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AMERICAN LAW AND THE NEW GLOBAL REALITIES
Written by STEPHEN BREYER

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 08/23/2016

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-91207-2

In this original, far-reaching, and timely book, Justice Stephen Breyer examines the work of the Supreme Court of the United States in an increasingly interconnected world, a world in which all sorts of activity, both public and private—from the conduct of national security policy to the conduct of international trade—obliges the Court to understand and consider circumstances beyond America’s borders.  

Written with unique authority and perspective, The Court and the World reveals an emergent...

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A JOURNEY TO JUSTICE IN PRISONS AROUND THE WORLD
Written by BAZ DREISINGER

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 02/09/2016

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51727-7

Baz Dreisinger travels behind bars in nine countries to rethink the state of justice in a global context
 
Beginning in Africa and ending in Europe, Incarceration Nations is a first-person odyssey through the prison systems of the world. Professor, journalist, and founder of the Prison-to-College-Pipeline, Dreisinger looks into the human stories of incarcerated men and women and those who imprison them, creating a jarring, poignant view of a world to which most are denied access, and...

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ITS ROLE IN THE COURT'S HISTORY AND THE NATION'S CONSTITUTIONAL DIALOGUE
Written by MELVIN I. UROFSKY

Format: Hardcover, 544 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 10/13/2015

Price: $35.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-37940-5

From the admired judicial authority, author of Louis D. Brandeis (“Remarkable”—Anthony Lewis, The New York Review of Books; “Monumental”—Alan M. Dershowitz, The New York Times Book Review), Division and Discord, andSupreme Decisions—Melvin Urofsky’s major new book looks at the role of dissent in the Supreme Court and the meaning of the Constitution through the greatest and longest lasting public-policy debate in the country’s history, among members of the Supreme Court, between the Court and...

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THE WORLD'S FIRST (BUT CERTAINLY NOT LAST) JEWISH LAWYER
Written by ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ

Format: Hardcover, 208 pages

Publisher: Schocken

On Sale: 10/06/2015

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-0-805-24293-5

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

One of the world’s best-known attorneys gives us a no-holds-barred history of Jewish lawyers: from the biblical Abraham through modern-day advocates who have changed the world by challenging the status quo, defending the unpopular, contributing to the rule of law, and following the biblical command to pursue justice.
 
The Hebrew Bible’s two great examples of advocacy on behalf of problematic defendants—Abraham trying to convince God not to destroy the people...

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THE $19 BILLION LEGAL BATTLE OVER OIL IN THE RAIN FOREST AND THE LAWYER WHO'D STOP AT NOTHING TO WIN
Written by PAUL M. BARRETT

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 09/22/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-770-43636-0

The gripping story of one American lawyer’s obsessive crusade—waged at any cost—against Big Oil on behalf of the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest.

Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer, signed on to a budding class action lawsuit against multinational Texaco (which later merged with Chevron to become the third-largest corporation in America). The suit sought reparations for the Ecuadorian peasants and tribes people whose lives...

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A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION
Written by BRYAN STEVENSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 08/18/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98496-5

New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year byThe New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time
 
Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book 

Selected for common...

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ANOTHER TIME, A GREATER TASK

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 03/03/2015

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68339-2

Critical legal studies is the most important development in progressive thinking about law of the past half century. It has inspired the practice of legal analysis as institutional imagination, exploring, with the materials of the law, alternatives for society. The Critical Legal Studies Movement was written as the manifesto of the movement by its central figure. This new edition includes a revised version of the original text, preceded by an extended essay in which its author discusses what...

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ISLAMOPHOBIA, EXTREMISM, AND THE DOMESTIC WAR ON TERROR
Written by ARUN KUNDNANI

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 01/06/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68558-7

Death came instantly to Imam Luqman, as four FBI agents fired semiautomatic rifles at him from a few feet away. Another sixty officers surrounded the building on that October morning, the culmination of a two-year undercover investigation that had infiltrated the imam’s Detroit mosque. The FBI quickly claimed that Luqman Abdullah was “the leader of a domestic terrorist group.” And yet, caught on tape, he had refused to help “do something” violent, as it might injure innocents, and no...

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HIDDEN TRUTHS ABOUT THE MURDER OF MATTHEW SHEPARD
Written by STEPHEN JIMENEZ

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages

Publisher: Steerforth

On Sale: 09/16/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-1-586-42226-4

Late on the night of October 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one-year-old gay college student, left a bar in Laramie, Wyoming with two alleged “strangers,” Aaron McKin­ney and Russell Henderson. Eighteen hours later, Matthew was found tied to a log fence on the outskirts of town, unconscious and barely alive. He had been pistol-whipped so severely that the mountain biker who discovered his battered frame mistook him for a Halloween scarecrow. Overnight, a politically expedient myth took...

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MY LIFE IN THE LAW
Written by ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ

Format: Hardcover, 528 pages

Publisher: Crown

On Sale: 10/15/2013

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-71927-0

In Taking the Stand, Alan Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University, and the author of such acclaimed bestsellers as Chutzpah, The Best Defense, and Reversal of Fortune, reveals the evolution of his own thinking on such fundamental issues as censorship and the First Amendment, Civil Rights, Abortion, homocide and the increasing role that science plays in a legal defense. Alan Dershowitz, for the first time recounts his legal biography, describing his struggles...

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THE TORMENTED LOVE AND FATAL OBSESSION BEHIND LEE HARVEY OSWALD'S ASSASSINATION OF JOHN F. KENNEDY
Written by PRISCILLA JOHNSON MCMILLAN
Foreword by JOSEPH FINDER

Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages

Publisher: Steerforth

On Sale: 08/06/2013

Price: $29.00

ISBN: 978-1-586-42216-5

The inside story of Lee Harvey Oswald’s path to killing John. F. Kennedy. Reissued to mark the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, Marina and Lee is an indispensable account of one of America’s most traumatic events, and a classic work of narrative history. In her meticulous, at times even moment by moment, account of Oswald’s progress toward the assassination, Priscilla Johnson McMillan takes us inside Oswald’s fevered mind and his manic marriage. When Marina, only a few weeks...

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THE BIOLOGICAL ROOTS OF CRIME
Written by ADRIAN RAINE

Format: Hardcover, 496 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 04/30/2013

Price: $35.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-37884-2

Why do some innocent kids grow up to become cold-blooded serial killers? Is bad biology partly to blame? For more than three decades Adrian Raine has been researching the biological roots of violence and establishing neurocriminology, a new field that applies neuroscience techniques to investigate the causes and cures of crime. In The Anatomy of Violence, Raine dissects the criminal mind with a fascinating, readable, and far-reaching scientific journey into the body of evidence that reveals...

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