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1. Supermob: How Sidney Korshak and
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2. Justice for All: Earl Warren and
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3. A Piece of Cake: A Memoir
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4. The Tyrannicide Brief: The Story
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5. Indefensible: One Lawyer's Journey
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6. Becoming Justice Blackmun: Harry
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7. Covering: The Hidden Assault on
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8. Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me
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9. Spoiling for a Fight: The Rise
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10. Judge Sewall's Apology: The Salem
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11. Lazy B: Growing up on a Cattle
12. Chief Justice: A Biography of
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13. An Honest Calling: The Law Practice
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14. One L: The Turbulent True Story
15. The MAN WHO ONCE WAS WHIZZER WHITE:
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16. Not a Genuine Black Man: Or, How
17. King of Clubs: Grow Rich in More
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18. Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary
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19. Fighting for Dear Life: The Untold
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20. Even After All This Time: A Story

1. Supermob: How Sidney Korshak and His Criminal Associates Became America's Hidden Powerbrokers
by Bloomsbury USA
Hardcover (05 September, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A great and sordid tale
This is a greeat and depressing book. I documents how America is a country of many laws and little enforcement. Believe it. That the book was trashed as anti-Semetic in The NY Times Sunday Book Review only makes it a more important read (The dolt Times reviewer reviewer had a tribal agenda and comes from self-admitted mob affiliated tax cheat family should be all you need to know about that review)
4-0 out of 5 stars HOPING FOR AN UPDATE
This book tells how Sidney Korshak and other mob fronts moved from Chicago to Las Vegas and Southern California in the 1940's.Using such notorious hangouts as the Bistro and City National Bank in Beverly Hills, some of which are still as sinister as ever, they gained influence in unions, business, and politics at the local and even national and international level.
4-0 out of 5 stars Worth the wait?
It's 490 years since Sir Thomas More wrote Utopia, a model for any society desiring to live rightly.The Utopians had little interest in money or the false pleasures of jewelry and high fashion.They disdained gambling and the pursuit of "empty and worthless honors," and anybody arrogant enough to run for public office could never gain it.The legal profession was absolutely banned, as was private property.Everybody worked for the greater good of all.There was no "conspiracy of the rich," in which a few preyed on the many and amassed wealth through crooked schemes.
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Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography & Autobiography    3. Biography/Autobiography    4. California    5. Chicago    6. Illinois    7. Lawyers    8. Lawyers & Judges    9. Organized Crime    10. True Crime / Espionage    11. United States    12. History / United States / 20th Century   


2. Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made
by Riverhead Hardcover
Hardcover (05 October, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A great read!
An interesting and compelling read, providing great insight to the complications of Earl Warren. A must for anyone who enjoys American or California history, or the Law. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 1891-1974    2. Biography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Judges    5. Law    6. Lawyers & Judges    7. Legal History    8. Political    9. Supreme Court    10. United States    11. United States - 20th Century    12. United States.    13. Warren, Earl,    14. Biography & Autobiography / Lawyers & Judges   


3. A Piece of Cake: A Memoir
by Crown
Hardcover (28 February, 2006)
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2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
In the beginning of this book I found it a bit disturbing; however, I pressed on and I was glad. I soon came to be highly disappointed by this book though because it seemed so cliche` in the fact that almost every drugged out junkie seems to find a god and heal themselves; then discuss it for 15 chapters. Aside from that fact, almost 3/4 of the book was about doing various drugs, I felt it was drug out too long and could have been summed up in fewer chapters. It got to be monotonous and tiresome reading about the authors junkie habits over and over again. Although the book had great potential and could have been one of the greats; I felt it became monotonous.

3-0 out of 5 stars Cupcake, you are an amazing and inspirational woman who needs a better editor and copywriter
Cupcake Brown is, without question, an amazing woman who has risen from the ashes by her bootstraps to become a highly respected, influential lawyer and professional speaker.She has many important life memories to share with her readers; however, her memoir, as a whole, is a poorly edited, slightly-rambling account of a troubled youth and early adulthood.I'm not begrudging the author her success, or her well-deserved acclaim, but as a book, her memoir is sub-par.
5-0 out of 5 stars There is a God!
If you do not believe in God or a higher power, you will after reading this book. This book is not a religious book but a testement to having a purpose in life, even when you dont believe or know you have a purpose. She does not through God in your face but from the troulbe teenage years you know that something greater than herself and propelled her to the point where she is now. This is an amazing book that lets you know that no bad thing last forever and that you can overcome ANYTHING. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. African American families    2. African American women    3. African Americans    4. Biography    5. Biography & Autobiography    6. Biography / Autobiography    7. Biography And Autobiography    8. Biography/Autobiography    9. California    10. General    11. Lawyers & Judges    12. People of Color    13. Personal Memoirs    14. San Diego    15. Biography & Autobiography / General   


4. The Tyrannicide Brief: The Story of the Man Who Sent Charles I to the Scaffold
by Pantheon
Hardcover (05 September, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Lex vs. Rex
John Cooke, who held progressive views of the law that were well ahead of his time and who was a key actor in the trial of King Edward I, is rightly rescued from the dusty corners of English history by the very knowledgeable Mr. Robertson.The heretofore forgotten Cooke emerges a fitting hero to all who believe in the rule of law.
5-0 out of 5 stars What subject can give sentence on his king? . . .
And who sits here that is not Richard's subject?
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Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography & Autobiography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Biography/Autobiography    5. Cook, John,    6. England    7. Europe - Great Britain - General    8. Great Britain - History - Tudor And Stuart (1485-1714)    9. Historical - British    10. Lawyers    11. Lawyers & Judges    12. Monarchy And Aristocracy    13. Regicides    14. d. 1660    15. Biography & Autobiography / Lawyers & Judges   


5. Indefensible: One Lawyer's Journey into the Inferno of American Justice
by Little, Brown and Company
Hardcover (03 June, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars liberal blather from a hippie lawyer
Mr. Feige has written a book with some amusing stories but the overall liberal bias renders it more a polemic. Every story is distorted by omission of facts and his unrelenting bitterness. For example Mr. Feige writes how cars with tinted windows are given 5 tickets, one for each window. He doesn't say that tinted cars are the prefered hit vehicles for drive by shootings and drug deals. If the police can get a tinted vehicle off the streets by amplifying the violation by 5, more power to them. He also writes about dog violations as though the police were using them to harass helpless pet owners. He doesn't say that these are not the cute poodles you might find on 72nd St. These are vicious 150 lb pit bulls that are used to terrorise neighbors and clear a path on the sidewalk. Finally, there are the ad hominem attacks naming specific jurists without any attempt to provide a balanced view. At one point, Mr. Feige names a judge and states, "He got the job by handing $38,000 in cash to a politician". Where are the facts to back up this accusation? More than anything else, the emptyness and bitterness of Mr. Feige's life shines through. He never mentions a wife, children, or any outside of work activities other than drinking.

5-0 out of 5 stars Blow-by-blow account of one hectic day is eye-opening and revealing.
INDEFENSIBLE: ONE LAWYER'S JOURNEY INTO THE INFERNO OF AMERICAN JUSTICE provides a description of an ordinary day in the life of a South Bronx public defender: a day which encounters murders, annoying fellow lawyers, and vindictive judges. Feige has been a public defender for nearly fifteen years: his blow-by-blow account of one hectic day is eye-opening and revealing.
5-0 out of 5 stars A glimpse into an impossible system
Mr. Feige's journey into the day in the life of a Public Defender in the Bronx is funny and infuriating.Little gets done (aside from injury).His world is one where the compassionate are blocked from those in need by a pretty brutal, heartless, and racist beurocracy clothed in a robe.He fights a lot.Sometimes he wins.Mostly, it is a study of a system in need.Mr. Feige does a great job of showing a system in great need of repair.
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Subjects:  1. Biography / Autobiography    2. Bronx County    3. Courts    4. Courts - General    5. Criminal Justice Administration    6. Criminal justice, administration of    7. Criminology    8. Feige, David    9. Law    10. Lawyers & Judges    11. Legal Profession    12. New York    13. New York (State)    14. New York State    15. Public defenders    16. Biography & Autobiography / Lawyers & Judges   


6. Becoming Justice Blackmun: Harry Blackmun's Supreme Court Journey
by Times Books
Hardcover (02 May, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Blackmun's Papers
Please be aware before you pick up this book that it is based almost solely on the personal and professional papers of Justice Blackmun, which he left to the U.S. archives for analysis five years after his death.
4-0 out of 5 stars Not so much a Biography....
What Greenhouse has done with this book is taken a Lifetime Justice Blackmun's papersand condensed it into the "Best of"highlights.
3-0 out of 5 stars Paragon of Liberalism
Towards the end of the Civil War, Lincoln wrote that "I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me." The same might be said of Harry Blackmun's life. Greenhouse however demonstrates that Blackmun also controlled events as well. The author writes that Justice Blackmun "was to be linked forever to a cause that had scarcely been his own." Greenhouse's book portrays Blackmun as incredulous at first as the nation reacted to Roe v. Wade. In fact, Blackmun initially wrote that the reaction to Roe would be "an unsettled period for a while" not fully realizing the ramifications of what he wrote. Yet, throughout his years on the Court, Blackmun came to the realization that Roe, like it or not, was his legacy, and as the Rehnquist court took over, he defended it to his utmost in Webster and Casey.
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Subjects:  1. (Harry Andrew),    2. 1908-    3. Biography    4. Biography & Autobiography    5. Biography / Autobiography    6. Biography/Autobiography    7. Blackmun, Harry A    8. Blackmun, Harry A.    9. Constitutional history    10. Government - Judicial Branch    11. Judges    12. Lawyers & Judges    13. Politics / Current Events    14. U.S. Supreme Court    15. United States    16. United States - 20th Century   


7. Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights
by Random House
Hardcover (17 January, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Elegant as silk, sharp as a scalpel
Kenji Yoshino's book manages a difficult feat: it is simultaneously elegant and hard-hitting. Yoshino, a professor at Yale Law School, blends memoir and legal history as he charts the changing attitude of American society toward homosexuality. Formerly, gays were treated as if they had a deadly disease--if they were not willing to change, forcible means such as lobotomy and electroshock therapy were at hand to "convert" them. Next, they were left alone as long as they were willing to hide their sexuality. The riots of Stonewall and the AIDS plague were watersheds in changing this attitude, as gay men and women demanded to be recognized as such AND treated as human beings.
5-0 out of 5 stars Insightful and much needed
Yoshino is one of the brightest stars in civil rights discussion. I found his book insightful and even necessary for any real progress to be made for civil rights for all people.

4-0 out of 5 stars What a career!
I found the personal coming out to his parents story very moving; it brought tears to my eyes.I also loved the epilogue and the story of the blue star.But, in between, what a lot of navel-gazing and counting of angels on the head of a pin.I'm a lawyer, but I admit I got lost in all the differentiations and attempts to focus the covering/reverse-covering analysis on each type of discrimination.Then, halfway-through, I learn he was only in law school in the 1990s.I've been practicing longer than that and he's the Harvard professor!(I realize that's a comment on me.)This guy has really carved out a self-referential niche for himself. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Asians In The U.S.    2. Biography    3. Biography & Autobiography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. Ethnic Studies - Asian American Studies    7. Gay lawyers    8. Gay rights    9. General    10. Japanese American lawyers    11. Lawyers & Judges    12. Personal Memoirs    13. Political    14. Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights    15. Practice Of Law    16. United States    17. Current Events / General   


8. Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining: America's Toughest Family Court Judge Speaks Out
by Harper Paperbacks
Paperback (19 February, 1997)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliance qua Judge Judy!
If you get this for Christmas, just make sure you also get something in writing that says it's a gift, not a loan.

5-0 out of 5 stars She may be angry but she has a point
So just as I was about to condemn all books that have catchy titles, I come across this one. We all know that we shouldn't judge a book by its cover and title. I learned that I also shouldn't judge a book by its author's TV show. A court session on TV? Just another reality tv show right? Ive seen only a few episodes of Judge Judy and I can't help but think that the 'cases' were very trivial, and were just hyped by a super sharp tongued judge, and a super reactive audience. I was amazed by Judge Judy Sheindlin's no hesitation, no holds barred approach to telling off those that have wrongfully crossed family laws.
5-0 out of 5 stars Judge JudyRules!
As usual, Judge Judy tell's it like it is. There should be more Judge's like her. Two thumbs up! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Civil Procedure    2. General    3. Juvenile courts    4. Juvenile justice, Administration of    5. Law    6. Lawyers & Judges    7. Legal Profession    8. Legal Reference / Law Profession    9. New York    10. New York (State)    11. Sociology    12. United States    13. Biography & Autobiography / General    14. Central government policies    15. Laws of Other Jurisdictions & General Law    16. USA   


9. Spoiling for a Fight: The Rise of Eliot Spitzer
by Times Books
Hardcover (25 July, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars An attorney general willing to take on unscrupulous corporate giants (3.5*)
For a book that supposedly focuses on him, Eliot Spitzer for the most part remains a rather obscure character who operates in the background orchestrating a crackdown on various financial institutions engaged in all manner of highly unethical, if not criminal, behavior in the state of New York. It should be a disturbing book. The dishonesty and disrespect for the public evidenced in this book by major financial institutions is appalling.
5-0 out of 5 stars A balanced look at Spitzermania
This book will intrigue anyone interested in the political process and law. Masters offers a balanced view of Spitzer's crusade (yes, i know he's jewish) against wall street. The gist of the book is Spitzer's background and education (rich, ivy league, privilleged) and his ambitious rise to NY Attorney General where he has whipped into shape Wall Street. In doing so, Spitzer has caught the ire of many people who beleive that he is trespassing on SEC and federal government grounds. Others feel Spitzer is doing the job the SEC SHOULD have been doing. Whether you like him or not, the book offers an interesting perspective into a rising politician and the reaons why he will probably never have a legitimate shot at the White House (hint, its for the same reasons he's been thus far succesful).

5-0 out of 5 stars WORTHY OF A PULITZER
So well known are Eliot Spitzer and the corporate visionaries he brought to boot, so widely praised has he been, so robust the expectancy of his gubernatorial future, that any writer about himrisksbecominganother entrant in a great sack race of redundancy. Brooke Masters's Pulitzer worthy "Spoiling for a Fight: The Rise ofEliot Spitzer", however, is both a journalistic triumph and, socially measured,a public service. Her close description of the facts and settings, rendered in a highly readable style,reflect her Harvard and London School of Economics degrees burnished by sixteen years with the Washington Post.
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Subjects:  1. Antitrust law    2. Attorneys general    3. Biography    4. Biography & Autobiography    5. Biography / Autobiography    6. Biography And Autobiography    7. Biography/Autobiography    8. Lawyers & Judges    9. New York (State)    10. Political    11. Public Affairs & Administration    12. Spitzer, Eliot   


10. Judge Sewall's Apology: The Salem Witch Trials and the Forming of an American Conscience
by Fourth Estate
Hardcover (09 August, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Francis brings Massachusetts in the late 17th century to life
This is a well-researched and revealing account of the inner experience of a wealthy and powerful member of the Boston community.Largely based on Samuel Sewall's voluminous diaries, it covers his life from birth to death. It goes into detail about all sorts of events in Boston and Newbury.
5-0 out of 5 stars Good History and Good Writing
The author uses a biography of Samuel Sewall, affable community leader and judge, as a means to examine the evolution of the Puritan community and conscience.To his credit, the author neither worships nor vilifies the Puritan culture in general nor Samuel Sewall in particular; rather, as a good historian, he attempts to understand and translate their ideas for our consideration.
5-0 out of 5 stars A generous portrait
As a student of history with a special fascination for the witch trials, I was looking forward to a personal account of the proceedings, and an introspective critique of the judges' verdicts, as promised by the subtitle of the book. Although the history of the times as recounted by Richard Francis, with liberal quotations from Sewall's diaries, is beautifully painted to make for a good understanding of the context of the trials, Judge Sewall's ultimate contrition hardly makes for a sypathetic figure. To the contrary, the picture created, rather than describing the "forming of an American conscience", only reinforces a picture of superstition and ignorance that leaves one wondering what it was that Samuel Sewall actually apologized for. I couldn't help but get the impression that if Increase Mather had ordered Sewall to hang more witches, he would have rationalized carrying on into the 18th century!
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Subjects:  1. 1652-1730    2. Biography    3. Biography / Autobiography    4. Ethics    5. Historical - General    6. History    7. History: American    8. Judges    9. Lawyers & Judges    10. Massachusetts    11. Merchants    12. Puritans    13. Sewall, Samuel,    14. U.S. History - Colonial Period (1607-1775)    15. United States - Colonial Period    16. American history: c 1500 to c 1800    17. Biography: historical    18. History / General    19. USA    20. c 1600 to c 1700   


11. Lazy B: Growing up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest
by Random House Trade Paperbacks
Paperback (08 April, 2003)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Deep in the granite hills of eastern Arizona in 1880, H.C. Day founded the Lazy B ranch, where U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and her brother Alan spent their youth, a time they recall in this affectionate joint memoir.Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Very Impressive Lady!
"Lazy B," like the title implies, is the story of Sandra Day O'Connor and her younger brother growing up on a ranch in south-eastern Arizona.They grew up in an isolated environment that mandated self-reliance and initiative.Sandra received much of her formal education through riding the train to El Paso to stay with her maternal grandparents while attending a local girls' school.Her father had wanted to attend Stanford but the responsibilities of taking over the family ranch prevented that.Sandra O'Connor was able to achieve that for him, where she excelled academically, was then inspired by one of her instructors to study law (also at Stanford), met her husband (and also dated classmate William Rehnquist), and then struggled to begin a law career at a time that women had almost no such opportunity.(Despite Sandra graduating from Stanford Law #2 in her class, her early job searches were at best met with "Can you type?")
5-0 out of 5 stars An image of the old Southwest
This book meant a lot to me on many levels, a special tale for this transplanted Southwesterner. I was attracted first because of the co-author, who is one of Our Country's great ladies. She and her brother have put together an inside look at life in the Southwest, the cattle ranch family life, that is no more. A whole chapter on rain and what it means in an arid land. Their loving but reserved father and how he made a living off the land. It reminded me of my own stern but loving father - when dads were supposed to be that way. The ranch life, the family and characters that inhabited it are fascinating. Wonderful story of a different place and time.

4-0 out of 5 stars O'Connor reminisces about her childhood
This book is a colorful portrait of the world O'Connor grew up in. It is simple and lovely - very little mention of her later life in the law. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 1930-    2. Arizona    3. Biography    4. Biography & Autobiography    5. Biography / Autobiography    6. Biography/Autobiography    7. Judges    8. Lawyers & Judges    9. O'Connor, Sandra Day,    10. Ranch life    11. Regional Subjects - West    12. United States    13. Women    14. Biography & Autobiography / Women   


12. Chief Justice: A Biography of Earl Warren
by Simon & Schuster
Hardcover (03 June, 1997)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A former prosecutor and moderate Republican governor of California when appointed to the Supreme Court in 1953, Earl Warren (1891-1974) surprised everyone by leading it in an increasingly liberal direction. Brown v. Board of Education, Miranda v. Arizona, and other key decisions bolstered the rights of individuals and committed the federal government to acting in support of them. Journalist/historian Ed Cray's detailed account depicts an admirable, self-assured man who arrived slowly at positions, driven not by ideology but by an old-fashioned sense of morality that asked, "Is it fair?" ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
Earl Warren was Chief Justice for 16 years, from 1953-69.he presided over Brown v. Board of Education, the most important case in US history.this book brilliantly portrays the Chief Justice.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Man, Great Book
Earl Warren grew up in Bakersfield, California. To those of you who've been there, it seems an unlikely place to beget one of the great justices of the 20th century who was known for his ability to continue to mold and change his ideas. However, this comprehensive and excellent biography of Earl Warren, Governor of California and 14th Chief Justice of the United States, shows that he turned out far from where he might have been expected to wind up.
4-0 out of 5 stars The best biography of the most controversial chief justice
For those who have even heard of Earl Warren he is solely identified as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Ed Cray's wonderful biography clearly shows that he was much more than simply a judge, he was a seminal political figure during the mid-20th century. Cray presents Warren's rise to political stardom in clear and lively terms. Warren represented the progressive wing of the Republican party and was so popular as Govenor of California that he defeated FDR's son after the war and was even the nominee of both parties in one of his elections. Beyond his service in California, Cray also demonstrates just how close Warren came to the oval office when he ran as VP with Thomas Dewey, who would likely have won the election had he followed Warren's advice. Read more

Subjects:  1. 1891-1974    2. Biography    3. Biography & Autobiography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. California    7. General    8. Governors    9. Judges    10. Lawyers & Judges    11. U.S. Supreme Court    12. United States    13. Warren, Earl,    14. Biography & Autobiography / General    15. Warren, Earl   


13. An Honest Calling: The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln
by Northern Illinois University Press
Hardcover (31 August, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. Biography    2. Biography & Autobiography    3. Biography/Autobiography    4. Illinois    5. Lawyers    6. Lawyers & Judges    7. Presidents    8. Presidents & Heads of State    9. United States    10. American history: c 1800 to c 1900    11. Legal profession    12. USA    13. c 1800 to c 1900   


14. One L: The Turbulent True Story of a First Year at Harvard Law School
by Warner Books
Paperback (01 September, 1997)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Good story, but no real guidance
I read One L and enjoyed Turow's story.I do think the sharing of his daily life and emotions as a first year law student is beneficial.However, I have also read The Law School Breakthrough by Chris Yianilos.Yianilos gives a very detailed description of the tools and techniques needed in order to not only survive the first year, but to excel in your class.While I did like reading One L, I feel like the Law School Breakthrough is the book to get if you're looking for concrete guidance for law school success.

5-0 out of 5 stars Timeless Account of One L
This book was recommended to me by a friend who recently graduated from law school. I had asked her about interesting reading material before my first year, and she felt that Turow's "One L" would be a good start for me. As soon as I picked up the book, I was captivated by the narrative and honest tone of Turow's account. Although the account itself is from the 70s, there is a timeless quality in Turow's writing that brings his law student experience to life. This novel is definitely worth reading, especially for those who are thinking about law school.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great read
This book is a surprise.It is a great read.You may think it will be on the predictible side, but Turow is a creative writer who understands what readers want.You can't miss with one of his books, this one is an easy read. ... Read more

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15. The MAN WHO ONCE WAS WHIZZER WHITE: A PORTRAIT OF JUSTICE BYRON R WHITE
by Free Press
Hardcover (12 July, 1998)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Finally, a book for Byron White Fans
Byron White intentionally did not leave much of a paper trail, as a man distrustful of the press, which is why this book has nowhere near the depth of Jeffries' Powell biography. White may well be most vilified and castigated justice in his own time, a fact which Hutchinson recounts in great detail, because he frequently ruled against the interests of the intelligensia-- frivolous First Amendment rights claimed by the media, and, of course, homosexuals, in Bowers, which won him the most profane attacks of all, from gay rights activists imbued with more passion than respect for the deliberative function of the Courts.
4-0 out of 5 stars A New Deal liberal from the Rocky Mountain front range.
Byron White began his long judicial career in dissent, resisting the rising tide of criminal procedure liberalism of the Warren Court, and ended it as the balance wheel of Rehnquist Court.In his 31 years on the Supreme Court, from 1962 to 1993, he was in the majority in 807 five-to-four decisions, more than any other justice in history, except for the wily William Brennan who served on the court for 34 years.White also has the signal distinction of being the only Democratic appointee to the Supreme Court since the end of World War II who profoundly disappointed his erstwhile partisan allies.Beyond the fact that White refused to "grow" his jurisprudence from its New Deal origins to accommodate the latest cultural avant-garde enthusiasms of the juridical left, little is known about White and his jurisprudence is widely misunderstood. 5-0 out of 5 stars A Colorful Portrait Of A Man Named White
Hutchinson has written a fascinating contemporary biography of Justice White who is almost unique in his continued insistence on his privacy and personal dignity. Although the author eschews speculation as to White'sfamily or personal life, one still gets a good sense of the man--hisintelligence, tenacity, and just plain decency. At least as interesting arethe times he lived in, and few lawyers or judges have shared the action andpassion of their times more fully than Justice White--first on thegridiron, then in the classroom, in the world of affairs, and on the court.White had his shortcomings as a communicator and legal theorist, asHutchinsonaptly illustrates with the oral and written record. But wouldthat our society had more such self-effacing, dedicated and excellentlawyers and public servants! ... Read more

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16. Not a Genuine Black Man: Or, How I Claimed My Piece of Ground in the Lily-White Suburbs
by Hyperion
Hardcover (11 July, 2006)
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4-0 out of 5 stars An amazing book!!
This great book doesn't only tell the story of racism in San Leandro CA, but Copeland is honest enough to share about his most vulnerable moments. The struggles he has endured and the impact of his long search for an identity on his whole life have touched me. I realized once again how much power our words and our actions can have (for both good and bad) and I (white hispanic male) want to make a difference.
5-0 out of 5 stars Just finished the book!
I enjoyed this book immensely.Laughter, sadness, anger, and hope came through.I was born in San Francisco in the 50's and moved to the suburbs (coastside) at 9 years old.As I read Brian's recollection, I had the sense that it was a time long ago, my parent's time.But it wasn't.I thoroughly believe diversity and acceptance is taught to us, and I was fortunate to have parents who believed in diversity (Mexican and Swiss-American parents).Brian is teaching his children acceptance and that is a step in the right direction.
4-0 out of 5 stars Amazing and insightful
Mr. Copeland wrote a very relevant memoir with his recounting of his growing up in a racist environment.It is a memoir with historical significance considering what his mother went through to help integrate the city she chose to raise her children in.In some ways I had to wonder why she would want to go through what she and her family went through, but her sacrifices were worthy and I think Mr. Copeland handled it as well as he could.
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17. King of Clubs: Grow Rich in More Than Money
by Taylor Trade Publishing
Hardcover (25 February, 1998)
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Isbn: 0878332022
Sales Rank: 370318
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Bit of Work!!!!!
Reading this captivating book was a pleasure!!!!! I feel as though I personally know this wonderful man now.SUCH AN AUTHOR to capture him!!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Fasinating reading..........
The book was bought for my son-in-law, but I couldn't resist reading it first.I am truly glad that I did as it is sure to improve my skills with dealing with people as it will yours when you read it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Inspiring!!!!!
Miss DeLoach truly got into the head of a truly remarkable man!The book has everything, facts, figures, sad and happy times - all laced with humor.Couldn't put it down! ... Read more

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18. Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary
by Three Rivers Press
Paperback (01 February, 2000)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Infomative Read
As a white man from the deep south, it boggles my mind how a totally free republic could twist the best Constitution ever written to deny a class of people their freedom.Civil right, the Vietnam war, the 1960's in general fascinate me.
4-0 out of 5 stars An Illuminating Read about an Imporant Historical Figure
Juan Williams' biography of Thurgood Marshall is a worthwhile read.Williams has a great sense of the dramatic story in this man's life and he firmly sets him in the historical context of a nation in turmoil.I went away from this book with a better understanding of Marshall's life, personality and importance in American History.Williams also does a very good job with contrasting Marshall's social and political opinions with those of civil rights leaders in the 60s and 70s, with whom he occasionally butted heads.Williams paints him as the feisty individual that he was but he also does not sugar coat his flaws and mistakes.For me, the most interesting aspects of the autobiography were the accounts of Marshall's trials and travels with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and his inexhaustible energy to confront the laws of the times.If you have any interest in learning about this man and his place both in history and in the Civil Rights Movement, defintely pick up this worthwhile book.

2-0 out of 5 stars Very tedious, superficial
Maybe its unfair that I read this book after reading the spectacular autobiography of John Lewis, Walking in the Wind.However, I found that this book was too detached from the man.I did not come away from this book with a better understanding of this man than I did before hand.Thurgood Marshall is one of the most important people of 20th century America but you don't see why in this book.Read more

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19. Fighting for Dear Life: The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo and What It Means for All of Us
by Bethany House
Hardcover (01 August, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Gibbs Great Insights
This is a powerful and insightful book. I did not realize how misleading the information had been during the Schiavo case.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Powerful Book!!!
This book was written from the perspective of David Gibbs, the lawyer that represented Bob and Mary Schindler (Terri's parents). Mr. Gibbs advocates strongly for the "sanctity of life", as opposed to Judge Greer's "quality of life" view.Mr. Gibbs tells the "Behind the Scene story" the media misrepresented. Mr. Gibbs offers suggestions to help stop this travesty from happening again to someone whose "quality of life" does not meet up to the standards of others.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book
Fighting for Dear Life by David Gibbs III is an excellent book. Gibbs is an attorney who represented Terri's parents in their fight to save their daughter's life from a cruel death by dehyration/starvation.He writes about his experience with Terri Schindler-Schiavo and her family.
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20. Even After All This Time: A Story of Love, Revolution, and Leaving Iran
by Regan Books
Hardcover (29 March, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars In the name of Iran
This book was sad that how her father was executed without faith and without mercy and his children left all alone and they had to make it on their own.

2-0 out of 5 stars It is not a the whole story !
I have finished this book recently and I really felt I need to say something about it! interestingly I am doughter of a teacher and colonel of the last regim too, who retired after the revolution, no problem at all. However, I do not want to say that those who were executed were all guilty. Her father had other chances too.
5-0 out of 5 stars A page-turner
I just finished this book and loved it.If you like reading about different culture and enjoy non-fiction this is the perfect book for you.Its true, sometimes the author's admission of crying over clothes and Barbies is shocking - but I see it as admission of truth and lack of understanding.The author isn't patting herself on the back for these traits - but showing the reader how, as a child, she didn't fully comprehend the gravity of her family's situation.She was not careless and selfish individual, but a confused and frightened child. ... Read more

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