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The Failure of the Founding Fathers: Jefferson, Marshall, and the Rise of Presidential Democracy

By: Ackerman, Bruce

Price: $16.56

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, U. S. A., Belknap Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002886

The ink was barely dry on the Constitution when it was almost destroyed by the rise of political parties in the United States. As Bruce Ackerman shows, the Framers had not anticipated the two-party system, and when Republicans battled Federalists for the presidency in 1800, the rules laid down by the Constitution exacerbated the crisis. With Republican militias preparing to march on Washington, the House of Representatives deadlocked between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Bu... View more info

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AIDS in the Workplace: Legal Questions and Practical Answers

By: Banta, William F.

Price: $14.72

Publisher: New Britian, Connecticut, U. S. A., Lexington Books: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001568

Drawing on comprehensive information available on the complex legal and ethical issues related to AIDS, attorney William F. Banta explains employers', employees', and applicants' rights and responsibilities as defined by the American with Disabilities Act, OSHA, COBRA, the National Labor Relations Act, state and local laws, arbitration awards, and the Centers for Disease Control. He clarifies the complex issues of hiring, firing, insuring, and testing applicants and empl... View more info

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The London Monster: a Sanguinary Tale

By: Bondeson, Jan

Price: $6.44

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Da Capo Pr: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002039

The facts in this case are so peculiar that no novelist would have dared to invent them. " Philadelphia Inquirer. A century before Jack the Ripper haunted the streets of London, another predator held sway: A "vulgar-looking man" who slashed at female pedestrians with a knife while uttering profanities with a "tremulous eagerness" - over fifty victims during a two-year crime spree. The city was gripped with fear, outrage, and "Monster mania. " ... View more info

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Innocence and Arsenic: Studies in Crime and Literature

By: Borowitz, Albert

Price: $11.96

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Row, Publishers: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003996

SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR - who says, regarding this book, "I decided to stake out a special area of the crime field for my writing. Having a great interest in literature and music, I decided to concentrate on cases in which writers or musicians are brought into direct confrontation with crime. " Choosing several true murders, from strange to wicked, the author has brought together a brilliant and witty collection of short stories using biographical information to det... View more info

In and out of Court

By: Busch, Francis X.

Price: $14.72

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Depaul University Press: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002536

This book offers to the profession and to the public a repast which is at once stimulating, varied and wholesome. The author has derived his material from an althogether exceptional experience in the courts. Beginning in 1898 with four years of stenographic "court reporting" he has for the many years since actively participated in the tril of a multitude of cases, civil and criminal, of incredibly diverse characters. This volume will appeal to all; but will appea... View more info

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Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People: the Dynamics of Torture

By: Conroy, John

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, Univ Of California Pr: 2001

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 002684

This is a riveting book that exposes the potential in each of us for acting unspeakably. John Conroy sits down with torturers from several nations and comes to understand their motivations. His compelling narrative has the tension of a novel. He takes us into a Chicago police station, two village in the West Bank, and a secret British interrogation center in Northern Ireland, illustrating the experience of the victim, the rationalizations of the torturer, and the seeming... View more info

The Catcher Was a Spy : the Mysterious Life of Moe Berg

By: Dawidoff, Nicholas

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Knopf Publishing Group: 1994

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 000813

A baseball player and a spy, he was one of the most colorful men to pursue either line of work. He played in the major leagues from 1923 through 1939 and them became a coach for the Boston Red Sox. It was not, however, as a player that berg earned his highest accolades, but as a dugout savant. A month after Pearl Harbor, the day after his father - who never approved of Berg's choice of career - died, Berg announced his departure from baseball and entered the world of dip... View more info

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The Black Dahlia

By: Ellroy, James

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Mysterious Pr: 2006

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003921

This movie tie-in of the same name relates the horrors of a true crime that occurred in 1947. A torture-ravished body of a beautiful young woman is found in a vacant lot in Los Angeles. It is the need to know who her twisted killer was that becomes the real story, and the emotions of the two police officers searching for her killer. Includes an afterword. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Invisible Eden: a Story of Love and Murder on Cape Cod

By: Flook, Maria

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Broadway Books: 2003

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 003185

On the surface, Christa Worthington's life had the appearance of privilege and comfort. She was a descendant of prominent New Yorkers. Her sparkling journalism earned the fashion world's respect. But she had turned her back on a glamorous career and moved to the remote Cape Cod town of Truro where she had summered as a child. When she was found murdered just after New Year's Day in 2002, her toddler daughter clinging to her side, her violent death brought to the surface ... View more info

Sins of the Father: the Landmark Franklin Case a Daughter, a Memory, and a Murder

By: Franklin, Eileen; Wright, William

Price: $6.90

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001980

I saw the silhouette of my father with the sun coming up behind him. And he had his hands up above his head with a rock in them. " With those chilling words, a 29 year-old California woman accused her father in court of having killed her best friend 20 years ago. After wracking indecision, Eileen went public with her shocking accusation, pitting father and family against daughter in the cruel glare of national publicity. George Franklin was tried and convicted on Jan... View more info

I'Ll be Watching You: True Stories of Stalkers and Their Victims

By: Gallagher, Richard

Price: $5.98

Publisher: United Kingdom, Virgin Publishing Ltd.: 2001

Seller ID: 002662

Stalking is on the increase. And it isn't only celebrities who become the targets of irrational and desperate individuals. Men and women with everyday jobs who lead ordinary lives can just as easily become someone else's obsession. Since John Lennon's murder in 1980 the world has recognized the danger that lies behind this insidiious and threatening behavior, but has been slow to act against it. It is only as recently as 1997 that the Protection from Harrassment Act brou... View more info

Mafia Princess: Growing Up in Sam Giancana's Family

By: Giancana, Antoinette; Renner, Thomas C.

Price: $5.54

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1984

Seller ID: 000545

The binding has no wear, but has the remains of a sticker on the front. 304 pages, including an index. Photographs are included. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

Nigger: the Strange Case of a Troublesome Word

By: Kennedy, Randall

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, NY, Pantheon: 2002

Seller ID: 003735

Randall Kennedy, a distinguished Harvard Law School professor, "put[s] a tracer on nigger, " to identify how it has been used and by whom, while analyzing the controversies to which it has given rise. With candor and insight he explores such questions as: How should nigger be defined? Is it, as some have declared, necessarily more hurtful than other racial epithets? Do blacks have a right to use nigger even as others do not? Should the law view nigger baiting as ... View more info

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No More Wacos : What's Wrong with Federal Law Enforcement and How to Fix It

By: Kopel, David B. ; Blackman, Paul H.

Price: $11.96

Publisher: Amherst, Ny, U. S. A., Prometheus Books, Publishers: 1997

Seller ID: 001191

On April 19, 1993, the fiery image of FBI and BATF agents conducting a deadly raid on the Branch Davidian compound at Waco, Texas was seen in its searing terror by most Americans on TV. One year earlier agents and federal marshals opened fire on illegal weapons trafficking suspect Randy Weaver and his family at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. Similar, less deadly cases arise each year. Are these the actions of responsible law enforecement officials, or tragic mistakes that should hav... View more info

How to Try a Murder: the Handbook for Armchair Lawyers

By: Kurland, Michael

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Edison, New Jersey, U. S. A., Castle Books: 2002

Seller ID: 002462

From evidence to ex parte, learn how the prosecution and defense plan their cases. The judge, the jury, the eyewitness, the expert witness, direct examination, cross examination, grand jury, the death penalty, and more! Included are many famous cases, using a fictional narrative and real-life stories to illustrate each step of the art and craft of a murder trial. From the discovery of the body, to trial procedures and strategy, to the conviction and sentencing, this engr... View more info

Passport to Assassination

By: Maximovich Nechiporenko, Col. Oleg

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Carol Publishing Group: 1993

Seller ID: TS-13001

This is a fascinating book well-written by a former KGB Colonel who knew Lee Harvey Oswald. Ex-lib, no stamps, marred by only one glue spot where the envelope was placedon the ffep. 338 pages, includes photograhs, index, appendices, and a bibliography. Pages fine. Dust jacket in a protective cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Law and Criminality::True Events; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon r... View more info

Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians V. the Supreme Court

By: Murdoch, Joyce; Price, Deb

Price: $7.82

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Basic Books: 2001

Seller ID: 001590

This is the first in-depth look at the evolution of the U. S. Supreme Court's decisions on gay and lesbian rights - the new frontier in America's struggle for civil rights for all its citizens, and one that will not quickly be resolved. Since 1957, a wide array of gay men, lesbians and bisexuals have forced the court to consider whether the Constitution's promise of equal protection applies to gay Americans. Here the two authors take us inside the justices' private confe... View more info

Death At the Priory: Love, Sex and Murder in Victorian England

By: Ruddick, James

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Atlantic Monthly Press: 2002

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 002145

NEW - In 1875, the beautiful widow Florence Ricardo married the handsome and successful young attorney Charles Bravo, hoping to escape the scandals of her past. As they settled into the Priory, her posh mansion outside London, the couple seemed to be living a charmed life. But Bravo proved to be a brutal and conniving man; the marriage was not happy. Then one night while preparing for bed, Bravo suddenly collapsed. Though the greatest English physicians of the era were s... View more info

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One Man's Castle: Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream

By: Vine, Phyllis

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Amistad Press: 2005

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 003133

In this buried chapter of American history, a nearly forgotten case of famed attorney Clarence Darrow comes hauntingly to the surface. In 1925 the NAACP approached Darrow to defend Ossian Sweet - a highly respected African-American doctor who, after integrating an all-white neighborhood in Detroit, found himself the victim of a community attack. When Sweet and his family fought back, they were caught in a melee in which a white man was fatally shot. The trial that ensued... View more info