KND Quality 99-Centers: Biography & Memoir

Sex Crimes: Then and Now: My Years on the Front Lines Prosecuting Rapists and Confronting Their Collaborators
4.6 stars – 14 Reviews
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
Here’s the set-up:

After being fired from her post as Chief of the Special Victims Unit for refusing to “go along to get along,” Alice Vachss published the incendiary Sex Crimes, described as “a stark, passionate closing argument in [her] broader case against the criminal justice system” by the NY Times, which named it as a Notable Book of the Year. Nick (Goodfellas) Pileggi called it “the single best book about prosecuting sex crimes in America, period.” Now, twenty years later, Alice Vachss becomes Special Prosecutor for Sex Crimes in a new environment … on the opposite coast, in a small rural community. And asks the critical question: What has changed? Sex Crimes: Then and Now shreds the myths about sex crime prosecution in America, revealing that the passage of time and a different locale are mere window dressing for horrors America has yet to face. For those who want something more than press releases and Trash-TV “coverage,” this no-compromises ebook offers the brutal truth.

In Sex Crimes Then, (included free in this two-book package) the woman the press described as one of America’s toughest prosecutors grippingly recounts her career and in the process offers a searing indictment of our justice system. Included are close-ups of her most harrowing cases, among them the predatory pedophile who headed a boy’s club to get closer to victims; the serial rapist who terrorized the city as “The Stalker”: and the violent incest offender who tortured his “property” (his own daughter.)

“My first lesson about sex crimes prosecution,” Vachss writes, “was that perpetrators were not the only enemy.” She shows how the system is heavily weighted against victims. In what has come to be her trademarked term, she brands as “rape collaborators” police officers and judges whose ingrained attitudes aid and comfort criminals; elected officials and attorneys concerned only with their political futures; fickle juries seemingly impervious to compelling evidence; and a legal system skeptical of cries of rape.

Asked in a 2007 interview in The Guardian “Does she miss putting rapists in prison? ‘Hell, yes,’ says Vachss. Would she return to the front line? ‘Am I willing to put up with the politics of running for office, or the backstabbing and infighting of being an employee of an elected official? That’s a much tougher question.’” [Julie Bindel, “The rapists’ enemy”]

Sex Crimes Now finds Alice Vachss, still the same, back in the trenches insisting to a jury: “I don’t have to prove motive. The motive for rape is rape,” and battling a system hell-bent on freeing a monster. Inevitably, Vachss reached a point of no return, “Years before, Richard A. Brown’s response when he was asked why he fired me was that I’d done an excellent job. Ever-aware of the politics of prosecution, Brown had waited until he was elected, not simply appointed, before taking it upon himself to decide how much weight ‘doing an excellent job’ would or would not carry in his office. All these years later this new DA was about to make the same decision.”

« Previous Page
Only one page of results to display
Next Page »
Loading
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He is the creation of Scottish born author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess, and is...
Read more »
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Overland is the true story of a journey from Australia to Switzerland without flying. From vast deserts to an Indonesian fishing boat, a slow train through Burma to an armed confrontation in Laos, lullabies from middle-aged Chinese businessmen to a cold night on the Great Wall, wolves and...
Read more »
Overland
Price: $0.99
By: Ewen Levick
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
In 1874, Napoleon Augustus Jennings moved to Texas to join the Rangers under the command of L. H. McNelly. A year later, Jennings was thrown into the conflict between the native Spanish speaking Americans and the English speaking whites who came to settle the area. In an era of cattle thieving and...
Read more »
A Texas Ranger
Price: $0.99
By: N. A. Jennings
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Have you ever wanted to quit your job, jump in the car with the person you love the most, and see what’s around the next bend in the road? I did. My wife and I were crazy enough to quit good jobs, pack our suitcases and head for the open road. We took two months and drove through...
Read more »
A Lap Around America (A Lap Around...)
Price: $0.99
By: Shawn Inmon
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Amazon BestsellerAn Inspiring and Often Humorous Rags-to-Riches StoryWith rare humor and the instincts of a born storyteller, George A. Santino describes his rise from rags to riches through a series of adventures that begin in Philadelphia’s violent Tasker Street projects where he dodges his...
Read more »
Get Back Up: From the Streets to Microsoft Suites
Price: $0.99
By: George A. Santino
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
In 2005, Mo assumed her current role as vice chairman of the board of Keller Williams Realty. After decades of success, which earned her innumerable professional accolades and awards, Mo is focused on the future. She continues to nurture the Keller Williams culture through training...
Read more »
A Joy-Filled Life
Price: $0.99
By: Mo Anderson
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Best known as Mr. Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise™ and captain of the Starship Excelsior, George Takei is beloved by millions as part of the command team that has taken audiences to new vistas of adventure in Star Trek®—the unprecedented television and feature...
Read more »
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
The author takes the reader on a journey through his life molded by his family and the many non-archetypal Dublin characters who ensured that the promise he’d made to himself as an eighteen-year-old would come true. Dear Daughter is an entertaining and exciting story of how one person...
Read more »
Dear Daughter
Price: $0.99
By: Bernie Donnelly
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Helen Keller, American author, political activist, and lecturer, was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Born in 1880 she fell ill at an early age with an illness, possibly scarlet fever or meningitis, which did not last very long yet unfortunately left her both deaf and...
Read more »
The Story of My Life: An Autobiography
Price: $0.25
By: Helen Keller
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
The definitive photographic biography of Harold G. Moore – illustrated with more than 300 Color and B&W photographs.From his baptism by fire in the Korean War to his iconic leadership at the Battle of Ia Drang, Hal Moore remains one of the greatest battlefield commanders of the 20th Century....
Read more »
Hal Moore: A Life in Pictures
Price: $0.99
By: Mike Guardia
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
The Boy Secret is the book for parents who are seeking to help their sons succeed in school. Once a boy starts school, the majority of his day is spent with people outside of his family. Parents need strategies and tools to help their boy understand school and help their boy succeed in school.In...
Read more »
The Boy Secret: Helping Boys Succeed in School
Price: $0.99
By: Katrina Tie
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
A broken man will be forged in the flames of war...It is late 1862, and the United States has been ripped apart by civil war for over a year with no end in sight. The war is a distant thought to Johannes Wolf, a young German immigrant with a crippled leg keeping...
Read more »
Northern Wolf (Northern Wolf Series Book 1)
Price: $0.99
By: Daniel Greene
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
A fictional autobiography of an unusual protagonist that spans across centuries in the heart of Ireland.....
Read more »
Lucky Lurker
Price: $0.99
By: Sourav Das
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
That's Just the Way Life Is... details the journey my father and I traveled as he battled prostate cancer while weaving through memories of happier times. The physical, emotional and medical situations we encountered are explored in detail.This memoir was written for those who have lost a loved...
Read more »
That's Just The Way Life Is...
Price: $0.99
By: Leslie Compton
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
“…the author is a legend for all that she survived and held on to her faith thru it all. Remarkable and inspiring story.” — Kevin and Shana Scott[UPDATED AND REVISED FOR 2017]  Dorothea Wollin was just a young girl when American bombs demolished her German town. Uprooted overnight, she...
Read more »
Surviving 'Uncle Hitler': Journey of a German Girl
Price: $0.99
By: Dorothea Wollin Null
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
HIGHLY COMMENDED in the Soul&Spirit Book Awards 2019 for Best Spiritual Real Life Story, this is a book you are going to want to read. Providing you with really simple ways to manage stressful situations.Divorce, bereavement, house move, job loss, marriage,pregnancy,new businessThese are all major...
Read more »
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Blood diamonds, oil, and a greedy dictator scar the landscape and citizens of West Africa in this action-packed military thriller.PRAISE FOR RED GROUND:"I would rate Red Ground up there with any other book on the African, conflict experience. Blood Diamonds...
Read more »
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
A quick read, true short story. This account is based on a recorded conversation with one of America’s most sinister and feared killers. Background research into a Charles Manson's story carried its own risks. The Devil was caged, but still possessed a dangerous reach through thousands of...
Read more »
Christmas Cards from Manson
Price: $0.99
By: Lawson McDowell
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
How does one embrace the depth of spirituality, when life is messy? In Stumbling Toward the Buddha, Dawn Downey comes to a startling revelation: a difficult childhood was more than just that. There was abuse, covered up over the years. As she finally confronts her past, years of depression and...
Read more »
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Why is it so many white Americans are proud to tell you they don’t even see color? Why are they extraordinarily confident they aren’t racist? Lori Wojtowicz has spent her life in classrooms, 35 years teaching and now traveling the country as an educational consultant. She writes not of what she...
Read more »
Crossing The Hall: Exposing An American Divide
Price: $0.99
By: Lori Wojtowicz
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
When Daniel McGilvary arrived in Chiang Mai in 1867, there was not a single Christian believer. In the 40 years that followed, McGilvary evangelized tirelessly, made disciples, and planted the very first churches in Northern Thailand. How did he do it? In this short biography, missionary and...
Read more »
Daniel McGilvary: Pioneer Missionary to Northern Thailand
Price: $0.99
By: Karl Dahlfred
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Life began to make sense in the summer of 1971. With his best friend George, the author travels to England where they buy BSA motorcycles tor a trip lasting the summer and crossing a dozen and a half countries. Sleeping on the ground, eating at markets and traveling the back roads, they see a...
Read more »
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!Mark Twain is most noted for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel."Here you will find...
Read more »
Mark Twain: The Complete Novels
Price: $0.99
By: Mark Twain
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
“Don’t waste your pain,” says unlikely missionary Avis Goodhart. She didn’t – and neither should you.Despite a background of childhood abuse, dyslexia, and marital infidelity, Avis took her first international mission trip at age fifty. The church, school, and orphanage she later founded...
Read more »
Out of the Dust: Story of an Unlikely Missionary (Free eBook Sampler)
Price: $0.99
By: Avis Goodhart, Marti Pieper
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Always Another Dawn: The Story of a Rocket Test Pilot is the story of NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) and Albert Scott Crossfield's work in the post-war years and beyond pioneering the use of rocket-powered planes. Crossfield and his team paved the path for space exploration...
Read more »
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
“Giorgio’s compassion is memorable.” –KIRKUS REVIEWIt wasn’t a typical response to depression. Reaching a new low in her life, Kathie Giorgio, a natural skeptic, decides to fight her sadness by publically posting one moment of happiness every day on Facebook.The response is overwhelming....
Read more »
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Nick and Lesley Albert yearn to leave the noise, stress and pollution of modern Britain and move to the countryside, where the living is good, the air sweet, with space for their dogs to run free. Suddenly out of work and soon to be homeless, they set off in search of a new life in Ireland, a...
Read more »
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Blackfoot boy Apauk longs to be the Buffalo Caller, the member of the tribe responsible for luring buffalo to a death trap concealed beyond the edge of a cliff. Apauk endures many tests, some of them heartbreaking, before he learns the ‘medicine’ or secret to being a master of the herd. This is...
Read more »
Apauk, Caller of Buffalo
Price: $0.99
By: James Willard Schultz
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Growing up in the inner cities of LA, Sonny does everything he can not to fall victim of inner city nihilism, where gangs and drugs plague the community. Being raised in a dysfunctional home, filled with abuse, a father on drugs, and no stability, Sonny leaves home at an early age - on a journey to...
Read more »
Peregrination: The Journey to Wellness
Price: $0.99
By: Sonny Weathersby
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
No other narrative account of Abraham Lincoln’s life has inspired such widespread acclaim as Lord Charnwood’s Abraham Lincoln: A Complete Biography. Lord Charnwood has given us the most complete interpretation of Lincoln as yet produced, and he has presented it in such artistic form that it may...
Read more »
Abraham Lincoln: A Complete Biography
Price: $0.25
By: Lord Charnwood
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
The Barber's Son is a short Novella about living in a small former coal mining town in Pennsylvania, during the 1950's-1960's. It talks about what kids of that day did to entertain themselves and what was fun in that day and age....
Read more »
The Barber's Son: Life in a Small Pennsylvania Town
Price: $0.99
By: Nick Mariano
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Imagine yourself separated from your loving family at the age of eleven and sent to an institution intended for the feebleminded, and living your eighty years of life in a body that doesn’t work properly; not able to walk, talk, feed yourself or make sense of your place in the world? Buddy’s...
Read more »
Buddy's Story
Price: $0.99
By: Ellen Akerman
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
The true story of... A gypsy mother who refused to wear a bra and a father who refused to leave his first wife. A brother who slept under the coffee table and a sister who was kidnapped. A cheating minister, a missing uncle and a feisty red-headed grandmother who was longing to leave it all. I...
Read more »
Wonderfully Dysfunctional: It Must be Genetic
Price: $0.99
By: Buffi Neal
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Kindle UK Storyteller 2017 Top Reviewed"Reading this book brought back sweet childhood memories of times my mother would tell me and my brother bedtime stories of when she was a young girl"an Amazon Best Seller & Most Gifted bookAvailable in Kindle, Paperback and Large...
Read more »
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
From Nathan Rabin, the original head writer of the A.V Club, coiner of the phrase "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" and the author of Weird Al: The Book (with Al Yankovic), comes 7 Days in Ohio, the riveting concluding entry in the "Trilogy of Psychological Terror." The tragicomic, pop-culture-crazed...
Read more »
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
WOMEN SERVING ON THE FRONTLINE?Are You Still Amazed That Many Question What Women Can Do Today?Are You Curious To Know What Convinced The Military To Allow Women In Combat Roles?If so, “AIR ASSAULT SCHOOL: Walking In Her Boots” by Jackie Dickens Walker is THE book for you!This heroic story...
Read more »
Air Assault School: Walking in Her Boots
Price: $0.99
By: Jackie Dickens Walker
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Chrissie Kahan and Aaron Kahan flee to the beach after their latest fertility setback. The trials and tribulations they have undergone to become parents have worn them down. At the shore, they reflect on their harrowing journey and the harsh realities they faced.Their story begins much earlier...
Read more »
Navigating the Road of Infertility
Price: $0.99
By: Chrissie Kahan
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
When Saint Francis Saved the Church offers a surprising new look at the world’s most popular saint, showing how this beloved, but often-mythologized character created a spiritual vision for the ages and may very well have rescued the Christian faith. In When Saint Francis...
Read more »
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Real heroes aren’t born. Rather, they are ordinary people who have risen to meet seemingly insurmountable challenges in the face of adversity. What really defines a person is the way they face those obstacles and overcome them. We don’t have to look to Hollywood to find examples; in fact, we...
Read more »
POW #74324
Price: $0.99
By: Robert Stermscheg
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
South Queensferry – the Ferry, it is called by those who live there – sits on the southern shore of the River Forth. The main part of the town nestles between the approaches to the road bridge across the river and that crossing’s much older and more famous neighbour, the Forth Rail Bridge.In...
Read more »
Lost Between the Bridges
Price: $0.99
By: Brendan Gisby
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
They met in the 1890s when Harrison Limric was a typical 2-year-old toddler, seeing what he thought was a doll on the bed that he threw on a rug, finding out before he could stop that it was a real baby. Even then, he only wanted to play with “him,” not understanding babies can’t play the way...
Read more »
A Life Well Loved
Price: $0.99
By: Patty Seitz
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
South Queensferry – the Ferry, it is called by those who live there – sits on the southern shore of the River Forth. The main part of the town nestles between the approaches to the road bridge across the river and that crossing’s much older and more famous neighbour, the Forth Rail Bridge....
Read more »
Ferry Tales
Price: $0.99
By: Brendan Gisby
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
NOW AVAILABLE AS AN AUDIOBOOK! With teenage children and in-laws in tow, the Fleetwood family embark on their 3 month family vacation just days after the tragic loss of their beloved dachshund, Coco. When two miniature dachshunds in smart winter coats are spotted in Moscow, it’s game on! A...
Read more »
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
The Incredible True Story of Two Girls in the Seventeen-Hundreds Who Become the Powers Behind the Thrones of the World's Greatest EmpiresThe fulfillment of an outrageous prediction seals the fates of two cousins in this true story that begins on a Caribbean sugar plantation and careens wildly...
Read more »
The Stolen Girl (The Veil and the Crown, Book 1)
Price: $0.99
By: Zia Wesley
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Helena Mary Bella Lane was born into the fledgling Irish Free State, a country that was recovering from the ravages of its recent War of Independence against Britain and its more recent and even bloodier Civil War; a country that existed in a state of Purgatory between complete British Rule and...
Read more »
The Rebel's Daughter
Price: $0.99
By: Brendan Gisby
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Bob Dylan wrote the classic song "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" and thereby unforgettably marked the passing of an otherwise insignificant character in the movie "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid".Brendan Gisby has written this utterly beautiful novella to honour the short life of his father, a man of...
Read more »
The Bookie's Runner
Price: $0.99
By: Brendan Gisby
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
"A Southern Gothic for the DC area."  - Vanity FairSuicide, bankruptcy, and a missing fortune...What happened to the iconic Gifford's Ice Cream franchise and the family behind it?Few know the truth...For more than 70 years, Gifford's Ice Cream and Candy Company was associated with nothing but...
Read more »
We All Scream: The Fall of the Gifford's Ice Cream Empire
Price: $0.99
By: Andrew Gifford
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Fitting in is important when you are a kid. But when you are a geeky kid, teased and bullied for being different, fitting in is nearly impossible. I grew up nerdy in the 1980s, obsessing over video games, toys, movies, and comic books. Wearing glasses, reading science fiction, and being hopeless at...
Read more »
Don't Stop the Geekin'
Price: $0.99
By: Marc Allie
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Natalie Vellacott, a former police officer, set off from England hoping to make a difference as an independent missionary to the Philippines. After a bumpy beginning in Olongapo City, she settled in the nation’s capital Manila becoming quickly immersed in Filipino culture. Attached to an...
Read more »
A Missionary in Manila: (Missionary Stories)
Price: $0.99
By: Natalie Vellacott
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
*
*
*For verification purposes only
Can God save someone in a night club? Can He save a high school dropout? A victim of child abuse? What about someone who tried to burn their parents alive? Find the answers in this collection of over 35 true inspiring stories!Excerpts: "Once I had watched a movie about a kid who hated his parents...
Read more »
Our God Saves: Personal Salvation Testimonies
Price: $0.99
By: Valerie Howard
Added:
Preview
Report Report Bad Listing
« Previous Page
Only one page of results to display
Next Page »

Copy link
Powered by Social Snap