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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99
In 1692 Puritan Samuel Sewall sent twenty people to their deaths on trumped-up witchcraft charges. The nefarious witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts represent a low point of American history, made famous in works by Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne (himself a descendant of one of the judges), and Arthur Miller. The trials might have doomed Sewall... more...
- Baker Publishing Group 2008; US$ 7.99
Gibbs, lead attorney for Bob and Mary Schindler, Terri Schiavo's parents, recounts the legal case to keep her alive and her last days. Discusses background information on the U.S. judiciary process and value of life issues more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 34.95
Americans of color faced daunting barriers in the 1940s. Despite graduating first in his class at Harvard Law and clerking for Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, Bill Coleman was shut out of major East Coast law firms. But as he writes, The times, they were achanging. He not only benefitted from that changehe helped propel... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 23.99
The rise to power of Eliot Spitzer, the scourge of Wall Street and one of America?s most controversial politicians, by the reporter who knows his crusade best Few politicians have burst onto the American scene with as much impact as Eliot Spitzer. He has exposed wrongdoing by stock analysts, mutual fund managers, and insurance brokers, and he... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 17.99
A Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent with unprecedented access to the inner workings of the U.S. Supreme Court chronicles the personal transformation of a legendary justice From 1970 to 1994, Justice Harry A. Blackmun (1908-1999) wrote numerous landmark Supreme Court decisions, including Roe v. Wade, and participated in the most contentious debates... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 18.99
Clarence Darrow is best remembered for his individual cases, whether defending the thrill killers Leopold and Loeb or John Scopes?s right to teach evolution in the classroom. In the first full-length biography of Darrow in decades, the historian Andrew E. Kersten narrates the complete life of America?s most legendary lawyer and the struggle that... more...
- Beacon Press 2011; US$ 26.95
From a ?Human Rights Hero,? a memoir of her illustrious career litigating groundbreaking cases In the boys' club climate of 1975, Nancy Gertner launched her career fighting a murder charge on behalf of antiwar activist Susan Saxe, one of the few women to ever make the FBI's Most Wanted List. What followed was a storied span of groundbreaking firsts,... more...