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The Devil In The White City : Murder, Magic, And Madness At The Fair That Changed America / Erik Larson

A compelling account of the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893 brings together the divergent stories of two very different men who played a key role in shaping the history of the event–visionary architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and Dr. Henry H. Holmes, an insatiable and charming serial killer who lured women to their deaths

Ballad Of The Whiskey Robber : A True Story Of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, And Broken Hearts / Julian Rubinstein

Follows the misadventures of Budapest bank robber Attila Ambrus, who struggled in his pursuit of fast women and haphazard career as an untalented hockey goaltender before taking up a life of crime, and profiles the virtually incompetent team of crime investigators assigned to his case.

Green River, Running Red : The Real Story Of The Green River Killer, America’s Deadliest Serial Murderer / Ann Rule

Traces the serial murders of the notorious Green River Killer, profiling Gary Ridgway as a happily married man who worked for the same company for thirty years, the case’s approximate 40,000 suspects, the killer’s disturbing capacity for luring and hiding his victims, and the DNA breakthroughs that established his link to the killings.

“I Heard You Paint Houses” : Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran And The Inside Story Of The Mafia, The Teamsters, And The Last Ride Of Jimmy Hoffa / Charles Brandt

A longtime mob associate relates his descent into a life of crime, his position as both a hit man and head of the Teamsters union in Wilmington, Delaware, and his inside knowledge of payoffs, mob hits, and the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa.

Homicide Special : A Year With The LAPD’s Elite Detective Unit / Miles Corwin

Offers a behind-the-scenes view of the elite LAPD Homicide Special unit in action as they undertake investigations into the murder of a Russian call girl, the shooting of a gangster’s daughter, and other cases.

Conspiracy Of Fools : A True Story / Kurt Eichenwald

In a study of the Enron scandal, the author goes behind the scenes to profile the players and expose business practices involved in the financial and political debacle that had a profound impact on both Washington and Wall Street.

Catch Me If You Can : The Amazing True Story Of The Youngest And Most Daring Con Man In The History Of Fun And Profit / Frank W. Abagnale

A former confidence man and master impostor recounts his crimes, capture, imprisonment, and current career as a highly paid crime consultant, in a new edition of his best-selling, firsthand account of his international exploits

The Cuckoo’s Egg : Tracking A Spy Through The Maze Of Computer Espionage / Clifford Stoll

The first true account of computer espionage tells of a year-long single-handed hunt for a computer thief who sold information from American computer files to Soviet intelligence agents.

 

 

List Created 3/2/15 – James Hartmann

Adapted from Wyatt, Neal. The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Nonfiction. Chicago: American Library Association, 2007. Print.

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