The People V. O.J. Simpson

Author: Jeffrey Toobin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473537770

Category: True Crime

Page: 496

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Now a major BBC TV series. The definitive account of the O.J. Simpson trial, The People v. O.J. Simpson is a prodigious feat of reporting that could only have been written by the foremost legal journalist of our time. Writing less than a year after the infamous verdict, Jeffrey Toobin explores the secret dealings and manoeuvring on both sides of the case, and how a combination of the prosecution’s over-confidence, the defence’s shrewdness, and the Los Angeles Police Department’s incendiary history with the city’s African-American community, gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt. Rich in character, as propulsive as a legal thriller, this enduring narrative continues to shock and fascinate with its candid depiction of the human drama that upended the world. The People v. O.J. Simpson tells the whole story, from the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman to the ruthless gamesmanship behind the scenes of the trial of the century.
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The Run of His Life

Author: Jeffrey Toobin

Publisher: Singapore Books

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 466

View: 365

Called by The Wall Street Journal "the pick of the litter" among books on the O.J. Simpson criminal trial, this is the definitive commentary on the most famous trial of this century.
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Anatomie eines Doppelmords

der Fall O. J. Simpson

Author: Igor Petri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783360012456

Category:

Page: 318

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Lebenslang ist nicht genug

Roman

Author: Joy Fielding

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641054141

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1618

Eigentlich ist Gail Winton zu beneiden: Sie führt eine glückliche Ehe mit einem unkomplizierten Mann, hat zwei reizende Töchter und ein sorgenfreies Leben. Doch dann bricht ihre Welt über Nacht zusammen. Ihre sechsjährige Tochter Cindy wird vergewaltigt und ermordet. Als die Polizei keine Spur des Täters findet, nimmt Gail die Sache selbst in die Hand. Und in ihrer maßlosen Trauer wird die Suche nach dem Mann, der ihre Tochter getötet und ihre Familie zerstört hat, zu Gails Obsession ...
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Harz

Thriller

Author: Ane Riel

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641207029

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 9491

Liv ist seit dem sechsten Lebensjahr tot, ertrunken in der Brandung. Das zumindest lässt ihr Vater Jens die Behörden glauben. Jens ist ein krankhafter Sammler, getrieben von der Angst, seine einzige Tochter zu verlieren. Und so lebt Liv in der Einsamkeit eines Containers hinter dem Hof, versteckt zwischen selbst gezimmerten Särgen und in Harz konservierten Tieren - ein sorgsam von der Außenwelt abgeschirmtes Leben, ein Leben in der Falle. Meisterhaft erzählt Ane Riel von einer scheinbar verkehrten Welt, in der aus Liebe Obsession wird und aus dem Wunsch nach Sicherheit tödliche Gefahr.
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LION

Der lange Weg nach Hause

Author: Saroo Brierley

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 384370970X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 4599

Es ist ein Tag wie jeder andere im Leben des fünfjährigen Saroo: Auf dem Bahnhof einer indischen Kleinstadt sucht er nach Münzen und Essensresten. Schließlich schläft er vor Erschöpfung in einem wartenden Zug ein. Der fährt den kleinen Jungen ans andere Ende von Indien, nach Kalkutta. Völlig alleine an einem der gefährlichsten Orte der Welt schlägt er sich wochenlang auf der Straße durch, landet im Waisenhaus und gelangt so zu den Brierleys, die Saroo ein neues Zuhause in Australien schenken. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre später macht sich Saroo mit Hilfe von Google Earth auf die Suche nach seiner leiblichen Familie. Am Bildschirm fährt er Nacht für Nacht das Zugnetz von Indien ab. Das Unglaubliche passiert: Er findet ein Dorf, das dem Bild in seiner Erinnerung entspricht – und macht sich auf den Weg ...
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Murder in Brentwood

Author: Mark Fuhrman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621573222

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6621

For audiences of the popular FX television series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, based on Jeffrey Toobin's The Run of His Life and starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Travolta, David Schwimmer, and Courtney B. Vance. Named on Vogue Magazine's "American Crime Story Reading List" as one of the "eight definitive books on the trial of the century." Twenty years ago, America was captivated by the awful drama of the O.J. Simpson trial. The Simpson "Dream Team" legal defense had a seemingly impossible task: convincing a jury that their client was innocent of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. In order for O.J. Simpson to get away with murder, the defense attorneys had to destroy the reputation of Mark Fuhrman, a brilliant Los Angeles detective who was the lead on the murder scene and had collected overwhelming physical evidence against Simpson. Now Fuhrman tells his side of the story in the #1 New York Times bestseller Murder in Brentwood, a damning exposé that reveals why and how Simpson's prosecution was bungled. Fuhrman offers a sincere mea culpa for allowing his personal mistakes to become a focal point of the defense's strategy but also stands by the evidence he collected, writing: "One thing I will not apologize for is my policework on the O.J. Simpson case." With Fuhrman's own hand-drawn maps of the crime scene, his reconstruction of the murders, and interrogation transcripts, Murder in Brentwood is the book that sets the record straight about what really happened on June 12, 1994—and reveals why the O.J. Simpson trial was such a catastrophe.
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Helter Skelter

Die wahre Geschichte des Serienmörders Charles Manson

Author: Vincent Bugliosi,Curt Gentry

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3959718683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

View: 8924

Im Sommer 1969 erschüttert eine Reihe bestialischer Morde Los Angeles und die USA. Sharon Tate, die schwangere Ehefrau von Roman Polanski, ist eines der sieben Opfer des Serienmörders Charles Manson. Vincent Bugliosi war leitender Staatsanwalt in diesem spektakulären Fall. In seinem meisterhaft geschriebenen Buch berichtet er, wie es ihm in minutiöser Detektivarbeit gelang, Charles Manson und seine ihm blind ergebene Hippie-Kommune für das Massaker hinter Gitter zu bringen. Die akribischen Ermittlungen, der komplexe Prozess, die kranke Weltanschauung, die Manson seinen Anhängern einflößte ... all dies macht diesen atemberaubend spannenden Weltbestseller aus. Seit 1971 sitzt Manson im Hochsicherheitsgefängnis, doch vergessen ist er noch lange nicht. Er ist zu einer diabolischen Kultfigur geworden, deren apokalyptisches Szenario und verschrobene Weltanschauung auch heute noch eine makabere Faszination ausüben. Dies ist eine Neuausgabe des 2010 erschienen Buchs Helter Skelter - Der Mordrausch des Charles Manson.
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Eine amerikanische tragödie

roman

Author: Theodore Dreiser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: New York (State)

Page: N.A

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Too Close to Call

The Thirty-Six-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election

Author: Jeffrey Toobin

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588360636

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 761

From the best-selling author of A Vast Conspiracy and The Run of His Life comes Too Close to Call--the definitive story of the Bush-Gore presidential recount. A political and legal analyst of unparalleled journalistic skill, Jeffrey Toobin is the ideal writer to distill the events of the thirty-six anxiety-filled days that culminated in one of the most stunning Supreme Court decisions in history. Packed with news-making disclosures and written with the drive of a legal thriller, Too Close to Call takes us inside James Baker's private jet, through the locked gates to Al Gore's mansion, behind the covered-up windows of Katherine Harris's office, and even into the secret conference room of the United States Supreme Court. As the scene shifts from Washington to Austin and into the remote corners of the enduringly strange Sunshine State, Toobin's book will transform what you thought you knew about the most extraordinary political drama in American history. The Florida recount unfolded in a kaleidoscopic maze of bizarre concepts (chads, pregnant and otherwise), unfamiliar people in critically important positions (the Florida Supreme Court), and familiar people in surprising new places (the Miami relatives of Elián González, in a previously undisclosed role in this melodrama). With the rich characterization that is his trademark, Toobin portrays the prominent strategists who masterminded the campaigns--the Daleys and the Roves--and also the lesser-known but influential players who pulled the strings, as well as the judges and justices whose decisions determined the final outcome. Toobin gives both camps a treatment they have not yet received--remarkably evenhanded, nonpartisan, and entirely new. The post-election period posed a challenge to even the most zealous news junkie: how to keep up with what was happening and sort out the important from the trivial. Jeffrey Toobin has now done this--and then some. With clarity, insight, humor, and a deep understanding of the law, he deconstructs the events, the players, and the often Byzantine intricacies of our judicial system. A remarkable account of one of the most significant periods in our country's history, Too Close to Call is endlessly surprising, frequently poignant, and wholly addictive.
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American Heiress

The Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst

Author: Jeffrey Toobin

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782833439

Category: True Crime

Page: 328

View: 8587

Domestic terrorism. Financial uncertainty. Troops abroad, fighting an unsuccessful and bloody war against guerrilla insurgents. A violent generation gap emerging between a discontented youth and their disapproving, angry elders. This was the early seventies in America, and it was against this backdrop that the kidnapping of nineteen-year-old Patty Hearst by the Symbionese Liberation Front - a rag-tag, cult-like group of political extremists and criminals - stole headlines across the world. Using new research and drawing on the formidable abilities that made The Run of His Life a global bestseller, Jeffrey Toobin uncovers the story of the kidnapping and its aftermath in vivid prose and forensic detail.
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Winning at Trial

Author: D. Shane Read

Publisher: Ntl Inst for Trial Advocacy

ISBN: 9781601560018

Category: Trial practice

Page: 425

View: 5431

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Documenting American Violence

A Sourcebook

Author: Christopher Waldrep,Michael Bellesiles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190287705

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Violence forms a constant backdrop to American history, from the revolutionary overthrow of British rule, to the struggle for civil rights, to the present-day debates over the death penalty. It has served to challenge authority, defend privilege, advance causes, and throttle hopes. In the first anthology of its kind to appear in over thirty years, Documenting American Violence brings together excerpts from a wide range of sources about incidents of violence in the United States. Each document is set into context, allowing readers to see the event through the viewpoint of contemporary participants and witnesses and to understand how these deeds have been excused, condemned, or vilified by society. Organized topically, this volume looks at such diverse topics as famous crimes, vigilantism, industrial violence, domestic abuse, and state-sanctioned violence. Among the events these primary sources describe are: --Benjamin Franklin's account of the Conestoga massacre, when an entire village of American Indians was killed by the Paxton Boys, a group of frontier settlers --militant abolitionist John Brown's attack on Harper's Ferry --Ida B. Wells' condemnation of lynchings in the South --the massacre of General Custer's 7th Cavalry at Little Bighorn, as witnessed by Cheyenne war chief Two Moon --Nat Turner's confession about the slave revolt he led in Southampton County, Virginia --Oliver Wendell Holmes' diaries and letters as a young infantry officer in the Civil War --a police officer's account of the Haymarket Trials --Harry Thaw's murder of the Gilded Age's most prominent architect, Stanford White, through his own published version of the events --the post-trial, public confessions of Ray Bryant and J.W. Milam for the murder of Emmett Till --the Los Angeles Police Department's investigation into the causes of the 1992 riot Taken as a whole, this anthology opens a new window on American history, revealing how violence has shaped America's past in every era.
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Confession

How I Helped O.J. Get Away With Murder

Author: Mike Gilbert

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 1621574121

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9000

O.J. Simpson's sports agent and confidant describes his relationship with the football star, how he defended and lied for Simpson, and how Simpson confessed to him that he had killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
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Eine englische Liebe

Roman

Author: Daisy Goodwin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499256745

Category:

Page: 523

View: 2744

Die reiche Amerikanerin Mrs. Cash scheint mit der Heirat ihrer Tochter Cora und einem englischen Herzog am Ziel ihrer Träume. Während Cora Ivo tatsächlich liebt, gibt es Gerüchte, dass der verarmte Herzog sie nur des Geldes wegen geheiratet hat.
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