How Can You Represent Those People

  • Filename: how-can-you-represent-those-people.
  • ISBN: 9781137311955
  • Release Date: 2013-08-13
  • Number of pages: 228
  • Author: A. Smith
  • Publisher: Springer



How Can You Represent Those People? is the first-ever collection of essays offering a response to the 'Cocktail Party Question' asked of every criminal lawyer. A must-read for anyone interested in race, poverty, crime, punishment, and what makes lawyers tick.

How Can You Represent Those People

  • Filename: how-can-you-represent-those-people.
  • ISBN: 9781137311955
  • Release Date: 2013-08-13
  • Number of pages: 228
  • Author: A. Smith
  • Publisher: Springer



How Can You Represent Those People? is the first-ever collection of essays offering a response to the 'Cocktail Party Question' asked of every criminal lawyer. A must-read for anyone interested in race, poverty, crime, punishment, and what makes lawyers tick.

How Can You Represent Those People

  • Filename: how-can-you-represent-those-people.
  • ISBN: 1137311940
  • Release Date: 2013-08-14
  • Number of pages: 244
  • Author: Abbe Smith
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan



How Can You Represent Those People? is the first-ever collection of essays offering a response to the "Cocktail Party Question" asked of every criminal lawyer: how do you represent guilty criminals? The contributors are a diverse group of prominent lawyers and rising stars, each offering a different—and often very personal— perspective on "the Question." Many share stories—comic and tragic, stirring and heartbreaking—about how it feels to defend people accused of crimes ranging from the "ordinary" to the horrific. This fascinating collection is a must-read for anyone interested in crime, punishment, race, poverty, and the motivations of criminal lawyers.

How Can You Defend Those People

  • Filename: how-can-you-defend-those-people.
  • ISBN: 1599215780
  • Release Date: 2008-04-01
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Mickey Sherman
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield



In the tradition of true crime bestsellers by Alan Dershowitz and Dominick Dunne, Mickey Sherman delivers a powerful and extraordinarily candid account of his legal career that gives the readers an all-access backstage pass to not only the sausage factory that is the criminal justice system but the “big cases” we have all lived with on TV. Sherman started his career as a public defender, then as a prosecutor, and later became a criminal defense attorney for clients such as Michael Skakel (convicted 27 years after the fact for the murder of Martha Moxley) and Alex Kelly (who, on the eve of his double-rape trial in Darien, fled to Europe for nine years). Sherman's work has been groundbreaking and sometimes controversial: the raw Court TV coverage of his successful PTSD defense of a Vietnam veteran charged with murdering an unarmed man over a parking space argument was nominated for a Cable Ace Award. When, after a mistrial due to a hung jury in a rape trial, Sherman hired one of the jurors to be his consultant in the retrial of the client, the New York Times declared he had “undercut the entire jury system.” A law was soon passed in Connecticut making Sherman's move a misdemeanor. This is both an entertaining account of how a successful attorney deals with impossible cases and clients and boldly challenges accepted laws and conventional tactics, as well as a voyeuristic glimpse into the real lives and travails of clients who represent a fascinating cross section of life.

How Will You Measure Your Life

  • Filename: how-will-you-measure-your-life.
  • ISBN: 9780007449163
  • Release Date: 2012-05-10
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Clayton Christensen
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK



How do you lead a fulfilling life? That profound question animates this book of inspiration and insight from world-class business strategist and bestselling author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton Christensen.

The Republic

  • Filename: the-republic.
  • ISBN: 0300114516
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 369
  • Author: Plato
  • Publisher: Yale University Press



A model for the ideal state includes discussion of the nature and application of justice, the role of the philosopher in society, the goals of education, and the effects of art upon character.

Fahrenheit 451

  • Filename: fahrenheit-451.
  • ISBN: 9781451673319
  • Release Date: 2012-01-10
  • Number of pages: 159
  • Author: Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

Just Mercy

  • Filename: just-mercy.
  • ISBN: 9781925106381
  • Release Date: 2015-02-02
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Bryan Stevenson
  • Publisher: Scribe Publications



A powerful, bold true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix America’s broken system of justice — from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time. The US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. The prison population has increased from 300,000 in the early 1970s to more than two million now. One in every 15 people is expected to go to prison. For black men, the most incarcerated group in America, this figure rises to one out of every three. Bryan Stevenson grew up a member of a poor black community in the racially segregated South. He 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 the US’s criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young black man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, startling racial inequality, and legal brinksmanship — and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted lawyer’s coming of age, a moving portrait of the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice.

Domesday

  • Filename: domesday.
  • ISBN: 9780199669783
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 335
  • Author: Sally Harvey
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



Domesday: book of judgement provides a unique study of the extraordinary eleventh-century survey, the Domesday Book. Sally Harvey depicts the Domesday Book as the written evidence of a potentially insecure conquest successfully transforming itself, by a combination of administrative insight and military might, into a permanent establishment. William I used the Domesday Inquiry to contain the new establishment and consolidate their landholding revolution within a strict fiscal and tenurial framework, with checks and balances to prevent the king's followers from taking more powers and assets than they had been allocated. In this way, the survey served as a conciliatory gesture between the conquerors and the conquered, as William I came to realise that, faced with the threat to his rule from the Danes, he needed England's native populations more than they needed him. Yes, the overlying theme of the Domesday Book is Judgment: every class of society had reason to regard the Survey's methodical and often pitiless proceedings as both a literal and a metaphorical day of account. In this volume, Sally Harvey considers the Anglo-Saxon background and the architects of the survey: the bishops, royal clerks, sheriffs, jurors, and landholders who contributed to Domesday's content and scope. She also discusses at length the core information in the Survey: coinage, revenues from landholding, fiscal concessions, and taxation, as well as some central tenurial issues. She draws the conclusion that the record, whilst consolidating William's position as king of the English, also laid the foundations for the twelfth-century treasury and exchequer. The volume newly argues that the Domesday survey also became an inquest into individual sheriffs and officials, thereby laying a foundation for reinterpreting the size of towns in England. -- Provided by publisher.

A Man of the People

  • Filename: a-man-of-the-people.
  • ISBN: 0435905341
  • Release Date: 1988
  • Number of pages: 149
  • Author: Chinua Achebe
  • Publisher: Heinemann



Annotation A very funny, very disturbing fiction about political corruption in the new Nigeria.

The Prince

  • Filename: the-prince.
  • ISBN: 9780937832387
  • Release Date: 2002-07-16
  • Number of pages: 140
  • Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
  • Publisher: Branden Books



Machiavelli, as the Father of Political Science, continues to be translated and read throughout the world. This latest edition contains many illustrations dealing with The Prince.

Pride and Prejudice

  • Filename: pride-and-prejudice.
  • ISBN: 9796500118475
  • Release Date: 2007-01-01
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Jane Austen
  • Publisher: Al Manhal



Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775. Her father was a country clergyman and the family lived in the rectory at Steventon in Hampshire. Steventon itself is a small village in the south of England, and it is in this area that she spent most of her life. There is little to say about this life except that she lived there with her family and close friends, remained unmarried, devoted herself to writing, cared for her nieces and nephews, and died relatively unknown.

Let s Get Free

  • Filename: let-s-get-free.
  • ISBN: 9781458766748
  • Release Date: 2010-02
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Paul Butler
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com



Paul Butler was an ambitious federal prosecutor, a Harvard Law grad who gave up his corporate law salary to fight the good fight - until one day he was arrested on the street and charged with a crime he didn't commit. The Volokh Conspiracy calls Butler's account of his trial ''the most riveting first chapter I have ever read.'' In a book Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree calls ''a must read, '' Butler looks at places where ordinary citizens meet the justice system - as jurors, witnesses, and in encounters with the police - and explores what ''doing the right thing'' means in a corrupt system. Since Let's Get Free's publication, Butler has become the go-to person for commentary on criminal justice and race relations: he appeared on ABC News, Good Morning America, and Fox News, published op-eds in the New York Times, and other national papers, and is in demand to speak across the country. The paperback edition brings Butler's groundbreaking and highly controversial arguments - jury nullification (voting ''not guilty'' in drug cases as a form of protest), just saying ''no'' when the police request your permission to search, and refusing to work inside the system as a snitch or a prosecutor - to a whole new audience.

Between the World and Me

  • Filename: between-the-world-and-me.
  • ISBN: 9781922253385
  • Release Date: 2015-07-16
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Publisher: Text Publishing



Winner, Kirkus Prize for Non-Fiction, 2015 In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment, the story of race and America has remained a brutally simple one, written on flesh: it is the story of the black body, exploited to create the country's foundational wealth, violently segregated to unite a nation after a civil war, and, today, still disproportionately threatened, locked up and killed in the streets. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can America reckon with its fraught racial history? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’ attempt to answer those questions, presented in the form of a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son the story of his own awakening to the truth about history and race through a series of revelatory experiences: immersion in nationalist mythology as a child; engagement with history, poetry and love at Howard University; travels to Civil War battlefields and the South Side of Chicago; a journey to France that reorients his sense of the world; and pilgrimages to the homes of mothers whose children's lives have been taken as American plunder. Taken together, these stories map a winding path towards a kind of liberation—a journey from fear and confusion, to a full and honest understanding of the world as it is. Masterfully woven from lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me offers a powerful new framework for understanding America's history and current crisis, and a transcendent vision for a way forward. Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for the Atlantic and the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle. Coates has received the National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism, and the George Polk Award for his Atlantic cover story 'The Case for Reparations'. He lives in New York with his wife and son. ‘Coates offers this eloquent memoir as a letter to his teenage son, bearing witness to his own experiences and conveying passionate hopes for his son's life...this moving, potent testament might have been titled Black Lives Matter.’ Kirkus Reviews ‘I’ve been wondering who might fill the intellectual void that plagued me after James Baldwin died. Clearly it is Ta-Nehisi Coates. The language of Between the World and Me, like Coates’ journey, is visceral, eloquent and beautifully redemptive. And its examination of the hazards and hopes of black male life is as profound as it is revelatory. This is required reading.’ Toni Morrison ‘Extraordinary...Ta-Nehisi Coates...writes an impassioned letter to his teenage son—a letter both loving and full of a parent’s dread—counselling him on the history of American violence against the black body, the young African-American’s extreme vulnerability to wrongful arrest, police violence, and disproportionate incarceration.’ David Remnick, New Yorker ‘A searing meditation on what it means to be black in America today...as compelling a portrait of a father–son relationship as Martin Amis’s Experience or Geoffrey Wolff’s The Duke of Deception.’ New York Times ‘Coates possesses a profoundly empathetic imagination and a tough intellect...Coates speaks to America, but Australia has reason to listen.’ Monthly

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