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- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 35.00
An authoritative, deeply researched biography of the most controversial and outspoken Supreme Court justice of our time and how he chose to be ?right? rather than influential. Antonin Scalia knew only success in the first fifty years of his life. His sterling academic and legal credentials led to his nomination by President Ronald Reagan to the Court... more...
- Lyons Press 2008; US$ 23.99
In the tradition of true crime bestsellers by Alan Dershowitz and Dominick Dunne, Mickey Sherman delivers a powerful and extraordinarily candid account of his legal career that gives the readers an all-access backstage pass to not only the sausage factory that is the criminal justice system but the ?big cases? we have all lived with on TV. more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2006; US$ 15.00
Eleven-year-old Cupcake Brown woke up on the bicentennial and found her mother still in bed. She struggled to wake her up, pushing and pulling until she managed to tug her mother's lifeless corpse onto her own small body, crushing her beneath its dead weight. After squeezing out from under her mother, Cupcake calmly walked over to the phone and called... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
There is no more powerful, detested, misunderstood African American in our public life than Clarence Thomas. Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas is a haunting portrait of an isolated and complex man, savagely reviled by much of the black community, not entirely comfortable in white society, internally wounded by his passage from... more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 25.99
Known as the 'Great Dissenter,' Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr wrote some of the most eloquent opinions in the history of the United States Supreme Court. Holmes was responsible for some of the most important judicial opinions of the twentieth century. This biography offers readers a portrait of this singular individual. more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 14.99
Even if she hadn't married Tony Blair, Cherie's story would have been amazing. Abandoned by her actor father, she overcame obstacles to become one of the UK 's most successful barristers. But when Labour took power in 1997, she faced new challenges: her husband was the first Prime Minister in recent history with a young family, and Cherie was... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2006; US$ 16.99
Civil War officer, Reconstruction "carpetbagger," best-selling novelist, and relentless champion of equal rights, Albion Tourgee battled his entire life for racial justice. Now, in this engaging biography, Mark Elliott offers an insightful portrait of a fearless lawyer, jurist, and writer, who fought for equality long after most Americans... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 34.99
When appointed to the Supreme Court in 1970 by President Nixon, Harry A. Blackmun was seen as a quiet, safe choice to complement the increasingly conservative Court of his boyhood friend, Warren Burger. No one anticipated his seminal opinion championing abortion rights in Roe v. Wade, the most controversial ruling of his generation, which became the... more...
- LSU Press 2009; US$ 29.95
One of the least publicly recognized heroes of the civil rights movement in the United States, John Minor Wisdom served as a member of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1957 until his death in 1999 and wrote many of the landmark decisions instrumental in desegregating the American South. In this revealing biography, law professor... more...