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  • The Buffalo Creek Disasterby Gerald M. Stern

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95

    One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured,... more...

  • Roman Law and the Legal World of the Romansby Andrew M. Riggsby

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    In this book, Andrew Riggsby surveys the main areas of Roman law, and their place in Roman life. more...

  • Enemiesby Tim Weiner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 21.14

    The epic, disturbing story of how the FBI is America's real secret service 'Such creatures of passion, disloyalty, and anarchy must be crushed out. The hand of our power should close over them at once' President Woodrow Wilson, 1919 The United States is a country founded on the ideals of democracy and freedom, yet throughout the last century... more...

  • Sex and Punishmentby Eric Berkowitz

    Saqi 2013; US$ 10.99

    Sex and Punishment tells the story of the struggle throughout millennia to regulate the most powerful engine of human behaviour: sex. From the savage impalement of an Ancient Mesopotamian adulteress to the imprisonment of Oscar Wilde for 'gross indecency' in 1895, Eric Berkowitz evokes the entire sweep of Western sex law. 'I don't think I've ever read... more...

  • The Run of His Lifeby Jeffrey Toobin

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? The inspiration for  American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson  on FX, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Travolta, David Schwimmer, and Connie Britton   The definitive account of the O. J. Simpson trial, The Run of His Life is a prodigious feat of reporting that could have been written only by the foremost... more...

  • The Nuremberg Legacyby Norbert Ehrenfreund

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 6.79

    A front-row look at the Nuremberg trials and how they changed the course of history more...

  • Hugo Grotius Mare Liberum 1609-2009by Robert Feenstra; Jeroen Vervliet

    BRILL 2009; US$ 66.00

    Critical edition combined with a revised English translation of Hugo Grotius Mare liberum, also providing an insight into the circumstances in which Hugo Grotius wrote this work. more...

  • Word and Power in Mediaeval Bulgariaby Ivan Biliarsky

    BRILL 2011; US$ 241.00

    The book presents an investigation into the legal language of mediaeval Bulgaria, seen in its own cultural context: the Byzantine Commonwealth. Law and Language are cultural phenomena and their interdependence is closely linked to their civilisation in which they are embedded. more...

  • Llawysgrif Pomffredby Sara Elin Roberts

    BRILL 2011; US$ 185.00

    Llawysgrif Pomffred presents for the first time an edition of an overlooked Welsh law manuscript, Peniarth 259B. This is an important and groundbreaking edition which will contribute to our understanding of the relationship and development of the Welsh law texts. The manuscript contains a law text of the Cyfnerth redaction, seen to be the earliest... more...

  • Law, Society, and Historyby Robert W. Gordon; Morton J. Horwitz

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 33.00

    This book assembles essays on legal sociology and legal history by a group of distinguished scholars who have been influenced by Lawrence M. Friedman. more...