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Crime and Punishment By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Crime and Punishment is a novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, first published in 1866. Translation to english by Constance Garnett. In the peak heat of a St. Petersburg summer, an erstwhile university... More > student, Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov, commits a crime, bludgeoning a pawnbroker and her sister with an axe. What follows is a psychological chess match between Raskolnikov and a wily detective that moves toward a form of redemption for our antihero. Relentlessly philosophical and psychological, tackles freedom and strength, suffering and madness, illness, while asking if “great men” have license to forge their own moral codes. Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, commits a random murder without remorse or regret, imagining himself to be a great man far above moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with a suspicious police investigator, his own conscience begins to torment him and he seeks sympathy and redemption from Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute.< Less
The Crime of the Congo By Arthur Conan Doyle
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The Crime of the Congo is a 1909 book by British writer and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, about human rights abuses in the Congo Free State, a private state established and controlled by the King... More > of the Belgians, Leopold II.The book was intended as an exposé of the situation in the so-called Congo Free State (labelled a "rubber regime" by Conan Doyle), an area occupied and designated as the personal property of Leopold II of Belgium and where the serious human rights abuses were occurring. Indigenous people in the region were being brutally exploited and tortured, particularly in the lucrative rubber trade. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crime_of_the_Congo Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Crime and Punishment By Fyodor Dostoevsky
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Crime and Punishment focuses on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student in St. Petersburg who formulates and executes a plan to kill an unscrupulous... More > pawnbroker for her cash. Raskolnikov argues that with the pawnbroker's money he can perform good deeds to counterbalance the crime, while ridding the world of a worthless vermin. He also commits this murder to test his own hypothesis that some people are naturally capable of such things, and even have the right to do them. Several times throughout the novel, Raskolnikov justifies his actions by comparing himself with Napoleon Bonaparte, believing that murder is permissible in pursuit of a higher purpose.< Less
Crime and Punishment By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Excerpt: This was not because he was cowardly and abject, quite the contrary; but for some time past he had been in an overstrained irritable condition, verging on hypochondria. He had become so... More > completely absorbed in himself, and isolated from his fellows that he dreaded meeting, not only his landlady, but anyone at all. He was crushed by poverty, but the anxieties of his position had of late ceased to weigh upon him. He had given up attending to matters of practical importance; he had lost all desire to do so. Nothing that any landlady could do had a real terror for him. But to be stopped on the stairs, to be forced to listen to her trivial, irrelevant gossip, to pestering demands for payment, threats and complaints, and to rack his brains for excuses, to prevaricate, to lie--no, rather than that, he would creep down the stairs like a cat and slip out unseen.< Less
The Crime of the Boulevard By Jules Claretie
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The story is a lively detective story, and the book opens with a murder and closes with the revelation of the name of the murderer. A picture on the retina of the eye of the murdered man was at first... More > thought to be a clue by which the assassin's name could be discovered. Kodaks, Rontgen rays, and all the most modern inventions find a place in this thrilling story, which is crowded with incident, adventure, and Gallic wit. Those who like murder stories will find this a novel one, and will follow the philosophical and persistent detective, Bernardet, with keen interest as he works out the various clues that at last lead him to the discovery of the criminal who murdered M. Rovere.< Less
Time Crime By H. Beam Piper
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Henry Beam Piper (March 23, 1904 – c. November 6,... More > 1964) was an American science fiction author. He wrote many short stories and several novels. He is best known for his extensive Terro-Human Future History series of stories and a shorter series of "Paratime" alternate history tales.He wrote under the name H. Beam Piper. Another source gives his name as "Horace Beam Piper" and a different date of death. His gravestone says "Henry Beam Piper". Piper himself may have been the source of part of the confusion; he told people the H stood for Horace, encouraging the assumption that he used the initial because he disliked his name. On a copy of "Little Fuzzy" given to Charles O. Piper, Beam's cousin and executor, he wrote "To Charles from Henry. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Beam_Piper< Less
Art Crime By Scott King
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An artist, an author, and a sculptor all face death..until a tragic common bond unifies them.
The Crime of the Century By Henry M. Hunt
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Dr. Patrick Henry Cronin was a prominent Chicago physician and a member of Clan-na-Gael an American political organization formed to promote Irish independence from British rule. Clan-na-Gael was... More > very effective at raising large sums of money for the cause, but the money was administered in secret by three members of the Executive Board led by Chicago lawyer Alexander Sullivan. When Dr. Cronin criticized the board’s secrecy and accused them of embezzling funds he was denounced as a traitor and a British spy. When his accusations persisted, Sullivan marked him for death and on May 4, 1889 Dr. Cronin disappeared.< Less
Crime and Punishment By Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The poverty-stricken Raskolnikov, a talented student, devises a theory about extraordinary men being above the law, since in their brilliance they think “new thoughts” and so contribute... More > to society. He then sets out to prove his theory by murdering a vile, cynical old pawnbroker and her sister. The act brings Raskolnikov into contact with his own buried conscience and with two characters — the deeply religious Sonia, who has endured great suffering, and Porfiry, the intelligent and discerning official who is charged with investigating the murder — both of whom compel Raskolnikov to feel the split in his nature. Dostoevsky provides readers with a suspenseful, penetrating psychological analysis that goes beyond the crime.< Less
Crime and the Disabled By Roy Day Jr.
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Master Roy Day has been a person with many interests and passions throughout his life; one has always been the martial arts. Within a year of his accident, at age 18, he was introduced to two new... More > subjects, Karate and crime against the disabled. In 1995, he was introduced to wheelchair fencing. In 1997, he was U.S. National Champion in Men’s Wheelchair Epee and competed for the U.S. in the 1998 and 2002 World Championships. He was also a member of the 2000 Paralympic Team that competed in the Sydney games. In 1998, Roy began studying American Kenpo Karate with Master Robert Quinn at American Karate in Tucker, Ga. While Roy spent almost a decade competing internationally for the U.S., he spent over a decade with Mr. Quinn earning his 3rd degree Black Belt, a Master ranking, and an instructor in his Sifu’s TEST (Tactical Emergency Security Training) Program until his teacher’s tragic death. Under Master Quinn’s guidance, Roy developed Ropo Kenpo- the rolling power of Kenpo Karate and completed this book.< Less

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