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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.
An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Ev...
by , Josh Blackman

Language

English

Pages

332

Publication Date

September 13, 2019

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<p></p><p>This multimedia platform combines a book and video series that will change the way you study constitutional law. <strong><em>An Introduction to Constitutional Law</em></strong> teaches the narrative of constitutional law as it has developed over the past two centuries. All students鈥攅ven those unfamiliar with American history鈥攚ill learn the essential background information to grasp how this body of law has come to be what it is today. An online library of sixty-three videos (access codes provided with purchase of the book) brings the Supreme Court鈥檚 one hundred most important decisions to life. These videos are enriched by photographs, maps, and even audio from the Supreme Court. The book and videos are accessible for all levels: law school, college, high school, home school, and independent study. Students can read and watch these materials before class to prepare for lectures or study after class to fill in any gaps in their notes. And, come exam time, students can watch the entire canon of constitutional law in about twelve hours.聽</p><p></p>
The Ultimate Sci Fi Collection
by , Edgar Allan Poe

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English

Pages

11527

Publication Date

March 03, 2019

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The Ultimate Sci Fi Collection brings together over 50 of the greatest science fiction masterpieces ever written!<br /><br />Featuring:<br /><br />JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, by Jules Verne<br />TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, by Jules Verne<br />THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND, by Jules Verne<br />FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON, by Jules Verne<br />AROUND THE MOON, by Jules Verne<br />OFF ON A COMET, by Jules Verne<br />DOCTOR OX鈥橲 EXPERIMENT, by Jules Verne<br />THE STEAM HOUSE, by Jules Verne<br />IN THE YEAR 2889, by Jules Verne<br />THE TIME MACHINE, by H.G. Wells<br />THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, by H.G. Wells<br />THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU, by H.G. Wells<br />THE INVISIBLE MAN, by H.G. Wells<br />A DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM, by Edgar Allan Poe<br />THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF M. VALDEMAR, by Edgar Allan Poe<br />SOME WORDS WITH A聽 MUMMY, by Edgar Allan Poe<br />A TALE OF THE RAGGED MOUNTAINS, by Edgar Allan Poe<br />FRANKENSTEIN, by Mary Shelley<br />THE LAST MAN, by Mary Shelley<br />FLATLAND, by Edwin A. Abbott<br />LOOKING BACKWARD: 2000-1887, by Edward Bellamy<br />EQUALITY, by Edward Bellamy<br />DR. HEIDENHOFF鈥橲 PROCESS, by Edward Bellamy<br />A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR鈥橲 COURT, by Mark Twain<br />THE LOST WORLD, by Arthur Conan Doyle<br />THE POISON BELT, by Arthur Conan Doyle<br />AT THE EARTH鈥橲 CORE, by Edgar Rice Burroughs<br />PELLUCIDAR, by Edgar Rice Burroughs<br />THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT, by Edgar Rice Burroughs<br />THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT, by Edgar Rice Burroughs<br />OUT OF TIME鈥橲 ABYSS, by Edgar Rice Burroughs<br />BEYOND THIRTY, by Edgar Rice Burroughs<br />THE BLAZING WORLD, by Margaret Cavendish<br />ULLER UPRISING, by H. Beam Piper<br />FOUR-DAY PLANET, by H. Beam Piper<br />THE COSMIC COMPUTER, by H. Beam Piper<br />SPACE VIKING, by H. Beam Piper<br />LAST ENEMY, by H. Beam Piper<br />TIME CRIME, by H. Beam Piper<br />EDISON鈥橲 CONQUEST OF MARS, by Garrett P. Serviss<br />THE VARIABLE MAN, by Philip K. Dick<br />ADJUSTMENT TEAM, by Philip K. Dick<br />THE HANGING STRANGER, by Philip K. Dick<br />TRIPLANETARY, by E.E. 鈥淒oc鈥?Smith<br />FIRST LENSMAN, by E.E. 鈥淒oc鈥?Smith<br />THE SKYLARK OF SPACE, by E.E. 鈥淒oc鈥?Smith<br />THE GALAXY PRIMES, by E.E. 鈥淒oc鈥?Smith<br />MURDER MADNESS, by Murray Leinster<br />THE FORGOTTEN PLANET, by Murray Leinster<br />THE TIME TRADERS, by Andre Norton<br />and<br />KEY OUT OF TIME, by Andre Norton
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.
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><strong>鈥淚t is in no small part thanks to Alexander鈥檚 account that civil rights organizations such as Black Lives Matter have focused so much of their energy on the criminal justice system.鈥澛?lt;/strong><br /><strong>鈥擜dam Shatz, <em>London Review of Books</em></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>
DEAD RECKONING
by Caitlin Rother

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English

Pages

445

Publication Date

August 27, 2019

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<b>Extensively Revised And Updated!</b><br /><p><br /><b><em>鈥淩other gives readers compelling insight to an unthink- able American nightmare. A gripping read . . . frank and frightening . . . it sizzles.鈥?lt;/em> 鈥擜phrodite Jones, host of True Crime for Investigation Discovery Network</b><br /><p>Tom and Jackie Hawks loved their life in retirement, sailing on their yacht, the Well Deserved. But when the birth of a new grandson called them back to Arizona, they put the boat up for sale. Skylar Deleon and his pregnant wife Jennifer showed up as prospective buyers, with their baby in a stroller, and the Hawkses thought they had a deal. Soon after a sea trial and an alleged purchase, however, the older couple disappeared and the Deleons promptly tried to access the Hawkses鈥?bank accounts.<br /><p> As police investigated the case, they not only found a third homicide victim with ties to Skylar, they also uncovered an unexpected and unusual motive: Skylar had wanted gender reassignment surgery for years. By killing the Hawkses with a motley crew of assailants and plundering the couple鈥檚 assets, the Deleons had planned to clear their $100,000 in debts and still have money for the surgery, which Skylar had already scheduled.<br /><p> Now, in this up-to-the-minute updated edition, which includes extensive new material, New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother presents the latest breaking developments in the case. Skylar, who was ultimately sentenced to death row for the three murders, transitioned to a woman via hormones while living in the psych unit at San Quentin prison. Recently, she legally changed her name and gender to female, apparently a strategic step in her quest to obtain taxpayer-subsidized gender confirmation surgery and transfer to a women鈥檚 prison. Combined with Governor Gavin Newsom鈥檚 recent moratorium on executions, this only adds insult to injury for the victims鈥?families, who want Skylar to receive the ultimate punishment for her crimes.
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>
The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America
by Timothy Snyder

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English

Pages

354

Publication Date

April 03, 2018

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?From the author of聽<i>On Tyranny</i>聽comes a stunning new chronicle of the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe and America.</b><br /><br /><b>鈥淎 brilliant analysis of our time.鈥濃€擪arl Ove Knausgaard, <i>The New Yorker</i></b><br /><br />With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy seemed final. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. This faith was misplaced. Authoritarianism returned to Russia, as Putin found fascist ideas that could be used to justify rule by the wealthy. In the 2010s, it has spread from east to west, aided by Russian warfare in Ukraine and cyberwar in Europe and the United States.聽 <br /><br />Russia found allies among nationalists, oligarchs, and radicals everywhere, and its drive to dissolve Western institutions, states, and values found resonance within the West itself.聽 The rise of populism, the British vote against the EU, and the election of Donald Trump were all Russian goals, but their achievement reveals the vulnerability of Western societies.<br /><br />In this forceful and unsparing work of contemporary history, based on vast research as well as personal reporting, Snyder goes beyond the headlines to expose the true nature of the threat to democracy and law. To understand the challenge is to see, and perhaps renew, the fundamental political virtues offered by tradition and demanded by the future. By revealing the stark choices before us--between equality or oligarchy, individuality or totality, truth and falsehood--Snyder restores our understanding of the basis of our way of life, offering a way forward in a time of terrible uncertainty.
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segre...
by Richard Rothstein

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English

Pages

369

Publication Date

May 02, 2017

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<p><strong><em>New York Times</em> Bestseller 鈥?Notable Book of the Year 鈥?Editors' Choice Selection<br /><br />One of Bill Gates鈥?鈥淎mazing Books鈥?of the Year<br /><br />One of <em>Publishers Weekly</em>鈥檚 10 Best Books of the Year<br /><br />Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction<br /><br />An NPR Best Book of the Year<br /><br />Winner of the Hillman Prize for Nonfiction<br /><br />Gold Winner 鈥?California Book Award (Nonfiction)<br /><br />Finalist 鈥?<em>Los Angeles Times</em> Book Prize (History)<br /><br />Finalist 鈥?Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize</strong></p><br /><p><strong>This 鈥減owerful and disturbing history鈥?exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide (<em>New York Times Book Review</em>).</strong></p><br /><p><strong>聽</strong></p><br />Widely heralded as a 鈥渕asterful鈥?(<em>Washington Post</em>) and 鈥渆ssential鈥?(<em>Slate</em>) history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein鈥檚 <em>The Color of Law</em> offers 鈥渢he most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation鈥?(William Julius Wilson). Exploding the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Rothstein describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning; public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities; subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs; tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation; and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods. A groundbreaking, 鈥渧irtually indispensable鈥?study that has already transformed our understanding of twentieth-century urban history (<em>Chicago Daily Observer</em>), <em>The Color of Law</em> forces us to face the obligation to remedy our unconstitutional past.

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