Life After Johnnie Cochran Book

Life After Johnnie Cochran

  • Author : Barbara C. Berry
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995-08-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105110931081

Life After Johnnie Cochran Excerpt :

The former wife of the lead counsel for the O.J. Simpson defense team details the physical abuse in her eighteen year marriage

Johnnie Cochran Book

Johnnie Cochran

  • Author : Facts On File, Incorporated
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438100852

Johnnie Cochran Excerpt :

Each title features: - In Their Own Words boxes offering selected quotations from the subject - Did You Know? boxes that highlight fascinating facts about each person - Chronology, suggestions for further reading, and a listing of related Web sites. - A final chapter that delves into the legacy of the subject's thoughts and deeds for new generations of black Americans.

In Contempt Book

In Contempt

  • Author : Christopher Darden
  • Publisher : Graymalkin Media
  • Release Date : 2016-03-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN 10 : 9781631680731

In Contempt Excerpt :

#1 New York Times Bestseller. For more than a year, Christopher Darden argued tirelessly for the prosecution, giving voice to the victims in the 0.J. Simpson murder trial. In Contempt is an unflinching look at what the television cameras could not show: behind-the-scenes meetings, the deteriorating relationships between the defense and prosecution teams, the taunting, baiting, and pushing matches between Darden and Simpson, the intimate relationship between Darden and Marcia Clark, and the candid factors behind Darden's controversial decision for Simpson to try on the infamous glove, and much more. Out of the sensational frenzy of "the trial of the century" comes this haunting memoir of duty, justice, and the powerful undertow of American racism. A stunning masterpiece told with brutal honesty and courage.

A Lawyer s Life Book

A Lawyer s Life

  • Author : Johnnie Cochran
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2003-11-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 142997222X

A Lawyer s Life Excerpt :

The most famous lawyer in America talks about the law, his life, and how he has won. Johnnie Cochran has been a lawyer for almost forty years. In that time, he has taken on dozens of groundbreaking cases and emerged as a pivotal figure in race relations in America. Cochran gained international recognition as one of America's best - and most controversial lawyers - for leading 'the Dream Team' defense of accused killer O.J. Simpson in the Trial of the Century. Many people formed their perception of Cochran based on his work in that trial. But long before the Simpson trial and since then Johnnie Cochran has been a leader in the fight for justice for all Americans. This is his story. Cochran emerged from the trial as one of the nation's leading African-American spokespersons - and he has done most of his talking through the courtroom. Abner Louima. Amadou Diallo. The racially-profiled New Jersey Turnpike Four. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs. Patrick Dorismond. Cynthia Wiggins. These are the names that have dominated legal headlines - and Cochran was involved with each of them. No one who first encountered him during the Simpson trial can appreciate his impact on our world until they've read his whole story. Drawing on Cochran's most intriguing and difficult cases, A Lawyer's Life shows how he's fought his critics, won for his clients, and affected real change within the system. This is an intimate and compelling memoir of one lawyer's attempt to make us all truly equal in the eyes of the law.

The Run of His Life Book
Score: 4
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The Run of His Life

  • Author : Jeffrey Toobin
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812988543

The Run of His Life Excerpt :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The inspiration for American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson on FX, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Travolta, David Schwimmer, and Connie Britton The definitive account of the O. J. Simpson trial, The Run of His Life is a prodigious feat of reporting that could have been written only by the foremost legal journalist of our time. First published less than a year after the infamous verdict, Jeffrey Toobin’s nonfiction masterpiece tells the whole story, from the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman to the ruthless gamesmanship behind the scenes of “the trial of the century.” Rich in character, as propulsive as a legal thriller, this enduring narrative continues to shock and fascinate with its candid depiction of the human drama that upended American life. Praise for The Run of His Life “This is the book to read.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “This book stands out as a gripping and colorful account of the crime and trial that captured the world’s attention.”—Boston Sunday Globe “A real page-turner . . . strips away the months of circuslike televised proceedings and the sordid tell-all books and lays out a simple, but devastating, synopsis of the case.”—Entertainment Weekly “A well-written, profoundly rational analysis of the trial and, more specifically, the lawyers who conducted it.”—USA Today “Engrossing . . . Toobin’s insight into the motives and mind-set of key players sets this Simpson book apart from the pack.”—People (one of the top ten books of the year)

Redeeming Justice Book

Redeeming Justice

  • Author : Jarrett Adams
  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Release Date : 2021-09-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593137826

Redeeming Justice Excerpt :

“A moving and beautifully crafted memoir.”—SCOTT TUROW “A daring act of justified defiance.”—SHAKA SENGHOR “Nothing less than heroic.”—JOHN GRISHAM He was seventeen when an all-white jury sentenced him to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Now a pioneering lawyer, he recalls the journey that led to his exoneration—and inspired him to devote his life to fighting the many injustices in our legal system. Seventeen years old and facing nearly thirty years behind bars, Jarrett Adams sought to figure out the why behind his fate. Sustained by his mother and aunts who brought him back from the edge of despair through letters of prayer and encouragement, Adams became obsessed with our legal system in all its damaged glory. After studying how his constitutional rights to effective counsel had been violated, he solicited the help of the Wisconsin Innocence Project, an organization that exonerates the wrongfully convicted, and won his release after nearly ten years in prison. But the journey was far from over. Adams took the lessons he learned through his incarceration and worked his way through law school with the goal of helping those who, like himself, had faced our legal system at its worst. After earning his law degree, he worked with the New York Innocence Project, becoming the first exoneree ever hired by the nonprofit as a lawyer. In his first case with the Innocence Project, he argued before the same court that had convicted him a decade earlier—and won. In this illuminating story of hope and full-circle redemption, Adams draws on his life and the cases of his clients to show the racist tactics used to convict young men of color, the unique challenges facing exonerees once released, and how the lack of equal representation in our courts is a failure not only of empathy but of our collective ability to uncover the truth. Redeeming Justice is an unforgettable firsthand account of the limits—and possibilities—of our country’s system of law.

Qi Men Dun Jia  The Deities Book

Qi Men Dun Jia The Deities

  • Author : Joey Yap
  • Publisher : Joey Yap Research Group
  • Release Date : 2016-07-01
  • Genre: Astrology, Chinese
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9789670794617

Qi Men Dun Jia The Deities Excerpt :

The Ideal Source for Everything in Qi Men In Qi Men Dun Jia, the aspects of the subconscious mind or High Intelligence (or Divine Spirit) are recognised as the 10 Deities. Through the practice of Qi Men, insights can be gained into the interactions between the Spirit Realm and the Natural World to understand how the former affects our lives. The Spirit Realm exists within the highest level above that of Earth, Man and the Heavens, and to access this higher realm is to call upon the support and guidance of the deities, thus leading to a deeper understanding of life’s aspects and events. From Qi Men Forecasting to Qi Men Warcraft, the 10 Deities hold considerable influence over the energies present at any given occasion. Qi Men Dun Jia: The Deities for the first time, brings together a wealth of information on the 10 Deities for the versatile application of Qi Men Dun Jia. Discover how to recognise and interpret the guides and wisdom presented by these Deities, and through this process gain a deeper understanding of the self and the physical world.

O J  A to Z Book

O J A to Z

  • Author : Clifford L. Linedecker
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466874848

O J A to Z Excerpt :

The O.J. Simpson saga has been one of the most followed events in history. From the grisly discovery to the slow-motion car chase, from the trial of the century to the verdict that stopped and shocked the nation, this case sparked a whole industry of media productions and threw into public awareness more details, people, phrases, ideas, and new forensic technology than could ever be remembered. O.J. A to Z is the first and only comprehensive guide to the trial of the century. Arranged in an easy-to-follow alphabetical format, this mini-encyclopedia is an all-encompassing rundown to every person, place, and thing--every detail of the bloody events of June 12, 1994, through the acquittal 478 days later. From A.C. Cowlings to Keith Zlomsowitch with everything in between, O.J. A to Z is the essential reference guide for those obsessed with the trial and those just curious about what happened. By Clifford L. Linedecker.

Media and American Courts Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Media and American Courts

  • Author : S. L. Alexander
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN 10 : 9781576079799

Media and American Courts Excerpt :

Contains a reference handbook to issues involving the media and the American court system and explores how technological advances from cameras in the courtroom to internet news have created new areas of controversy.

Great American Lawyers Book

Great American Lawyers

  • Author : John R. Vile
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 820
  • ISBN 10 : 9781576072028

Great American Lawyers Excerpt :

This two volume set offers unmatched insight into the lives and careers of 100 of America's most notable defense and prosecuting attorneys. Trial lawyers, noted one observer, are "the closest thing America has to the Knights of the Round Table." In this new two volume encyclopedia, which chronicles the lives and careers of America's 100 greatest trial lawyers, readers can explore the historic legal careers of extraordinary barristers like Thomas Jefferson, the young Virginia attorney who drafted the Declaration of Independence, and Daniel Webster, staunch defender of the union. Readers will also meet contemporary litigators like Lawrence Tribe, who led the fight against the tobacco industry; Marian Wright Edelman, a leading advocate for children's rights; Alan Dershowitz, renowned criminal appellate lawyer and public intellectual; and Johnnie Cochran, the defense attorney whose spectacular victory in the O. J. Simpson trial propelled him to superstardom. In the stories of these preeminent litigators, readers will discover not only what qualities make a great lawyer, but also how much we owe to those who have served as our legal advocates. * Full essays on the lives and cases of America's 100 most famous lawyers, from John Adams to Johnnie Cochran * Shorter essays on other well-known attorneys, including John Grisham, Barry Scheck, and Leslie Abramson * Contributions from more than 50 lawyers, political scientists, historians, and other scholars * Entries on famous law partners, Alexis de Tocqueville's view of American lawyers, great trials, and much more

Not One of the Boys Book

Not One of the Boys

  • Author : Brenda Feigen
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2020-07-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593319062

Not One of the Boys Excerpt :

From an outspoken feminist, a leader of the Women's Movement in the 1960s and '70s--a candid, wide-ranging and deeply personal memoir that is, as well, an illuminating historical document of a time and a fight for profound societal change. Brenda Feigen has lived many lifetimes within one--lawyer, wife and mother, civil rights activist, politician, Hollywood movie producer--and in each she has faced down the specter of discrimination against women. She describes how at Harvard Law School she fought to change blatantly sexist practices such as Ladies' Days and law-firm interviewing processes; how she waged battles for women as National Vice President of NOW; how, with Gloria Steinem, she founded Ms. and cofounded the National Women's Political Caucus in the early 1970s; how she became director with Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the ACLU's Women's Rights Project in 1972; and how, in Hollywood, she met obstacles at every turn while fighting for movies with strong, positive roles for women. She describes, as well, the struggles and triumphs of her private life: her marriage (she and her husband were once considered "the perfect feminist couple"); being a (feminist) mother; her relationships with women; her breast cancer. Finally, she chronicles recent advances and losses in the Women's Movement, making clear how far women have come, and how far they have yet to go.

Life After Life Book

Life After Life

  • Author : Evans D. Hopkins
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-06-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451603873

Life After Life Excerpt :

Life After Life is the haunting and gloriously redemptive tale of Evans D. Hopkins's many lives, a sweeping journey from promising middle-class youth to civil rights militant, from criminal and convict to celebrated writer and enlightened man. Evans D. Hopkins was born during the Jim Crow era in a second-rate, segregated hospital, and educated in segregated primary schools in Danville, Virginia, a town that proudly proclaimed itself the "Last Capital of the Confederacy." With parents who stressed the value of education, as a teenager he was in the forefront of desegregation and the Civil Rights Movement. At the same time, he fell in love with the traditionally white man's game of tennis, modeling himself after his idol, the legendary Arthur Ashe, only to be swept off the courts by the Black Panther Party at the age of sixteen. Just out of high school, Hopkins moved to Panther headquarters in Oakland, California, where he spent two years writing for the Party newspaper, covering the trial of the San Quentin Six, working with Party founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, and taking part in their move into politics when Seale ran for mayor of Oakland. He became historian for the group, documenting the years when altercations with authorities resulted in the deaths of numerous Panthers. And he was witness to the internal strife within the Party that led to the group's decline and his own decision to leave in the fall of 1974. When he returned to Danville, Hopkins was a different man, disillusioned and filled with rage and a legacy of militancy. He was, in his own words, "the quintessential angry young black man." Convicted of armed robbery and given a life sentence, Hopkins would spend twenty of the next twenty-two years in the prisons of Virginia. Inside, fighting despair and isolation and dreaming of escape, Hopkins sought salvation in the written word, writing in his cell in the early morning hours to escape the noise of the prison. Focusing on issues of social and cri

Feminists Who Changed America  1963 1975 Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Feminists Who Changed America 1963 1975

  • Author : Barbara J. Love
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2006-09-22
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780252097478

Feminists Who Changed America 1963 1975 Excerpt :

Documenting key feminists who ignited the second wave women's movement Barbara J. Love’s Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 will be the first comprehensive directory to document many of the founders and leaders (including both well-known and grassroots organizers) of the second wave women's movement. It tells the stories of more than two thousand individual women and a few notable men who together reignited the women's movement and made permanent changes to entrenched customs and laws. The biographical entries on these pioneering feminists represent their many factions, all parts of the country, all races and ethnic groups, and all political ideologies. Nancy Cott's foreword discusses the movement in relation to the earlier first wave and presents a brief overview of the second wave in the context of other contemporaneous social movements.

Can t Forgive Book

Can t Forgive

  • Author : Kim Goldman
  • Publisher : BenBella Books
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN 10 : 9781941631485

Can t Forgive Excerpt :

Don't tell her she needs to find closure. Don't ask her to forgive and forget. When Kim Goldman was just 22, her older brother, Ron, was brutally killed by O.J. Simpson—a horrifying event that led to one of the most public trials in American history. Ron and Kim were very close, and her devastation was compounded by the shocking not-guilty verdict that allowed a smirking Simpson to leave as a free man. Not only did Kim have to live with the painful knowledge that her brother's killer walked free, but she also struggled to keep her grief private from the media frenzy and outpouring of public opinion. Counseled by friends, strangers, and even Oprah to "find closure," Kim chose a different route. She chose to fight—not just for her brother and her family, but for others, as she found her calling working with victims' families in pursuit of justice and peace. From her parents' devastating divorce and a life-changing car accident to living life as one of America's most famous victims and dating as a single mother, Can't Forgive tells of an ordinary person thrown into extraordinary circumstances at a very young age who had the courage—despite the discouragement of so many—to ignore conventional wisdom and never give up her fight for justice.