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Lawyers & Judges

  • For Slavery and Unionby Patrick A. Lewis

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 50.00

    Benjamin Forsythe Buckner (1836--1901) faced a dire choice as the flames of Civil War threatened his native Kentucky. As an ambitious Bluegrass aristocrat, he was sympathetic to fellow slave owners, but was also convinced that the Peculiar Institution could not survive a war for Southern independence. Defying the wishes of his Rebel fiancée and her... more...

  • Crude Justiceby Stuart H. Smith

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 24.95

    One day in the small Mississippi town of Laurel, a 26-year-old expectant mom named Karen Street sat down at the edge of her bathtub?and felt her hip split in two. The episode was so bizarre it wasn?t until later, after she saw the doctor, that she realized her bone disease was almost certainly linked to her father-in-law?s business. Winston Street... more...

  • Henry Clay the Lawyerby Maurice G. Baxter

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Though he was best known as a politician, Henry Clay (1777-1852) maintained an active legal practice for more than fifty years. He was a leading contributor both to the early development of the U.S. legal system and to the interaction between law and politics in pre-Civil War America. During the years of Clay's practice, modern American law was taking... more...

  • Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson of Kentuckyby James E. St. Clair; Linda C. Gugin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Fred M. Vinson, the thirteenth Chief Justice of the United States, started his political career as a small-town Kentucky lawyer and rose to positions of power in all three branches of federal government. Born in Louisa, Kentucky, Vinson earned undergraduate and law degrees from Centre College in Danville. He served 12 years in the U.S. House of Representatives,... more...

  • Courtroom Avengerby Kurt Chandler

    American Bar Association 2015; US$ 38.99

    This is a profile of Robert Habush, a prolific and esteemed trial lawyer based in Milwaukee. He's a lawyer whose is recognized by his peers as a lawyer who is always fighting for the little guy against the big pocket. Each chapter of this compelling book covers a significant trial in his career, and more. In it you'll find: ?details on the Mitsubishi... more...

  • Hitler's First Victimsby Timothy W. Ryback

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 26.95

    The remarkable story of Josef Hartinger, the German prosecutor who risked everything to bring to justice the first killers of the Holocaust and whose efforts would play a key role in the Nuremberg tribunal. Before Germany was engulfed by Nazi dictatorship, it was a constitutional republic. And just before Dachau Concentration Camp became a site of... more...

  • New Jersey Governor Brendan Byrneby Donald Linky

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 26.99

    This biography profiles Brendan Byrne, the New Jersey governor (1974-82) who overcame strong opposition to implement policies with widespread impact, including the state?s first income tax, casino gambling, education reform, land-use preservation, and public transit. more...

  • Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justiceby Joan Biskupic

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    Joan Biskupic has covered the U.S. Supreme Court for more than twenty years and is the author of several books, including American Original: The Life and Constitution of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Sandra Day O'Connor: How the First Woman on the Supreme Court Became Its Most Influential Justice . Biskupic is an editor in charge for... more...

  • John Marshallby Harlow Giles Unger

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Harlow Giles Unger is a former distinguished visiting fellow at George Washington?s Mount Vernon. A highly acclaimed historian, he is author of more than twenty books, including nine biographies of the Founding Fathers and four histories of the early republic. He lives in New York City. more...

  • And Give Up Showbiz?by Josh Young

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 24.95

    Josh Young , a bestselling author and journalist for the past quarter-century, specializes in co-writing books with notable leaders in their fields and celebrities. He has co-authored seven national best-sellers, including five New York Times best-sellers. He co-authored Deal or No Deal host Howie Mandel?s Here?s The Deal: Don?t Touch Me ; Bob... more...