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  • The Pleaderby Len Murray

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 22.55

    Len Murray, described by a High Court judge as the most respected pleader of his generation, practised as a solicitor in Glasgow for over 40 years. As part of a triumvirate of top lawyers based in the city during its period of renaissance, he built up one of the most respected law practices in the country. Among the benchmark cases with which Murray... more...

  • Justice Brennanby Seth Stern; Stephen Wermiel

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010; US$ 15.23

    A biography of the driving force behind the Warren Court?s most progressive decisions, based on exclusive interviews with Brennan and unprecedented access to documents not available to the public until 2017: no Supreme Court biographer has ever enjoyed this level of access to a justice himself and to his papers. more...

  • Louis Armstrongby James Lincoln Collier

    Oxford University Press 1985; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    Louis Armstrong was more than a great entertainer--he was one of the most important musicians of our times, not only a key figure in the history of jazz but also a formative influence on all of twentieth-century popular music. James Lincoln Collier, author of The Making of Jazz chronicles the saga of Armstrong's rise as a musician, providing a unique,... more...

  • Brandeisby Lewis J. Paper

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    This vivid biography reflects the fullness of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis?s personal and professional lives. Born in Kentucky shortly before the Civil War, Brandeis rose to national fame as ?the people?s attorney??the first public interest lawyer?and went on to become an adviser to Woodrow Wilson and a confidant of Franklin Roosevelt. more...

  • Notorious RBGby Irin Carmon; Shana Knizhnik

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 14.99

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ?The authors make this unassuming, most studious woman come pulsing to life. . . . Notorious RBG may be a playful project, but it asks to be read seriously. . . . That I responded so personally to it is a testimony to [its] storytelling and panache.?? Jennifer Senior, New York Times Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader... more...

  • La Vie de Maximilien Robespierreby Liévin-Bonaventure Proyart; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Maximilien Marie-Isidore-Robespierre est né à Arras le 6 mai 1758 de Maximilien-Barthélémy-François, avocat au conseil d'Artois, et de Jacqueline-Marguerite Carraut. Il fut tenu sur les fonts sacrés de l'église de Saint-Aubert par Maximilien de Robespierre, son grand-père, et par Marguerite Cornu, sa grand-mère du côté maternel, et baptisé... more...

  • From Midnight to Guntownby John Hailman

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 35.00

    As a federal prosecutor in Mississippi for over thirty years, John Hailman worked with federal agents, lawyers, judges, and criminals of every stripe. In From Midnight to Guntown , he recounts amazing trials and bad guy antics from the darkly humorous to the needlessly tragic. In addition to bank robbers--generally the dumbest criminals--Hailman... more...

  • Return to Guntownby John Hailman

    University Press of Mississippi 2015; US$ 29.95

    New tales of wild bad guys from an accomplished prosecutor of drug lords, kidnappers, con men, and other colorful criminals more...

  • Without Precedentby Anna R. Hayes

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    The first woman judge in the state of North Carolina and the first woman in the United States to be elected chief justice of a state supreme court, Susie Marshall Sharp (1907-1996) broke new ground for women in the legal profession. When she retired in 1979, she left a legacy burnished by her tireless pursuit of lucidity in the law, honesty in judges,... more...

  • Lawyers in the Dockby Richard L. Abel

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 49.99 US$ 42.99

    In Lawyers in the Dock , Richard L. Abel examines accounts of disciplined New York lawyers, whose vivid, compelling dramas breathe life into the ethical rules governing the legal profession. Abel identifies ways to devise better strategies for restoring trust in lawyers, a prerequisite for an effectively functioning justice system. This book is... more...