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release date: Aug 19, 2017
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Real Crime by Real Killers Vol (2 Book Series)
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Real Crime by Real Killers


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

One man’s Robert Berdella is another’s Kansas City Butcher.

We may not always see what truly hides within the minds and hearts of certain people, and where we believe is a good, pure individual, lays a terrible murderer capable of the most horrible acts.

Robert Berdella was one such man, a helpful and friendly individual who — in a spree separated by a few years — managed to capture and horrifically torture seven young men, murdering six along the way. Control and dominance were his tools, the pain was his method.

The Kansas City Butcher had no mercy, and his victims soon learned that he had no limits in terms of defiling or humiliating their bodies, minds, and spirits once they were bound and gagged.
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Robert Berdella: The True Story of a Man Who Turned His Darkest Fantasies Into a Reality is a book that recounts the tale of the Kansas City Butcher, a man capable of committing the most truly degrading acts on his victims, a monster who will never be forgotten by the families of those young men whose lives he destroyed.

Be warned, reader, you aren’t just about to read about Bob Berdella and his acts.

You are about to walk into his very mind.
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 Vol 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 to why Kemper became a serial killer as well his mindset behind the killings.
release date: Dec 01, 2014
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KILLER FAMILIES: TRUE CRIME: MURDER BY DADS, MOMS, KIDS & SPOUSES (MURDER IN THE FAMILY Book 1)

KILLER FAMILIES



MURDER IN THE FAMILY

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: Apr 18, 2017
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Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths: Civil Disobedience, Nonviolence, and Satyagraha in the Real World (Plus Why It's 'Gandhi,' Not 'Ghandi')
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"All my actions have their source in my inalienable love of humankind." -- Gandhi
 
Mahatma Gandhi is one of the least understood figures of all time -- even among his admirers. In this Annual Gandhi Lecture for the International Association of Gandhian Studies, Mark Shepard tackles some persistently wrong-headed views of Gandhi, offering us a more accurate picture of the man and his nonviolence.
 
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"A model of Gandhian journalism. . . . [Shepard] has put his finger on seemingly all of the popular (and some less common) misconceptions of both Gandhi and his philosophy, including some particularly important ones. . . . This book takes little space to cover its topic concisely and well. It would be [some] of the most valuable pages many people could read about Gandhi." -- Global Conscience, July-Sept. 1990
 
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Mark Shepard is the author of "Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths," "The Community of the Ark," and "Gandhi Today," called by the American Library Association's Booklist "a masterpiece of committed reporting." His writings on social alternatives have appeared in over 30 publications in the United States, Canada, England, Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, and India.
 
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I suspect that most of the myths and misconceptions surrounding Gandhi have to do with nonviolence. For instance, it's surprising how many people still have the idea that nonviolent action is passive.
 
It's important for us to be clear about this: There is nothing passive about Gandhian nonviolent action.
 
I'm afraid Gandhi himself helped create this confusion by referring to his method at first as "passive resistance," because it was in some ways like techniques bearing that label. But he soon changed his mind and rejected the term.
 
Gandhi's nonviolent action was not an evasive strategy nor a defensive one. Gandhi was always on the offensive. He believed in confronting his opponents aggressively, in such a way that they could not avoid dealing with him.
 
But wasn't Gandhi's nonviolent action designed to avoid violence? Yes and no. Gandhi steadfastly avoided violence toward his opponents. He did not avoid violence toward himself or his followers.
 
Gandhi said that the nonviolent activist, like any soldier, had to be ready to die for the cause. And in fact, during India's struggle for independence, hundreds of Indians were killed by the British.
 
The difference was that the nonviolent activist, while willing to die, was never willing to kill.
 
Gandhi pointed out three possible responses to oppression and injustice. One he described as the coward's way: to accept the wrong or run away from it. The second option was to stand and fight by force of arms. Gandhi said this was better than acceptance or running away.
 
But the third way, he said, was best of all and required the most courage: to stand and fight solely by nonviolent means.
 
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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: Apr 30, 2010
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Why They Do it: Beliefs & Emotional Gratification Lead to Violent Acts
This article shows how beliefs and emotional gratification are core issues in violent acts. Other explanations such as mental illness and being victims themselves take second place to belief systems. Through case studies, the author shows how beliefs and gratifications are central to understanding and preventing violence. This article is a chapter from The Logic of Murderous Rampages & Other Essays on Violence and its Prevention.
release date: May 12, 2012
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The Growth of Thought As Affecting the Progress of Society
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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 30, 2011
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Races and Immigrants in America
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release date: Feb 02, 2013
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Friday Night Knife and Gun Club
This horrific fictional memoir is a short story set in the American Wild West -- a dystopian near-future when nurses are armed and dangerous, and fear rules the night. Using dark satire, the author imagines a nurse's shift in a Denver hospital where a killer is on the loose and all the nurses but one are packing heat.
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