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release date: Jul 24, 2017
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Edmund Kemper: The True Story of The Brutal Co-ed Butcher (Real Crime by Real Killers Book 2)

Real Crime by Real Killers

A series where we explore how normal individuals turned their darkest fantasies into a reality.

Edmund Emil Kemper III achieved notoriety as a serial killer when he took the lives of 10 people between August 27, 1964, and April 21, 1973. His victims included his adoptive grandparents, six co-eds from the University of Santa Cruz, his mother, and his mother's friend. This book explored the life of Kemper from his abusive childhood to his sentencing in November 1973.

The horror of Kemper's actions go beyond the killing of his victims; it was what he did with his victims' bodies after killing them. Necrophilia, cannibalism, and dismemberment were all part his routine in his attempts to satiate his morbid desires. Just as terrifying as his dark fantasies were his ability to appear and function as an average person, allowing him to avoid raising suspicion in those he interacted with, including law enforcement.

Contrary to the myth that serial killers kill indiscriminately, Kemper’s killing spree may have been rooted in the hatred that he felt for his mother. In an interview after his capture, he admitted that he was intentionally developing his killing skills with each co-ed that he killed. He was training for the ultimate murder, which was the killing of his mother.

From beginning to end, the book provides insights into why Kemper became a serial killer as well as his mindset behind the killings.

Be warned, reader you're about to enter a very dark fantasy...
release date: Dec 01, 2014
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The family home is supposed to be a place where family members find a safe haven from the stress of outside life. A place where they feel protected and loved. Yet for many this is simply not the case.
The true stories in this short book demonstrate that the family environment can be a very dangerous place indeed. Not just for children suffering from child abuse, but also for mothers, fathers, wives and husbands. In the United States, one of the most treacherous places for a woman is in her own home. Women may be afraid of strangers, but it's a husband, a lover, a boyfriend, or someone they know who is most likely to hurt them and they are at the highest risk of suffering violence or murder when they are divorcing or separating from a partner. Men too can suffer abuse from their wife or partner but the difference in physical size and strength puts a woman at greater risk than a man.
For children, the greatest danger is not an unknown stranger, but their immediate families.
Is your family safe?
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release date: Oct 06, 2015
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True Crime Stories: Monsters And Criminals From The Last 250 Years: Sickly Serial Killers From The Past (Unsolved Murders)

Monsters And Criminals From The Last 250 Years: Sickly Serial Killers From The Past

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How are serial killers made? Perhaps, if someone could answer this question, then the police and the community would be able to prevent people from killing in the first place. As it is, this question remains unanswered though many different hypothesis are put forward by the experts.

Until a method for preventing crimes before they are committed is developed, then all the authorities can do is be reactive in the case of serial killers. This is of course exactly what plays into the hands of those who commit such heinous crimes. Being a concerned citizen though is certainly a weapon that we can all employ in the fight against serial killers.

In this book, you will discover 7 killers who stopped at nothing to feel invincible. From those that had problems in their childhood to those that had a loving parent. Those that had a certain incident that set them off, to those that did it to see if they could get away with it – not all serial killers can be pigeon holed for law enforcement officials unfortunately.

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  • True Crime Stories – The Legacy of Being Bad
  • True Crime Stories – Her Boyfriend, Her Killer
  • True Crime Stories – Behind Hartford Road
  • True Crime Stories – The Psycho Banker
  • True Crime Stories – His Day of Retribution
  • True Crime Stories – Colin's Life
  • True Crime Stories – The Unpredictable Sean
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release date: May 02, 2011
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Ku Klux Klan Secrets Exposed Attitude toward Jews, Catholics, Foreigners and Masons. Fraudulent Methods Used. Atrocities Committed in Name of Order.
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release date: Mar 01, 2016
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Post-Ottoman Coexistence: Sharing Space in the Shadow of Conflict (Space and Place)

In Southeast Europe, the Balkans, and Middle East, scholars often refer to the “peaceful coexistence” of various religious and ethnic groups under the Ottoman Empire before ethnonationalist conflicts dissolved that shared space and created legacies of division. Post-Ottoman Coexistence interrogates ways of living together and asks what practices enabled centuries of cooperation and sharing, as well as how and when such sharing was disrupted. Contributors discuss both historical and contemporary practices of coexistence within the context of ethno-national conflict and its aftermath.


release date: May 22, 2017
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The Pitfalls of Protection: Gender, Violence, and Power in Afghanistan
At free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program. Visit to learn more.

Since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, violence against women has emerged as the single most important issue for Afghan gender politics. The Pitfalls of Protection, based on research conducted in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2015, locates the struggles over gender violence in local and global power configurations. The author finds that aid flows and geopolitics have served as both opportunities and obstacles to feminist politics in Afghanistan. Showing why Afghan activists often chose to use the leverage of Western powers instead of entering into either protracted negotiations with powerful national actors or broad political mobilization, the book examines both the achievements and the limits of this strategy. 
release date: Aug 15, 2016
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Los policías: una averiguación antropológica (Spanish Edition)
La institución policial ha perdido credibilidad ante los ciudadanos. El deterioro de su imagen se debe a que se le identifica con la represión. Muchos temen a los policías y piensan que son ineficaces porque su acción produce conductas violentas y algunos de ellos son corruptos o cómplices de la delincuencia.
Esto trae consejo una mezcla de atracción y rechazo, situación que se ha ido polarizando en los últimos años debido a las cada vez más comunes evidencias de que existe otro orden, uno que se edifica sobre la ilegalidad y la impunidad y que ataca directamente el sentido de la policía: ser garante de la ley y el orden, contribuir a la resolución de conflictos que aquejan a los ciudadanos y proteger el interés general de la colectividad.
En este estudio antropológico, la autora busca ir más allá de las ideas preconcebidas para preguntar por qué las identidades policiales se han conformado de esa manera y cuáles son los factores que dan cuerpo al discurso y a la experiencia de los policías. En la voz de sus protagonistas –los policías preventivos de Guadalajara-, esta obra trasciende la geografía y conforma un testimonio que ayuda a entender las luces y las oscuridades de unos personajes omnipresentes, esenciales en las sociedades contemporáneas.
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release date: Mar 17, 2011
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Anarchism A Criticism and History of the Anarchist Theory
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release date: Aug 17, 2018
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Impactos da Violência na Saúde (Portuguese Edition)
Originalmente organizado para dar suporte a um curso a distância, o livro extrapola seus objetivos iniciais e compartilha com estudantes, profissionais e gestores de saúde ideias e reflexões para reconhecer e enfrentar a violência como grave problema de saúde pública. A obra contextualiza a violência na realidade brasileira, aborda a história da incorporação do tema na agenda do setor saúde e discute a importância de uma política para a área. Destaca como a família, a escola, a comunidade e a mídia podem e devem ser alvos de medidas de prevenção à violência. De modo didático, descreve cenas e casos de violência que chegam aos serviços de saúde e, em seguida, oferece textos para reflexão e outras sugestões de leitura, de modo que os profissionais possam se preparar para lidar com situações semelhantes. Dessa forma, são estudados e discutidos temas como crianças e adolescentes em situações de violência; formas de institucionalização tradicionalmente reconhecidas pelas relações de violência; violência no trabalho; e violência contra pessoas portadoras de deficiência, mulheres e idosos. Completam a obra um passo a passo para um diagnóstico situacional da violência; uma proposta para a elaboração de um plano local de promoção, prevenção e atenção às situações de violências e acidentes; e exemplos de avaliação de programas e ações nesse campo.
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release date: Jul 05, 2018
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Défense du citoyen Blanqui devant la cour d'assises (French Edition)
Louis Auguste Blanqui, né à Puget-Théniers (Alpes-Maritimes) le 8 février 1805, est d'origine italienne.
Carbonaro depuis 1824, au sein de cette organisation secrète en lutte contre la restauration monarchique, Auguste Blanqui est mêlé à toutes les conspirations républicaines de son époque. Dès lors, se succèdent pour lui complots, coups de force manqués et emprisonnements.
En 1825-1826, il participe au journal saint-simonien Le Producteur fondé par Olinde Rodrigues et Prosper Enfantin.
Il entre au journal d'opposition libérale de Pierre Leroux Le Globe fin 1829. En 1830, on le compte dans les rangs de l'association républicaine la plus séditieuse, connue sous le nom de Conspiration La Fayette, qui joue un grand rôle dans la préparation de la Révolution de 1830, à laquelle il participe activement. Après la révolution, il adhère à la Société des amis du peuple , il se lie avec d'autres opposants au régime orléaniste : Buonarrotti (1761-1837), Raspail (1794-1878) et Barbès (1809-1870), entre autres.
En janvier 1831, au nom du « Comité des Écoles », il rédige une proclamation menaçante. À la suite de manifestations, il est emprisonné à la Grande Force pendant trois semaines. Mais, récidiviste et prêchant toujours la violence, il est de nouveau arrêté et inculpé de complot contre la sûreté de l'État. Fin 1831, a lieu un procès durant lequel lui et quatorze camarades sont accusés de délits de presse. Blanqui témoigne alors de son caractère révolutionnaire, réclamant le suffrage universel, accusant des bourgeois d'être des 'privilégiés', se déclarant, lui, prolétaire. Il utilise une formule qui témoigne de son idéal socialiste : 'Frapper d'impôts le nécessaire, c'est voler , frapper d'impôts le superflu, c'est restituer.' Et il dit alors : 'Toute révolution est un progrès'. Aggravant alors son cas devant les juges, il est alors condamné à un an de prison.
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