Cults, by Max Cutler

Staff Pick

I admit it: I’m one of *those* true crime girls and I find cults wildly fascinating. So, imagine how thrilled I was when I learned the producer of one of my favorite podcasts, Cults, was writing a book! Diving into the mainstream, like Heaven’s Gate and the People’s Temple, as well as those bizarre sects of spiritualism that I really just can’t believe anyone fell for, Cutler’s book is well researched, well organized, and, well, one heck of a ride. 

 

Cults: Inside the World's Most Notorious Groups and Understanding the People Who Joined Them By Max Cutler, Kevin Conley (With) Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781982133542
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Published: Gallery Books - July 12th, 2022

A Death on W Street, by Andy Kroll

Staff Pick

You may remember headlines from 2016 about Seth Rich: a twenty-something with a gin for politics who came to DC with eyes wide open--only to be heartlessly killed in a midnight mugging gone bad.  As if the sudden death of a young man wasn't sad enough, conspiracy theorists made the situation even worse by falsely claiming Seth's murder was part of a massive election coverup perpetrated by Hillary Clinton and the DNC. Based on extensive reporting, interviews with Seth's family and friends, and deep research on the dark web, Kroll deftly dissects how the Far Right, including Fox News, Julian Assange, and QAnon,  wove a sticky and complex web of lies to make the name "Seth Rich" synonymous with presidential-election tampering.   In addition to Seth's story, A Death on W Street is about how difficult it is to reset truth in the shadow of fake news.

 

 

A Death on W Street: The Murder of Seth Rich and the Age of Conspiracy By Andy Kroll Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541751149
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Published: PublicAffairs - September 6th, 2022

American Cartel, by Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz

Staff Pick

Two skilled and dogged journalists expand on their groundbreaking exposés in the Washington Post to produce an authoritative book on how drug companies, aided by doctors, pharmacists, lawyers, and politicians, intentionally and recklessly distributed billions of pain pills, fostering the opioid crisis. The book makes clear that the Sackler family and their Perdue Pharma were hardly alone in seeking to profit off the addictions of millions of pain medication users. It also highlights some heroic attempts to thwart such corporate greed and callousness—notably by DEA whistleblower Joseph T. Rannazzisi and West Virginia small-town lawyer Paul T. Farrell Jr.

American Cartel: Inside the Battle to Bring Down the Opioid Industry By Scott Higham, Sari Horwitz Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781538737200
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Published: Twelve - July 12th, 2022

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