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- Prometheus Books 2012; US$ 12.99
As only biography of Thurgood Marshall to be endorsed by Marshall's immediate family, this exhaustively researched and engagingly written work will be of interest to any everyone interested in law, civil rights, American history, and biography. Thurgood Marshall was the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century. He transformed the nation's... more...
- Etruscan Press 2012; US$ 16.00
"Paula Priamos' The Shyster's Daughter is a wonderfully written charged memoir?utterly absorbing and packed with sharp details. Direct, evocative, emotionally honest, brave, and funny, Priamos' voice shines. The Shyster's Daughter is a suspenseful investigative journey, but its emotional core vibrates with Priamos' homage to her deeply flawed... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
For some people, happy hour is never enough This is a book about escape. It's also about laughing gas. And bourbon and dope and sex and mushrooms and every other vice millions of us indulge in to forget our jobs, the office, and the stifling, corporate caricatures we're forced to become for paychecks. This is a book about a decade lost in a senseless... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 14.00
QUESTION: How many lawyers does it take to finish the roof of a two-thousand-square-foot house with dormers? ANSWER: Depends on how thin you slice them. Lawyers, and, more to the point, lawyer stories, have been sliced, diced, and presented for consumption for centuries. Ever since Dick the Butcher suggested in Shakespeare's Henry VI Part 2 ... more...
- HarperCollins 2007; US$ 11.99
Imagine what it's like to come face-to-face with a terrorist in a foreign courtroom—and you're the lawyer looking to put him away. Imagine what it's like to see happy children in Iraq and Afghanistan smiling and waving at U.S. military helicopters. Imagine what it's like to be an undersized linebacker in the National Football League, where most... more...
- Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.00
On January 21, 1998, the night before his thirty-eighth birthday, federal prosecutor Stanley N. Alpert was kidnapped off the streets of Manhattan by a car full of gun-toting thugs looking to use his ATM card. He ended up blindfolded in a Brooklyn apartment as his captors changed their plans, alternately threatening him and his family, seeking legal... more...
- Threshold Editions 2009; US$ 27.00
"This book is a final act of posthumous loyalty. Without it, history will have an incomplete -- and I believe unbalanced -- picture of the remarkable man who was the sixteenth chief justice of the United States, a man I was proud to call my friend." • • • The impact of Chief Justice William Rehnquist -- who served as a Supreme Court justice... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2003; US$ 20.99
The most famous lawyer in America talks about the law, his life, and how he has won. Johnnie Cochran has been a lawyer for almost forty years. In that time, he has taken on dozens of groundbreaking cases and emerged as a pivotal figure in race relations in America. Cochran gained international recognition as one of America's best - and most controversial... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 8.99
One L , Scott Turow's journal of his first year at law school introduces and a best-seller when it was first published in 1977, has gone on to become a virtual bible for prospective law students. Not only does it introduce with remarkable clarity the ideas and issues that are the stuff of legal education; it brings alive the anxiety and competiveness--with... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 23.00
Thurgood Marshall's extraordinary contribution to civil rights and overcoming racism is more topical than ever, as the national debate on race and the overturning of affirmative action policies make headlines nationwide. Howard Ball, author of eighteen books on the Supreme Court and the federal judiciary, has done copious research for this incisive... more...