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The Fatal Gift Of Beauty

Author : Nina Burleigh
ISBN : 9780307588593
Genre : True Crime
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Presents an account of the highly publicized 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher that examines the controversial prosecution, conviction, and sentencing of her American roommate while critiquing vulnerabilities in the Italian legal system.

The Fatal Gift Of Beauty

Author : Nina Burleigh
ISBN : 9780307588586
Genre : True Crime
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Presents an account of the highly publicized 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher that examines the controversial prosecution, conviction, and sentencing of her American roommate while critiquing vulnerabilities in the Italian legal system.

The Fatal Gift Of Beauty

Author : Nina Burleigh
ISBN : 9780307588609
Genre : True Crime
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Award-winning author and journalist Nina Burleigh’s mesmerizing literary investigation of the murder of Meredith Kercher, the controversial prosecution, the conviction and twenty-six-year sentence of Amanda Knox, the machinations of Italian justice, and the underground depravity and clash of cultures in one of central Italy’s most beloved cities. The sexually violent murder of twenty-one-year-old British student Meredith Kercher in Perugia, Italy, on the night of November 1, 2007, became an international sensation when one of Kercher’s housemates, twenty-year-old Seattle native Amanda Knox, as well as her Italian boyfriend and a troubled local man Knox said she “vaguely” knew, was arrested and charged with the murder. When Perugia authorities concluded that the murder was part of a dark, twisted rite—a “sex game”—led by the American with an uncanny resemblance to Perugia’s Madonna, they unleashed a media frenzy from Rome to London to New York and Seattle. The story drew an international cult obsessed with “Foxy Knoxy,” a pretty honor student on a junior year abroad, who either woke up one morning into a nightmare of superstition and misogyny—the dark side of Italy—or participated in something unspeakable. The investigation begins in the old stone cottage overlooking bucolic olive groves where Kercher’s body was found in her locked bedroom. It winds through the shadowy, arched alleys of Perugia, a city of art that is also a magnet for tens of thousands of students who frequent its bars, clubs, and drug bazaar on the steps of the Duomo. It climaxes in an up-close account of Italy’s dysfunctional legal system, as the trial slowly unfolds at the town’s Tribunale, and the prosecution’s thunderous final appeal to God before the quivering girl defendant resembles a scene from the Inquisition. To reveal what actually happened on that terrible night after Halloween, Nina Burleigh lived in Perugia, attended the trial, and corresponded with the incarcerated defendants. She also delved deeply into the history, secrets, and customs of Perugia, renowned equally for its Etruscan tunnels, early Christian art, medieval sorcerers, and pagan roots. A New York Times bestseller, The Fatal Gift of Beauty is the thoughtful, compelling examination of an enduring mystery, an ancient, storied place, and a disquieting facet of Italian culture: an obsession with female eroticism. By including the real story of Rudy Guede, it is also an acute window into the minds and personalities of the accused killers and of the conservative Italian magistrate striving to make sense of an inexplicable act of evil. But at its core is an indelible portrait of Amanda Knox, the strangely childlike, enigmatic beauty, whose photogenic face became the focal point of international speculation about the shadow side of youth and freedom. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Death In Italy

Author : John Follain
ISBN : 1250019389
Genre : Social Science
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Recounts the highly publicized trial of Amanda Knox, drawing on interviews and complete case files to assess the true story and media sensation surrounding the 2007 murder of her roommate and the arrests of Knox and Raffaele Sollecito.

Honor Bound

Author : Raffaele Sollecito
ISBN : 9781451696394
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A gripping memoir from Amanda Knox’s Italian ex-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, chronicling his relationship with Amanda and the four years they spent in an Italian prison for a crime they did not commit.

Waiting To Be Heard

Author : Amanda Knox
ISBN : 9780062217226
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Amanda Knox spent four years in a foreign prison for a crime she did not commit, as seen in the Nexflix documentary Amanda Knox. In the fall of 2007, the 20-year-old college coed left Seattle to study abroad in Italy, but her life was shattered when her roommate was murdered in their apartment. After a controversial trial, Amanda was convicted and imprisoned. But in 2011, an appeals court overturned the decision and vacated the murder charge. Free at last, she returned home to the U.S., where she has remained silent, until now. Filled with details first recorded in the journals Knox kept while in Italy, Waiting to Be Heard is a remarkable story of innocence, resilience, and courage, and of one young woman’s hard-fought battle to overcome injustice and win the freedom she deserved. With intelligence, grace, and candor, Amanda Knox tells the full story of her harrowing ordeal in Italy—a labyrinthine nightmare of crime and punishment, innocence and vindication—and of the unwavering support of family and friends who tirelessly worked to help her win her freedom. Waiting to Be Heard includes 24 pages of color photographs.

Angel Face

Author : Perseus
ISBN : 9780991247639
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Despite all the airtime devoted to Amanda Knox, it's still hard to reconcile the fresh-faced honor student from Seattle with the sexually rapacious killer convicted of the November 2007 murder of her British roommate. Few Americans have heard all of the powerful evidence that convinced a jury that Knox was one of three people to sexually assault Meredith Kercher, brutalize her body, and cut her throat. In Angel Face, Rome-based Daily Beast senior writer Barbie Latza Nadeau - who cultivated personal relationships with the key figures in both the prosecution and the defense - describes how the Knox family's heavy-handed efforts to control media coverage distorted the facts, inflamed an American audience, and painted an offensive, inaccurate picture of Italy's justice system. An eye-opener for any parent considering sending a child away to study, Angel Face reveals what really went on in this incomprehensible crime.

As Done Unto You

Author : Andrew G. Hodges M. D.
ISBN : 0961725559
Genre : True Crime
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"To put it simply, murderers MUST confess..." In past cases, forensic profiler Andrew Hodges decoded documents that pointed to the truth of the Nicole Simpson murder in Los Angeles, the Jon Benet Ramsey "kidnapping" case in Colorado, and the mysterious disappearance of Natalie Holloway in Aruba. His cutting-edge psycholinguistic method, "thoughtprint decoding," shows how killers leave unique mental messages behind much like fingerprints. Now, in As Was Done Unto You, he turns his attention to a lengthy and revealing email written by murder suspect Amanda Knox, accused of killing her college roommate in Perugia, Italy, on November 1, 2007. In those five pages, Hodges-an experienced psychiatrist-found that Knox had unknowingly confessed to the brutal crime in great detail. Between the lines her email represented a secret narrative-the whole story. In this eye-opening study of one of the 21st century's most controversial murder cases, Dr. Hodges cites passages from Amanda's memoir, Waiting to Be Heard, to corroborate the confession found in the Nov. 4 email. He also delves into the shady backgrounds of Kercher's killers, identifies Amanda as the ringleader of the "gang of three," and places the brutal crime in the context of Halloween night in party-town Perugia. Readers will learn that Amanda is obsessed with vampirism, sex, drugs and rock'n'roll-but secretly driven by a shocking trauma. She does unto Meredith "as was done unto her." Dr. Hodges' ground-breaking investigative technique shows how criminal investigations will be conducted in the future as police detectives learn to utilize the most capable part of the human mind. This new way of profiling can lead investigators to perpetrators while explaining motives. By decoding psycholinguistic messages phrase by phrase, word by word, detectives can uncover the hidden agendas that motivate murderers. "Once again Dr. Hodges shows police investigators how a suspect's unconscious super intelligence communicates. He reveals a trove of information culled from Amanda Knox's five-page email and her other crucial communications shortly after the crime. Knox's super-intel told us what really happened when Meredith Kercher was murdered, if only those interrogating her were trained in decoding her hidden confession." -Charles Donald Byron, Special Agent, FBI (retired)"

Unholy Business

Author : Nina Burleigh
ISBN : 9780061980909
Genre : History
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In 2002, an ancient limestone box called the James Ossuary was trumpeted on the world's front pages as the first material evidence of the existence of Jesus Christ. Today it is exhibit number one in a forgery trial involving millions of dollars worth of high-end, Biblical era relics, some of which literally re-wrote Near Eastern history and which could lead to the incarceration of some very wealthy men and embarrass major international institutions, including the British Museum and Sotheby's. Set in Israel, with its 30,000 archaeological digs crammed with biblical-era artifacts, and full of colorful characters—scholars, evangelicals, detectives, and millionaire collectors—Unholy Business tells the incredibly story of what the Israeli authorities have called "the fraud of the century." It takes readers into the murky world of Holy Land relic dealing, from the back alleys of Jerusalem's Old City to New York's Fifth Avenue, and reveals biblical archaeology as it is pulled apart by religious believers on one side and scientists on the other.

The Map Thief

Author : Michael Blanding
ISBN : 9781592408177
Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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Draws on exclusive interviews with confessed rare-map thief E. Forbes Smiley to document his high-stakes experiences with mercenary explorers and mapmakers, offering insight into the cutthroat map trade while investigating allegations of hundreds of additional thefts

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