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I Chose Prison, Bennett, James V. (edited by Rodney Campbell)
1 Bennett, James V. (edited by Rodney Campbell) I Chose Prison
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1970 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spne ends have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, and creases, including a two inch nicked tear to the bottom rear spine joint. "James Van Benschoten Bennett (born 29 August 1894 in Silver Creek, New York, United States; died 1978) was a leading American penal reformer and prison administrator who served as director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) from 1937 to 1964. [1] He was Assistant Director of the Bureau to Sanford Bates prior to this from 1930-1937. A U. S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War I, he became an Investigator for the U. S. Bureau of Efficiency in 1919 and in 1928 authored "The Federal Penal and Correctional Problem" whilst there which called for a new centralized prison bureau which led to the creation of the Bureau of Prisons." 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Odyssey of Terror, Blair, Ed with Captain WIlliam R. Haas
2 Blair, Ed with Captain WIlliam R. Haas Odyssey of Terror
Nashville, TN Broadman Press 1977 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some generalized rubbing and edge wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. All edges of the text block have noticeable toning / darkening. The dust jacket has edge wear and rubbing along with several small edge nicks and dings. There is some generalized rubbing to the front dust jacket panel. "Eighty-three-year-old Alvin Fortson of Arkansas on the first flight of his life....Little did they know that they would become enmeshed in a web of terror..." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Murder Of George Wythe Two Essays, Boyd, Julian P. and W. Edwin Hemphill
3 Boyd, Julian P. and W. Edwin Hemphill The Murder Of George Wythe Two Essays
Williamsburg, VA Institute of Early American History and Culture 1958 2nd Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized paperback with cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is a small edge nick to the top front spine joint. The text pages are clean and bright. "George Wythe (WITH; 1726 – June 8, 1806) was the first American law professor, a noted classics scholar, and a Virginia judge. The first of the seven Virginia signatories of the United States Declaration of Independence, Wythe served as one of Virginia's representatives to the Continental Congress and the Philadelphia Convention. Wythe taught and was a mentor to Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Henry Clay and other men who became American leaders. BOrn into a wealthy Virginia planter family, Wythe established a legal career in Williamsburg, Virginia after studying under his uncle. He became a member of the House of Burgesses in 1754 and helped oversee defense expenditures during the French and Indian War." 
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The Murder of the Romanovs The Authentic Account  (including The Road to the Tragedy by Alexander Kerensky), Bulygin, Captain Paul  (and Alexander Kerensky)
4 Bulygin, Captain Paul (and Alexander Kerensky) The Murder of the Romanovs The Authentic Account (including The Road to the Tragedy by Alexander Kerensky)
New York Robert M. Mcbride & Company 1935 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is rubbing to the spine and much of the lettering is rubbed off. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers are noticeably toned. "The presence of these two contributions between the same covers is a publisher's arrangement and not a matter of collaboration, though it has been accpetbed by the two authors. They can hardly have ever met, and they are men of totally different antecedents, temperament and political views." 
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Cell 2455 Death Row A Condemned Man's Own Story, Chessman, Caryl
5 Chessman, Caryl Cell 2455 Death Row A Condemned Man's Own Story
New York Prentice-Hall, Inc. 1954 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning edge wear and bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks, wrinkles and creases. "Caryl Chessman has been sentenced to die in the gas chamber of California's San Quentin Prison. His life was consecrated to Crime, to violence against society." 
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SLIP-UP The Inside Story of the Wild International Hunt for the Last of the Great Train Robbers, Delano, Anthony
6 Delano, Anthony SLIP-UP The Inside Story of the Wild International Hunt for the Last of the Great Train Robbers
New York Quadrangle / The New York Times Book Co. 1975 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine - condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a light, but noticeable bump to the top rear corner of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has several small edge tears and nicks. There is some light fading to the white spine of the dust jacket and a bit of beginning ground-in dirt as well. "Ronald Biggs was - is - the most wanted crook of our time. Highwayman, professional fugitive, bon vivant and indefatigable Casanova; he is the last man still at large from the gang that pulled off England's Great Train Robbery and got away with a never-equalled haul of $6 million. Every cop from Scotland Yard was - is - aching to clap the cuffs on him." 
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St. Peter's Banker: Michele Sindona, DiFonzo, Luigi
7 DiFonzo, Luigi St. Peter's Banker: Michele Sindona
New York Franklin Watts 1983 2nd Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Ginger Giles 
Cover Art; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some minor bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners. "On a warm spring night in 1969 Michele Sindona's Mercedes slid through the gates of the Vatican without even a check on his identification. In a private meeting with Pope Paul VI, Sindona was given complete control of the Vatican's foreign investments. " 
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Counterplot, Epstein, Edward Jay
8 Epstein, Edward Jay Counterplot
New York Viking Press 1969 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The dust jacket has a couple of smallish edge tears, nicks and small chips. "One of the few things most critics and defenders of the Warren Commission agree on is that Edward Jay Epstein's first book, Inquest, unlike some of its competitors, was a serious and responsible work, raising questions that still remain unanswered." 
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HOAX The Inside Story of the Howard Hughes - Clifford Irving Affair, Fay, Stephen, Lewis Chester and Magnus Linklater
9 Fay, Stephen, Lewis Chester and Magnus Linklater HOAX The Inside Story of the Howard Hughes - Clifford Irving Affair
New York Viking Press 1972 067037430X / 9780670374304 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a bit of beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has a couple of small nicks and beginning edge tears to the spine ends and edges along with a vertical crease to the front dust jacket flap. "It is a story with many extraordinary characters and odd coincidences, and it covers the waterfront - from highpowered struggles within one of America's largest and most mysterious industrial complexes to mellow lunchtime deals among acquisitive publishers..." 
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I Found Out A Confidential Chronicle of the Twenties, Ferber, Nat
10 Ferber, Nat I Found Out A Confidential Chronicle of the Twenties
New York Dial Press 1939 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good Signed by Author
SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have somlight bumping, rubbing and wear. The spine of the book has some fading and toning and the lettering on the spine has dulled (not rubbed). The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed, with an inscription by the author, on the front endpaper. There is another former owner's gift notation as well. The front endpaper also includes a smallish rectangular area with some paper loss where a former owner's address label was removed. "Having built the reputation of his New York papers on battling the power of the corrupt political machine known as Tammany Hall, it was only natural that, when two Tammany-backed stock swindlers went on trial in New York, the Hearst papers took a serious interest in the outcome. After the defendants, Fuller and McGee, were acquitted in spite of what was generally considered overwhelming evidence of guilt, Hearst unleashed his attack dogs. In full, spare-no-expense style, the mode in which Hearst was at his most dangerous as a journalist, the editor of the New York American, Victor Watson, ordered the paper’s top investigative reporter, Nat Ferber, to get to the bottom of the case. Ferber found exactly what Hearst had hoped for: one Eddie Eidlitz, a former associate of the defense lawyer William J. Fallon who had won acquittal for the Tammany swindlers. Eidlitz was willing to testify that Fallon had participated in corrupting the jury. Thus began the sensational, front-page prosecution of William Fallon." This book covers a number of the famous cases journalist Nat Ferber covered over the years, including the Seabury Inquiry, the E. M. Fuller and Co. Bankruptcy trial, Racketeer Arnold Rothstein (the Brain) and more. Ferber was an investigative journalist dealing with many of the most famous criminal enterprises of his day. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Streetfighter In The Courtroom The People's Advocate, Garry, Charles (and Art Goldberg) (with A Foreword by Jessica Mitford)
11 Garry, Charles (and Art Goldberg) (with A Foreword by Jessica Mitford) Streetfighter In The Courtroom The People's Advocate
New York E. P. Dutton 1977 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and tears. "Charles R. Garry (March 17, 1909 – August 16, 1991) was an American civil rights attorney who represented a number of high-profile clients in political cases during the 1960s and 1970s, including representing the Peoples Temple in Jonestown during the 1978 tragedy that occurred there, and Huey P. Newton during Capital Murder trial of 1968." "In 1968, he was retained by the Black Panther Party as their chief counsel, and to defend Huey P. Newton in the 1967 slaying of Oakland Police Officer John Frey. [3] Newton was convicted on the lesser charge of manslaughter. [4] Subsequently, he defended Black Panther Chairman Bobby Seale. Garry was famous for flair and courtroom dramatics, and one policeman, under intense questioning, jumped from the witness stand and pulled his gun on Garry." 
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The Red Nights of Paris From the Coup Double and Policiers et Rastas, Goron (English version by Florence Crewe-Jones)
12 Goron (English version by Florence Crewe-Jones) The Red Nights of Paris From the Coup Double and Policiers et Rastas
New York G. W. Dillingham Company 1912 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping, rubbing and edge wear. The covers have some lightish ground-in dirt, edge wear and water spotting. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. The front inner hinge has cracked. The author, Goron was the chief of the Sûreté - Head of the Secret Service of France) during the late 1890's. This book has been translated by Florence Crewe-Jones and combines portions of two of Goron's biographical books: Coup Double, and, Policiers et Rastas. (1847-1933) French soldier from 1865, and police officer from 1881, eventually head of the Sûreté, best known for Les Memoires de M Goron: Ancien Chef de la Sûreté ["Memoires of Monsieur Goron: Former Head of the Sûreté"] (1897). "Scarce. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Trials of Jimmy Hoffa (the Autobiography), Hoffa, James R. (as told to Donald I. Rogers)
13 Hoffa, James R. (as told to Donald I. Rogers) The Trials of Jimmy Hoffa (the Autobiography)
Chicago, IL Henry Regnery Company 1970 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book covers. The text pages are mostly clean and bright. There is some very light staining to the top edge of the text block. The dust jacket has a couple of edge nicks and some light rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners. "Jimmy Hoffa is nothing if not controversial. To rise from a modest background to the presidency of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is in itself likely to stir up controversy." 
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Behind The Door Of Delusion, Inmate Ward 8 (Marle Woodson)
14 Inmate Ward 8 (Marle Woodson) Behind The Door Of Delusion
New York MacMillan Company 1932 2nd Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
This book is in Very Good+ condition. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some lighty bumping, rubbing and beginning fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. Both front and rear endpapers have light, generalized toning. " When a feature writer for the Tulsa World in 1931, Woodson had friends here commit him, and while dragging his clouded intellect from the depths of illness he jotted down what he saw and experienced at the institution. Colleges Use His Book. The resulting book, “Behind the Door of Delusion, ” was published anonymously as the work of “Inmate, Ward 8” and since has been selected as parallel reading for students in sociology at several colleges." 
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By Right Of Sword A Defense of Capital Punishment, Based on a Searching Examination of History, Theology and Philosophy, Irvine, Leigh H.
15 Irvine, Leigh H. By Right Of Sword A Defense of Capital Punishment, Based on a Searching Examination of History, Theology and Philosophy
New York Baker & Taylor Company 1915 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The front cover of the book has some ground-in dirt and spotting / foxing. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. "Among the Pacific Coast writers, Mr. Leigh H. Irvine, author of the Iron Highway...and others, is attracting attention throughout the country, by the strong and masterful manner in which he is placing the various labor and other problems before the people. It is often a fact that labor reformers and writers who address themselves to the wage-earner fail to make themselves understood..." "Although some U. S. States began abolishing the death penalty, most states held onto capital punishment. Some states made more crimes capital offenses, especially for offenses committed by slaves. In 1838, in an effort to make the death penalty more palatable to the public, some states began passing laws against mandatory death sentencing instead enacting discretionary death penalty statutes. The 1838 enactment of discretionary death penalty statutes in Tennessee, and later in Alabama, were seen as a great reform. This introduction of sentencing discretion in the capital process was perceived as a victory for abolitionists because prior to the enactment of these statutes, all states mandated the death penalty for anyone convicted of a capital crime, regardless of circumstances. With the exception of a small number of rarely committed crimes in a few jurisdictions, all mandatory capital punishment laws had been abolished by 1963. (Bohm, 1999) " 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Abduction: Fiction Before Fact (Containing Text of Black Abductor), James, Harrison (edited and with an introduction by Al Ellenberg)
16 James, Harrison (edited and with an introduction by Al Ellenberg) Abduction: Fiction Before Fact (Containing Text of Black Abductor)
New York Dell-Grove 1974 1st Edition Thus Paperback Very Good- 
This is a mass market paperback book. The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket . The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light edge wear, rubbing and bumping. There are two small tears to the front spine joint - one at the top edge that nicks inward a bit and another at the bottom edge. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but with some light, generalized toning to the pages due to the acid content of the paper. "Sometime in 1972 , a furtive publishing outfit based in California issued a shabbily produced paperback novel entitled Black Abductor. The cover crudely depicted two men - one a ruggedly handsome, Afroed black, the other a sandy-thatched white - roughly handling the splayed, nude form of a young brunette in transports of ecstasy or terror, or both. The 188-page novel was true to its cover. Black Abductor could be summarazied as an interracial sexual senario for ideological terror....By early April 1974, these same words had been brought to bear in public speculation about another abduction, this one as real as urgent headlines and newscasts: the kidnapping of Patricia Hearst." 
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Long Line Rider The Story of Cummins Prison Farm, Keith, K. Wymand
17 Keith, K. Wymand Long Line Rider The Story of Cummins Prison Farm
New York Mcgraw-Hill Book Company 1971 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked notation regarding where he purchased the book on the front endpaper. the dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and edge wear, especially to the spine ends. "This atrocity took place at Cummins Prison Farm, the Arkansas State Penitentiary. The shocking, behind-the-scenes story of exploitation and modern-day slavery is told by a man who was there - a man who tasted the weevily pease, smelled the rotten turnip greens, felt the pain of the captain's boots and the lash of the leather strap." 
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Crimes' Paradise The Authentic Inside-Story of the Urschel Kidnapping, Kirkpatrick, E. E.
18 Kirkpatrick, E. E. Crimes' Paradise The Authentic Inside-Story of the Urschel Kidnapping
San Antonio, TX Naylor Company 1934 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Good Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Good only condition and is lacking the dust jacket. The book has edge wear, bumping, rubbing and fraying to the spine ends, corners and spine joints. The Spine of the book has a couple of horizontal tears that have been repaired. The text pages are generally clean, though there are spots of occasional foxing throughout, along with a couple of edge tears to the foredges of some pages. The front endpaper has the faded inked signature that has been blotted out (and the blotting is also somewhat faded). Unfortunately, whatever was used to blot out the name left burn replications of itself on the pastedown page, the half title page, the reverse of the frontis, and slightly on the title page. This copy has been signed by the author in ink on the title page. Sketches and Layouts in the book are by Daniel Esser. "Whatever may be the depths of his cultural attainments or the extent of his education, there is rarely to be found a man who does not turn to detective tales for relaxation and enjoyment...In his splendid book, Mr. Kirkpatrick pays a well deserved tribute to (J. ) Edgar Hoover and the men of his organization." "Charles Frederick Urschel (March 7, 1890 – September 16, 1970) was a Texas oilman and kidnap victim of George "Machine Gun Kelly" Barnes. Urschel eventually thwarted the crime by carefully noting every piece of evidence of his whereabouts during his captivity despite being blindfolded and leaving fingerprints on every surface he could reach. After being released after the ransom was delivered, Urschel was able to supply ample information for the FBI to solve the crime." ; Signed by Author 
Price: 125.00 USD
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ANATOMY OF PRISON, Klare, Hugh J.
19 Klare, Hugh J. ANATOMY OF PRISON
London, England Hutchinson & Company 1960 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
This book is in Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is clean and bright, but does have some lightly ground-in dirt to the white portions of the rear cover. "Few subjects arouse more controversy than prison reform and few people are better qualified than Hugh J. Klare, Secretary of the Howard League for Penal Reform, to write a penetrating and constructive book about the problems, the implications of which directly or indirectly touch the lives of all of us." 
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Life The Man Who Kidnapped Barbara Mackle, Krist, Gary
20 Krist, Gary Life The Man Who Kidnapped Barbara Mackle
New York Olympia Press 1972 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has a couple of small edge nicks and bumps, along with some light ground-in dirt to the rear panel. "He is most well known for kidnapping and burying heiress Barbara Jane Mackle alive in a ventilated box in 1968. After receiving $500,000 in ransom money, he was captured and sentenced to life in prison. While imprisoned, Krist wrote a book, Life: The Man Who Kidnapped Barbara Jane Mackle, published in 1972 " 
Price: 50.00 USD
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