Tragedy at Law

Tragedy at Law
Author: Cyril Hare
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-12-15
ISBN 10: 0571288766
ISBN 13: 9780571288762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tragedy at Law Book Review:

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

The Tragedy of Religious Freedom
Author: Marc O. DeGirolami
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2013-06-01
ISBN 10: 0674074157
ISBN 13: 9780674074156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Tragedy of Religious Freedom Book Review:

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.

Crimes That Changed Our World

Crimes That Changed Our World
Author: Paul H. Robinson,Sarah M. Robinson
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2018-06-15
ISBN 10: 1538102021
ISBN 13: 9781538102022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Crimes That Changed Our World Book Review:

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.

Shakespeare, Revenge Tragedy and Early Modern Law

Shakespeare, Revenge Tragedy and Early Modern Law
Author: Derek Dunne
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 1137572876
ISBN 13: 9781137572875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Shakespeare, Revenge Tragedy and Early Modern Law Book Review:

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.

Cannibalism and the Common Law

Cannibalism and the Common Law
Author: Alfred William Brian Simpson
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 353
Release: 1984
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:22718520
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Cannibalism and the Common Law Book Review:

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

Who Gets What

Who Gets What
Author: Kenneth R. Feinberg
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-06-26
ISBN 10: 1610390768
ISBN 13: 9781610390767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Who Gets What Book Review:

Agent Orange, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, the Virginia Tech massacre, the 2008 financial crisis, and the Deep Horizon gulf oil spill: each was a disaster in its own right. What they had in common was their aftermath—each required compensation for lives lost, bodies maimed, livelihoods wrecked, economies and ecosystems upended. In each instance, an objective third party had to step up and dole out allocated funds: in each instance, Presidents, Attorneys General, and other public officials have asked Kenneth R. Feinberg to get the job done. In Who Gets What?, Feinberg reveals the deep thought that must go into each decision, not to mention the most important question that arises after a tragedy: why compensate at all? The result is a remarkably accessible discussion of the practical and philosophical problems of using money as a way to address wrongs and reflect individual worth.

The Widow Wave

The Widow Wave
Author: Jay W. Jacobs
Publsiher: Quid Pro Books
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2014-08-19
ISBN 10: 1610272633
ISBN 13: 9781610272636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Widow Wave Book Review:

Will anyone ever know what happened to the Aloha, a sport fishing boat that vanished with all onboard in the Pacific off San Francisco’s coast? ‘Knowing’ is a complex, inexact business. There’s real truth and then there’s courtroom truth; a jury’s verdict may or may not approach what actually happened. Nor can someone reading about such an event—one that had no witnesses or hard evidence to explain it—be sure where the truth lies. But trials, judges, and juries are what we use in our legal system to find truth. The Widow Wave explores this alternate reality. It is a fascinating true-life mystery and lawyer procedural rolled into one. Jay Jacobs offers no facile answers—and he’s not the flawless protagonist typically starring in such dramas. He lets us see how such a big wrongful death case really unfolds, in a true story that reads like a novel. Will the jury find the truth? Will the reader? "An intelligently told true story of honor, integrity and justice. The Widow Wave reminded me of The Perfect Storm, played out in a taut courtroom thriller. Jay Jacobs masterfully weaves the harrowing tale of the last voyage of the Aloha, and courtroom battle that followed. A great read." — Robert Dugoni, New York Times Bestselling Author of My Sister's Grave "A compelling story of a modern day maritime tragedy that beautifully discusses the vital importance of advances in observational technologies, forecasts and communications in avoiding future loss of life at sea. Jacobs skillfully weaves together the legal, scientific and maritime narratives to enthrall and educate the reader." — Julie Thomas, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Manager of the Institute of Geo and Planetary Physics "Trial lawyer Jay Jacobs, in a unique, personally revealing memoir, defends a widow and her deceased husband's honor in an intimate first person account of how the civil trial process unfolds.... The reader will learn about the strategies, shoals, and embroilments of a real life, vigorously contested trial with its many emotional upheavals." — Justice James Marchiano (ret.), formerly Presiding Justice, California Court of Appeals, First Appellate District "Jacobs' vivid prose pulls you into a compelling drama, deftly transporting you from the courtroom to the storm-tossed Pacific and back to the courtroom again. The book reads like a well-wrought detective novel." — Daniel James Brown, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Boys in the Boat

Shakespeare, Revenge Tragedy and Early Modern Law

Shakespeare, Revenge Tragedy and Early Modern Law
Author: Derek Dunne
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN 10: 1137572876
ISBN 13: 9781137572875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Shakespeare, Revenge Tragedy and Early Modern Law Book Review:

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.

Cannibalism and Common Law

Cannibalism and Common Law
Author: Brian Simpson
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2003-08-02
ISBN 10: 9781852852009
ISBN 13: 1852852003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Cannibalism and Common Law Book Review:

Cannibalism and the Common Law is an enthralling classic of legal history. It tells the tragic story of the yacht Mignonette, which foundered on its way from England to Australia in 1884. The killing and eating of one of the crew, Richard Parker, led to the leading case in the defence of necessity, R. v. Dudley and Stephens. It resulted in their being convicted and sentenced to death, a sentence subsequently commuted. In this tour de force Brian Simpson sets the legal proceedings in their broadest historical context, providing a detailed account of the events and characters involved and of life at sea in the time of sail. Cannibalism and the Common Law is a demonstration that legal history can be written in human terms and can be compulsive reading. This brilliant and fascinating book, a marvelous example of eareful historical detection, and first-class legal history, written by a master.

A Civil Action

A Civil Action
Author: Jonathan Harr
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2011-08-10
ISBN 10: 030780478X
ISBN 13: 9780307804785
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Civil Action Book Review:

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Nobody's Child: A Tragedy, a Trial, and a History of the Insanity Defense

Nobody's Child: A Tragedy, a Trial, and a History of the Insanity Defense
Author: Susan Vinocour
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-03-24
ISBN 10: 0393651932
ISBN 13: 9780393651935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Nobody's Child: A Tragedy, a Trial, and a History of the Insanity Defense Book Review:

A powerful and humane exploration of the history of the "insanity defense," through the story of one poignant case. When a three-year-old child was found with a head wound and other injuries, it looked like an open-and-shut case of second-degree murder. Psychologist and attorney Susan Vinocour agreed to evaluate the defendant, the child's mentally ill and impoverished grandmother, to determine whether she was competent to stand trial. Even if she had caused the child's death, had she realized at the time that her actions were wrong or was she legally "insane"? What followed was anything but an open-and-shut case. Nobody's Child traces the legal definition of "insanity" back to its inception in Victorian Britain nearly two hundred years ago, from when our understanding of the human mind was in its infancy, to today, when questions of race, class, and ability so often determine who is legally "insane" and who is criminally guilty. Vinocour explains how "competency" and "insanity" are creatures of a legal system, not of psychiatric reality, and how, in criminal law, the insanity defense has to often been a luxury of the rich and white. Nobody's Child is a profoundly dignified portrait of injustice in America and a complex examination of the troubling intersection of mental health and the law. When prisons are now the largest institutions for the mentally ill, Vinocour demands that we reckon with our conceptions of "insanity" with clarity, empathy, and responsibility.

True Crimes and Misdemeanors

True Crimes and Misdemeanors
Author: Jeffrey Toobin
Publsiher: Doubleday
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN 10: 0385536747
ISBN 13: 9780385536745
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


True Crimes and Misdemeanors Book Review:

From CNN chief legal analyst and bestselling author Jeffrey Toobin, a real-life legal thriller about the prosecutors and congressional investigators pursuing the truth about Donald Trump's complicity in several crimes--and why they failed. Donald Trump's campaign chairman went to jail. So did his personal lawyer. His long-time political consigliere was convicted of serious federal crimes, and his national security advisor pled guilty to others. Several Russian spies were indicted in absentia. Career intelligence agents and military officers were alarmed enough by the president's actions that they alerted senior government officials and ignited the impeachment process. Yet despite all this, a years-long inquiry led by special counsel Robert Mueller, and the third impeachment of a president in American history, Donald Trump survived to run for re-election. Why? Jeffrey Toobin's highly entertaining definitive account of the Mueller investigation and the impeachment of the president takes readers behind the scenes of the epic legal and political struggle to call Trump to account for his misdeeds. With his superb storytelling and analytic skills Toobin recounts all the mind-boggling twists and turns in the case--Trump's son met with a Russian operative promising Kremlin support! Trump paid a porn star $130,000 to hush up an affair! Rudy Giuliani and a pair of shady Ukrainian-American businessmen got the Justice Department to look at Russian-created conspiracy theories! Toobin shows how Trump's canny lawyers used Mueller's famous integrity against him, and how Trump's bullying and bluster cowed Republican legislators into ignoring the clear evidence of the impeachment hearings. Based on dozens of interviews with prosecutors in Mueller's office, Trump's legal team, Congressional investigators, White House staffers, and several of the key players, including some who are now in prison, True Crimes and Misdemeanors is a revelatory narrative that makes sense of the seemingly endless chaos of the Trump years. Filled with never-before-reported details of the high-stakes legal battles and political machinations, the book weaves a tale of a rogue president guilty of historic misconduct, and how he got away with it.

An American Tragedy

An American Tragedy
Author: Theodore Dreiser
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2018-06-17
ISBN 10: 8026894936
ISBN 13: 9788026894933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


An American Tragedy Book Review:

Ambitious, but ill-educated, naïve, and immature, Clyde Griffiths is raised by poor and devoutly religious parents to help in their street missionary work. As a young adult, Clyde must, to help support his family, take menial jobs as a soda jerk, then a bellhop at a prestigious Kansas City hotel. There, his more sophisticated colleagues introduce him to bouts of social drinking and sex with prostitutes. Enjoying his new lifestyle, Clyde becomes infatuated with manipulative Hortense Briggs, who takes advantage of him. After being in a car accident in which a young girl loses her life, Clyde is forced to run away from the town in search for the new life.

The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan

The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan
Author: Gerard N. Magliocca
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0300153155
ISBN 13: 9780300153156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Tragedy of William Jennings Bryan Book Review:

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.

The Lessons of Tragedy

The Lessons of Tragedy
Author: Hal Brands,Charles Edel
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2019-02-26
ISBN 10: 0300244924
ISBN 13: 9780300244922
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Lessons of Tragedy Book Review:

The ancient Greeks hard†‘wired a tragic sensibility into their culture. By looking disaster squarely in the face, by understanding just how badly things could spiral out of control, they sought to create a communal sense of responsibility and courage—to spur citizens and their leaders to take the difficult actions necessary to avert such a fate. Today, after more than seventy years of great†‘power peace and a quarter†‘century of unrivaled global leadership, Americans have lost their sense of tragedy. They have forgotten that the descent into violence and war has been all too common throughout human history. This amnesia has become most pronounced just as Americans and the global order they created are coming under graver threat than at any time in decades. In a forceful argument that brims with historical sensibility and policy insights, two distinguished historians argue that a tragic sensibility is necessary if America and its allies are to address the dangers that menace the international order today. Tragedy may be commonplace, Brands and Edel argue, but it is not inevitable—so long as we regain an appreciation of the world’s tragic nature before it is too late.

The Tragedy at Waco

The Tragedy at Waco
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 1723
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCLA:L0081378267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Tragedy at Waco Book Review:

Scottsboro

Scottsboro
Author: Dan T. Carter
Publsiher: LSU Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2007-09-01
ISBN 10: 0807144940
ISBN 13: 9780807144947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Scottsboro Book Review:

Scottsboro tells the riveting story of one of this country's most famous and controversial court cases and a tragic and revealing chapter in the history of the American South. In 1931, two white girls claimed they were savagely raped by nine young black men aboard a freight train moving across northeastern Alabama. The young men-ranging in age from twelve to nineteen-were quickly tried, and eight were sentenced to death. The age of the defendants, the stunning rapidity of their trials, and the harsh sentences they received sparked waves of protest and attracted national attention during the 1930s. Originally published in 1970,Scottsboro triggered a new interest in the case, sparking two film documentaries, several Hollywood docudramas, two autobiographies, and numerous popular and scholarly articles on the case. In his new introduction, Dan T. Carter looks back more than thirty-five years after he first wrote about the case, asking what we have learned that is new about it and what relevance the story of Scottsboro still has in the twenty-first century.

The Triumph, Tragedy and Lost Legacy of James M Landis

The Triumph, Tragedy and Lost Legacy of James M Landis
Author: Justin O'Brien
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2014-11-13
ISBN 10: 1782254404
ISBN 13: 9781782254409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Triumph, Tragedy and Lost Legacy of James M Landis Book Review:

James M Landis – scholar, administrator, advocate and political adviser – is known for his seminal contribution to the creation of the modern system of market regulation in the USA. As a highly influential participant in the politics of the New Deal he drafted the statute which was to become the foundation for securities regulation in the US, and by extension the founding principle of financial market regulation across the world. He was also a complex and in some ways tragic figure, whose glittering career collapsed following the revelation that he had failed to pay tax for a five year period in the 1950s. The oversight was to cost possible elevation to the Supreme Court, forced prosecution and sentencing in 1963 to one month's imprisonment, commuted to forced hospitalisation, and subsequent suspension of licence to practise. This candid and revealing book sets his life in the context of his work as an academic, legislative draftsman, administrator and Dean of Harvard Law School. In rescuing from history Landis's battles and achievements in regulatory design, theory and practice, it speaks directly to the perennial problems in financial market regulation - how to deal with institutions deemed too big to fail, how to regulate the sale of complex financial instruments and what role can the professions play as gatekeepers of market integrity. It argues that in failing to learn from the lessons of history we limit the capacity of regulatory intervention to facilitate cultural change, without which contemporary responses to financial crises are destined to fail.

Ethics of Tragedy

Ethics of Tragedy
Author: Ari Hirvonen
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2020-01-30
ISBN 10: 9781910761090
ISBN 13: 1910761095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Ethics of Tragedy Book Review:

Ari Hirvonen's profound analysis of Greek tragedies, especially refugee tragedies and Sophocles' Oedipus-trilogy, that presents the sense and ethics of tragedy in a time of rapacious capitalism and ecocatastrophe.

American Cipher

American Cipher
Author: Matt Farwell,Michael Ames
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN 10: 0735221057
ISBN 13: 9780735221055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


American Cipher Book Review:

The explosive narrative of the life, captivity, and trial of Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who was abducted by the Taliban and whose story has served as a symbol for America's foundering war in Afghanistan "A riveting journalistic account of Bowe Bergdahl's disastrous--and weirdly poignant--choice to walk off his military base in Afghanistan. . . . A spectacularly good book about an incredibly painful and important topic."--Sebastian Junger, author of Tribe and War Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl left his platoon's base in eastern Afghanistan in the early hours of June 30, 2009. Since that day, easy answers to the many questions surrounding his case--why did he leave his post? What kinds of efforts were made to recover him from the Taliban? And why, facing a court martial, did he plead guilty to the serious charges against him?--have proved elusive. Taut in its pacing but sweeping in its scope, American Cipher is the riveting and deeply sourced account of the nearly decade-old Bergdahl quagmire--which, as journalists Matt Farwell and Michael Ames persuasively argue, is as illuminating an episode as we have as we seek the larger truths of how the United States lost its way in Afghanistan. The book tells the parallel stories of a young man's halting coming of age and a nation stalled in an unwinnable war, revealing the fallout that ensued when the two collided: a fumbling recovery effort that suppressed intelligence on Bergdahl's true location and bungled multiple opportunities to bring him back sooner; a homecoming that served to deepen the nation's already-vast political fissure; a trial that cast judgment on not only the defendant, but most everyone involved. The book's beating heart is Bergdahl himself--an idealistic, misguided soldier onto whom a nation projected the political and emotional complications of service. Based on years of exclusive reporting drawing on dozens of sources throughout the military, government, and Bergdahl's family, friends, and fellow soldiers, American Cipher is at once a meticulous investigation of government dysfunction and political posturing, a blistering commentary on America's presence in Afghanistan, and a heartbreaking story of a naïve young man who thought he could fix the world and wound up the tool of forces far beyond his understanding.