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A Long Tale to Tell: Crime and Imprisonment in the United States

by Tony Platt In the United States, there is a long history of police violence and failed attempts to counteract it. Beyond These Walls offers a far-ranging exploration that tracks the legacy of crime and imprisonment, from the historical roots of

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Searching for Grace Humiston: Mrs. Sherlock Holmes

Grace Humiston

by Brad Ricca Grace Humiston was a celebrated lawyer, a famous detective, and the first female U.S. District Attorney in history. Her specialty was tracking down missing persons, yet she remains largely (and mysteriously) missing from history herself.

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