Harry Charles

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18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of Frances Glessner Lee and the Invention of Modern Forensics

Goldfarb’s clearly written and well-researched book is recommended for history and legal studies audiences. For further reading, suggest Corinne May Botz’s The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

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A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices from Guantánamo

A sobering book for audiences interested in law and current affairs.

Scan Artist: How Evelyn Wood Convinced the World That Speed-Reading Worked

A clearly written book, laced with wry humor amid condemnation. Suggested for history and true crime readers.
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In Hoffa’s Shadow: A Stepfather, a Disappearance in Detroit, and My Search for the Truth

Charles Brandt's I Heard You Paint Houses is the basis for the Martin Scorsese film The Irishman, which depicts O'Brien as an unwitting helper in a hired killer's murder of Hoffa for the Mafia. Goldsmith's work may be an attempt to counter that seamless, powerful narrative. Both books should be read together to review the murky story; a treat for true crime readers.

American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century

Gripping and superbly researched, this is destined to be a true crime classic, alongside titles such as Vincent Bugliosi’s Helter Skelter. Hand to readers who enjoyed Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer.

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Fracturing the Founding: How the Alt-Right Corrupts the Constitution

For readers interested in the intersection of law, politics, and culture.
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Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World

A juicy and entertaining tale of crime and deception for all collections.
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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Highly recommended for all collections.
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Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World

For interested academic audiences.

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