Best Crime & Criminal Biographies Books
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1. Killing the Mob: The Fight Against Organized Crime in America (Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series)
Author: by Bill O'Reilly English 304 pages 125027365X
Instant #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestseller! In the tenth book in the multimillion-selling Killing series, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard take on their most controversial subject yet: The Mob. Killing the Mob is the tenth book in Bill O’Reilly’s #1 New York Times bestselling series of popular narrative histories, with sales of nearly 18 million copies worldwide, and over 320 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
O’Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard trace the brutal history of 20th Century organized crime in the United States, and expertly plumb the history of this nation’s most notorious serial robbers, conmen, murderers, and especially, mob family bosses. Covering the period from the 1930s to the 1980s, O’Reilly and Dugard trace the prohibition-busting bank robbers of the Depression Era, such as John Dillinger, Bonnie & Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby-Face Nelson.
In addition, the authors highlight the creation of the Mafia Commission, the power struggles within the Five Families, the growth of the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover, the mob battles to control Cuba, Las Vegas and Hollywood, as well as the personal war between the U.S.
2. The Art Of War
Author: by Sun Tzu Filiquarian English 68 pages
Note: The chapters in the book are not in order and it is intentional. This edition approved by the Holden-Crowther Organisation for Asian Studies.
3. The Art of War
Author: by Sun Tzu LITTL (February 11, 1994) English 384 pages
Sun-Tzu is a landmark translation of the Chinese classic that is without a doubt one of the most important books of all time. Popularly known as The Art of War, Sun-Tzu is one of the leading books on strategic thinking ever written.
While other books on strategy, wisdom, and philosophy come and go, both leaders and gentle contemplators alike have embraced the writings of Sun-tzu. Sun-Tzu is not simply another of many translations already available, but an entirely new text, based on manuscripts recently discovered in Linyi, China, that predates all previous texts by as much as one thousand years.
In translating the text, researcher and interpreter J.H. Huang traced the roots of the language to before 221 B.C. To get to the original intent; Besides offering a wonderfully clear translation, Huang adds an introduction to the history behind Sun-Tzu and his own comments on the meaning of the text.
In addition, Sun-Tzu includes six appendices, five of which were uncovered at Linyi and are not found in other editions. The writings of Sun-tzu have stood the test of time, and J.H. Huang’s Sun-Tzu is the edition for the next millennium and beyond.
4. Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
Author: by John E. Douglas Published at: Gallery Books; Media Tie-In edition (October 24, 2017) ISBN: 978-1501191961
Now a Netflix original series Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals.
In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging casesand into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares. During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle’s Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life.
As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims’ peeled skin.
5. High Achiever: The Incredible True Story of One Addict's Double Life
Author: by Tiffany Jenkins Harmony English 384 pages
New York Times bestselling author Anne Sebba’s moving biography of Ethel Rosenberg, the wife and mother whose execution for espionage-related crimes defined the Cold War and horrified the world. In June 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, a couple with two young sons, were led separately from their prison cells on Death Row and electrocuted moments apart.
Both had been convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage for the Soviet Union, despite the fact that the US government was aware that the evidence against Ethel was shaky at best and based on the perjury of her own brother.
This book is the first to focus on one half of that couple for more than thirty years, and much new evidence has surfaced since then. Ethel was a bright girl who might have fulfilled her personal dream of becoming an opera singer, but instead found herself struggling with the social mores of the 1950’s.
She longed to be a good wife and perfect mother, while battling the political paranoia of the McCarthy era, anti-Semitism, misogyny, and a mother who never valued her. Because of her profound love for and loyalty to her husband, she refused to incriminate him, despite government pressure on her to do so.
7. Pimp: The Story of My Life
Author: by Iceberg Slim ISBN: 978-1451617139 Published at: Cash Money Content; Reprint edition (May 10, 2011)
[In Pimp], Iceberg Slim breaks down some of the coldest, capitalist concepts I’ve ever heard in my life. Dave Chappelle, from his Netflix special The Bird Revelation An immersive experience unlike anything before it, Pimp is the classic hustler’s tale that never seems to go out of style.
Iceberg Slim’s autobiographical novel sent shockwaves throughout the literary world when it published in 1969. Groundbreaking for its authentic and oft-brutal account of the sex trade, the book offers readers an unforgettable look at the mores of Chicago’s street life during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s.
In the preface, Slim says it best, In this book, I will take you, the reader, with me into the secret inner world of the pimp. With millions of copies sold, Pimp has become vital reading across generations of writers, entertainers and filmmakers alike, making it a timeless piece of American literature.
8. Assata: An Autobiography
Author: by Assata Shakur Lawrence Hill Books English 296 pages
On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper.Long a target of J.
Edgar Hoover’s campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist organizations and their leaders, Shakur was incarcerated for four years prior to her conviction on flimsy evidence in 1977 as an accomplice to murder. This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state.
With wit and candor, Assata Shakur recounts the experiences that led her to a life of activism and portrays the strengths, weaknesses, and eventual demise of Black and White revolutionary groups at the hand of government officials. The result is a signal contribution to the literature about growing up Black in America that has already taken its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou.
9. AMORALMAN: A True Story and Other Lies
Author: by Derek DelGaudio Knopf (March 2, 2021) English 256 pages
Truth and lies are two sides of the same coin. But who’s flipping it? A thought-provoking and brilliantly entertaining work of nonfiction from one of the world’s leading deceivers, the creator and star of the astonishing theater show and forthcoming film In & Of Itself.
Derek DelGaudio believed he was a decent, honest man. But when irrefutable evidence to the contrary is found in an old journal, his memories are reawakened and Derek is forced to confront-and try to understand-his role in a significant act of deception from his past.
Using his youthful notebook entries as a road map, Derek embarks on a soulful, often funny, sometimes dark journey, retracing the path that led him to a world populated by charlatans, card cheats, and con artists. As stories are peeled away and artifices are revealed, Derek examines the mystery behind his father’s vanishing act, the secret he inherited from his mother, the obsession he developed with sleight-of-hand that shaped his future, and the affinity he felt for the professional swindlers who taught him how to deceive others.
10. Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump
Author: by Michael Cohen B08FXTSKLJ Skyhorse September 8, 2020
A #1 New York Times Bestseller! “I read it cover-to-cover. I did not intend to, but I started at the beginning and didn’t put it down until it was over.”Rachel Maddow, MSNBCThis book almost didn’t see the light of day as government officials tried to bar its publication.
The Inside Story of the Real President Trump, by His Former Attorney and Personal AdvisorThe Man Who Helped Get Him Into the Oval Office Once Donald Trump’s fiercest surrogate, closest confidant, and staunchest defender, Michael Cohen knows where the skeletons are buried.
This is the most devastating business and political horror story of the century. As Trump’s lawyer and fixer, Cohen not only witnessed firsthand but was also an active participant in the inner workings of Trump’s business empire, political campaign, and presidential administration.
This is a story that you have not read in newspapers, or on social media, or watched on television. These are accounts that only someone who worked for Trump around the clock for over a decadenot a few months or even a couple of yearscould know.
11. Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice
Author: by Bill Browder Simon & Schuster English 416 pages
[Red Notice] does for investing in Russia and the former Soviet Union what Liar’s Poker did for our understanding of Salomon Brothers, Wall Street, and the mortgage-backed securities business in the 1980s. Browder’s business saga meshes well with the story of corruption and murder in Vladimir Putin’s Russia, making Red Notice an early candidate for any list of the year’s best books (Fortune).
Part John Grisham-like thriller, part business and political memoir. The New York TimesThis is a story about an accidental activist. Bill Browder started out his adult life as the Wall Street maverick whose instincts led him to Russia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, where he made his fortune.
Along the way he exposed corruption, and when he did, he barely escaped with his life. His Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky wasn’t so lucky: he ended up in jail, where he was tortured to death. That changed Browder forever. He saw the murderous heart of the Putin regime and has spent the last half decade on a campaign to expose it.
12. If You Tell: A True Story of Murder, Family Secrets, and the Unbreakable Bond of Sisterhood
Author: by Gregg Olsen 10 hours and 34 minutes Gregg Olsen Karen Peakes
2021 Audie Award Nominee for Best Nonfiction Audiobook A #1 Wall Street Journal, Amazon Charts, USA Today, and Washington Post bestseller. #1 New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen’s shocking and empowering true-crime story of three sisters determined to survive their mother’s house of horrors.
After more than a decade, when sisters Nikki, Sami, and Tori Knotek hear the word mom, it claws like an eagle’s talons, triggering memories that have been their secret since childhood.Until now. For years, behind the closed doors of their farmhouse in Raymond, Washington, their sadistic mother, Shelly, subjected her girls to unimaginable abuse, degradation, torture, and psychic terrors.
Through it all, Nikki, Sami, and Tori developed a defiant bond that made them far less vulnerable than Shelly imagined. Even as others were drawn into their mother’s dark and perverse web, the sisters found the strength and courage to escape an escalating nightmare that culminated in multiple murders.
13. American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century
Author: by Maureen Callahan Penguin Books English 304 pages
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn Amazon Best Book of 2019A Washington Post 10 Books To Read in July A Los Angeles Times Seven Highly Anticipated Books for Summer Reading A USA Today 20 of the Season’s Hottest New Books A New York Post 25 Best Beach Reads of 2019 You Need to Pre-Order Now A Bustle The Best New True Crime Books You Can Read Right Now Maureen Callahan’s deft reporting and stylish writing have created one of the all-time-great serial-killer books: sensitive, chilling, and completely impossible to put down.
Ada Calhoun, author of St. Marks Is DeadTed Bundy.John Wayne Gacy.Jeffrey Dahmer. The names of notorious serial killers are usually well-known; they echo in the news and in public consciousness. But most people have never heard of Israel Keyes, one of the most ambitious and terrifying serial killers in modern history.
The FBI considered his behavior unprecedented. Described by a prosecutor as “a force of pure evil,” Keyes was a predator who struck all over the United States. He buried “kill kits”-cash, weapons, and body-disposal tools-in remote locations across the country.
14. Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's Search for Justice in Indian Country
Author: by Sierra Crane Murdoch English 400 pages 0399589171
PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST The gripping true story of a murder on an Indian reservation, and the unforgettable Arikara woman who becomes obsessed with solving itan urgent work of literary journalism. I don’t know a more complicated, original protagonist in literature than Lissa Yellow Bird, or a more dogged reporter in American journalism than Sierra Crane Murdoch.
William Finnegan, Pulitzer Prizewinning author of Barbarian DaysWINNER OF THE OREGON BOOK AWARD NOMINATED FOR THE EDGAR AWARD NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review NPR Publishers Weekly When Lissa Yellow Bird was released from prison in 2009, she found her home, the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota, transformed by the Bakken oil boom.
In her absence, the landscape had been altered beyond recognition, her tribal government swayed by corporate interests, and her community burdened by a surge in violence and addiction. Three years later, when Lissa learned that a young white oil worker, Kristopher KC Clarke, had disappeared from his reservation worksite, she became particularly concerned.
15. Smalltime: A Story of My Family and the Mob
Author: by Russell Shorto English 272 pages 0393245586
One of Newsweek’s Most Highly Anticipated New Books of 2021 Family secrets emerge as a best-selling author dives into the history of the mob in small-town America. Best-selling author Russell Shorto, praised for his incisive works of narrative history, never thought to write about his own past.
He grew up knowing his grandfather and namesake was a small-town mob boss but maintained an unspoken family vow of silence. Then an elderly relative prodded: You’re a writerwhat are you gonna do about the story? Smalltime is a mob story straight out of central castingbut with a difference, for the small-town mob, which stretched from Schenectady to Fresno, is a mostly unknown world.
The location is the brawny postwar factory town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The setting is City Cigar, a storefront next to City Hall, behind which Russ and his brother-in-law, Little Joe, operate a gambling empire and effectively run the town. Smalltime is a riveting American immigrant story that travels back to Risorgimento Sicily, to the ancient, dusty, hill-town home of Antonino Sciotto, the author’s great-grandfather, who leaves his wife and children in grinding poverty for a new lifeand wifein a Pennsylvania mining town.