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Singular, Stephen

Overview
Works: 40 works in 116 publications in 6 languages and 9,242 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Biography  History  Drama  Film adaptations  True crime stories  Trials, litigation, etc  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: HV6529, B
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Most widely held works about Stephen Singular
 
Most widely held works by Stephen Singular
Anyone you want me to be : a true story of sex and death on the Internet by John E Douglas( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A profile of the world's first known Internet serial killer demonstrates how ordinary Americans can become victims of cybercrime and how the case reflects a growing pattern of Internet sex and violence
When men become gods : Mormon polygamist Warren Jeffs, his cult of fear, and the women who fought back by Stephen Singular( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the self-proclaimed prophet of the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints, a sect of Mormonism based in southern Utah, Warren Jeffs held sway over thousands of followers for nearly a decade. In addition to coercing young girls into polygamous marriages with older men, Jeffs reputedly took scores of wives himself. The media were shunned, creating a hidden community where polygamy was prized above all else. But in 2007, after a two-year FBI manhunt, Jeffs was convicted as an accomplice to rape. Journalist Singular traces Jeffs's rise to power and the concerted effort that led to his downfall. It was a movement championed by law enforcement, but more vocally by a group of former wives seeking to liberate young women from the arranged marriages they'd once endured. The book offers new revelations into a nearly impenetrable enclave--a place of inbreeding and eerie seclusion, and a tradition almost a century old.--From publisher description
Unholy messenger : the life and crimes of the BTK serial killer by Stephen Singular( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To all appearances, Dennis Rader was a model citizen in the small town of Park City, Kansas, where he had lived with his family almost his entire life. He was a town compliance officer, a former Boy Scout leader, the president of his church congregation, and a seemingly ordinary father and husband. But Rader's average life belied the existence of his dark, sadistic other self: he was the BTK serial killer. The self-named BTK (for Bind, Torture, Kill) had terrorized Wichita for thirty-one years, not only with his brutal, sexually motivated crimes, but also through his taunting, elusive communications with the media and law enforcement. In 1974, BTK committed his first murders -- torturing and strangling four members of the Otero family -- and wrote the police an audacious letter declaring his responsibility for the Oteros' deaths and labeling himself, for the first time, BTK. Thus he established a pattern -- stalking and killing a series of ten victims, then bragging and claiming ownership of his crimes -- that ended in 1991 but left law enforcement confounded and the public with deeply troubling memories. Until, that is, he resurfaced in 2004 with another string of letters that would finally lead to his arrest. Drawing from extensive interviews with Rader's pastor, congregation, detectives, and psychologists who worked the case, and from his unnervingly de-tailed thirty-two-hour confession, bestselling author Stephen Singular delves into the disturbing life and crimes of BTK to explore fully -- for the first time -- the most dangerous and complex serial killer of our generation and the man who embodied, at once, astonishing extremes of normality and abnormality. In Unholy Messenger, Singular recounts the year prior to Rader's arrest, in which the BTK killer reemerged, and the aftermath. Woven throughout are the details of his crimes, elaborate schemes, and bids for public attention, and the wrenching impact his deception had on his family, church, and heartland community. The result is a chilling story of a man considered a "spiritual leader" by his pastor and congregation, who turned out to be the devil next door. More than just true crime, Unholy Messenger is a powerful, thoroughly engrossing examination of the intersection between good and evil, and of the psychology and spirituality of a killer in whom faith and bloodshed converged
A season on the reservation : my soujourn with the White Mountain Apache by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tired of life in Los Angeles, disillusioned with the state of basketball, and devastated by the recent death of his mother, Abdul-Jubbar accepted an invitation from the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona to coach the high school basketball team."--Jacket
The spiral notebook : the Aurora theater shooter and the epidemic of mass violence committed by American youth by Stephen Singular( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On July 20, 2012, twelve people were killed and fifty-eight wounded at a mass shooting in a movie theater in Colorado. In 1999, thirteen kids at Columbine High School were murdered by their peers. In 2012, twenty children and seven adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary. Thirty-two were killed at Virginia Tech. Twelve killed at the Washington Navy Yard. In May 2014, after posting a YouTube video of retribution and lamenting a life of loneliness, rejection, and unfulfilled desires, a lone gunman killed six and wounded seven in Isla Vista. All of these acts of violence were committed by young men between the ages of eighteen and thirty. Mass violence committed by young people is now an epidemic. In the first fourteen school days of 2014, there were seven school shootings, compared to twenty-eight school shootings in all of 2013. The reasons behind this escalating violence, and the cultural forces that have impugned a generation, is the subject of the important new book "The Spiral Notebook." "New York Times"-bestselling author Stephen Singular has often examined violence in America in his critically-acclaimed books. Here he has teamed with his wife Joyce for their most important work yet one that investigates why America keeps producing twenty-something mass killers. Their reporting has produced the most comprehensive look at the Aurora shooting yet and draws upon the one group left out of the discussion of violence in America: the twenty-somethings themselves. While following the legal proceedings in the Aurora shooting, "The Spiral Notebook" is full of interviews with Generation Z, a group dogged by big pharma and anti-depressants and ADHD drugs, by a doomsday/apocalyptic mentality present since birth, and by an entertainment industry that has turned violence into parlor games. Provocative and eye-opening, "The Spiral Notebook" is a glimpse into the forces that are shaping the future of American youth, an entire generation bathed in the violence committed by their peers"--amazon.com
The Wichita divide : the murder of Dr. George Tiller and the battle over abortion by Stephen Singular( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On May 31, 2009, Scott Roeder walked into a Wichita church, drew a pistol, and shot Dr. George Tiller at point blank range. Tiller, who was the most public practitioner of late-term abortions in America, had been a lightning rod for controversy, regularly referred to in the conservative media as "Tiller, the Baby Killer." Tiller's death was not an isolated act of violence, but a pivotal, public murder in a war that has been raging for decades. It's a war of violently opposing ideologies, encompassing abortion, but also questions of privacy, sexuality, and religion. It's being fought in our nation's courtrooms, at school and churches, on television sets, at our dinner tables, and in our bedrooms. And more and more, the key battlegrounds are in Kansas, once home to Brown vs. Board of Education and some of the bloodiest conflicts of the Civil War. This is a gripping look at a cold-blooded terrorist action, two men representing opposite ideological extremes, and the region where those violent forces clash"--Provided by publisher
Presumed guilty : an investigation into the JonBenet Ramsey case, the media, and the culture of pornography by Stephen Singular( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notre Dame's greatest coaches : Rockne, Leahy, Parseghian, Holtz by Edward Krause( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this memoir, Notre Dame Hall of Famer Moose Krause recalls four great coaches: Knute Rockne, Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, and Lou Holtz
The rise and rise of David Geffen by Stephen Singular( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catch this! : going deep with the NFL's sharpest weapon by Terrell Owens( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the San Francisco 49ers wide receiver discusses his childhood in rural Alabama, apprenticeship to Jerry Rice, fractious relationship with coach Steve Mariucci, and insights into professional football
The uncivil war : the rise of hate, violence, and terrorism in America by Stephen Singular( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadow on the mountain : Nancy Pfister, Dr. William Styler, and the murder of Aspen's golden girl by Stephen Singular( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nancy Pfister, heir to Buttermilk Mountain, the world-renowned site of the Winter X Games, was Aspen royalty, its ambassador to the world. She lived among the rich and famous ... But behind the warm facade, she could be selfish, manipulative, and careless. Pfister enjoyed bragging about her wealth and celebrity connections, but those closest to her, like Kathy Carpenter, Pfister's personal assistant, drinking companion, and on one occasion lover, knew better. In 2013, after a long fall from grace, Dr. William Styler and his wife, Nancy, relocated to Aspen to reinvent themselves ... and Nancy Pfister was their answered prayer. She took them in, gave them a place to live, and allowed them to launch their new spa business ... When Nancy was found beaten to death in her own home, the Stylers and Carpenter were all under suspicion for the gruesome murder."--
Power to burn : Michael Ovitz and the new business of show business by Stephen Singular( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he shocked Hollywood by becoming president of Disney, he didn't just get a new job: he closed one chapter and opened another in the history of show business. Through extensive research, including many interviews, Power to Burn takes readers behind the scenes of Michael Ovitz's incredible rise and explores his newest role, one that is guaranteed to change the way media empires are run for years to come
Unholy messenger : the life and crimes of the BTK serial killer by Stephen Singular( Recording )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dennis Rader appeared to his family, friends, and community as a normal, down-to-earth member of society. Their perceptions were turned completely upside-down, however, when Rader was convicted as Wichita's BTK killer. Stephen Singular describes the year before Rader's arrest, in which his brutality shocked and terrified the country
By their works : profiles of men of faith who made a difference by Stephen Singular( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents over sixty brief biographies of productive members of the Knights of Columbus society, including John F. Kennedy, "Babe" Ruth, and the founder of the society Father Michael J. McGivney
Joe Lieberman : the historic choice by Stephen Singular( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A killing in the family : a true story of love, lies and murder by Stephen Singular( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet evil by Stephen Singular( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spiral notebook : the Aurora theater shooter and the epidemic of mass violence committed by American youth by Stephen Singular( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass violence committed by young people has become an epidemic. In just the first fourteen school days of 2014, there were seven school shootings. The reasons behind this escalating violence is the subject of this important book. Here, bestselling author Stephen Singular teams with his wife, Joyce, for their most important work yet--one that investigates why America keeps producing twentysomething mass killers. Their reporting has produced the most comprehensive look at the Aurora theater shooting yet and draws upon the one group left out of the discussion of violence in America: the twentysomethings themselves. Provocative and eye-opening, The Spiral Notebook is a glimpse into the forces that are shaping the future of American youth, a generation bathed in the violence committed by their peers
Legacy of deception : an investigation of Mark Fuhrman and racism in the L.A.P.D. by Stephen Singular( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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When men become gods : Mormon polygamist Warren Jeffs, his cult of fear, and the women who fought backUnholy messenger : the life and crimes of the BTK serial killerA season on the reservation : my soujourn with the White Mountain ApacheThe Wichita divide : the murder of Dr. George Tiller and the battle over abortionPresumed guilty : an investigation into the JonBenet Ramsey case, the media, and the culture of pornographyNotre Dame's greatest coaches : Rockne, Leahy, Parseghian, HoltzThe rise and rise of David GeffenCatch this! : going deep with the NFL's sharpest weapon