Tragedy at Law Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Tragedy at Law

  • Author : Cyril Hare
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 226
  • ISBN 10 : EAN:4066338072283

Tragedy at Law Excerpt :

"Tragedy at Law" by Cyril Hare. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Tragedy at Law Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Tragedy at Law

  • Author : Cyril Hare
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2011-12-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571288762

Tragedy at Law Excerpt :

Tragedy at Law follows a rather self-important High Court judge, Mr Justice Barber, as he moves from town to town presiding over cases in the Southern England circuit. When an anonymous letter arrives for Barber, warning of imminent revenge, he dismisses it as the work of a harmless lunatic. But then a second letter appears, followed by a poisoned box of the judge's favourite chocolates, and he begins to fear for his life. Enter barrister and amateur detective Francis Pettigrew, a man who was once in love with Barber's wife and has never quite succeeded in his profession - can he find out who is threatening Barber before it is too late?

The Tragedy of Religious Freedom Book

The Tragedy of Religious Freedom

  • Author : Marc O. DeGirolami
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-06-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674074156

The Tragedy of Religious Freedom Excerpt :

Legal scholars expect to resolve religious dilemmas according to principles of equality, neutrality, or separation of church and state. But such abstractions fail to do justice to the clashing values in today’s pluralistic society. Marc DeGirolami explains why conflicts implicating religious liberty are so emotionally fraught and deeply contested.

Cannibalism and the Common Law Book

Cannibalism and the Common Law

  • Author : Alfred William Brian Simpson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:22718520

Cannibalism and the Common Law Excerpt :

Describes the trial in 1884 of two young English sailors for the murder and cannibalism of a fellow shipmate

An American Tragedy Book

An American Tragedy

  • Author : Theodore Dreiser
  • Publisher : Aegitas
  • Release Date : 2021-11-22
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 868
  • ISBN 10 : 9780369406682

An American Tragedy Excerpt :

An American Tragedy and nbsp;is a 1925 novel by American writer and nbsp;Theodore Dreiser. He began the manuscript in the summer of 1920, but a year later abandoned most of that text. It was based on the notorious and nbsp;murder of Grace Brown and nbsp;in 1906 and the trial of her lover. In 1923 Dreiser returned to the project, and with the help of his wife Helen and two editor-secretaries, Louise Campbell and Sally Kusell, he completed the massive novel in 1925. and nbsp;

Shakespeare  Revenge Tragedy and Early Modern Law Book

Shakespeare Revenge Tragedy and Early Modern Law

  • Author : Derek Dunne
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137572875

Shakespeare Revenge Tragedy and Early Modern Law Excerpt :

This book, the first to trace revenge tragedy's evolving dialogue with early modern law, draws on changing laws of evidence, food riots, piracy, and debates over royal prerogative. By taking the genre's legal potential seriously, it opens up the radical critique embedded in the revenge tragedies of Kyd, Shakespeare, Marston, Chettle and Middleton.

A Civil Action Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

A Civil Action

  • Author : Jonathan Harr
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-08-10
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307804785

A Civil Action Excerpt :

This true story of an epic courtroom showdown, where two of the nation's largest corporations were accused of causing the deaths of children from water contamination, was a #1 national bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Described as “a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship by The New York Times, A Civil Action is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry—one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, A Civil Action is an unforgettable reading experience that will leave the reader both shocked and enlightened. A Civil Action was made into a movie starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall.

Crimes That Changed Our World Book

Crimes That Changed Our World

  • Author : Paul H. Robinson
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-06-15
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538102022

Crimes That Changed Our World Excerpt :

Can crime make our world safer? Crimes are the worst of humanity’s wrongs but, oddly, they sometimes “trigger” improvement in our lives. Crimes That Changed Our World explores some of the most important trigger cases of the past century, revealing much about how change comes to our modern world. The exact nature of the crime-outrage-reform dynamic can take many forms, and Paul and Sarah Robinson explore those differences in the cases they present. Each case is in some ways unique but there are repeating patterns that can offer important insights about what produces change and how in the future we might best manage it. Sometimes reform comes as a society wrestles with a new and intolerable problem. Sometimes it comes because an old problem from which we have long suffered suddenly has an apparent solution provided by technology or some other social or economic advance. Or, sometimes the engine of reform kicks into gear simply because we decide as a society that we are no longer willing to tolerate a long-standing problem and are now willing to do something about it. As the amazing and often touching stories that the Robinsons present make clear, the path of progress is not just a long series of course corrections; sometimes it is a quick turn or an unexpected lurch. In a flash we can suddenly feel different about present circumstances, seeing a need for change and can often, just as suddenly, do something about it. Every trigger crime that appears in Crimes That Changed Our World highlights a societal problem that America has chosen to deal with, each in a unique way. But what these extraordinary, and sometime unexpected, cases have in common is that all of them describe crimes that changed our world.

Turning Tragedy Into Victory Book

Turning Tragedy Into Victory

  • Author : Lawrence N. Blum
  • Publisher : Lantern Books
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 151
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590564127

Turning Tragedy Into Victory Excerpt :

The author of influential books such as Force Under Pressure and Stoning the Keepers at the Gate, Dr. Lawrence N. Blum is a renowned expert on the psychology of police officers. With Turning Tragedy into Victory, he returns to and expands on the important subject of how to best help those who have sworn to protect and serve when they are the ones who have fallen. According to Blum, officers' lack of knowledge and skill in controlling the stress of the moment has increased their risk of being killed, assaulted, or making mistakes that cost them dearly in career or family relationships. Through visceral, real-life accounts of officers with whom he has personally worked, he identifies pitfalls, errors, and traps that are created when officers lose control over how their brains and bodies react to unexpected crises; explains why and how this lack of control occurs; and provides mental, emotional, and behavioral tools that have proven highly effective at enhancing performance. Above all, Blum says, officers must learn the important lessons that come from their experiences and commit themselves to the quest for mastery in law enforcement in other words, to turn tragedy into victory. This book is an indispensable resource for law enforcement officers, those who work with them, and the people who wish to keep them safe among the increasing dangers and challenges of today s society."

Law in Flames Book

Law in Flames

  • Author : Lee Dion
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Release Date : 2021-05-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781662443329

Law in Flames Excerpt :

Law in Flames is a fast-paced novel of mystery and suspense based on real events. It has as its backdrop the deadliest hotel fire in history, a legal battle with the Teamsters Union, arson, witness-tampering, murder, and justice. It is filled with richly detailed characters and fueled by tense action.

Three Act Tragedy Book
Score: 3.5
From 22 Ratings

Three Act Tragedy

  • Author : Agatha Christie
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-06-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062073839

Three Act Tragedy Excerpt :

Sir Charles Cartwright should have known better than to allow thirteen guests to sit down for dinner. For at the end of the evening one of them is dead—choked by a cocktail that contained no trace of poison. Predictable, says Hercule Poirot, the great detective. But entirely unpredictable is that he can find absolutely no motive for murder.…

28 Seconds Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

28 Seconds

  • Author : Michael Bryant
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-08-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143186564

28 Seconds Excerpt :

A night that began with a dinner to celebrate his eleventh wedding anniversary ended in a jail cell for Michael Bryant. He was charged with dangerous driving causing death and criminal negligence causing the death of cyclist Darcy Sheppard. Ironically, he had helped write the legal test for the same charges sixteen years earlier. Bryant, as Ontario's attorney general, was the man responsible for administering 500,000 criminal charges every year in that province. He now faced prosecution by the same justice system. The charges were eventually dropped, but nothing could undo what had happened to Sheppard-or Bryant.

Pudd nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins Book

Pudd nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins

  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : New York : Harper
  • Release Date : 1899
  • Genre: Conjoined twins
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : CHI:22520472

Pudd nhead Wilson and Those Extraordinary Twins Excerpt :

Picture of life in a Missouri town and the adventures of an amateur detective.

The Poisoned City Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

The Poisoned City

  • Author : Anna Clark
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2018-07-10
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250125156

The Poisoned City Excerpt :

When the people of Flint, Michigan, turned on their faucets in April 2014, the water pouring out was poisoned with lead and other toxins. Through a series of disastrous decisions, the state government had switched the city’s water supply to a source that corroded Flint’s aging lead pipes. Complaints about the foul-smelling water were dismissed: the residents of Flint, mostly poor and African American, were not seen as credible, even in matters of their own lives. It took eighteen months of activism by city residents and a band of dogged outsiders to force the state to admit that the water was poisonous. By that time, twelve people had died and Flint’s children had suffered irreparable harm. The long battle for accountability and a humane response to this man-made disaster has only just begun. In the first full account of this American tragedy, Anna Clark's The Poisoned City recounts the gripping story of Flint’s poisoned water through the people who caused it, suffered from it, and exposed it. It is a chronicle of one town, but could also be about any American city, all made precarious by the neglect of infrastructure and the erosion of democratic decision making. Places like Flint are set up to fail—and for the people who live and work in them, the consequences can be fatal.

The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan Book

The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan

  • Author : Gerard N. Magliocca
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300153156

The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan Excerpt :

Although Populist candidate William Jennings Bryan lost the presidential elections of 1896, 1900, and 1908, he was the most influential political figure of his era. In this astutely argued book, Gerard N. Magliocca explores how Bryan's effort to reach the White House energized conservatives across the nation and caused a transformation in constitutional law. Responding negatively to the Populist agenda, the Supreme Court established a host of new constitutional principles during the 1890s. Many of them proved long-lasting and highly consequential, including the "separate but equal" doctrine supporting racial segregation, the authorization of the use of force against striking workers, and the creation of the liberty of contract. The judicial backlash of the 1890s--the most powerful the United States has ever experienced--illustrates vividly the risks of seeking fundamental social change. Magliocca concludes by examining the lessons of the Populist experience for advocates of change in our own divisive times.