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  1. 9.0 hrs • 9/27/2016 • Unabridged

    More than 175 years of true crimes culled from the city's police blotter, told through startling, rarely seen images and insightful text by two NYPD officers and a NYC crime reporter.From atrocities that occurred before the establishment of New York's police force in 1845 through the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 to the present day, this visual history is an insider's look at more than 80 real-life crimes that shocked the nation, from arson to gangland murders, robberies, serial killers, bombings, and kidnappings, including: Architect Stanford White's fatal shooting at Madison Square Garden over his deflowering of a teenage chorus girl.The anarchist bombing of Wall Street in 1920, which killed 39 people and injured hundreds more with flying shrapnel.The 1928 hit at the Park Sheraton Hotel on mobster Arnold Rothstein, who died refusing to name his shooter. Kitty Genovese's 1964 senseless stabbing, famously witnessed by dozen of bystanders who did not intervene. Son of Sam, a serial killer who eluded police for months while terrorizing the city, was finally apprehended through a simple parking ticket.Perfect for crime buffs, urban historians, and fans of Serial and Making of a Murderer, this riveting collection details New York's most startling and unsettling crimes through behind-the-scenes analysis of investigations and more than 500 revealing photographs.

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    Undisclosed Files of the Police by Robert Mladinich, Philip Messing, Bernard Whalen
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  2. 24.2 hrs • 2/17/2015 • Unabridged

    This riveting new biography visits the spectacular life of Edwin Land, the founder of Polaroid and the father of instant photography. He is perhaps the most important, yet least known, inventor and technology entrepreneur in American history. Land’s most famous achievement was the creation of a revolutionary film-and-camera system that could produce a photographic print moments after the picture was taken. Apple founder Steve Jobs hailed Edwin Land as “a national treasure” and once confessed to a reporter that meeting Land was “like visiting a shrine.” By his own admission, Jobs modeled much of his own career after Land’s. A Triumph of Genius takes you behind the scenes of this reclusive genius’s discoveries, triumphs, and defeats. You’ll learn details of Land’s involvement over four decades with top-secret US military intelligence efforts during World War II and through the Cold War in the service of seven American presidents. Additionally, you’ll get a first-hand look at one of our nation’s most important legal battles over intellectual property—Polaroid versus Kodak. This corporate and legal struggle is a story of almost operatic dimension. What began as a cooperative and collegial relationship ended in Kodak’s betrayal. The conflict led to an epic legal battle, a dramatic event for Land who, from the witness stand, personally starred in a compelling courtroom drama.

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    A Triumph of Genius

    24.2 hrs • 2/17/15 • Unabridged
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    9.1 hrs • 2/5/2015 • Unabridged

    MacArthur Genius Grant winner Lynsey Addario’s relentless pursuit of complex truths drive this heart-pounding and inspirational memoir of a photographer’s life. Lynsey Addario was just finding her way as a young photographer when the events of September 11, 2001, changed the world. One of the few photojournalists with experience in Afghanistan, she gets the call to return and cover the American invasion. She makes a decision she would often find herself making—not to stay home, not to lead a quiet or predictable life, but to set out across the world, face the chaos of crisis, and make a name for herself. Addario finds in photography a way to travel with a purpose, and It’s What I Do is the story of that singular calling—how it shapes and drives her life and how it changes the lives of others. She captures virtually every major theater of war of the twenty-first century and from it creates a historical document of truth on the international conflicts that have made, and remade, our world. She photographs the Afghan people before and after Taliban reign, the civilian casualties and misunderstood insurgents of the Iraq War, as well as the burned villages and the countless dead in Darfur. She exposes a culture of violence against women in the Congo and tells the riveting inside story of her headline-making kidnapping by pro-Qaddafi forces in the Libyan civil war. As a woman photojournalist determined to be taken as seriously as her male peers, Addario fights her way into a boys’ club of a profession. Rather than choose between her personal life and profession, Addario learns to strike a necessary balance. In the man who will become her husband, she finds at last a real love to complement her work, not take away from it, and as a new mother, she gains an even more intensely personal understanding of the fragility of life. Watching uprisings unfold and people fight to the death for their freedom, Addario understands she is documenting not only news but also the fate of society.It’s What I Do is more than just a snapshot of life on the front lines—it is witness to the human cost of war.

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    It’s What I Do by Lynsey Addario

    It’s What I Do

    9.1 hrs • 2/5/15 • Unabridged
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  4. 20.0 hrs • 7/15/2014 • Unabridged

    A deluxe baseball treasury unlike any other, complete with essays and player bios from The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Everyone dreams of Cooperstown. It’s a hallowed name in baseball, for players as well as their fans. It’s a house where legends live; it’s everything that’s great about the game. Never before has the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum published a complete registry of inductees with extended biographies. In this unique, seventy-fifth anniversary edition, listen to the stories of every player inducted into the Hall, organized by position. Each section begins with an original essay by a living Hall of Famer who played that position: Hank Aaron, George Brett, Orlando Cepeda, Carlton Fisk, Tommy Lasorda, Joe Morgan, Jim Rice, Cal Ripken Jr., Nolan Ryan, and Robin Yount.

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  5. 11.9 hrs • 10/9/2012 • Unabridged

    At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, Egan’s book tells the remarkable untold story behind Edward Curtis’s iconic photographs, following him throughout American Indian territory from desert to rainforest as he struggled to document the stories and rituals of more than eighty tribes. Even with the backing of Theodore Roosevelt and J. P. Morgan, his journeys took tremendous perseverance. The undertaking changed him profoundly, from detached observer to outraged advocate. He would die penniless and unknown in Hollywood just a few years after publishing the last of his twenty volumes. But the charming rogue with the grade-school education had fulfilled his promise—his great adventure succeeded in creating one of America’s most stunning cultural achievements.

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    Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

    11.9 hrs • 10/9/12 • Unabridged
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  6. 1.5 hrs • 7/15/2012 • Unabridged

    Brought to Justice is a history of Osama bin Laden’s infamous campaign against America and our decade-long attempt to find and bring him to justice. The last chapter includes a detailed depiction of the mission that eliminated bin Laden.

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    Brought to Justice

    1.5 hrs • 7/15/12 • Unabridged
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  7. 4.5 hrs • 1/1/2007 • Unabridged

    Women are officially barred from combat in the American armed services, yet in today’s wars, where there are no front lines, the ban on combat is virtually meaningless. More than in any previous conflict in our history, American women are engaging with the enemy, suffering injuries, and even sacrificing their lives in the line of duty. When Janey Comes Marching Home juxtaposes forty-eight photographs by Sascha Pflaeging with oral histories collected by Laura Browder to provide a dramatic portrait of women at war. Women from all five branches of the military share their stories here—stories that are by turns moving, comic, thought-provoking, and profound. Seeing their faces in stunning color photographic portraits and reading what they have to say about loss, comradeship, conflict, and hard choices will change the ways we think about women and war. Serving in a combat zone is an all-encompassing experience that is transformative, life-defining, and difficult to leave behind. By coming face-to-face with women veterans, we who are outside that world can begin to get a sense of how the long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have impacted their lives and how their stories may ripple out and influence the experiences of all American women.

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    When Janey Comes Marching Home by Laura Browder

    When Janey Comes Marching Home

    Photographs by Sascha Pflaeging
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    4.5 hrs • 1/1/07 • Unabridged
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