Brain Damage – A Juror’s Tale

Author: Paul Sanders

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

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“I could not put it down! It is a great read for the ‘True Crime Junkie’…Paul Sanders didn’t miss a beat!” The true story of the death penalty trial of Arizona’s ninth most deadly woman, Marissa DeVault as told by deliberating Juror #13. ‘Brain Damage’ was also featured on Investigation Discovery’s True Crime Series, ‘Deadly Sins’ with Darren Kavinoky, titled ‘Until Lust Do us Part’.

Paul Sanders was a death penalty juror for Marissa DeVault, ranked Arizona’s ninth most deadly female killers. He went on to write three books on the world’s most sensational trials including that of Arizona’s most deadly woman, Jodi Arias. His compassion for the victims and their families throughout each work separates him from the typical true crime author.

Into the Blast: the True Story of D.B. Cooper

Author: Skipp Porteous

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November 24, 1971 - 'Dan Cooper' leaps from the aft stairs of a Northwest Airlines Boeing 727 after demanding four parachutes and $200,000 in cash. He was never seen again, and forty years later, he has never been identified - until now. (BOOK UPDATE: On June 12, 2015 the author filmed an extensive video in the Olympic Mountains of Washington State that presents the most updated information on Cooper suspect Kenny Christiansen to date. This video can be seen at YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/AF8EgHo2ur0 Another video with a fast-moving slideshow can be seen HERE: https://youtu.be/e2mMtsB-KqAKenneth Christiansen was probably the man who pulled off the boldest unsolved crime in history. A former World War 2 paratrooper who also worked for Northwest Airlines as a purser, Christiansen benefited from a key mistake by the F.B. I. -They never considered airline employees as suspects.Skipp Porteous of Sherlock Investigations, New York, and Robert Blevins of Adventure Books of Seattle present the case that Christiansen and Cooper were one and the same.The authors show how Kenny Christiansen planned the hijacking of NWA Flight 305, what motivated him to do it, who helped him on the ground, and what he did with the money afterwards. More than forty pictures, a wealth of circumstantial evidence, and interviews with living witnesses reveal the truth at last. A complete set of public files created by the staff of Adventure Books concerning Christiansen, as well as his alleged accomplice Bernie Geestman can be downloaded in PDF at the DB Cooper Info Page at http://www.adventurebooksofseattle.comInto The Blast was the subject of an episode on the History Channel show Brad Meltzer's Decoded. Much more has been discovered since that show first aired in January 2011. A final report running 74 pages on Christiansen will be sent to the Seattle FBI in 2015 that includes Christiansen's prints, his brother's DNA for comparison to the partial DNA sample from the hijacker's tie, as well as testimony from the alleged accomplice's own family. He is referred to as 'Mike Watson' in the book. In reality, he is Bernie Geestman from Port Angeles, WA. He was the last person to appear on the Decoded episode for an interview. He told the cast that yes, Kenny could be the hijacker. But mulitple witnesses, some from his own family, now say he went missing with Kenny the entire week of the hijacking. Maybe Geestman should have offered an alibi for Kenny instead. More recently, his own niece has claimed she saw Kenny Christiansen working with materials related to creating the phony bomb used by the hijacker, shortly before the date of the hijacking. And although some Cooper armchair investigators have tried to discount Christiansen as the hijacker based on the 'official' descriptions of Cooper, the evidence against both Christiansen and Geestman is almost too great to ignore.

Banquet of Consequences

Author: Paul Albert Sanders

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

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“This was the best murder trial book I have ever read…highly recommend it!”(Amazon review). This is the story of the trial of Michele Anderson for her part in the Carnation murders in what would become the most costly trial in Washington State history. ‘Banquet of Consequences’ was also featured on Investigation Discovery’s True Crime Series, ‘Deadly Sins’.

Paul’s book, Banquet of Consequences: A Juror’s Plight (Book 3: A Juror’s Perspective) has received many honors in the General Non-Fiction category: 2018 Winner Florida (Orlando) Book Festival, 2017 Winner Los Angeles – Halloween Book Festival, 2017 Runner-Up Southern California Book (Los Angeles) Festival Honors, 2017 Runner-Up London Book Festival Top Honors.

806; His Name Was Walter

Author: Margaret Hoffman

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Historical tale of a coal mining family in the early 1900's. The story opens in 1914 and runs through 1930. The authors of the book started out looking for some family history and discovered their family's voice. The book follows a young family from coal patch to coal patch. After five children and just about as many coal towns they settled in an idyllic coal town. It was far more family and safety friendly than the other coal mining towns of that day. This story includes trials and tribulations of working in the coal industry, an accusation and a trial. The book comes to a close two years after one of the largest mining accidents in the history of the United States.

Socrates: A Man for Our Times

Author: Paul Johnson

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A brilliant portrait of the Greek philosopher who personified philosophy. Socrates was undeniably one of the greatest thinkers of all time, yet he wrote nothing. Throughout his life, and indeed until his very last moment alive, Socrates fully embodied his philosophy in thought and deed. It is through the story of his life that we can fully grasp his powerful actions and ideas.In his highly acclaimed style, historian Paul Johnson masterfully disentangles centuries of scarce sources to offer a riveting account of a homely but charismatic middle-class man living in Athens in the fifth century b.c., and how what this man thought still shapes the way we decide how to act, and how we fathom the notion of body and soul. Johnson provides a compelling picture of the city and people Socrates reciprocally delighted in, as well as many enlightening and intimate analyses of specific aspects of his personality. Enchantingly portraying "the sheer power of Socrates's mind, and its unique combination of steel, subtlety, and frivolity," Paul Johnson captures the vast and intriguing life of a man who did nothing less than supply the basic apparatus of the human mind.

Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight

Author: Alexandra Fuller

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY’S #1 NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK • FINALIST, GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK PRIZE   “This is not a book you read just once, but a tale of terrible beauty to get lost in over and over.”—Newsweek   “By turns mischievous and openhearted, earthy and soaring . . . hair-raising, horrific, and thrilling.”—The New Yorker In Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Alexandra Fuller remembers her African childhood with visceral authenticity. Though it is a diary of an unruly life in an often inhospitable place, it is suffused with Fuller’s endearing ability to find laughter, even when there is little to celebrate. Fuller’s debut is unsentimental and unflinching but always captivating. In wry and sometimes hilarious prose, she stares down disaster and looks back with rage and love at the life of an extraordinary family in an extraordinary time. From 1972 to 1990, Alexandra Fuller—known to friends and family as Bobo—grew up on several farms in southern and central Africa. Her father joined up on the side of the white government in the Rhodesian civil war, and was often away fighting against the powerful black guerilla factions. Her mother, in turn, flung herself at their African life and its rugged farm work with the same passion and maniacal energy she brought to everything else. Though she loved her children, she was no hand-holder and had little tolerance for neediness. She nurtured her daughters in other ways: She taught them, by example, to be resilient and self-sufficient, to have strong wills and strong opinions, and to embrace life wholeheartedly, despite and because of difficult circumstances. And she instilled in Bobo, particularly, a love of reading and of storytelling that proved to be her salvation. A worthy heir to Isak Dinesen and Beryl Markham, Alexandra Fuller writes poignantly about a girl becoming a woman and a writer against a backdrop of unrest, not just in her country but in her home. But Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight is more than a survivor’s story. It is the story of one woman’s unbreakable bond with a continent and the people who inhabit it, a portrait lovingly realized and deeply felt.Praise for Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight   “The Africa of this beautiful book is not easy to forget. Despite, or maybe even because of, the snakes, the leopards, the malaria and the sheer craziness of its human inhabitants, often violent but pulsing with life, it seems like a fine place to grow up, at least if you are as strong, passionate, sharp and gifted as Alexandra Fuller.”—Chicago Tribune   “Owning a great story doesn’t guarantee being able to tell it well. That’s the individual mystery of talent, a gift with which Alexandra Fuller is richly blessed, and with which she illuminates her extraordinary memoir. . . . There’s flavor, aroma, humor, patience . . . and pinpoint observational acuity.”—Entertainment Weekly   “This is a joyously telling memoir that evokes Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club as much as it does Isak Dinesen’s Out of Africa.”—New York Daily News   “Riveting . . . [full of] humor and compassion.”—O: The Oprah Magazine   “The incredible story of an incredible childhood.”—The Providence JournalFrom the Hardcover edition.