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1 Ackerman, Bruce The Failure of the Founding Fathers: Jefferson, Marshall, and the Rise of Presidential Democracy
0674018664 / 9780674018662; 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 Burr. Based on seven years of archival research, this book describes previously unknown aspects of the electoral college crisis. Ackerman shows how Thomas Jefferson counted his Federalist rivals out of the House runoff, and how the Federalists threated to place John Marshall in the presidential chair. Nevertheless, the Constitution managed to survive through acts of statesmanship and luck. The transformation of the presidency serves as the basis for a new look at Marbury v. Madison, the case that first asserted the Supreme Court's power of judicial review. Ackerman shows that Marbury is best seen in combination with another case, Stuart v. Laird, as part of a retreat by the Court in the face of the plebiscitarian presidency. This "switch in time" proved crucial to the Court's survival, allowing it to integrage Federalist and Republican themes into the living Constitution of the early republic. 384 pages, including documents, notes, and an extensive index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Belknap Press
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U. S. A., 2005, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


002886; 
Price: 16.56 USD
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2 Banta, William F. AIDS in the Workplace: Legal Questions and Practical Answers
0669280569 / 9780669280562; 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 employees with the AIDS virus. The extensive appendix of laws and regulations, government recommendations, checklists, and sample policies will assist readers in developing or evaluating their own workplace procedures. Workers who are HIV positive, managers, union officials, attorneys, and physicians, will find valuable advice on one of the most urgent problems of the twentieth century and beyond. The binding is navy blue with silver lettering along the spine. 422 pages, with a 1" remainder mark on the bottom. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Lexington Books
New Britian, Connecticut, U. S. A., 1993, First Edition
Hardcover
New in Fine dust jacket


001568; 
Price: 14.72 USD
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3 Bondeson, Jan The London Monster: a Sanguinary Tale
0306811588 / 9780306811586; 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. " The latter was abetted by a 100-pound reward and by the circulation of bawdy prints that capitalized on the Monster's tendency to slash his victims' buttocks. Armed vigilantes roamed the steets, and fashionable ladies dared not walk outdoors with strategically placed frying pans under their dresses. Drawing on contemporary evidence and reinterpreting Monster mania in the light of historical and modern instances of mass hysteria, Jan Bondeson recounts with dry wit a tale that occupies a unique place in criminal history and imagination. Includes notes, an index, and drawings.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Da Capo Pr
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2002, First Edition
Softcover
New with no dust jacket


002039; 
Price: 6.44 USD
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Innocence and Arsenic: Studies in Crime and Literature, Borowitz, Albert
4 Borowitz, Albert Innocence and Arsenic: Studies in Crime and Literature
0060104139 / 9780060104139; 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 determine what happened, or may have happened. Black and red 1/2 cloth with black lettering. The price is clipped on the jacket, and there is a gift message on the ffep. This is gift quality - very well-cared for.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author(s)
Harper & Row, Publishers
New York, NY, 1977, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket

Signed by Author
003996; 
Price: 11.96 USD
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5 Busch, Francis X. In and out of Court
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 appeal especially to young trial lawyers and to law students ambitious to succeed. From the record of thoroughness in preparation, resourcefulness in gathering evidence, and skill in presenting the facts to the jury and the law of the court, it affords both guidance and inspiration. /From the "Foreword" written by Hon. Russell Whitman. 306 pages; two of the corners are bent in a bit. The jacked spine is sunned, and both ends have small pieces missing. The jacket front has several tears at the top with a small piece missing at both corners. The back of the jacket has a 1/2" tear at the corner, and a tiny piece missing at the spine top. A very small piece is missing at the bottom corner, with another piece, about 1/2", missing near the spine. There is a 1- 1/4" long spot that may be coffee. This book is in a protective cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Depaul University Press
Chicago, IL, 1942, First Edition
Hardcover
Very Good in Fair dust jacket

Illustrated by Fitzpatrick, J. Kelly; 
002536; 
Price: 14.72 USD
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6 Conroy, John Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People: the Dynamics of Torture
0520230396 / 9780520230392; 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 indifference of the bystander. The torture occurs in democracies that ostensibly value justice, due process, and human rights, and yet the perpetrators and their superiors escape without punishment, revealing much about the dynamics of torture. 304 pages including bibliographical notes and an index. The front cover has a few small dimples on it. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Univ Of California Pr
Berkeley, CA, 2001, First Softcover Edition
Softcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket


002684; 
Price: 12.88 USD
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7 Dawidoff, Nicholas The Catcher Was a Spy : the Mysterious Life of Moe Berg
0679415661 / 9780679415664; 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 diplomacy and espionage. But only now has the extent of his work for the OSS in determining Germany's atomic bomb capabilities has been revealed. The jacket is a slightly wrinkled at the spine top. 453 pages including index, 16 pages of photographs, no marks or tears. Price clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Knopf Publishing Group
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1994, Second Printing
Hardcover, Cloth
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


000813; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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The Black Dahlia, Ellroy, James
8 Ellroy, James The Black Dahlia
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
Mysterious Pr
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2006, Reprint
Softcover
New


003921; 
Price: 11.50 USD
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9 Flook, Maria Invisible Eden: a Story of Love and Murder on Cape Cod
0767913744 / 9780767913744; 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 the many unspoken mysteries of her life. The murder is still unsolved. 406 pages, with references. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Broadway Books
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2003, Fifth Printing
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


003185; 
Price: 12.88 USD
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10 Franklin, Eileen; Wright, William Sins of the Father: the Landmark Franklin Case a Daughter, a Memory, and a Murder
0517582074 / 9780517582077; 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 January 29, 1991; he was sentenced to life in prison. This is the harrowing, moving story of a dreadful crime and one daughter's courageous struggle to overcome her own fears to see that justice would ultimately be served. 353 pages, including 8 pages of photographs. The binding has three small stains on the front, one on the back. The bottom corners are lightly worn. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Crown Publishers, Inc.
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1991, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


001980; 
Price: 6.90 USD
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11 Gallagher, Richard I'Ll be Watching You: True Stories of Stalkers and Their Victims
1852279311 / 9781852279318; 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 brought stalking on to the British statute books. In this thoroughly researches, serious investigation into a disturbing phenomenon, the author interviews victims, police, psychologists - and those who 'stalk the stalkers' - to provide remarkable accounts of obsession, delusion and terror. Includes notes and bibliography. Black cloth cover, 8 pages of illustrations and letters. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Virgin Publishing Ltd.
United Kingdom, 2001, 
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
002662; 
Price: 5.98 USD
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12 Giancana, Antoinette; Renner, Thomas C. Mafia Princess: Growing Up in Sam Giancana's Family
0688026206 / 9780688026202; 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.
William Morrow & Company
New York, 1984, 
Hardcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket


000545; 
Price: 5.54 USD
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13 Kennedy, Randall Nigger: the Strange Case of a Troublesome Word
0375421726 / 9780375421723; 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 a provocation strong enough to reduce the culpability of a person who responds violently to it? Should a person be fired from their job for saying nigger? To be ignorant of the meanings and effects of nigger, says Kennedy, is to render oneself vulnerable to all manner of peril. This book brilliantly and sensitively addresses that concern. Black binding. Includes endnotes and index. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall
Pantheon
New York, NY, 2002, 
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


003735; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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14 Kopel, David B. ; Blackman, Paul H. No More Wacos : What's Wrong with Federal Law Enforcement and How to Fix It
1573921254 / 9781573921251; 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 have been avoided? 524 pages including index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Prometheus Books, Publishers
Amherst, Ny, U. S. A., 1997, 
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


001191; 
Price: 11.96 USD
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15 Kurland, Michael How to Try a Murder: the Handbook for Armchair Lawyers
0785815325 / 9780785815327; 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 engrossing look at our legal system includes explanations of the various elements of a trial. Readers intrigued by true crime will find court documents and questionnaires from the headline-grabbing trials of O. J. Simpson, Theodore Kaczynski and so on, as well as "trials of the century, " including those of Sacco and Vanzetti, Bruno Hauptmann, Dr. Sam Sheppard and others. Whether you're an arm chair attorney or a murder maven, How to Try a Murder gives everything you need to prosecute, defend, render a verdict, and pronounce sentence on the trial of the moment. Includes appendices, glossary, bibliography, and index.; Octavo (standard book size); 202 pages
Castle Books
Edison, New Jersey, U. S. A., 2002, 
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


002462; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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16 Maximovich Nechiporenko, Col. Oleg Passport to Assassination
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 request. Inventory No: TS-13001. Hardcover
Carol Publishing Group
1993, 
Hardcover
Fine
Fine; 

TS-13001; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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17 Murdoch, Joyce; Price, Deb Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians V. the Supreme Court
0465015131 / 9780465015139; 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 conference rooms to reveal - often for the first time - how the court weighed gay cases. They examine not only the decisions handed down - some of them devastating blows to the struggle for gay equality - but how the lives of many justices have been touched through their acquaintances with gay individuals. Also included are the dramatic stories of heroes of the gay rights movement - Karen Thompson, who sought custody of her disabled partner; Sharon Kowalski, whose parents refused to recognize their union, and Michael Hardwick, who was arrested for having oral sex in his own bedroom. And this book covers much more ground than there is room for here. The vertical edge of the pages have a very light dust mark. 582 pages, including an appendix, notes on sources, and an extensive index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Basic Books
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2001, 
Hardcover
Near Fine in Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
001590; 
Price: 7.82 USD
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18 Ruddick, James Death At the Priory: Love, Sex and Murder in Victorian England
0871138328 / 9780871138323; 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 summoned to his side, they could do nothing, and three days later he died an agonizing death. The doctors agreed that Charles Bravo had been poisoned. The investigation dominated the press for weeks, as the list of suspects grew to include Florence; her secret lover, the eminent doctor James Gully; Mrs. Cox, her longtime companion. But ultimately no murderer could be determined, and despite the efforts of numerous historians, criminologists and other writers, the case has never been definitely solved. Until now. 209 pages including an index, list of references, and 8 pages of photographs. The endpapers show the layout of the Priory. The jacket has some scuffing on the back. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Atlantic Monthly Press
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2002, First American Edition
Hardcover
New in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
002145; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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One Man's Castle: Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream, Vine, Phyllis
19 Vine, Phyllis One Man's Castle: Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream
0060938277 / 9780060938277; 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 would test the basic tenets of the American Dream - the right of a man to defend his own home. With index, bibliography and endnotes. Includes photographs. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Amistad Press
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2005, First Printing
Softcover
New

Illustrated by Graphic Charts Company; 
003133; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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