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  • The People's Advocateby Daniel Sheehan

    Counterpoint 2013; US$ 30.00

    The People?s Advocate is the autobiography of American Constitutional Trial Attorney Daniel Sheehan. Sheehan traces his personal journey from his working-class roots through Harvard Law School and his initial career in private practice. His early disenchantment led to his return for further study at Harvard Divinity School, and rethinking the nature... more...

  • Rough Edgesby James E. Rogan

    HarperCollins 2004; US$ 20.99

    Jim Rogan was born to a single mother—a cocktail waitress who was later convicted of welfare fraud; his bartender-father abandoned them both before he was born. After a rough-and-tumble childhood in San Francisco's hardscrabble Mission District—where he was raised by his colorful extended family—he became a political junkie at the... more...

  • John Scott, Lord Eldon, 1751?1838by Rose Melikan

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 117.00

    This is the first modern biography of an important Lord Chancellor in Georgian political life. more...

  • Supreme Discomfortby Kevin Merida; Michael Fletcher

    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...

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.by G. Edward White

    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...

  • Speaking for Myselfby Cherie Blair

    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...

  • Color-Blind Justiceby Mark Elliott

    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...

  • Harry A. Blackmunby Tinsley Yarbrough

    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...

  • Champion of Civil Rightsby Joel William Friedman

    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...

  • Salem Witch Judgeby Eve LaPlante

    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...