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Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary

by Juan Williams

This New York Times Notable Book of the Year, 1998, is now in trade paper.

From the bestselling author of Eyes on the Prize, here is the definitive biography of the great lawyer and Supreme Court justice.

From...


A Defiant Life: Thurgood Marshall and the Persistence of Racism in America

by Howard Ball

Thurgood Marshall's extraordinary contribution to civil rights and overcoming racism is more topical than ever, as the national debate on race and the overturning of affirmative action policies make headlines...


John Marshall: The Chief Justice Who Saved the Nation

by Harlow Giles Unger

A soul-stirring biography of John Marshall, the young republic's great chief justice, who led the Supreme Court to power and brought law and order to the nation


Scalia: A Court of One

by Bruce Allen Murphy

An authoritative, deeply researched biography of the most controversial and outspoken Supreme Court justice of our time and how he chose to be “right” rather than influential.

Antonin Scalia knew only success...


Understanding Clarence Thomas: The Jurisprudence of Constitutional Restoration

by Ralph A. Rossum

Though Clarence Thomas has been a Supreme Court Justice for nearly 25 years and has written close to five hundred opinions, legal scholars and pundits have given him short shrift, often, in fact, dismissing...


Poison Candy: The Murderous Madam: Inside Dalia Dippolito's Plot to Kill

by Mark Ebner, Elizabeth Parker & F. Lee Bailey

In August 2009, former madam Dalia Dippolito conspired with a hit man to arrange her ex-con husband’s murder. Days later, it seemed as if all had gone according to plan. The beautiful, young Dalia came home...


Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

by Ralph J. Temple

The impassioned memoirs from one of America's leading civil liberties attorneys of the 20th century.


Supreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark: A Life of Service

by Mimi Clark Gronlund & Ramsey Clark

An associate justice on the renowned Warren Court whose landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education overturned racial segregation in schools and other public facilities, Tom C. Clark was a crusader for justice...


William Wayne Justice: A Judicial Biography

by Frank Kemerer

In his forty years on the federal bench in Texas, William Wayne Justice has been a formidable force for change. His rulings have prompted significant institutional reforms in education, prisons, and racial relations,...


John Marshall

by Jean Edward Smith

A New York Times Notable Book of 1996

It was in tolling the death of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall in 1835 that the Liberty Bell cracked, never to ring again. An apt symbol of the man who shaped both...


John J. Robinette: Peerless Mentor: An Appreciation

by George D. Finlayson

John J. Robinette was Canada's top lawyer from the 1930s to 1980s, showing unparalleled versatility and virtuosity in criminal, civil, and constitutional cases.


Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA

by John Rizzo

In 1975, fresh out of law school and working a numbing job at the Treasury Department, John Rizzo took “a total shot in the dark” and sent his résumé to the Central Intelligence Agency. He had no notion...


Twenty Famous Lawyers

by John Hostettler

An entertaining diversion for lawyers and others, Twenty Famous Lawyers focuses on household names and high profile cases. Contains valuable insights into legal ways and means and looks at the challenges of...


Sir William Garrow: His Life, Times and Fight for Justice

by Richard Braby, John Hostettler & Geoffrey Robertson

A comprehensive account of lawyer William Garrow's life, career, family and connections. Sir William Garrow was born in Middlesex in 1760 and called to the Bar in 1783. He was the dominant figure at the Old...


Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice

by Larry S. Gibson

Thurgood Marshall was the most important American lawyer of the twentieth century. He transformed the nation's legal landscape by challenging the racial segregation that had relegated millions to second-class...


Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law

by Alan Dershowitz

America's most prominent legal mind and the #1 bestselling author of Chutzpah and The Best Defense, Alan Dershowitz, recounts his legal autobiography, describing how he came to the law, as well as the cases...


The Nominee: A Political and Spiritual Journey

by Leslie H. Southwick

President George W. Bush nominated Leslie H. Southwick in 2007 to the federal appeals court, Fifth Circuit, based in New Orleans. Initially, Southwick seemed a consensus nominee. Just days before his hearing,...


Not a Genuine Black Man: Or, How I Claimed My Piece of Ground in the Lily-White Suburbs

by Brian Copeland

Based on the longest-running one-man show in San Francisco history--now coming to Off-Broadway--a hilarious, poignant, and disarming memoir of growing up black in an all-white suburb In 1972, when Brian Copeland...


A Life in the Balance: The Billy Wayne Sinclair Story, A Journey from Murder to Redemption Inside America's Worst Prison System

by Billy Wayne Sinclair & Jodie Sinclair

Sentenced to death in 1965 at age twenty for an unpremeditated murder during the bungled holdup of a convenience store, Billy Wayne spent his first seven prison years on death row. When the death penalty was...


Diary of a DA: The True Story of the Prosecutor Who Took on the Mob, Fought Corruption, and Won

by Herbert J. Stern

In 1961, twenty-five-year-old Herbert Jay Stern, fresh from reserve duty, stood in his green army uniform in a New York County courtroom to be sworn in as an attorney. He could only guess what his life as a...