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- 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 Publishing Group 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...
- McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 21.00
A brave and revealing examination of an overlooked affliction that affects one in four Canadians . Despite having a demanding job, good friends, and a supportive family, Emily White spent many of her nights and weekends alone at home, trying to understand why she felt so disconnected from everyone. To keep up the façade of an active social life... 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...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 28.99
The first full-scale biography of the Supreme Court?s most provocative?and influential?justice If the U.S. Supreme Court teaches us anything, it is that almost everything is open to interpretation. Almost. But what?s inarguable is that, while the Court has witnessed a succession of larger-than-life jurists in its two-hundred-year-plus history,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 17.99
Convictions is a spellbinding story from the front lines of the fight against crime. Most Americans know little about the work of assistant United States attorneys, the federal prosecutors who possess sweeping authority to investigate and prosecute the nation?s most dangerous criminals. John Kroger pursued high-profile cases against Mafia killers,... more...