British Witches throughout History
Author: Willow Winsham
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The image of the witch - crook-nosed, unpleasant of disposition and with a penchant for harming her neighbours - is well established in the popular imagination. For hundreds of years the accusation of witchcraft has been levelled against women throughout the British Isles: such women were feared, persecuted, revered and reviled, with many ending their journeys at the stake or noose. Far from a mass of pitiable, faceless victims however, each case tells its own story, with a distinct woman at its heart, spanning the centuries down to the present. What did it really mean to be accused as a witch? Why, and by whom, were such accusations made? Was it possible to survive, and what awaited those who did? Prepare to delve into the captivating history of witchcraft with an in-depth exploration of some of the most fascinating and notorious women accused of being witches from across the British Isles. On a journey from 14th century Ireland to 20th century Hampshire, Accused examines the why, the how, and, most importantly, the who of these tantalising and evocative cases. Using trial documents, contemporary pamphlets, church and census records and a wealth of other sources, eleven accused women are brought to life in a biographical approach that will take the reader back in time. Meticulously researched and skilfully and painstakingly woven, this book will be indispensable to anyone with an interest in the popular topic of the history of witchcraft and a love of fascinating and diverse individuals. Setting each of the “accused” in their social and historical context, Willow Winsham delivers a fresh and revealing look at her subjects, bringing her unique style and passion for detail to this captivating read.
My Fight for Truth, Justice & the Strength to Forgive
Author: Tonya Craft,Mark Dagostino
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Category: True Crime
A true story of the criminal justice system and a small-town teacher who prevailed against the most heinous accusations imaginable. Tonya Craft, a Georgia kindergarten teacher and loving mother of two, never expected a knock on her door to change her life forever. But in May 2008, false accusations of child molestation turned her world upside down. The trial that followed dragged her reputation through the mud and lent nationwide notoriety to her name. Tonya’s life spiraled into a witch-trial nightmare in which she was deemed guilty before her innocence could be determined by a jury. Her children were taken away without even a goodbye, and her own daughter was forced to take the stand against her in a courtroom. The situation seemed hopeless, and Tonya was shell-shocked and heartbroken. But that didn’t keep her from finding the strength to fight. Over the course of two terrifying years, Tonya rallied to take charge of her own defense, flying across the country and knocking on doors on a desperate quest for answers, and defying her own lawyers on more than one occasion. Tonya’s goal was not only to avoid conviction; it was to clear her name, and, most of all, regain custody of her children. Accused is about more than Tonya’s shocking trial and fight for justice. It is the story of a mother’s extraordinary love, the faith that sees her through it all, and the forgiveness that sets her free.
Author: Agata Tuszyńska
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Looks at the life of the Jewish singing star of the Warsaw nightclubs of the 1930s, and later in the Warsaw ghetto, who was imprisoned after the war as a Nazi collaborator and later exonerated, but still shunned as a performer.
Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
The Accusation is a deeply moving and eye-opening work of fiction that paints a powerful portrait of life under the North Korean regime. Set during the period of Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il's leadership, the seven stories that make up The Accusation give voice to people living under this most bizarre and horrifying of dictatorships. The characters of these compelling stories come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from a young mother living among the elite in Pyongyang whose son misbehaves during a political rally, to a former Communist war hero who is deeply disillusioned with the intrusion of the Party into everything he holds dear, to a husband and father who is denied a travel permit and sneaks onto a train in order to visit his critically ill mother. Written with deep emotion and writing talent, The Accusation is a vivid depiction of life in a closed-off one-party state, and also a hopeful testament to the humanity and rich internal life that persists even in such inhumane conditions.
Author: Janice Cantore
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Following a shooting in which she was involved, detective Carly Edwards is put on desk duty in the juvenile section, and she hates it. Then she is called to a murder scene. The victim is Long Beach's mayor, and the top brass suspect teenager Londy Atkins. But after investigating the case, Carly believes not only that Londy is innocent but that he is the victim of a cover-up. Enter Carly's ex-husband and fellow officer, Nick. Nick wants to convince Carly that he's a changed man, but can she trust him? Can she trust anyone?
The Unsolved Murder of Elizabeth Andes
Author: Amber Hunt
Publisher: Diversion Books
Category: True Crime
Now in print for the very first time, full-text transcripts from the leading true-crime podcast! When Elizabeth Andes was found bound, stabbed, and strangled in her Ohio apartment in 1978, police and prosecutors decided within hours it was an open-and-shut case. Within days, Bob Young, a 23-year-old football player who’d found his college sweetheart’s lifeless body on their bedroom floor, was charged with her murder. To this day, police and prosecutors still say they had the right guy--even though two juries, one criminal and one civil, disagreed, and Young walked away a free man. Beth’s case went cold. Nearly four decades later, two Cincinnati reporters re-examined the murder and discovered that law enforcement ignored leads that might have uncovered who really killed Beth Andes. It wasn’t that there weren’t other people to look at. There were plenty. But no one bothered...until now.
Author: Mark Gimenez
Scott, it's Rebecca. I need you.' After years of silence, Texan lawyer Scott Fenney receives a devastating phonecall from his ex-wife. She has been accused of murdering her boyfriend, Trey - the man she left Scott for - and is being held in a police cell. Now she is begging Scott to defend her. Scott is used to high-stakes cases, but this one is bigger than anything he has handled before. If Rebecca is found guilty, she will be sentenced to life imprisonment. Her future is in his hands. As he prepares to take the stand in the most dramatic courtroom appearance of his life, Scott is forced to question everything he believes to get to the truth - to save the life of the ex-wife he still loves....
Author: Alexander Weissberg
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
First published in 1951, this is both a personal narrative and forensic analysis of the methods employed by Stalin and the G.P.U. during the Great Purge from the middle of 1936 to the end of 1938. It is the exploration of the systematic imprisonment, interrogation and extraction of false confessions from millions of people that is extraordinary. Weissberg explains how victims of the state police were forced to make confessions incriminating not only themselves but also co-conspirators. This practice was aimed at destroying the relations of trust between those who were responsible for the Russian revolution. Those who were not killed in camps in the Soviet Arctic were divided and conquered. Hence, the central thesis in the book is that the Russian revolution and communism in the Soviet Union were irrevocably destroyed and ended in the 1930s during the terror of the Stalinist purges. A remarkable and little known contribution to our understanding of the events in the Soviet Union.
Author: Craig Parshall
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
When attorney Will Chambers and his new bride honeymoon in Cancun, they're shocked when terrorists kidnap a U.S. official. And when a secret hostage recovery team is accused of murdering unarmed civilians, the situation swiftly escalates from bad to worse.
Author: Jane Gallop
Publisher: Duke University Press
Sexual harassment is an issue in which feminists are usually thought to be on the plaintiff's side. But in 1993—amid considerable attention from the national academic community—Jane Gallop, a prominent feminist professor of literature, was accused of sexual harassment by two of her women graduate students. In Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment, Gallop tells the story of how and why she was charged with sexual harassment and what resulted from the accusations. Weaving together memoir and theoretical reflections, Gallop uses her dramatic personal experience to offer a vivid analysis of current trends in sexual harassment policy and to pose difficult questions regarding teaching and sex, feminism and knowledge. Comparing “still new” feminism—as she first encountered it in the early 1970s—with the more established academic discipline that women's studies has become, Gallop makes a case for the intertwining of learning and pleasure. Refusing to acquiesce to an imperative of silence that surrounds such issues, Gallop acknowledges—and describes—her experiences with the eroticism of learning and teaching. She argues that antiharassment activism has turned away from the feminism that created it and suggests that accusations of harassment are taking aim at the inherent sexuality of professional and pedagogic activity rather than indicting discrimination based on gender—that antiharassment has been transformed into a sensationalist campaign against sexuality itself. Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment offers a direct and challenging perspective on the complex and charged issues surrounding the intersection of politics, sexuality, feminism, and power. Gallop's story and her characteristically bold way of telling it will be compelling reading for anyone interested in these issues and particularly to anyone interested in the ways they pertain to the university.
Author: Deborah Chiel
Katheryn Murphy, a lawyer, tries to bring to justice the men who raped her client as well as the witnesses who urged them on
Guilty Until Proven Innocent
Author: Nik Greene
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The author was accused of molesting a child and spends 3 years in the court system to clear himself of those false charges.
Author: Robert K. Tanenbaum
Publisher: Open Road Media
Book Eight of the bestselling Butch Karp legal thriller series: Karp and his crime-fighting wife, Marlene, struggle to protect the abused and wrongly accused from powerful enemies This time, famed prosecutor Butch Karp is on the side of the unjustly accused plaintiff when the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City is fired and accused of gross incompetence. Karp may be in private practice now, but he still knows the ins and outs of the New York City brass, and his investigation into the wrongful termination soon reveals rot that goes all the way to City Hall. Meanwhile, Karp’s fearless wife, Marlene, works to protect dozens of the city’s abused women. The two fight injustice everywhere they find it as the city spins madly out of control. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Robert K. Tanenbaum including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
The Accused, the Eyewitness, and the Expert Who Puts Memory on Trial
Author: Dr. Elizabeth Loftus,Katherine Ketcham
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
"The study of memory had become my specialty, my passion. In the next few years I wrote dozens of papers about how memory works and how it fails, but unlike most researchers studying memory, my work kept reaching out into the real world. To what extent, I wondered, could a person's memory be shaped by suggestion? When people witness a serious automobile accident, how accurate is their recollection of the facts? If a witness is questioned by a police officer, will the manner of questioning alter the representation of the memory? Can memories be supplemented with additional, false information?" The "passion" Loftus describes in the lines above led her to a teaching career at the University of Washington and, perhaps more importantly, into hundreds of courtrooms as an expert witness on the fallibility of eyewitness accounts. As she has explained in numerous trials, and as she convincingly argues in this absorbing book, eyewitness accounts can be and often are so distorted that they no longer resemble the truth.
Author: Nancy Jessica Holmes,Catherine Ramen
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Explains the rights of the accused, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and how the interpretation of these two documents has changed since the Constitution was ratified.
A Rosato & DiNunzio Novel
Author: Lisa Scottoline
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Blockbuster author Lisa Scottoline returns to the Rosato & Associates law firm with the New York Times bestseller, Betrayed, and maverick lawyer Judy Carrier takes the lead in a case that's more personal than ever. Judy has always championed the underdog, so when Iris, the housekeeper and best friend of Judy's beloved Aunt Barb, is found dead of an apparent heart attack, Judy begins to suspect foul play. The circumstances of the death leave Judy with more questions than answers, and never before has murder struck so close to home. In the meantime, Judy's own life roils with emotional and professional upheaval. She doesn't play well with her boss, Bennie Rosato, which jeopardizes her making partner at the firm. Not only that, her best friend Mary DiNunzio is planning a wedding, leaving Judy feeling left behind, as well as newly unhappy in her relationship with her live-in boyfriend Frank. Judy sets her own drama aside and begins an investigation of Iris's murder, then discovers a shocking truth that confounds her expectations and leads her in a completely different direction. She finds herself plunged into a shadowy world of people who are so desperate that they cannot go to the police, and where others are so ruthless that they prey on vulnerability. Judy finds strength within herself to try to get justice for Iris and her aunt -- but it comes at a terrible price.
Public Relations for the Accused and the Accuser
Author: Margaret A. Mackenzie
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Business & Economics
Combining the stories of the author's high-profile cases and practical advice with other celebrity cases, this book is an unprecedented exploration of how the media affect and operate within the American legal system.