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Shortly after graduating from U.S. Army Ranger School in 2006, PFC Alex Blum took part in a bank robbery. This act confused and horrified Alex's relatives, who knew him as an upstanding young man with a high moral conscience, who had wanted his whole life to become a ranger. His cousin Ben, however, wanted to go deeper - what were the emotional and societal factors that led Alex to make this seemingly inexplicable choice? This stellar true crime story weaves through psychology, sociology, and even mathematics as the author makes every imaginable effort to understand the cousin he thought he knew. It's a deep and dark but ultimately life-affirming read, filled with unforgettable moments from the first page to the last.

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$28.95
ISBN: 9780385538435
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Published: Doubleday - September 12th, 2017

Staff Pick

Shortly after graduating from U.S. Army Ranger School in 2006, PFC Alex Blum took part in a bank robbery. This act confused and horrified Alex's relatives, who knew him as an upstanding young man with a high moral conscious, who had wanted his whole life to become a ranger. His cousin Ben, however, wanted to go deeper.  What were the emotional and societal factors that led Alex to make this seemingly inexplicable choice? This stellar true crime story weaves through psychology, sociology, and even mathematics as the author makes every imaginable effort to understand the cousin he thought he knew. It's a deep and dark but ultimately life-affirming read, filled with unforgettable moments from the first page to the last.

Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385538435
Availability: Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Doubleday - September 12th, 2017

Staff Pick

In the midst of World War II, Leonora Carrington's lover, Max Ernst was captured by Nazis and died in a concentration camp. The tragic event caused Carrington's mind to unravel and she ended up being confined to a mental institution. Carrington's memoir is a slim volume and a compelling and horrific portrait of a woman's ordeal after losing a loved one to war. Written in a surreal but accessible prose, it is an essential account that takes you inside the mind of a woman unhinged by tragedy.

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By Leonora Carrington, Marina Warner (Introduction by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9781681370606
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Published: NYRB Classics - April 18th, 2017

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