The Life of Imam Hasan Al-'Askari

By Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi - XKP

This textual content incorporates a targeted biography of the existence, lineage, and conditions of our 11th Imam [a]. except detailing the lifetime of the Imam [a], the writer additionally discusses the tafsir (exegesis) of the Qur'an that's attributed to him, in addition to lists and describes the entire partners of his who narrated traditions from him.

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Published via: Ansariyan guides Qum Iran.

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Wordcrime: Solving Crime Through Forensic Linguistics

By John Olsson

Tell children to not fear. sorting my lifestyles out. be involved to get a few issues.
Instead of being an easy sms message, this article became out to be the most important and chilling facts in convicting the misleading killer of a mom of 2. despatched from her mobile, after her demise, inform story indicators announce themselves to a forensic linguist. not often is a criminal offense devoted with out there being a few proof within the kind of language.

Wordcrime includes a sequence of chapters the place gripping situations are defined - regarding homicide, sexual attack, hate mail, suspicious demise, code decoding, arson or even genocide. Olsson describes the proof he gave in each. In approachable and transparent prose, he information how forensic linguistics is helping the legislations beat the criminals.

This is attention-grabbing interpreting for somebody drawn to precise crime, in glossy, state of the art criminology and in addition the place the research of language meets the law.

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Every Breath You Take: A True Story of Obsession, Revenge, and Murder

By Ann Rule

AMERICA'S number one TRUE-CRIME author FULFILLS A homicide VICTIM'S determined PLEA -- WITH THIS SHATTERING NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
"If whatever ever occurs to me...
locate Ann Rule and ask her to jot down my story."

In might be the 1st true-crime e-book written on the victim's request, Ann Rule untangles an online of lies and brutality that culminated within the homicide of Sheila Blackthorne Bellush -- a girl Rule by no means met, yet whose stunning tale she now chronicles with compassion, exacting element, and unvarnished candor. even supposing fortunately ensconced in a loving moment marriage, and a brand new kin of quadruplets, Sheila by no means really escaped the vicious enslavement of her ex-husband, mogul Allen Blackthorne, a good-looking charmer -- and a violent, controlling sociopath who subjected Sheila to unthinkable abuse of their marriage, and terrorized her for a decade after their divorce. while Sheila was once slain in her domestic, within the presence of her 4 tots, professionals raced to hyperlink the crime to Blackthorne, the guy who vowed to observe Sheila's each circulate in his obsessive quest for energy and revenge.

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Bestial: The Savage Trail of a True American Monster

By Harold Schechter

FROM SOCIAL OUTCAST TO NECROPHILE AND assassin -- HIS APPALLING CRIMES shocked AN period.
San Francisco, the 1920s. In an age whilst nightmares have been relegated to the fiction of Edgar Allan Poe and far-off stories of the Whitechapel murders, a real-life monster terrorized the USA. His acts of butchery have proved him one in every of history's fiercest madmen.
As an toddler, Earle Leonard Nelson possessed the ability to unsettle his elders. As a baby he used to be unnaturally enthusiastic about the Bible; earlier than he reached puberty, he had an insatiable, aberrant intercourse force. by way of his youth, even Earle's circle of relatives had cause to worry him. yet not anyone within the bone-chilling iciness of 1926 can have anticipated that his degeneracy might erupt in a sixteen-month frenzy of savage rape, barbaric homicide, and unbelievable defilement -- deeds that may develop into the hallmarks of 1 of the main infamous fiends of the 20th century, whose blood-lust wouldn't be equaled till the likes of Henry Lee Lucas, John Wayne Gacy, and Jeffrey Dahmer.
Drawing at the "gruesome, impressive, compelling reporting" (Ann Rule) that's his trademark, Harold Schechter takes a depressing trip into the brain of an unrepentant sadist -- and brilliantly lays naked the parable of innocence that shrouded a bygone period.

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Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York

By Richard Zacks

When younger Theodore Roosevelt used to be appointed police commissioner of recent York urban, he had the incredible gall to aim to close down the brothels, playing joints, and after-hours saloons. this is often the tale of ways TR took on ny vice . . . and vice gained.

In the Nineties, manhattan urban used to be America’s monetary, production, and leisure capital, and likewise its hottest vacation spot for sin, teeming with 40 thousand prostitutes, glittery casinos, and all-night dives. Police cap­tains took hefty bribes to determine not anything whereas reformers writhed in frustration.

In Island of Vice, Richard Zacks paints a shiny portrait of the lewd underbelly of Nineties ny, and of Theodore Roosevelt, the puritanical, cocksure police commissioner resolved to wash it up. Writing with nice wit and zest, Zacks explores how younger Roosevelt is going face to face with Tammany corridor, takes middle of the night rambles with muckraker Jacob Riis, and attempts to persuade million New Yorkers to take pleasure in healthy family members enjoyable. while Roosevelt’s crackdown succeeds too good, even his supporters activate him, and TR discovers that big apple loves its sin greater than its salvation.

With cameos by way of Stephen Crane, Mark Twain, and a horde of very offended law enforcement officials, Island of Vice is an unforgettable snap­shot of turn-of-the-century big apple in all its seedy glory and an excellent miniature of 1 of America’s so much colourful presidents.

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Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator

By Gary Noesner

An enraged guy abducts his estranged spouse and baby, holes up in a secluded mountain cabin, threatening to kill them either. A correct wing survivalist amasses a cache of guns and resists calls to give up. A drug trafficker barricades himself and his family members in a railroad automobile, and starts taking pictures. A cult chief in Waco, Texas faces the FBI in an armed stand-off that leaves many lifeless in a fiery blaze. A sniper, claiming to be God, terrorizes the DC metropolitan quarter. for many people, those are occasions we listen approximately at the information. For Gary Noesner, head of the FBI’s groundbreaking quandary Negotiation Unit, it used to be simply one other day at the task.

In Stalling for Time, Noesner takes readers on a heart-pounding travel via some of the most renowned hostage crises of the previous thirty years. in particular educated in non-violent disagreement and communique suggestions, Noesner’s unit effectively defused many possibly risky standoffs, yet might be their so much hard-won victory was once incomes the popularity and admire in their legislations enforcement peers.

Noesner pursued his dream of becoming a member of the FBI the entire strategy to Quantico, the place he not just turned a unique Agent, yet also—in the process a distinctive thirty-year career—the FBI’s leader Negotiator. Gaining recognize for the fledgling paintings of problem negotiation within the hard-boiled tradition of The Bureau, the place the shadow of J. Edgar Hoover nonetheless loomed huge, used to be an uphill conflict, instructing FBI and legislations enforcement leaders at the task at an incident, and advocating using  psychology instead of strength at any time when attainable. Noesner’s many cold victories hardly ever garnered as a lot media awareness because the infamous incident administration errors just like the department Davidian catastrophe in Waco and the Ruby Ridge tragedy. 

Noesner bargains a candid in addition to interesting glance again at his years as a insurgent within the ranks and a pioneer at the entrance strains. even if vividly recounting showdowns with the novel Republic of Texas armed forces, the terrorist hijackers of the cruise send Achille Lauro, and self-styled messiah David Koresh, or clashes with colleagues and superiors that disclose the inner politics and power-plays of America’s most suitable legislations enforcement enterprise, Stalling for Time crackles with breathtaking suspense and perception in equivalent degree. Case through case, minute through minute, it’s a behind the curtain view of a visionary crime-fighter in motion.

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Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World's Stolen Treasures

By Robert K. Wittman, John Shiffman

The Wall road magazine called him “a residing legend.” The London instances dubbed him “the most famed artwork detective within the world.”
 
In Priceless, Robert okay. Wittman, the founding father of the FBI’s paintings Crime staff, pulls again the curtain on his awesome occupation for the 1st time, supplying a real-life overseas mystery to rival The Thomas Crown Affair.   
 
Rising from humble roots because the son of an vintage broker, Wittman outfitted a twenty-year occupation that was once not anything wanting amazing. He went undercover, often unarmed, to seize paintings thieves, scammers, and black industry investors in Paris and Philadelphia, Rio and Santa Fe, Miami and Madrid.
 
In this page-turning memoir, Wittman fascinates with the tales in the back of his recoveries of helpful paintings and antiquities: The golden armor of an historical Peruvian warrior king. The Rodin sculpture that encouraged the Impressionist circulation. The headdress Geronimo wore at his ultimate Pow-Wow. The infrequent Civil struggle conflict flag carried into conflict by means of one of many nation’s first African-American regiments.
 
The breadth of Wittman’s exploits is unequalled: He traveled the realm to rescue work by means of Rockwell and Rembrandt, Pissarro, Monet and Picasso, usually operating undercover abroad on the whim of international governments. towards domestic, he recovered an unique reproduction of the invoice of Rights and cracked the rip-off that rocked the PBS sequence Antiques Roadshow.
 
By the FBI’s accounting, Wittman stored countless numbers of hundreds of thousands of greenbacks worthy of paintings and antiquities. He says the statistic isn’t vital. finally, who’s to assert what's worthy extra --a Rembrandt self-portrait or an American flag carried into conflict? they're either priceless. 
 
The paintings thieves and scammers Wittman stuck run the gamut from wealthy to negative, clever to silly, geared up criminals to determined loners.  The smuggler who introduced him a looted 6th-century treasure grew to become out to be a high-ranking diplomat.  The appraiser who stole numerous heirlooms from battle heroes’ descendants was once a slick, aristocratic con man.  The museum janitor who made off with locks of George Washington's hair simply desired to make a couple of additional greenbacks, figuring not anyone might leave out what he’d filched.
 
In his ultimate case, Wittman known as on every piece of data and adventure in his arsenal to tackle his maximum problem: operating undercover to trace the vicious criminals in the back of what could be the main audacious artwork robbery of all. 

From the Hardcover edition.

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Valentino Affair: The Jazz Age Murder Scandal That Shocked New York Society and Gripped the World

In 1922, Rudolph Valentino used to be probably the most recognized males alive. yet few knew that the big name had a grimy mystery that he desperately desired to bury. The lurid story begun a decade prior while former Yale soccer famous person and infamous playboy Jack de Saulles made headlines throughout 3 continents by way of pursuing the attractive younger Chilean heiress Blanca Errázuriz, referred to as the superstar of Santiago. After the start in their son, although, the wedding soured. Jack used to be going after each refrain lady on Broadway, claiming that Blanca had banished him from their mattress. through 1916, Blanca sought after a divorce, infrequent then or even extra so in a prosperous, strong Catholic family members. input Valentino, then nonetheless often called Rodolfo Guglielmi, a certified dancer in long island urban, recognized for the Argentinean tango. Blanca found that her husband have been sound asleep with Joan Sawyer, Rodolfo’s dance accomplice, so she set approximately cultivating the hungry younger performer. even if Blanca and Guglielmi grew to become fans continues to be doubtful, however the formidable Italian gave proof on her behalf in divorce court docket. livid, de Saulles had Guglielmi arrested on trumped-up vice fees, tarnishing the dancer’s acceptance. yet Blanca was once struggling with higher battles. De Saulles’s kin were pulling strings, persuading the courts to supply him partial custody in their baby. whilst it seemed that he wasn’t going to come back the boy to his mother’s care, Blanca exploded. On a sweltering August evening in 1917, she drove to Jack’s mansion and shot him useless. a number of humans witnessed the act, yet Blanca’s kin employed the easiest safeguard attorney round, who salvaged de Saulles’s recognition and made Blanca out to be a saint. in the course of the “most sensational trial of the decade,” hundreds of thousands gobbled the juicy information of the way a high-society marriage violently unraveled. Guglielmi, wanting to steer clear of additional toxic exposure, fled to California, replaced his identify to Rudolph Valentino, and the remaining is Hollywood history.

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