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- Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 9.99
John grew up in poverty in Limerick, Ireland, in the 1960s. Fatherless, and with a family in chaos, John fell prey to the predatory clutches of a neighbour, setting off a cycle of sexual abuse that eventually led to being sold as a teenage prostitute. Against all odds, John put himself through college and became a lawyer. But there was no escaping... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 35.95
This bestselling biography of legendary trial lawyer Edward Bennett Williams is "a skillful and lively portrait of a larger-than-life lawyer" ( Kirkus Reviews ). Legendary attorney Edward Bennet Williams was arguably the best trial lawyer ever to practice. Now, for the first time, bestselling author Evan Thomas takes us into the courtrooms of Williams's... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00
Sonia Sotomayor: A Biography is an overview of Justice Sotomayor's life and career from her childhood to her ascent to the Supreme Court. It is also an early assessment of her performance on the court, her relationships with her colleagues, and the particular influence she is likely to exert on future decisions. Sharing an inspirational, rags-to-riches... more...
- Prometheus Books 2012; US$ 12.99
Thurgood Marshall was the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century. He transformed the nation's legal landscape by challenging the racial segregation that had relegated millions to second-class citizenship. He won twenty-nine of thirty-three cases before the United States Supreme Court, was a federal appeals court judge, served as the... more...
- Algonquin Books 2013; US$ 24.95
Provocative true cases that explore the intersection of our most intimate relationships and the law?and offer a window into how we define a family today. A woman seeking a divorce has no idea of the family finances?her husband doled out money only after she gave him requisition slips for her intended purchases. A lesbian couple wants to include... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99
Voted by her peers as one of the best lawyers in America, and described by Time magazine as "one of the nation's most effective advocates of family rights and feminist causes," Allred has devoted her career to fighting for civil rights and has won hundreds of millions of dollars for victims of abuse. She has taken on countless institutions to promote... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 20.99
It was in tolling the death of Chief Justice John Marshall in 1835 that the Liberty Bell cracked, never to ring again. An apt symbol of the man who shaped both court and country, whose life "reads like an early history of the United States," as the Wall Street Journal noted, adding: Jean Edward Smith "does an excellent job of recounting the details... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 37.00
Elena Kagan can be considered a "wild card" in terms of how she will vote and affect Supreme Court decisions. While largely considered a liberal, her lack of a judicial "track record" and previous work as Solicitor General lend an air of uncertainty as to how she will react to upcoming cases that have proven highly divisive and controversial. This... more...
- Atria Books 2013; US$ 16.00
From the award-winning author of Across a Hundred Mountains. Cuando el padre de Reyna Grande deja a su esposa y sus tres hijos atrás en un pueblo de México para hacer el peligroso viaje a través de la frontera a los Estados Unidos, promete que pronto regresará con el dinero suficiente para construir la casa de sus sueños. Sus promesas se vuelven... more...
- Scribner 2015; US$ 25.00
A candid memoir from a talented young lawyer who becomes romantically entangled with the convicted drug felon she represents?Cameron Douglas, son of film actor Michael Douglas?and who soon makes the mistake of her life. Or does she? Criminal That I Am is a defense attorney?s account of the criminal justice system as seen through the prism of a particular... more...