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Stratagems and Conspiracies to Defraud Life Insurance Companies: An Authentic R…

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John B. Lewis


A thorough treatise on different ways people have tried to defraud life insurance companies, with many entertaining examples. The present …

Holmes' Own Story

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Herman W. Mudgett


An account written by the infamous serial murderer H. H. Holmes in an attempt to exonerate himself while being tried for numerous crimes in …

Henry More Smith: The Mysterious Stranger

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Walter Bates


Sometime in the month of July, 1812, nearly a hundred years ago now, a well dressed, smooth spoken man, less than thirty years of age, made …

Darkness and Daylight; or, Lights and Shadows of New York Life

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Lyman Abbott, Thomas Byrnes, Helen S. Campbell and Thomas Wallace Knox


A Pictorial Record of Personal Experiences by Day and Night in the Great Metropolis, with hundreds of thrilling anecdotes and incidents, ske…

Red Rubber: The Story of the Rubber Slave Trade on the Congo

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Edmund Dene Morel


Morel explains the history and formation of the Congo Free State, owned by King Leopold II. However, Morel, a humanitarian, focuses on the a…

On the Witness Stand: Essays on Psychology and Crime

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Hugo Münsterberg


Eight sketches by one of the pioneers of applied psychology, which highlight the mind of the witness on the witness stand, and how one can b…

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In Celebrated Crimes, Vol. 2: The Massacres of the South

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Alexandre Dumas


Dumas's 'Celebrated Crimes' was not written for children. The novelist has spared no language--has minced no words--to describe the violent …

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