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Assata Sakur: A 20th Century Escaped Slave entails the stories swarming around the woman, Assata Olugbala Shakur. In May of 1973 she was involved in a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike. She was accused of killing Werner Foerster, a New Jersey State Trooper and assaulting Trooper James Harper. The result: she was indicted for first-degree murder of Foerster and seven other felonies related to the shootout. A member of the Black Panther Party, she became a prime target of the Federal Bureau of Investigations Counterintelligence Program. When she joined the Black Liberation Army and went into hiding, between 1973 and 1977, she was placed on the FBIs Most Wanted List for three bank robberies, the kidnapping and murder of two drug dealers, and the attempted murder of two New Jersey police officers.
“Beeler has written the raucous tale of a cocaine smuggler and incorrigible hedonist who paid for his adventures with life in prison—and would gladly have done it over again.” –Bruce Porter, author of the best-seller, Blow
“I’m no God damn rat! I’m a player. I’m a pirate. I’m a hedonist; and one hell of good smuggler, but I’m no rat! This is the true story of the events of my life. It involves arriving at the infamous Norman’s Cay in the Bahamas, participating in the island drug smuggling business, and the subsequent consequences that include stunning punishment for refusing to rat on my comrade in the courtroom.” –Jack Reed
Crazy Charlie, Carlo Lehder rose from a struggling, small time pot dealer to become a major godfather in the Medellin cartel, the crime syndicate largely responsible for initiating the cocaine epidemic plaguing American society since the late 1970s.
Readers will tremble in shock as they are guided through Indiana’s dark, hidden history, beginning in the 1820s during the Fall Creek Massacre and ending with explanations of today’s gruesome headlines. Ed Wenck delves into the dirtiest deeds of Indiana’s evil past in his new book, Hoosier Killers: Indiana’s Darkest History.
She was an innocent Mormon girl. He was America’s most notorious serial killer. When their paths crossed on a quiet autumn afternoon, he planned to kill her. But this victim had an incredible will to survive. In I Survived Ted Bundy: The Attack, Escape & PTSD that Changed My Life, you read Rhonda’s first-hand account of how she survived Ted Bundy’s attack.
Kathryn Kelly: The Moll Behind Machine Gun Kelly is a biography of the woman who made a career of crime. With a lust for danger, she masterminded the crimes that took her and her husband, and others who included her own mother and stepfather, on a spree across Minnesota, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Texas. Starting with smaller crimes that included bootlegging, smuggling liquor onto an Oklahoma Indian reservation, and other petty crimes, she encouraged her husband, George Barnes aka George Kelly, toward a life of more serious criminal activity that eventually escalated into bank robberies, kidnapping and extortion. Many believe that it was Kathryn, after giving him a machine gun, who developed George’s feared persona and the name of Machine Gun Kelly. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover was even convinced that the two were somehow connected in the Lindbergh kidnapping.
Some of these stories are known, but still incite debate, such as the origins of his nickname and menacing facial scars. Other legends are not so well known to the general public. Luciano’s involvement with actress Thelma Todd and her untimely death is an example. Did he actually ever murder anyone? Then there are incidents such as the alleged carving of his initials into a witness’s thighs and the wild theories that abound following his death in 1962. These are just a few of the unusual tales that surfaced over and beyond Lucky Luciano’s lifetime.
Notorious 92 recounts murders from each of Indiana’s 92 counties. With almost one murder every day of the year in Indiana, violent crime is no stranger to the Hoosier state and has not escaped the heartland of America. And while Indiana is the nations sixteenth largest state by population, it has often stolen national headlines with astonishing crimes that defy imagination. It seems it always has been so. Notorious 92 looks back to crimes in each of the states 92 counties as old as the nineteenth century to reveal a side of the states history not taught in fourth grade history classes. Notorious 92 also considers the suffering and the resolve of Indiana families and communities in responding to ugly incidents in their midst that are sometimes just too incredible not to talk about. From marital and financial problems to substance abuse and racial hostilities, generations of Hoosiers are linked by not only the lands they inhabit, but by the demons they face.