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Secessia by Kent Wascom
Secessia

“Wascom is one of the most exhilarating historical novelists in
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Ron Charles

From the immensely talented author of The Blood of Heaven, compared by reviewers to Faulkner, O’Connor, and McCarthy, comes a gothic portrait of a city ravaged by war and struck by vice and disease—Civil War New Orleans read more
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“A pioneering work . . . Kinder’s book sparks reflection. And almost screams for more such books, many more.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review
Victim
The Other Side of Murder
By Gary Kinder
Atlantic Monthly Press
978-0-87113-735-7 • $14.00 • Paperback • May 1999
Criminolgy, True Crime
Now a classic of true crime, Victim is a compelling and tragic look at how lives can be changed forever by a random act of violence. During an armed robbery, several hostages were brutally tortured, shot in the head, and left for dead. Victim focuses on the members of one family—including a mother who died after the attack and a son who was left barely alive—as they fought for his survival and struggled to rebuild their lives. Victim was the first book to go beyond the headlines and statistics about violent crime, to tell the victims’ dramatic story of love, loss and courage. It remains one of the most influential books in the victims’ rights movement and has become required reading in criminology courses across the country. It may be more relevant now than ever.

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