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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95
Drawing on untapped archives and full of fresh revelations, here is the definitive biography of America?s legendary defense attorney and progressive hero. Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law school student dreams of being: on the side of right, loved by many women, played by Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind . His days-long closing arguments... more...
- Baker Publishing Group 2008; US$ 7.99
Gibbs, lead attorney for Bob and Mary Schindler, Terri Schiavo's parents, recounts the legal case to keep her alive and her last days. Discusses background information on the U.S. judiciary process and value of life issues more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 34.95
Americans of color faced daunting barriers in the 1940s. Despite graduating first in his class at Harvard Law and clerking for Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, Bill Coleman was shut out of major East Coast law firms. But as he writes, The times, they were achanging. He not only benefitted from that changehe helped propel... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 17.99
A Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent with unprecedented access to the inner workings of the U.S. Supreme Court chronicles the personal transformation of a legendary justice From 1970 to 1994, Justice Harry A. Blackmun (1908-1999) wrote numerous landmark Supreme Court decisions, including Roe v. Wade, and participated in the most contentious debates... more...