Bart Everts

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A Brotherhood Betrayed: The Man Behind the Rise and Fall of Murder, Inc

Will resonate with fans of the true crime genre, and mob and crime history.

Cult of Glory: The Bold and Brutal History of the Texas Rangers

In an era in which some desire a return to a perceived greatness, books like this remind us greatness is often reliant on the selective memory of storytellers.

The Case of the Vanishing Blonde: And Other True Crime Stories

This true crime master expands the limits of the genre, digging to find answers and revealing that even the most horrific crimes are often linked to a larger story about America.

Fight of the Century: Writers Reflect on 100 Years of Landmark ACLU Cases

At a time in which civil rights are under threat worldwide, this collection is a reminder that basic human rights and dignity tend to get crushed under populism. An essential, necessary look at a century of progress, with an eye to the ever-present threat of losing those hard-won rights.

Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle To Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age

One of America’s most controversial policies as seen through the career of one of its most outspoken advocates; an essential read.

Four Friends: Promising Lives Cut Short

Cohan is a masterful biographer, even if the occasional slip into armchair cultural anthropologist misses the mark. His detailed research spans newspaper accounts and school records to weave a full narrative of privilege and tragedy.

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Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

An excellent work of investigative journalism proving the "true story" is not always the truth.
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The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation

An intriguing firsthand look at the nebulous justice meted out by necessities of time and the desire for closure, as seen through the focused lens of a seasoned journalist.
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King and the Other America: The Poor People's Campaign and the Quest for Economic Equality

A fresh look at King's last campaign, and the intersection of race and class in America.

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