The titles in this category deal with society at large - politics, history, religion, science, crime, etc.

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  1. Blood Will Out

    Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade (hardcover) - SIGNED!


    An In Cold Blood for our time, a chilling, compulsive story of a writer unwittingly caught in the wake of a grifter-turned-murderer. Learn More
  2. Confessions of a Sociopath

    Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight


    As M.E. Thomas says of her fellow sociopaths, we are your neighbors, co-workers, and quite possibly the people closest to you: lovers, family, friends. Learn More
  3. Creatures of a Day

    Creatures of a Day: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy


    "All of us are creatures of a day,” wrote Marcus Aurelius, “rememberer and remembered alike.” In his long-awaited new collection of stories, renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom describes his patients’ struggles—as well as his own—to come to terms with the two great challenges of existence: how to have a meaningful life, and how to reckon with its inevitable end. Learn More
  4. Death Poems

    Death Poems: Classic, Contemporary, Witty, Serious, Tear-Jerking, Wise, Profound, Angry, Funny, Spiritual, Atheistic, Uncertain, Personal, Political, Mythic, Earthy, and Only Occasionally Morbid


    Pretty much every poet in every age has written about death and dying. Along with love, it might be the most popular subject in poetry. Yet, until now, no anthology has gathered the best and most famous of these verses in one place. Learn More
  5. Death Scenes

    Death Scenes: A Homicide Detective's Scrapbook


    A riveting, hardboiled, adults-only look--in photos and text--at true crime in old Los Angeles. Learn More
  6. Dinner With A Cannibal

    Dinner With A Cannibal: The Complete History Of Mankind's Oldest Taboo


    Presenting the history of cannibalism in concert with human evolution, this account takes readers on an astonishing trip around the world and throughout history, painting the incredible, multifaceted realities of cannibalism. Learn More
  7. Forensics

    Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime


    Val McDermid is one of the finest crime writers we have, whose novels have captivated millions of readers worldwide with their riveting narratives of characters who solve complex crimes and confront unimaginable evil. Learn More
  8. Gangsters And Grifters

    Gangsters And Grifters: Classic Crime Photos from the Chicago Tribune


    Created from the Chicago Tribune's vast archives, Gangsters and Grifters is a collection of photographs featuring infamous criminals, small-time bandits, hoodlums, and more at shocking crime scenes. Learn More
  9. The Gates Of Janus (paperback)

    Gates Of Janus


    Ian Brady and Myra Hindley's spree of torture, sexual abuse, and murder of children in the 1960s was one of the most appalling series of crimes ever committed in England, and remains almost daily fixated upon by the tabloid press. Learn More
  10. Homicide: A Year On The Killing Streets

    Homicide: A Year On The Killing Streets


    From the creator of HBO's The Wire, the classic book about homicide investigation that became the basis for the hit television show. Learn More
  11. LAPD '53

    LAPD 53


    James Ellroy, the undisputed master of crime writing, has teamed up with the Los Angeles Police Museum to present a stunning text on 1953 LA. Learn More
  12. Missoula

    Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town


    From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana ­— stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape. Learn More
  13. Naming Jack The Ripper

    Naming Jack the Ripper


    After 125 years of theorizing and speculation regarding the identity of Jack the Ripper, Russell Edwards is in the unique position of owning the first physical evidence relating to the crimes to have emerged since 1888. Learn More
  14. The Profiler

    Profiler: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and Psychopaths


    In 1990, a young woman was strangled on a jogging path near the home of Pat Brown and her family. Brown suspected the young man who was renting a room in her house, and quickly uncovered strong evidence that pointed to him—but the police dismissed her as merely a housewife with an overactive imagination. It would be six years before her former boarder would be brought in for questioning, but the night Brown took action to solve the murder was the beginning of her life’s work. Learn More
  15. Psycho USA

    Psycho USA: Famous American Killers You Never Heard Of


  16. Resistance Behind Bars (2nd edition)

    Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles Of Incarcerated Women


    As it examines daily struggles against appalling prison conditions and injustices, this collection of real-life prisoners' stories and analysis of the prison landscape as it is today documents both collective organizing and individual resistance among women incarcerated in the United States. Learn More
  17. Selfish, Little: The Annotated Lesley Ann Downey

    Selfish, Little: The Annotated Lesley Ann Downey


    In this unnerving new book, cult author Peter Sotos examines the brutal murder of Lesley Ann Downey at the hands of British “Moors Murderers” Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. Learn More
  18. Sex on the Moon

    Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History


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    Thad Roberts, a fellow in a prestigious NASA program had an idea—a romantic, albeit crazy, idea. He wanted to give his girlfriend the moon. Literally. Learn More
  19. Technological Slavery

    Technological Slavery: The Collected Writings of Theodore J. Kaczynski, a.k.a. “The Unabomber”


    Theodore Kaczynski saw violent collapse as the only way to bring down the techno-industrial system, and in more than a decade of mail bomb terror he killed three people and injured 23 others. Learn More
  20. The Anatomy of Evil

    The Anatomy of Evil


    The crimes of Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Dennis Rader, and other high-profile killers are so breathtakingly awful that most people would not hesitate to label them 'evil.' Learn More
  21. The Barefoot Bandit

    The Barefoot Bandit: The True Tale of Colton Harris-Moore, New American Outlaw


    The Barefoot Bandit tells the riveting true story of Colton Harris-Moore, America’s twenty-first-century outlaw. Learn More
  22. Thieves of Book Row

    Thieves of Book Row: New York's Most Notorious Rare Book Ring and the Man Who Stopped It


    No one had ever tried a caper like this before. The goods were kept in a secure room under constant scrutiny, deep inside a crowded building with guards at the exits. Learn More

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