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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

    "I knew she?d be trouble." So quipped Antonin Scalia about Sonia Sotomayor at the Supreme Court?s annual end-of-term party in 2010. It?s usually the sort of event one would expect from such a grand institution, with gentle parodies of the justices performed by their law clerks, but this year Sotomayor decided to shake it up?flooding the room with... more...

  • John Marshallby Harlow Giles Unger

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    A soul-stirring biography of John Marshall , the young republic's great chief justice, who led the Supreme Court to power and brought law and order to the nation more...

  • And Give Up Showbiz?by Josh Young

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 24.95

    In the early ?90s, Big Tobacco was making a killing. There was no entity more powerful, and national tobacco-related deaths numbered in the hundreds of thousands each year. The economic loss from smoking-related illnesses was billions of dollars. And yet, Big Tobacco had never paid a nickel in court. Until one Southern, small-town lawyer figured... more...