The Whole Truth

A Case of Murder on the Appalachian Trail

Author: H. L. Pohlman

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558491663

Category: Law

Page: 249

View: 355

The author recontructs the Pennsylvania murder case in which Stephen Roy Carr, a so-called mountain man, shot two female hikers while they were making love at a campsite near the Appalachian Trail

Eight bullets

one woman's story of surviving anti-gay violence

Author: Claudia Brenner,Hannah Ashley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 7938

The lesbian victim of a violent hate crime that left her seriously wounded and her partner dead is the story of family and community, the medical system, the police and courts, and the media--and of one woman's incredible courage. Simultaneous. IP.

Met Her on the Mountain

A Forty-year Quest to Solve the Appalachian Cold-case Murder of Nancy Morgan

Author: Mark I. Pinsky

Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher

ISBN: 0895876116

Category: True Crime

Page: 280

View: 7627

Describes the investigation into the unsolved 1970 murder of anti-povery worker Nancy Morger in Madison County, N.C., offering theories on who committed the crime.

Essentials of Criminal Justice

Author: Larry J. Siegel,John L. Worrall

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337670820

Category: Education

Page: 448

View: 2262

ESSENTIALS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, 11th Edition, provides students with thorough, objective coverage of all the latest research in the field, cutting-edge topical and case discussions, and the richest examination of career options to be found in a criminal justice text -- all in fewer than 500 pages. The text is ideal for those who want the proven reliability of Siegel and Worrall's authorship in a shorter, paperback presentation. The authors make their impeccable scholarship accessible by using integrated learning objectives, visuals, and a unique theme designed to correct students’ misperceptions and biases. Students grapple with ethical concerns faced by agents of the criminal justice system in their professional lives, and are challenged to make informed decisions about what does and doesn't work in criminal justice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Case of a Lifetime

A Criminal Defense Lawyer's Story

Author: Abbe Smith

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0230605281

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

View: 1206

A noted criminal lawyer describes her role as a champion of the rights of the accused in a criminal case, discussing the ethical dilemmas of representing the guilty, the burden of fighting for the innocent, and her own career of attempting to right the wrongs of the American criminal justice system by freeing wrongfully convicted individuals. 15,000 first printing.

Awol on the Appalachian Trail

Author: David Miller

Publisher: Wingspan Press

ISBN: 1595940561

Category: Nature

Page: 222

View: 3228

A 41-year-old engineer quits his job to hike the Appalachian Trail. This is a true account of his hike from Georgia to Maine, bringing to the reader the life of the towns and the people he meets along the way.

The Owl Knows

An Appalachian Trail Mystery

Author: Roy Owenby, Jr.

Publisher: Book Hub Inc

ISBN: 0989216942

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9947

The novel, a work of fiction based on true similar events, successfully blends mystery, friendship and love through a mixture of desperate events that culminate in an exciting finish. It is a must read for joggers, hikers and trail buffs who can and should learn to protect themselves in the outdoors.

Never Seen the Moon

The Trials of Edith Maxwell

Author: Sharon Hatfield

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252030031

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

View: 2068

Free-spirited young teacher Edith Maxwell returned late one July night in 1935 to her Wise County, Virginia, home and to her conservative and domineering father. Hearing a scuffle, a neighbor arrived to find Trigg Maxwell lying unconscious on the kitchen floor. Within fifteen minutes Maxwell was dead, and the next day Edith and her mother were indicted for his murder. Edith claimed her father had tried to whip her for staying out late. It was said that she retaliated by striking back with a high-heeled shoe, thus earning herself the sobriquet "slipper slayer." Never Seen the Moon carefully yet lucidly recreates a young woman's wild ride through the American legal system. Immediately granted celebrity status by the powerful Hearst press, Maxwell was also championed as a martyr by advocates of women's causes. The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, the New Yorker, and even detective magazines picked up her story. Ernie Pyle, James Thurber, and Walter Winchell wrote about the case. Warner Brothers created a screen version, and Eleanor Roosevelt helped secure her early release from prison. Sharon Hatfield's brilliant telling of this true-crime story transforms a dusty piece of history into a vibrant thriller. Her discussions of yellow journalism, the inequities of the jury system, class and gender tensions in a developing region, and a woman's right to defend herself from family violence all combine to illuminate the era's social history, and remain chillingly relevant to debates today. A native of Appalachian Virginia, Sharon Hatfield was an award-winning newspaper reporter in Wise County, Virginia, covering the justice system in the same courtroom where Edith Maxwell was tried for murder. She currently teaches writing at Hocking College in Ohio, and is working on a book of Appalachian literary criticism.

Queer America

A GLBT History of the 20th Century

Author: Vicki Lynn Eaklor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313337497

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 535

Details the history of homosexuality in the United States, focusing on its political and cultural relationships with society, and on American history with respect to queer theory.

By His Own Hand?

The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis

Author: John D. W. Guice,Jay H. Buckley

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806183608

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 996

For two centuries the question has persisted: Was Meriwether Lewis’s death a suicide, an accident, or a homicide? By His Own Hand? is the first book to carefully analyze the evidence and consider the murder-versus-suicide debate within its full historical context. The historian contributors to this volume follow the format of a postmortem court trial, dissecting the case from different perspectives. A documents section permits readers to examine the key written evidence for themselves and reach their own conclusions.

Hiding from Humanity

Disgust, Shame, and the Law

Author: Martha C. Nussbaum

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400825946

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 1592

Should laws about sex and pornography be based on social conventions about what is disgusting? Should felons be required to display bumper stickers or wear T-shirts that announce their crimes? This powerful and elegantly written book, by one of America's most influential philosophers, presents a critique of the role that shame and disgust play in our individual and social lives and, in particular, in the law. Martha Nussbaum argues that we should be wary of these emotions because they are associated in troubling ways with a desire to hide from our humanity, embodying an unrealistic and sometimes pathological wish to be invulnerable. Nussbaum argues that the thought-content of disgust embodies "magical ideas of contamination, and impossible aspirations to purity that are just not in line with human life as we know it." She argues that disgust should never be the basis for criminalizing an act, or play either the aggravating or the mitigating role in criminal law it currently does. She writes that we should be similarly suspicious of what she calls "primitive shame," a shame "at the very fact of human imperfection," and she is harshly critical of the role that such shame plays in certain punishments. Drawing on an extraordinarily rich variety of philosophical, psychological, and historical references--from Aristotle and Freud to Nazi ideas about purity--and on legal examples as diverse as the trials of Oscar Wilde and the Martha Stewart insider trading case, this is a major work of legal and moral philosophy.

On Trails

An Exploration

Author: Robert Moor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476739242

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 8340

Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award “The best outdoors book of the year” —Sierra Club A New York Times Bestseller A Best Book of the Year—as chosen by The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, Amazon, National Post, New York magazine, The Telegraph, Booklist, The Guardian Bookshop From a debut talent who’s been compared to Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, David Quammen, and Jared Diamond, On Trails is a wondrous exploration of how trails help us understand the world—from invisible ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet. In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others fade? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the course of the next seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing—combining the nomadic joys of Peter Matthiessen with the eclectic wisdom of Lewis Hyde’s The Gift. Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic—the oft-overlooked trail—sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl forth from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity’s relationship with nature and technology shaped world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life? Moor has the essayist’s gift for making new connections, the adventurer’s love for paths untaken, and the philosopher’s knack for asking big questions. With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, On Trails is a book that makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew.

Political Thought and the American Judiciary

Author: H. L. Pohlman

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870238307

Category: Law

Page: 326

View: 5243

A collection of readings from over two hundred years of judicial decision-making, this volume explores the changing meaning of the central tenets of American political culture. Organized into chapters on natural law, freedom, democracy, equality, and privacy, the selections address issues ranging from the limits of free speech to the right to die with dignity, from affirmative action to abortion. Together the judges' opinions reflect not only the influence of abstract ideas and ideals on the judiciary, but also the evolution of American political values.H. L. Pohlman introduces each chapter with an essay that traces the genealogy of the principle in question from antiquity to modern times. He also provides headnotes to each chapter subsection explaining the key facts of specific cases. For the most part, however, Pohlman allows the judges to speak for themselves.The opinions included in the book are drawn from state and lower courts as well as from the records of the United States Supreme Court. As a result, while some of the excerpts, such as Chief Justice Earl Warren's majority opinion in Brown v. Board of Education, are well known, others are less familiar. Whatever the source, each provides a unique perspective on the moral and political ambiguities that have shaped American History.

Double Dead (ITunes)

A Novel of Suspense

Author: Gary Hardwick

Publisher: Gary Hardwick

ISBN: 9780972480482

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2951

Jesse King is an assistant district attorney in Detroit who takes comfort in taking dangerous criminals off the streets. When Detroit's mayor, Harris Yancy, is murdered, authorities implicate his mistress, Ramona Blake. Ramona had been with Yancy before he died and, worse, fled the scene with Yancy's locked briefcase. Enter Jesse King, who becomes convinced that Ramona is innocent and, when he launches his own investigation, is accused of Yancy's murder. While hunting the real killer, Jesse goes on the run, searching for the truth in Detroit's violence-ridden streets.

The Ballad of Frankie Silver

A Ballad Novel

Author: Sharyn McCrumb

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250022681

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2129

The New York Times Bestseller Set in the Appalachian wilderness and blending legends and folklore with high suspense, this stellar novel, The Ballad of Frankie Silver, is considered one of McCrumb's crowning achievements. In 1833 Frankie Silver was an eighteen-year-old girl convicted of murder in Burke County, North Carolina. Through a detailed investigation, the local sheriff, and soon all the townsfolk, discover reason to question her guilt---but the wheels of justice were mercilessly unstoppable, and she was hanged. Now, more than a century later, another woman is convicted of murder in the lush hills of Tennessee. Her life is in the hands of Spencer Arrowood, a man who begins to discover that the convictions of these two women have deep and haunting parallels. Although Frankie's fate cannot be changed, there is still time to alter the fate of another innocent woman. In a voice that could only be Sharyn McCrumb's, the worlds of these two murders, these two women, intersect in this densely plotted and lyrical novel—and characters, generations, and history are breathlessly painted against an Appalachian canvas.

The Precipice

A Novel

Author: Paul Doiron

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466868686

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2644

In this riveting new novel from Edgar finalist Paul Doiron, Bowditch joins a desperate search for two missing hikers as Maine wildlife officials deal with a frightening rash of coyote attacks. When two female hikers disappear in the Hundred Mile Wilderness-the most remote stretch along the entire Appalachian Trail-Maine game warden Mike Bowditch joins the desperate search to find them. Hope turns to despair after two unidentified corpses are discovered-their bones picked clean by coyotes. Do the bodies belong to the missing hikers? And were they killed by the increasingly aggressive wild dogs? Soon, all of Maine is gripped with the fear of killer coyotes. But Bowditch has his doubts. His new girlfriend, wildlife biologist Stacey Stevens, insists the scavengers are being wrongly blamed. She believes a murderer may be hiding in the offbeat community of hikers, hippies, and woodsmen at the edge of the Hundred Mile Wilderness. When Stacey herself disappears along the AT, the hunt for answers becomes personal. Can Mike Bowditch find the woman he loves before the most dangerous animal in the North Woods strikes again?

A Walk in the Woods

Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 0385674546

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 8290

God only knows what possessed Bill Bryson, a reluctant adventurer if ever there was one, to undertake a gruelling hike along the world's longest continuous footpath—The Appalachian Trail. The 2,000-plus-mile trail winds through 14 states, stretching along the east coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine. It snakes through some of the wildest and most spectacular landscapes in North America, as well as through some of its most poverty-stricken and primitive backwoods areas. With his offbeat sensibility, his eye for the absurd, and his laugh-out-loud sense of humour, Bryson recounts his confrontations with nature at its most uncompromising over his five-month journey. An instant classic, riotously funny, A Walk in the Woods will add a whole new audience to the legions of Bill Bryson fans.

The Devil Amongst the Lawyers

A Ballad Novel

Author: Sharyn McCrumb

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429921206

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4566

"Ms. McCrumb writes with quiet fire and maybe a little mountain magic. . . . She plucks the mysteries from people's lives and works these dark narrative threads into Appalachian legends older than the hills. Like every true storyteller, she has the Sight."—The New York Times Book Review In 1935, a beautiful young schoolteacher is accused of murdering her coal-miner father in a Virginia mountain community. National journalists descend on Wise County, intent upon exonerating the defendant, and on stereotyping the mountain community to satisfy their Depression-era readers. But local cub reporter Carl Jennings writes what he sees: an ordinary town and a defendant who is probably guilty. The novel resonates with the present: an economic depression; a deadly Japanese earthquake; the rise of political fanatics; and a media culture turning news stories into soap operas for the diversion of the masses. A literary tour de force, The Devil Amongst the Lawyers continues the Ballard saga by examining social issues that go well beyond the fate of one defendant. It is a testament to Sharyn McCrumb's lyrical and poetic writing about the mountain South.

The Long Green Tunnel

Author: David Barol

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991455904


Page: 242

View: 5006

A young man flew from Philadelphia to Maine to follow his dream. This is not his story. Instead, it is the story of another young man in search of a dream, any dream. Through the mud, the mosquitoes, and near moose misses, he found the path that to take him from where he began to where he had to go - and that made all the difference. It is a story of wrong turns, failed relationships, courage, and fear. It takes place on a hike, but this is no more a book on hiking than Huckleberry Finn was a book on navigation. Sure, Huck Finn had something to do with a boat - but that misses the point. The Long Green Tunnel digs into a young man's soul as he wrestles with his place in the world and searches for his right path. It follows the travails of two young men who talk about communication but do not have a clue as to how to actually discuss what matters. It wanders through family and the community in which he grew up and how one shaped the other. It delves into the traumatic period when neighborhoods were flipping from all White to all Black and explores why one community remained in balance, and has remained that way until this day. This book also proves, once again, how a good dog can go a long way toward healing wounds and worries. Truth or fiction? The hike really did happen, the people are real - only the names of the dogs have been changed. It is not a hiking book but it is a book about journeys. It is a book about saving the world, one lonely hiker at a time.