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My Beloved World
My Beloved World
by Sonia Sotomayor
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This book is on my Top 5 list for 2013. It's a beautifully written story and an inspiration to anyone who has big dreams that seem impossible. I have newfound respect for Justice Sotomayor and the challenges she's tackled to become one of the most... (read more)

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My Beloved World
My Beloved World
by Sonia Sotomayor
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The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing... (read more)

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The Great Chief Justice: John Marshall and the Rule of Law (American Political Thought)
The Great Chief Justice: John Marshall and the Rule of Law (American Political Thought)
by Charles F Hobson
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"A fresh and exacting perspective on the ever-fascinating interplay between politics and the law. No student of our legal history, lay or professional, should miss this book". -- Edwin M. Yoder, Jr., Washington Post Writers Group. "A learned, lucid, and... (read more)

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Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA
Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA
by John Rizzo
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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 that more than thirty years... (read more)

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My Grandfather's Son
My Grandfather's Son
by Clarence Thomas
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Provocative, inspiring, and unflinchingly honest, My Grandfather's Son is the story of one of America's most remarkable and controversial leaders, Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas, told in his own words. Thomas was born in rural Georgia on June 23... (read more)

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Barman
Barman
by Alex Wellen
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Alex Wellen is an excited, ambitious, and overwhelmed twenty-something law student trying to integrate into one of the most powerful and promise-filled cities in the world--New York. As he moves from graduating student to licensed lawyer--the second most... (read more)

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Attorney for the Damned: Clarence Darrow in the Courtroom
Attorney for the Damned: Clarence Darrow in the Courtroom
by Arthur Weinberg
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A famous defender of the underdog, the oppressed, and the powerless, Clarence Darrow (1857–1938) is one of the true legends of the American legal system. His cases were many and various, but all were marked by his unequivocal sense of justice, as... (read more)

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Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers
Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers
by Elizabeth Edwards
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She charmed America with her smart, likable, down-to-earth personality as she campaigned for her husband, then vice-presidential candidate John Edwards. She inspired millions as she valiantly fought advanced breast cancer after being diagnosed only days... (read more)

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Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir
Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir
by John Paul Stevens
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When he resigned last June, Justice Stevens was the third longest serving Justice in American history (1975-2010)--only Justice William O. Douglas, whom Stevens succeeded, and Stephen Field have served on the Court for a longer time. In Five Chiefs... (read more)

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Happy Hour Is for Amateurs: Work Sucks. Life Doesn't Have To.
Happy Hour Is for Amateurs: Work Sucks. Life Doesn't Have To.
by Philadelphia Lawyer
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Welcome to the world of the Philadelphia Lawyer-a man of two identities. By day he is a mild-mannered attorney, one who has practiced in a wide variety of legal fields from criminal to corporate to personal injury, earning himself a... (read more)

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Happy Hour Is for Amateurs: A Lost Decade in the World's Worst Profession
Happy Hour Is for Amateurs: A Lost Decade in the World's Worst Profession
by Philadelphia Lawyer
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For some people, happy hour is never enough This is a book about escape. It's also about laughing gas. And bourbon and dope and sex and mushrooms and every other vice millions of us indulge in to forget our jobs, the office, and the stifling, corporate... (read more)

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The President's Counselor: The Rise to Power of Alberto Gonzales
The President's Counselor: The Rise to Power of Alberto Gonzales
by Bill Minutaglio
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The first and only biography of the most controversial u.s. Attorney general in recent memory. In defiance of expectations, statistics, and stereotypes, Alberto Gonzales has risen to become one of the most powerful men in America. Gonzales has been... (read more)

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Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas
Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas
by Kevin Merida
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SUPREME DISCOMFORT originated from a much-commented-upon profile of Clarence Thomas that appeared in an August 2002 issue of The Washington Post Magazine. In it, Kevin Merida and Michael Fletcher, both Post staffers, both black, crafted a haunting... (read more)

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V. Goliath: The Trials of David Boies
V. Goliath: The Trials of David Boies
by Karen Donovan
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In a society ever more obsessed with legal drama, David Boies, the star of a thousand press conferences, stands head and shoulders above the rest. The most prominent trial lawyer in the United States, Boies was catapulted to international prominence when... (read more)

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Courting Justice: From the NY Yankees V. Major League Baseball to Bush V. Gore 1997-2000
Courting Justice: From the NY Yankees V. Major League Baseball to Bush V. Gore 1997-2000
by David Boies
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In gripping chapters that read like fiction, "the lawyer everyone wants" ("New York Times Magazine") now examines the varied clients, behind-the-scenes dramas, and 11th-hour strategies that catapulted him to the forefront of American legal icons. 16... (read more)

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Courting Justice: From the NY Yankees V. Major League Baseball to Bush V. Gore 1997-2000
Courting Justice: From the NY Yankees V. Major League Baseball to Bush V. Gore 1997-2000
by David Boies
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In gripping chapters that read like fiction, "the lawyer everyone wants" ("New York Times Magazine") now examines the varied clients, behind-the-scenes dramas, and 11th-hour strategies that catapulted him to the forefront of American legal icons. 16... (read more)

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Carl Maxey: A Fighting Life (V Ethel Willis White Book)
Carl Maxey: A Fighting Life (V Ethel Willis White Book)
by Jim Kershner
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Carl Maxey came from a childhood in the scandal-ridden Spokane Children's Home to make a name for himself, first as an NCAA championship boxer, and then as eastern Washington's first black lawyer and a renowned civil rights attorney who always fought for... (read more)

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Becoming Justice Blackmun: Harry Blackmun's Supreme Court Journey
Becoming Justice Blackmun: Harry Blackmun's Supreme Court Journey
by Linda Greenhouse
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A fascinating book. In clear and forceful prose, Becoming Justice Blackmun tells a judicial Horatio Alger story and a tale of a remarkable transformation . . . A page-turner.--The New York Times Book Review In this acclaimed biography, Linda Greenhouse... (read more)

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Earl Warren: A Public Life
Earl Warren: A Public Life
by G Edward White
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Written by a leading scholar, this major biography of one of America's most influential and respected Supreme Court justices is, in essence, the first study of the Chief Justice Warren to cover his entire political career and to examine the aspects of... (read more)

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Verdicts Out of Court
Verdicts Out of Court
by Clarence Darrow
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This remarkable collection of the great attorney s writings reveals why he was such a force in the court of law and in the court of public opinion. Darrow turned to writing essays, debates, fiction to influence a broader audience beyond the field of law.... (read more)

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