oreal forged with the Arab Boycott Bureau. It brings to light the secret link between L'Oreal high command and the President of France, Francois Mitterand. An excellent read of intrigue, violence, and suspense more riveting than the most spellbinding fiction. Written on the inside of the front cover of the book; "Strong alliance between France and the Middle East makes France a very lukewarm member of the international community when events in the Middle East and Asia destablize". Seems to be written in pencil. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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2 Bugliosi, Vincent with Curt Gentry. Helter Skelter.
Published by W.W.Norton, HARD COVER 
CR 1974, stated 1st edition, 502 pages w/index. Dust jacket has many tears, book and covers good. True story of the Manson Murders. Bugliosi was the prosecutor of the Tate-LaBlanca trials. History, Americana, murders, Manson murders, cults. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Professional Criminals of America - 1886., Byrnes, Thomas.
3 Byrnes, Thomas. Professional Criminals of America - 1886.
Published by Chelsea House, CR 1969, Hard Cover 
CR 1969 with 433 pages. Yellow covers, slight soil, overall good+. Large book. Author was Police Inspector and Chief of Detectives in New York City from 1880 to 1895. Introduction by Arthur M. Schlessinger, Jr., a nd S.J. Perelman. True crime stories, list of fugitives from every State in the Union, lists of prisons. Professional criminals are listed with a short bio and photos. History, Americana, New England, crime, true crime, criminals. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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In Cold Blood., Capote, Truman.
4 Capote, Truman. In Cold Blood.
New York Random House Stated first Edition Hard Cover 
A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences. CR 1965, maroon covers with initials "TC" on front cover, no dust jacket, front pastedown the front left maroon paper has ben torn out, 343 pages, all clean and good+ condition. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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5 France, Johnny and McConnell, Malcolm. Incident at Big Sky.
New York W.W. Norton Stated first Edition Hard Cover 
True story of Sheriff France and the capture of the mountain men. Dust jacket has tears, otherwise good+ condition. CR 1986, 285 pages. Black and white photos in center of book. A young woman, Olympic athlete Kari Swenson, was kidnapped at gun point. A manhunt that featured FBI teams, helicopters, electronic aids, and massive manpower, ended with the local sheriff, Johnny France, tracking Kari and the two mountain men who had taken her. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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6 Friedman, Robert I. Red Mafiya. How the Russian Mob Has Invaded America.
Boston, Massachusetts Little Brown, 0-316-29474-8 / 9780316294744 Stated first Edition Hard Cover 
CR 2000, no dust jacket, good+ comdition. Russian mobsters have been immigrating here since the 1970's and most have settled into Brighton Beach and continued their cruel criminal vocation. Most of them are hard-core criminals who were released from the Soviet Gulags by the KGB. In North America, there are now 30 Russian crime syndicates in at least 17 U.S. cities, mostly in New York, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Denver. 296 pages with black and white photos in center of book. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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7 Lyle, Katie Letcher. The Man Who Wanted Seven Wives.
Charleston, West Virginia Quarrier Press Second Edition, First Printing Hard Cover 
The Greenbriar Ghost and the Famous Murder Mystery of 1897. Shiny Dust jacket, all very good condition. Signed on title page by Lyle. CR 1999, 201 pages, map of area on frontis, black and white photos and text cuts. A true murder mystery of a bride of 3 months who was murdered, came back as a ghost and described what had happened to her and who did it. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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8 Nicholls, Mark. Investigating Gunpowder Plot.
Manchester, England Manchester University Press 0-7190-3225-3 / 9780719032257 Believe to be a First Edition Hard Cover 
CR 1991, 254 pages with bibliography, 254 pages with three appendices, and one table. Dust jacket and book very good condition. Printed in Great Britain. A complex tale of treachery, suspicion, rebellion and retribution. The Jacobean government tracked down the guilty men and brought them to justice. The bloody execution of Guy Faukes and his fellow conspirators in 1606 does not end this story. The ninth Earl of Northumberland was seen as the logical choice for a protector of the realm, but due to the blast was imprisioned for 16 years on suspicion of complicity. Nicholls cuts through the distortion of cenuries of political and religious propaganda to explain the "real" motives of the Gunpowder plotters. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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9 Reynolds, Reginald My Life and Crimes
Published by Jarrolds in London, 1956, Hard Cover 
260 pages with index. Dust jacket has slight tears, otherwise good+. Autobiography of better known episodes in his life and concentrates on dark thread of Original Sin which is sinister link between a small boy who used to steal screws and went to prison for riding a bike without a light. History. Autobiography, England, crimes. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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