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Eliezer Segal’s Fun Essays on Traditions and Lore of Judaism and Jewish Culture

Eliezer Segal, professor of religious studies at the University of Calgary and a newspaper columnist, brings his witty and pithy essays on Jewish tradition and history to books accessible to a wide audience.
The latest is On the Trails of Tradition, his 2011 book that explores — in an amusing and entertaining manner — such topics [...]

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Woodrow Wilson’s Congressional Government Gets Digitally Remastered, and New Paperback Edition

The only correct and properly formatted ebook version of Wilson’s classic and frank study of how the U.S. government works from inside Congress and what role that creates for Presidents and others in the system. Takes seriously the legislative branch at a time when most political scientists saw the President as some sort of politically dominant force (before Wilson himself attempted that role). Now in paperback too.

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Grandfather J. B.: Letters to My Grandson offers strong characters and longings for education and philosophy

From the family of Mary Grossman and Joel Grossman (she the coeditor of Law & Change in Modern America, he a chaired professor of political science at Johns Hopkins), comes the witty, acerbic, and sweet correspondence by grandfather Joseph Bercovici, a self-taught Romanian immigrant who produced a “clan” of novelists and academics. This is his [...]

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Did U.S. Judaism Lose its Way As it Became Led By Lawyers?

That is the provocative question posed by historian Jerold Auerbach in Rabbis and Lawyers:  The Journey From Torah to Constitution. Most of the people he vividly describes are considered great or heroic, and the events all good, but by thorough research he reveals that the canonization is not always appropriate.  Their devotion to law and [...]

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UCLA’s Joel Handler, in Law & the Search for Community, Goes Beyond Liberalism on Issues of Welfare, Medical Consent, Pollution, Special Ed, Elder Care (ebooks and now in print)

Law and the Search for Community is not your typical left-liberal study of the needs of powerless people and the power of government actors.  It does not propose more law, more rights, more bureaucracy, more lawyering.  It  instead exposes the tensions of the usual rights-empowerment and due process response to such community needs as to [...]

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New fiction by Lawrence Friedman: Death of a Wannabe is a modern murder mystery in the tradition of Agatha Christie

Reluctant trusts & estates lawyer meets mysterious murder of a client, apparently by another client. Frank May practices law, but he’s getting by doing only the safe, bland kind–writing wills, forming partnerships, processing papers. Far from the seedy adventures of criminal law. But a dead body wakes you up and takes you to places you don’t want to be…

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Jerold Auerbach’s journeys, hearing Jacob’s Voices, make him confront being American and Jewish

An acclaimed American professor of U.S. history finds his roots in a personal journey through Israel (and through assimilated America, academia, and family), into deep tensions about culture, identity and religion. Available in paperback, Kindle, Sony, and Nook formats, plus online and PDF.

AVAILABLE in multiple digital formats and a new paperback too.

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New Titles in IP Include the “Green” John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law

Books and a leading IP law review go digital in an historic way, working with Quid Pro.

The latest edition — the Special “Green Issue” — of John Marshall RIPL is now AVAILABLE as an ebook, download, or active PDF, from Amazon and other sites.

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Holmes’ The Path of the Law and The Common Law: Combined Edition for eReaders, iPads, Android, and Apps

Two of the greatest works of law and political philosophy, both by legendary legal icon Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., are conveniently combined into one new, affordable digital edition. The Common Law in 1881 pronounced that experience and policy, not precedent and logic, are superior tools for judges–and “The Path of the Law” expanded on his pragmatic view that law is what judges do and what people obey, not some inherent morality.

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Adversarialism and Consensus? studies different styles of UK Solicitors and Divorce Mediators

Lisa Webley compares the professional styles and attitudes in the UK of the legal profession and mediators in handling divorce cases. Law and sociology presented in quality digital formats with active contents, linked footnotes, and formatted tables.

Now also available in paperback at B&N etc., and for eight digital platforms.

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You do not need a Kindle to read our books

Read the five ways our ebooks are read by anyone whether or not they own the actual Kindle device. Plus we have PDF and rtf anyway, and paperbacks. So digital books should not scare the non-Amazon readers. Even Kindle apps for various devices are free and do not in any way require your owning a Kindle itself. Amazon just wants to sell the books, and we do too.

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We do paper editions too

Although we specialize in quality digital publishing, we are happy to produce and sell internationally your work in paperback form, through traditional sales as well as digital.  Existing print books that have shown the market sustains print sales, for example, should be published in both forms.  And we can work with your traditional publisher to [...]

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Spanish language books anticipated by San Fermin (July 7)

Available now: our new series of digital books on law and the social sciences in Spanish, available worldwide.

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We are not just categories

Propose a book that defies categorization and you still will belong.

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We seek classic timeless studies of judges and legal history

Even if out of print, they may need to find a new life with digital remastering.  We can help.
And we love history related to law, judges, and political figures.  We already have some  on the way, but our library has room for more.
We also seek submission of original manuscripts and dissertations in these and related [...]

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Legal fiction: David Crump’s novels of Houston trial lawyer Robert Herrick

Now available in digital formats: Law professor David Crump’s two fiction works on the trials and tribs of Houston trial lawyer Robert Herrick. Newly released in Kindle, Nook, Apple, Sony, and other formats.

Conflict of Interest
The Holding Company

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Basic, Modern Editions of Holmes’ The Common Law

Quid Pro Books publishes, in ebook and paperback formats, editions of Oliver W. Holmes, Jr., The Common Law. All editions and formats embed the original pagination for citation and classroom assignments. All have the hyperaccurate proofreading usually lacking in other republications, especially the ebooks. Our editions come in three forms.
1. The book without explanation or [...]

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Woodrow Wilson on Constitutional Government in the United States: His Study of Politics Just a Few Years Before He Became President

Woodrow Wilson’s 1908 classic is a well-written argument for looking at the Constitution as enabling reforms and progressive changes to how people govern themselves rather than as a civic straightjacket. It is timely today as judges and politicians debate the Framers’ original intent versus the promise and problems of a Living Constitution. It was timely then as it foreshadowed his own strong presidency and progressive reforms.

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Holmes’ The Path of the Law, Available as an eBook, hardback, and paperback

New to the Legal Legends Series is Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., “The Path of the Law,” from his famous and influential Harvard Law Review article. Includes 2011 Foreword and bio summary. Available digitally from Barnes & Noble for Nook and Amazon for Kindle. Also in paperback and on Apple iTunes.

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George Murphy’s Poetry of Key West Gets Digitally Remastered™ to Kindle, Google, Apple and Nook

Previously published in print by Ampersand Press of Roger Williams College in Rhode Island, Rounding Ballast Key is a poetry collection featuring the people and places of Key West and South Florida. Author George Murphy is also the editor of the recognized literary anthology The Key West Reader: The Best of Key West’s Writers 1830-1990, [...]

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