Author: Dave Cullen

“The tragedies keep coming. As we reel from the latest horror . . . ” So begins a new epilogue, illustrating how Columbine became the template for nearly two decades of “spectacle murders.” It is a false script, seized upon by a generation of new killers. In the wake of Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, the imperative to understand the crime that sparked this plague grow….Read More

16 Books Similar to Columbine

In Cold Blood

On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from… Continue Reading Posted in: Case Studies, Criminology, History of Mid-Atlantic U.S., Kansas, Murder Investigation

Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World

An unexpected, energetic look at world history on sea and land from the bestselling author of Salt and The Basque History of the World Cod, Mark Kurlansky's third work of… Continue Reading Posted in: Bibliography, Codfish Fisheries, Fish & Seafood Cooking, Fisheries Atlantic Ocean History, Food Science

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs 5 days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who… Continue Reading Posted in: Disaster Relief, Social Sciences, State & Local

Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets

Book by Simon, David Continue Reading Posted in: Baltimore (Md.). Police Department. Homicide Unit, Crime

Alive: The True Story of the Andes Survivors

In 1972, a Fairchild plane carrying forty-five passengers, including the Uruguayan rugby team, crashed in the Andes mountains. The thirty-two survivors were hopelessly lost in one of the most remote… Continue Reading Posted in: Biography, Cannibalism, Etc.), Shipwrecks, Survival After Airplane Accidents

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

A masterful true crime account of the Golden State Killer—the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California for over a decade—from Michelle McNamara, the gifted journalist who died tragically… Continue Reading Posted in: Memoirs, Serial Killers, True Crime

The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder

After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple… Continue Reading Posted in: Biography, United States

Killers of the Flower Moon: Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI

From the bestselling author of The Lost City of Z, soon to be a major film starring Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattison, comes a true-life murder story which… Continue Reading Posted in: 20th Century, Indigenous Peoples, Multicultural Studies

Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery

Award-winning investigative reporter Robert Kolker delivers a humanizing account of the true-life search for a serial killer still at large on Long Island and presents the first detailed look at… Continue Reading Posted in: Crime, Mystery, Nonfiction

The Monster of Florence

In the nonfiction tradition of John Berendt (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil) and Erik Larson (The Devil in the White City), New York Times bestselling author Douglas… Continue Reading Posted in: Italy Florence, Serial Murder Investigation

The Jesus of Suburbia: Have We Tamed the Son of God to Fit Our Lifestyle?

Like the first-century Pharisees, we've reduced Christianity to a set of propositional beliefs. Truth is, we've gotten away from what it really means to be a Christian. In The Jesus… Continue Reading Posted in: Christian, Religion

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

#1 National BestsellerFrom two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in… Continue Reading Posted in: Bibliography, Biography, Globalization & Politics, Human Rights Law, Women's Rights

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