These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
March 4, 2014
Martin, Paul, 1946 June 6-
Amherst, New York : Prometheus Books, 2014.
304 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Villains: Merchant of Misery, James DeWolf -- The Cutthroat Captain of Cave-In-Rock, Samuel Mason -- Architect of a Tragedy, John Chivington -- The Late, Unlamented Little Pete, Fong Ching -- The Killer They Called Hell's Belle, Belle Sorensen Gunness -- Partners in Perfidy, Isaac Harris and Max Blanck -- Chicago's Florist-Mobster, Dean O'Banion -- A Huckster's Rise and Fall, John Brinkley -- Hitchcock's Hideous Inspiration, Ed Gein -- Scoundrels: -- Salem's Rabid Witch-Hunter, William Stoughton -- Uncle Daniel the "Speckerlator", Daniel Drew -- Unleashing the James-Younger Gang, James Lane -- Lincoln's Missing Bodyguard, John Parker -- Squirrel Tooth Alice, Libby Thompson -- The Lawman Who Went Bad, Burt Alvord -- The Very Mellow Yellow Kid, Joseph Weil -- You Bet Your Life, Alvin Thomas -- Keeper of the Immaculate Sperm, Charles Davenport -- The Silken Voice of Treachery, Mildred Gillars -- Rogues: -- Who's that Rapping On My Floor? Maggie and Kate Fox -- The Witch of Wall Street, Hetty Green -- King of the Cannibal Islands, David O'Keefe -- Master Salesman of a Dubious Legend, Herbert Bridgman -- The Consummate Gold Digger, Peggy Hopkins Joyce -- The Mad, Sad Poet of Greenwich Village, Maxwell Bodenheim -- The Bifurcated Congressman, Samuel Dickstein -- The Frugal Counterfeiter, Emerich Juettner -- Imperfect Pitch, Don Lapre.
From the back pages of history, vivid, entertaining portraits of little-known scoundrels whose misdeeds range from the simply inept to the truly horrifying.
February 28, 2014
Lombardo, Sandra Lansky, author.
New York, NY : Weinstein Books, 
xvi, 240 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
The only daughter of the gangster legend Meyer Lansky opens up about her life as a wild child of the 1950s, her heartbreak and tragedy --including the insanity of her mother and the crippling handicap of her eldest brother--and her father's unexpected tenderness.
February 27, 2014
Phelps, M. William.
New York : Pinnacle Books, 2014
500 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 17 cm.
Describes how Sheila Davalloo, bitter after Nelson Sessler, a colleague, broke off their affair, murdered his new girlfriend, Anna Lisa Raymundo, and went on to attack her own husband.
February 18, 2014
Baker, Daniel L., author.
328 pages, 13 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
A Ku Klux Klan sympathizing serial killer driven by his hatred of "colored" people prowled the streets of the black ghetto in Dayton, Ohio. He stalked and shot black men at random after midnight; the first murder sparked the worst riot in the City's history. The shadowy vigilante was a classic 'loner.' He believed he was doing God's bidding in his effort to stop the mixing of races and, in particular, the Federal Court-ordered desegregation of public schools. The streets turned bloody red as he evaded capture.
February 17, 2014
New York, N.Y. : Berkley Books, 2013.
294 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 20 cm.
"To what extent was Rosario 'Russell' Bufalino involved in the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa in 1975? In the CIA's recruitment of gangsters to assassinate Fidel Castro? In organizing the historic meeting of crime chieftains in 1957? Even in the production of The Godfather movie? Secretive--even reclusive--Russell Bufalino quietly built his organized crime empire in the decades between Prohibition and the Carter presidency. His reach extended far beyond the coal country of Scranton, Pennsylvania, and quaint Amish farms near Lancaster. Bufalino had a hand in global, national, and local politics of the largest American cities, many of its major industries, and controlled the powerful Teamsters Union. His influence also reached the highest levels of Pennsylvania government and halls of Congress, and his legacy left a culture of corruption that continues to this day. A uniquely American saga that spans six decades, The Quiet Don follows Russell Bufalino's remarkably quiet ascent from Sicilian immigrant to mob soldier to a man described by a United States Senate subcommittee in 1964 as 'one of the most ruthless and powerful leaders of the Mafia in the United States"-- P.  of cover.
February 13, 2014
Boston : New Harvest, 2014.
xiv, 352 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Beekman Place -- Fenelon -- The shadow of madness -- The mad sculptor -- The defender.
"Beekman Place, one of the most exclusive addresses in Manhattan, hasn't always been home to the rich. In the 1930s, when bluebloods like the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers began to build luxury towers, poor European immigrants lived in filthy slums among the riverside factories and abbatoirs. It was in this setting that a young man committed a grisly triple-murder on Easter Sunday, 1937. The details of the case were so sensational that one might think it had been cooked up in a tabloid editor's overheated imagination. The charismatic perpetrator, Robert Irwin, was a promising young sculptor, but he was also deeply disturbed. An obsession with Veronica Gedeon, a stunning photographer's model, would inspire him to murder. Harold Schechter masterfully tells the story of the "Mad Sculptor" case, one of the most engrossing American crime dramas of the twentieth century--evoking an atmosphere and a madness that will have readers glued to their chairs"-- Provided by publisher.
January 16, 2014
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, 
xxiii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
History of the Mafia -- Rackets -- Chicago -- The Mafia across America -- Law and order -- 21st-century Mafia.
January 14, 2014
Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, 
211 pages : illustrations; 24 cm
ch. 4: What is the role of government in hacking? -- Cyberattacks require a military response / US Department of Defense -- A military response to cyberattacks is unwarranted and inappropriate / Benjamin H. Friedman ; Christopher Preble -- The United States needs to develop a smart and effective counterinsurgency strategy for cyberspace / Paul Rosenzweig -- More government regulation would impede innovation and cybersecurity / Tom Ridge -- The United States should engage in cyberwarfare treaty talks / Alice Slater.
Skull in the ashes : murder, a gold rush manhunt, and the birth of circumstantial evidence in America
January 9, 2014
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c2013.
284 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Part I. Fire and Ice: Death in flames; The Bohemian immigrant's clever son; Down on the ground; Thiel's men move in; Following the trail -- Part II. Hardships: Klondike madness; Insidem hell begins; Down the Yukon; The long journey home -- Part III. The Trial: Setting the stage; Orange pumpkins and yellow journalism; Inside the courthouse; Point and counterpoint; The summing up and verdict; After the verdict -- Part IV. The White Palace and the Fort: Life in the colony; The redemption dance; Novak's second disappearing act; The measure of their lifetimes.
January 8, 2014
xx, 267 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Double-down -- Gunsmoke -- Whispers -- The cookie jar -- Hard lessons -- The girl with the legs -- Rules of the game -- Unholy pact -- Sledgehammer -- Crash course -- In the red -- The gamer's wife -- A shot across the bow -- Trust no one -- Loophole -- Cat and mouse -- Into thin air.
January 6, 2014
Sales, Nancy Jo, author.
xvi, 268 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"The true story that inspired the Sofia Coppola film"--Cover.
The fame monster -- Dancing with the stars -- Almost famous.
An in-depth exposé of a band of beautiful, privileged teenagers who were caught breaking into celebrity homes and stealing millions of dollars worth of valuables.
December 26, 2013
New York : NBM Comics Lit, 
80 pages : chiefly illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Stanford White is one of New York's most famous architects having designed many mansions and the first Madison Square Garden. His influence on New York's look at the turn of the century was pervasive. As he became popular and in demand, he also became quite self-indulgent. He had a taste for budding young showgirls on Broadway, even setting up a private apartment to entertain them in, including a room with... a red velvet swing. When he meets Evelyn Nesbit, an exquisite young nymph, cover girl, showgirl, inspiration for Charles Dana Gibson's "The Eternal Question" and for the later movie "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing," he knows he's on to something special. However, Evelyn eventually marries a young Pittsburgh decadent heir with a dark side who develops a deep hatred for White and what he may or may not have done to her, setting up the most scandalous murder of the time.
December 12, 2013
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
241 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
How does a country recover after a genocide? Sarajevo, summer 2012 -- Separating the men from the women and children in Srebrenica -- How the killers tried to hide the evidence -- Digging up the evidence of mass murder -- Inside Kosovo, Serbia, and the world of the missing -- Building a human identification system -- The wind of change in Serbia -- The world of the missing, post-9/11 -- Global operations begin -- Rule of law, not rule of war -- Ratko Mladic's last request -- From Srebrenica to Kurdistan, Brazzaville, and Libya.
December 11, 2013
Holt, Thomas J., 1978-
xx, 354 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
"This book provides an in-depth exploration of the phenomenon of hacking from a multidisciplinary perspective that addresses the social and technological aspects of this unique activity as well as its impact. What defines the social world of hackers? How do individuals utilize hacking techniques against corporations, governments, and the general public? And what motivates them to do so? This book traces the origins of hacking from the 1950s to today and provides an in-depth exploration of the ways in which hackers define themselves, the application of malicious and ethical hacking techniques, and how hackers' activities are directly tied to the evolution of the technologies we use every day. Rather than presenting an overly technical discussion of the phenomenon of hacking, this work examines the culture of hackers and the technologies they exploit in an easy-to-understand format. Additionally, the book documents how hacking can be applied to engage in various forms of cybercrime, ranging from the creation of malicious software to the theft of sensitive information and fraud--acts that can have devastating effects upon our modern information society." -- Publisher's website.
December 10, 2013
139 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Capone: the man and his family -- Capone and the law -- Mob targets -- Capone's death.
"The story of gangster Al Capone told through photographs from the Chicago Tribune archives"-- Provided by publisher.
December 5, 2013
Greene, Robert W. (Robert William), 1929-2008.
New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2013.
x, 324 pages ; 21 cm
First published in the United States by Elsevier-Dutton Publishing, 1981.
"The true story behind the film American Hustle"--Cover.
November 26, 2013
Gillon, Steven M.
New York : Sterling, c2013
xiv, 205 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
"[A] companion to the History television special commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963." -- back cover.
"Want to see a Secret Service agent?" -- "Attention all squads... attention all squads" -- "Somebody shot a police officer" -- "Well, it is all over now" -- "...there he sits" -- "Squirming like a snared rat" -- "I don't care to answer any more questions" -- "Did you kill the president?" -- "The number-two man" -- "I know the tactics of the FBI" -- "He is really a good boy" -- "You have been charged" -- "My wife and I like the president's family" -- "Brother, you won't find anything there" -- "I don't know what you are talking about" -- "...you're just being melodramatic" -- "You killed my president, you rat son of a bitch" -- "I hope I killed the son of a bitch" -- Epilogue -- Timeline.
Gillon follows Lee Harvey Oswald for the 48 hours after the Kennedy assassination in search of answers to the question that has been troubling America for the past five decades. Why did he shoot JFK? The Warren Commission speculated that Oswald was simply a deranged sociopath. But recently declassified materials raise new troubling questions. What emerges from this expose is refreshingly new, and more complicated, portrait of the man who assassinated President John F. Kennedy.
November 19, 2013
Halloran, Bob, author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 
vii, 240 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Details the Davis family's decades-old fight for justice for their twenty-six-year-old daughter Debbie, who was murdered after ending her relationship with Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi, one of mob boss Whitey Bulger's henchmen.
November 4, 2013
New York : Gallery Books, 
339 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"From the New York Times #1 bestselling author comes a riveting true-crime mystery set on a sleepy island in the Pacific Northwest: a man is murdered and the long list of suspects includes an aging beauty queen and her boyfriend. One wintery night on quiet Whidbey Island off the coast of Washington, Russ Douglas spent Christmas with his estranged wife, Brenna. She agreed to let him visit his children even though they were headed for divorce. He left Brenna Douglas's home in Langley on the morning of December 26, 2003 to run some errands. But hours passed and Russ didn't return home as he'd promised his children he would. Nor did he come back during the night. On the afternoon of December 27, a couple walking down a rural road noticed a vehicle in the driveway of a cabin. Since many of the places were vacant during the winter, neighbors kept an eye out for strangers. Curious, they walked up the cabin's driveway to check inside. They saw a man in the front seat, dead from a single gunshot wound to the head. They immediately put in a call to the Island County Sheriff's Office. The dead man was easily identified; it was Russell Douglas. But what came next in this homicide case surprised law enforcement and captured the attention of the entire town when the suspects included an aging beauty queen, her guitar-teacher lover, and Russell's widow, Brenna, owner of the local beauty salon. With her trademark aplomb, Ann Rule unravels the fascinating story of a murder, a small town, and a number of potential killers"-- Provided by publisher.
November 1, 2013
Meltzer, Brad, author.
New York, NY : Workman Publishing Company, Inc., 
vii, 152 pages : color illustrations, facsimiles ; 22 cm
"Includes 30 removable facsimile documents"--Cover.
John Wilkes Booth : was Lincoln's assassin apprehended? -- Confederate gold : stolen treasure or hidden wealth of a new Confederacy? -- The Georgia Guidestones : America's Stonehenge -- DB Cooper : American outlaw -- The White House : where is the cornerstone of democracy? -- The spear of destiny : history's most sacred relic -- The real Da Vinci code : did Leonardo predict an apocalypse? -- Is there any gold in Fort Knox? -- UFOs : inside Roswell and Area 51 -- The Kennedy assassination : the truth is out there.
A book inspired by the History Network show explores unexplained mysteries, including what the government is hiding in Area 51, and what happened to the Confederacy's nineteen million dollars in gold and silver at the end of the Civil War.
October 30, 2013
Scott, Robert, 1951- author.
New York, NY : Pinnacle Books, Kensington Publishing Corp., 2013.
425 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
"Pinnacle true crime."
Met her on the mountain : a forty-year quest to solve the Appalachian cold-case murder of Nancy Morgan
October 30, 2013
Pinsky, Mark I., 1947-
Winston-Salem, North Carolina : John F. Blair, Publisher, 
280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue -- The murder -- The trial -- Reinvestigation -- Epilogue.
Madison County in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina is a place of ear-popping drives and breathtaking views. It is also where federal antipoverty worker Nancy Dean Morgan was found naked, hogtied, and strangled in the backseat of her car in June 1970. An inept investigation involving local, state, and federal law-enforcement agencies failed to find a clear explanation of the motive or events of her murder. The case was left unsolved. Years later, after most of the material evidence had been lost or mishandled, one of Nancy's fellow VISTA workers--the last person known to have seen her alive--became the prime suspect, based on the testimony of one of the town's most notorious resident criminals. Did he kill Nancy, or was he another victim of the corrupt local political machine and its adherence to "mountain justice"? Met Her on the Mountain: A Forty-Year Quest to Solve the Appalachian Cold-Case Murder of Nancy Morgan is a tangled tale of rural noir. Author Mark Pinsky was profoundly struck by Nancy's story as a college student in North Carolina in 1970. Here, Pinsky presents the evolution of his investigation and also delves into the brutal history of Madison County, the site of a Civil War massacre that earned it the sobriquet "Bloody Madison." Met Her on the Mountain is a stirring mix of true crime, North Carolina political history, and one man's devotion to finding the truth. -- amazon.com.
Last chance for justice : how relentless investigators uncovered new evidence convicting the Birmingham church bombers
October 30, 2013
Thorne, T. K.
Chicago, Illinois : Lawrence Hill books, 
xvi, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Chronicles the re-opening of the investigation into the 1963 Birmingham church bombing, detailing how detectives identified new witnesses and unearthed lost evidence.
October 30, 2013
New York, NY : Thomas Dunne Books, 
xiv, 466 pages ; 25 cm.
Prologue: Genesis -- Part One: The Book of Matthew. 1. The Serpent -- 2. God's Perfect World -- 3. Death and Dismemberment -- 4. The Exorcist -- 5. The Crime Family -- Part Two: The Book of Judas. 6. Betrayed with a Kiss -- 7. The Getaway -- 8. The Snitch -- 9. Crime Scene Investigators -- 10. Guilt and Innocence -- 11. The Wages of Sin -- 12. The Love of Judas Part Three: The Book of Revelation: 13. The First Great Awakening -- 14. Sacrificed on the Altar -- 15. Angel Baby -- 16. Police Work -- 17. Clackatraz -- 18. Tender Mercies -- 19. Healing the Blind -- 20. The Father, The Son -- 21. It Is Finished -- Epilogue: Exodus -- Index.
"In a small Oregon town, American criminal history reached a tipping point when a series of sensational trials exposed the darkest side of American fundamentalism. Over the past decades, thousands of children had died at the hands of their own parents--legally. Local authorities knew why it was happening, and who was responsible--but did nothing--because faith-based neglect was not a crime. In the Name of God tells the story of how police, prosecutors, and a lone church member triumphed over religious zealotry. Though the fight against faith healing continues around the country, the triumph in Oregon shows a path towards a better future, in which no child needs to die for the sake of a parent's faith"-- Provided by publisher.
October 23, 2013
DiEugenio, James, 1952-
xxviii, 452 pages ; 24 cm
Details the failed attempt of Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, cofounder of the production company Playtone, to make Vincent Bugliosi's book about the Kennedy assassination, Reclaiming history, into a miniseries. It exposes the questionable origins of Reclaiming history in a dubious mock trial for cable television, in which Bugliosi played the role of an attorney prosecuting Lee Harvey Oswald for murder, and how this formed the basis for the epic tome. Author James DiEugenio details the myriad problems with Bugliosi's book, and explores the coope.
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