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Killers Amidst Killers: Hunting Serial Killers Operating Under the Cloak of America’s Opioid Epidemic

Jensen is a respected figure in the true crime community, and his compelling, compassionate work is highly recommended.

The Secret Life: Three True Stories of the Digital Age

A thought-provoking, eminently readable sui generis examination of selfhood from a master storyteller; highly recommended for all collections. [See Prepub Alert, 5/3/17; "Editors' Fall Picks," 9/1/17.]

Our "United" States: Sen. Cory Booker on Building Strong Communities


Federer and Me: A Story of Obsession

Despite some flaws, this passionate ode to Federer—who has been called the greatest tennis player of all time—will appeal to his legions of fans. [See "Editors' Spring Picks," LJ 2/15/16, p. 33.]

United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good

Booker's book will likely interest and inspire not only his constituents but also a range of U.S. readers, especially those concerned with the criminal justice system and the current state of partisan politics. [See Prepub Alert, 7/20/15; "Editors' Fall Picks," LJ 9/1/15, p. 32.]

The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory

This clever, lively, and well-researched book is essential for pop fans. [See Prepub Alert, 5/4/15; also featured in "Editors' Fall Picks," LJ 9/1/15, p. 32]

In the Skin of a Jihadist: A Young Journalist Enters the ISIS Recruitment Network

Highly recommended to general readers interested in the Islamic State and its recruitment methods, and those who enjoy memoirs of undercover journalists.

After Snowden: Privacy, Secrecy, and Security in the Information Age

Readers interested in the legal, political, and journalistic ramifications of national security leaks, including students in these areas, will find these essays accessible and discover much to consider in them. For more about Snowden's disclosures, try Glenn Greenwald's excellent No Place To Hide. [See Prepub Alert, 11/15/14.]

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