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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson

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English

Pages

342

Publication Date

October 21, 2014

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<b><b>#1聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES聽</i>BESTSELLER 鈥⒙?lt;b>NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX 鈥⒙燗 powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice鈥攆rom one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.<br /><br /> 鈥淸Bryan Stevenson鈥檚] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country.鈥?lt;b>鈥擩ohn Legend</b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN</b>聽鈥⒙燦amed One of the Best Books of the Year by <i>The New York Times 鈥?The Washington Post 鈥?The Boston Globe 鈥?The Seattle Times 鈥?Esquire 鈥?Time</i></b><br /></b></b><br /> Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn鈥檛 commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship鈥攁nd transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.<br /><br /> <i>Just Mercy </i>is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer鈥檚 coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.<br /><br /><b>Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction 鈥⒙燱inner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction 鈥?Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award 鈥?Finalist for the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Book Prize 鈥?Finalist for the聽<i>Kirkus Reviews聽</i>Prize 鈥?An American Library Association Notable Book</b><br /><br />鈥淓very bit as moving as <i>To Kill a Mockingbird, </i>and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.鈥?lt;b>鈥擠avid Cole, <i>The New York Review of Books</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淪earing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America鈥檚 Mandela.鈥?lt;b>鈥擭icholas Kristof, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淵ou don鈥檛 have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. <i>Just Mercy</i> will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.鈥?lt;b>鈥擳ed Conover, <i>The New York Times Book Review </i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淚nspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he鈥檚 also a gifted writer and storyteller.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淎s deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擳he Financial Times</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淏rilliant.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擳he Philadelphia Inquirer</i></b>
Guilt by Accusation: The Challenge of Proving Innocence in the Ag...
by Alan Dershowitz

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English

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Publication Date

November 19, 2019

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鈥淢aybe the question isn鈥檛 what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it鈥檚 what happened to everyone else.鈥濃€?lt;i>Politico</i><br /><br /><b><i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Alan Dershowitz, one of America鈥檚 most respected legal scholars, proves鈥攚ith incontrovertible evidence鈥攖hat he is entirely innocent of the sexual misconduct accusations against him, while suggesting a roadmap for how such allegations should truly be handled in a just society. 聽</b><br /><br />Alan Dershowitz has been called 鈥渙ne of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America鈥?by <i>Politico </i>and 鈥渢he nation鈥檚 most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights鈥?by <i>Newsweek</i>. Yet he has come under intense criticism for applying those same principles, and his famed 鈥渟hoe鈥憃n鈥憈he鈥憃ther鈥慺oot test,鈥?to those accused of sexual misconduct.<br /><br /> In <i>Guilt by Accusation</i>, Dershowitz provides an in鈥慸epth analysis of the false accusations against him, alongside a full presentation of the exculpatory evidence that proves his account, including emails from his accuser and an admission of his innocence from her lawyer, David Boies. Additionally, he examines current attitudes toward accusations of sexual misconduct, which are today, in the age of #MeToo, accepted as implicit truth without giving the accused a fair chance to defend themselves and their innocence, and suggests possible pathways back to a society and legal system in which due process is respected above public opinion and the whims of social media mobs.<br /><br /> This book is Alan Dershowitz鈥檚 plea for fairness for both accuser and accused, his principled stand for due process no matter the allegation, and his compelling assertion of his own innocence. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to know the inside story behind the accusations against him or who cares about the current societal debate over how we should handle accusations of sexual misconduct.<br /><br /> The #MeToo movement has generally been a force for good, but as with many good movements, it is being exploited by some bad people for personal profit. Supporters of the #MeToo movement must not allow false accusers to hurt real victims by hiding behind its virtuous shield, turning it into an exploitive sword against innocent people.
Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
by , Mark Olshaker

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English

Pages

445

Publication Date

November 26, 1998

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<b>Now a Netflix original series</b><br /> <br />Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas鈥?twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country鈥檚 most notorious serial killers and criminals.<br /><br />In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases鈥攁nd into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.<br /> <br /> During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life.<br /> <br /> As the model for Jack Crawford in <i>The Silence of the Lambs</i>, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer's and the victim's actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves.
Impeach: The Case Against Donald Trump
by , Sam Koppelman

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English

Pages

227

Publication Date

November 26, 2019

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<b>INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /><br /><b>Why President Trump has left us with no choice but to remove him from office, as explained by celebrated Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal.</b><br /><br /> No one is above the law. This belief is as American as freedom of speech and turkey on Thanksgiving鈥攈eld sacred by Democrats and Republicans alike. But as celebrated Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal argues in <i>Impeach</i>, if President Trump is not held accountable for repeatedly asking foreign powers to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, this could very well mark the end of our democracy. To quote President George Washington鈥檚 Farewell Address: 鈥淔oreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government.鈥?Impeachment should always be our last resort, explains Katyal, but our founders, our principles, and our Constitution leave us with no choice but to impeach President Trump鈥攂efore it鈥檚 too late.聽
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
by Michelle Alexander

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English

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Publication Date

January 07, 2020

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<p><strong>Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by <em>Entertainment Weekly鈥?lt;/em>聽<em>Slate鈥?lt;/em>聽<em>Chronicle of Higher Eduction鈥?lt;/em>聽<em>Literary Hub</em>, <em>Book Riot鈥?lt;/em>聽and <em>Zora</em></strong></p> <p><strong>A tenth-anniversary edition of the iconic bestseller鈥斺€渙ne of the most influential books of the past 20 years,鈥?according to the <em>Chronicle of Higher Education</em>鈥攚ith a new preface by the author</strong></p> <p>Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander鈥檚 <em>The New Jim Crow</em>. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall Project and the new $100 million Art for Justice Fund; it has been the winner of numerous prizes, including the prestigious NAACP Image Award; and it has spent nearly 250 weeks on the <em>New York Times</em> bestseller list.</p> <p>Most important of all, it has spawned a whole generation of criminal justice reform activists and organizations motivated by Michelle Alexander鈥檚 unforgettable argument that 鈥渨e have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.鈥?As the <em>Birmingham News</em> proclaimed, it is 鈥渦ndoubtedly the most important book published in this century about the U.S.鈥?lt;/p> <p>Now, ten years after it was first published, The New Press is proud to issue a tenth-anniversary edition with a new preface by Michelle Alexander that discusses the impact the book has had and the state of the criminal justice reform movement today.</p> <p>聽</p>
Trial by Blood (Daniel Pike Series Book 3)
by William Bernhardt

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English

Pages

348

Publication Date

December 17, 2019

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<h2>A billion-dollar inheritance. A relative鈥檚 suspicious reappearance. Can Dan dig up the secrets of the past before he鈥檚 buried six feet under?</h2><p><p>Attorney Daniel Pike鈥檚 flashy courtroom antics have earned him plenty of enemies--but also freed many innocent people. When he learns that the same crooked cop who got his father locked up for life is testifying in a contested-identity suit, Daniel takes the case. But it won鈥檛 be easy to prove his client is the long-lost heir to an immense estate since the young man can鈥檛 remember the last fourteen years鈥?lt;/p><p>His civil litigation becomes a criminal trial when another heir is violently murdered and the mysterious amnesiac looks like the prime suspect. Battling vanishing evidence, political interference, and a brutal attack on his life, the savvy lawyer knows he鈥檒l need to put on his best performance yet.</p><p>Can Dan clear his client鈥檚 name and inheritance? Or will they both pay with their lives?</p><p><i>Trial by Blood</i> is the third book in the nail-biting Daniel Pike legal thriller series. If you like sinister conspiracies, brash attorneys, and dark-alley danger, then you鈥檒l love William Bernhardt鈥檚 page-turning novel.</p><h2><u>Buy <i>Trial by Blood</i> and take a crack at injustice today!</u></h2>
Impeachment: An American History
by , Jeffrey A. Engel

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

October 16, 2018

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<b>Four experts on the American presidency examine the three times impeachment has been invoked鈥攁gainst Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton鈥攁nd explain what it means today.</b><br /><br />Impeachment is a double-edged sword. Though it was designed to check tyrants, Thomas Jefferson also called impeachment 鈥渢he most formidable weapon for the purpose of a dominant faction that was ever contrived.鈥?On the one hand, it nullifies the will of voters, the basic foundation of all representative democracies. On the other, its absence from the Constitution would leave the country vulnerable to despotic leadership. It is rarely used, and with good reason.<br /><br /> Only three times has a president鈥檚 conduct led to such political disarray as to warrant his potential removal from office, transforming a political crisis into a constitutional one. None has yet succeeded. Andrew Johnson was impeached in 1868 for failing to kowtow to congressional leaders鈥攁nd, in a large sense, for failing to be Abraham Lincoln鈥攜et survived his Senate trial. Richard Nixon resigned in August 1974 after the House Judiciary Committee approved three articles of impeachment against him for lying, obstructing justice, and employing his executive power for personal and political gain. Bill Clinton had an affair with a White House intern, but in 1999 he faced trial in the Senate less for that prurient act than for lying under oath about it.<br /><br /> In the first book to consider these three presidents alone鈥攁nd the one thing they have in common鈥擩effrey A. Engel, Jon Meacham, Timothy Naftali, and Peter Baker explain that the basis and process of impeachment is more political than legal. The Constitution states that the president 鈥渟hall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors,鈥?leaving room for historical precedent and the temperament of the time to weigh heavily on each case. This book reveals the complicated motives behind each impeachment鈥攏ever entirely limited to the question of a president鈥檚 guilt鈥攁nd the risks to all sides. Each case depended on factors beyond the president鈥檚 behavior: his relationship with Congress, the polarization of the moment, and the power and resilience of the office itself. This is a realist view of impeachment that looks to history for clues about its potential use in the future.
The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, the Women Who Pursued ...
by Karen Abbott

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English

Pages

387

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?The epic true crime story of the most successful bootlegger in American history and the murder that shocked the nation, from the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Sin in the Second City</i> and <i>Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy</i></b><br /><br /><b>鈥淕atsby-era noir at its best.鈥濃€擡rik Larson</b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST HISTORY BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>SMITHSONIAN</i></b><br /><br />In the early days of Prohibition, long before Al Capone became a household name, a German immigrant named George Remus quits practicing law and starts trafficking whiskey. Within two years he's a multi-millionaire. The press calls him "King of the Bootleggers," writing breathless stories about the Gatsby-esque events he and his glamorous second wife, Imogene, host at their Cincinnati mansion, with party favors ranging from diamond jewelry for the men to brand-new cars for the women. By the summer of 1921, Remus owns 35 percent of all the liquor in the United States. <br /><br />Pioneering prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt is determined to bring him down. Willebrandt's bosses at the Justice Department hired her right out of law school, assuming she'd pose no real threat to the cozy relationship they maintain with Remus. Eager to prove them wrong, she dispatches her best investigator, Franklin Dodge, to look into his empire. It's a decision with deadly consequences. With the fledgling FBI on the case, Remus is quickly imprisoned for violating the Volstead Act. Her husband behind bars, Imogene begins an affair with Dodge. Together, they plot to ruin Remus, sparking a bitter feud that soon reaches the highest levels of government--and that can only end in murder. <br /><br />Combining deep historical research with novelistic flair, <i>The Ghosts of Eden Park</i> is the unforgettable, stranger-than-fiction story of a rags-to-riches entrepreneur and a long-forgotten heroine, of the excesses and absurdities of the Jazz Age, and of the infinite human capacity to deceive.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Ghosts of Eden Park</i></b><br /><br />鈥淎n exhaustively researched, hugely entertaining work of popular history that . . . exhumes a colorful crew of once-celebrated characters and restores them to full-blooded life. . . . [Abbott鈥檚] m茅tier is narrative nonfiction and鈥攁s this vibrant, enormously readable book makes clear鈥攕he is one of the masters of the art.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Wall Street Journal</i></b><br /><br />鈥淪atisfyingly sensational and thoroughly researched.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Columbus Dispatch</i></b><br /><br />鈥淎bsorbing . . . a Prohibition-era page-turner.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Chicago Tribune</i></b>
No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Ca...
by Rachel Louise Snyder

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English

Pages

309

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>TOP 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Nonfiction<br /><br />NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2019 BY: </b><i><b>Esquire</b></i><b>, Amazon, <i>Kirkus</i>, <i>Library Journal</i>, </b><i><b>Publishers Weekly, BookPage, </b></i><i><b>BookRiot, </b></i><i><b>Economist, New York Times </b></i><b>Staff Critics</b><br /><b><br /></b><b>鈥淎 seminal and breathtaking account of why home is the most dangerous place to be a woman . . . A tour de force.鈥?-Eve Ensler</b><br /> <b><br /> "Terrifying, courageous reportage from our internal war zone." -Andrew Solomon</b><br /> <b><br /> "Extraordinary." -<i>New York Times ,鈥淓ditors' Choice鈥?lt;/i></b><br /> <b><br /> 鈥淕ut-wrenching, required reading.鈥?-<i>Esquire</i></b><br /> <b><br /> "Compulsively readable . . . It will save lives." -Washington Post </b><br /> <b><i><br /> </i>An award-winning journalist's intimate investigation of the true scope of domestic violence, revealing how the roots of America's most pressing social crises are buried in abuse that happens behind closed doors. </b><br /> <b><br /> </b>We call it domestic violence. We call it private violence. Sometimes we call it intimate terrorism. But whatever we call it, we generally do not believe it has anything at all to do with us, despite the World Health Organization deeming it a 鈥済lobal epidemic.鈥?In America, domestic violence accounts for 15 percent of all violent crime, and yet it remains locked in silence, even as its tendrils reach unseen into so many of our most pressing national issues, from our economy to our education system, from mass shootings to mass incarceration to #MeToo. We still have not taken the true measure of this problem.<br /> <br /> In <i>No Visible Bruises</i>, journalist Rachel Louise Snyder gives context for what we don't know we're seeing. She frames this urgent and immersive account of the scale of domestic violence in our country around key stories that explode the common myths-that if things were bad enough, victims would just leave; that a violent person cannot become nonviolent; that shelter is an adequate response; and most insidiously that violence inside the home is a private matter, sealed from the public sphere and disconnected from other forms of violence. Through the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements from across the country, Snyder explores the real roots of private violence, its far-reaching consequences for society, and what it will take to truly address it.
An Advocate Persuades
by , Sandy Patrick

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English

Pages

445

Publication Date

January 01, 2016

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<p><em>An Advocate Persuades</em> introduces its reader to the role of the advocate and the tools of persuasion. This book, like its predecessor <em>A Lawyer Writes</em>, places the reader in the role of a first-year attorney. Now, that first-year attorney must draft a motion or appellate brief and then present an oral argument.</p><br /><p>With step-by-step explanations and numerous examples, <em>An Advocate Persuades</em> explains how to develop and refine trial-level and appellate arguments and then how to present those arguments orally. Speaking to its readers in a straightforward manner, <em>An Advocate Persuades</em> communicates both the theories and foundational skills of persuasion so that they will be retained for a lifetime of legal practice.</p><br /><p><strong>A teaching website for this book is available. If you are a professor, you may request the link and login information by emailing meade (at) cap-press (dot) com.</strong></p>

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