21 January 2014, 10:27
2012 | EPUB | 3.2MB
America's most controversial Medical Examiner explores the unanswered questions surrounding the deaths of Marilyn Monroe, Robert F. Kennedy, Sharon Tate, Janis Joplin, William Holden, Natalie Wood, John Belushi, and many of his other important cases.
Now, for the first time, Dr. Noguchi recounts his colorful and stormy career, explains his innovative techniques, and reveals the full story behind his most fascinating investigations.
In Coroner, Dr. Noguchi sheds new light on his most controversial cases - controversies that persist even today:
- How did Natalie Wood spend the last terrifying moments of her life?
- Did Marilyn Monroe commit suicide or were the drugs that killed her injected into her body by someone else?
- Did Sirhan Sirhan or another gunman fire the bullet that killed Robert Kennedy?
- How could the knives used in the murder of Sharon Tate be identified and traced to the Manson gang if they were never found?
- What were the real circumstances behind the drug-related death of Janis Joplin?
- Were the kidnappers of Patty Hearst victims of police brutality or of their own revolutionary zeal?
- How and why did William Holden die?
- Was John Belushi murdered?
These are just some of the questions answered in this powerful, gutsy book written by the real-life "Quincy" with co-author Joseph DiMona.
A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin [EPUB]
17 January 2014, 16:47
2014 | EPUB | 13.42MB
As the Nazi war machine caused death and destruction throughout Europe, one man in the Fatherland began his own reign of terror.
This is the true story of the pursuit and capture of a serial killer in the heart of the Third Reich.
For all appearances, Paul Ogorzow was a model German. An employed family man, party member, and sergeant in the infamous Brownshirts, he had worked his way up in the Berlin railroad from a manual laborer laying track to assistant signalman. But he also had a secret need to harass and frighten women. Then he was given a gift from the Nazi high command.
Due to Allied bombing raids, a total blackout was instituted throughout Berlin, including on the commuter trains—trains often used by women riding home alone from the factories.
Under cover of darkness and with a helpless flock of victims to choose from, Ogorzow’s depredations grew more and more horrific. He escalated from simply frightening women to physically attacking them, eventually raping and murdering them. Beginning in September 1940, he started casually tossing their bodies off the moving train. Though the Nazi party tried to censor news of the attacks, the women of Berlin soon lived in a state of constant fear.
It was up to Wilhelm Lüdtke, head of the Berlin police’s serious crimes division, to hunt down the madman in their midst. For the first time, the gripping full story of Ogorzow’s killing spree and Lüdtke’s relentless pursuit is told in dramatic detail.
El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency [EPUB]
15 January 2014, 17:39
2011 | EPUB | 2.57MB
'War' is no exaggeration in discussing the bloodshed that has terrorized Mexico in the past decades. As rival cartels battle for control of a billion-dollar drug trade, the body count- 23,000 dead in five years - and sheer horror beggar the imagination of journalistic witnesses. Cartel gunmen have shot up schools and rehabilitation centers, and murdered the entire families of those who defy them. Reformers and law enforcement officials have been gunned down within hours of taking office. Headless corpses are dumped on streets to intimidate rivals, and severed heads are rolled onto dancefloors as messages to would-be opponents. And the war is creeping northward.
El Narco is the story of the ultraviolent criminal organizations that have turned huge areas of Mexico into a combat zone. It is a piercing portrait of a drug trade that turns ordinary men into mass murderers, as well as a diagnosis of what drives the cartels and what gives them such power. Veteran Mexico correspondent Ioan Grillo traces the gangs from their origins as smugglers to their present status as criminal empires. The narco cartels are a threat to the Mexican government, and their violence has now reached as far as North Carolina.
El Narco: Inside Mexico's Criminal Insurgency is required reading for anyone concerned about one of the most important news stories of the decade.