This unabridged and complete presentation of THE WATER-WITCH is unlike any reproduction of a vintage printing available (as is apparent in Previewing other offerings). It is unlike both new formattings which use small print to pack the story into half the pages (or give half the book), and typical vintage republications, whose [...]Full Story »
John Torrey Morse’s beloved biography of Benjamin Franklin, originally published in 1889 in the American Statesmen Series, is presented as a quality new paperback. The Digitally Remastered™ edition removes underlines and distracting stray marks, repairs missing parts of words, and is presented with enhanced, clearer text as compared to most such republications today. It even [...]Full Story »
Jay Wexler spins stories of a Supreme Court Justice, Tu Fu, Clam Camp, a Black & White Zoo, and a Sitcom of Death Row
Available in paperback and at bookstores and ebook sites linked below.
A zoo with only black and white animals. A camp where children are forced to gather clams or face a trip to the ‘hot box.’ A Supreme Court Justice’s confirmation hearing presided over by the ‘77 KC Royals. BU law professor Jay [...]Full Story »
Lawrence Friedman’s Provocative The Human Rights Culture, Views the Modern Arc of Rights as a Social and Historical Phenomenon
New from the acclaimed legal historian Lawrence Friedman, professor at Stanford. He does not mind going against the grain of most writers on human rights, to ask questions about its origins and import that the previous literature sidesteps. Why, as a social and historical matter, is all the rights discourse so pervasive and near-global today?Full Story »
The Nature and the Sources of the Law: John Chipman Gray’s Anatomy of Jurisprudence, Comparative Law, and the Concept of Rights
The Nature and Sources of the Law (Second Edition, 1921) is Gray’s legal and jurisprudential classic, finally available in a high-quality eBook edition and new paperback. It is the 11th contribution in the Legal Legends Series and, unlike most such classics typically reproduced by crude scanning, offers full assurances of careful proofreading, proper formatting, and [...]Full Story »
Cynthia Fuchs Epstein’s foundational Women in Law adds Deborah Rhode’s new Foreword: available in paperback and eBooks
Simply one of the most important and influential works in the canon of the sociology of law, Epstein’s WOMEN IN LAW is now republished (including new paperback) and available worldwide for departments of sociology, law, and gender studies — but is accessible and fascinating to a general audience, unloaded with legal or sociological jargon. It won the SCRIBES Book Award and the ABA’s Merit Award.Full Story »
Michael O’Neal’s new Slavery, Smallholding and Tourism Examines the British Virgin Islands with Anthropology and History
Explores the political economy of development in the BVI — from plantations, through a smallholding economy, to the rise of tourism. The demise of plantations ushered in a century of imperial disinterest, then a new “monocrop” — tourism — became ascendant. Using an historical and anthropological approach, O’Neal shows how later reliance on tourism and other dependent industries affects many BVIslanders — called the “Belongers” — in ways that echo their historical and economic heritage.
NEW IN PAPERBACK, HARDCOVER, and multiple eBOOK FORMATS.
A classic study of the free speech right and especially the function of the Supreme Court in review—in effect answering, before his time, Chief Justice Roberts’ claim that judges are neutral umpires. Such judicial modesty ignores the Court’s political role in governing and protecting under-represented citizens.
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A Dictionary of Civil Law Terminology in Louisiana: Usufruct and Naked Owners Are Explained to Common Lawyers and Civilians
With obscure terms like emphyteusis and jactitation, the language of the civil law can sometimes confuse students and even seasoned practitioners. But the Louisiana Civil Law Dictionary can help. It defines every word and phrase contained in the index to the Louisiana Civil Code, plus many more–in clear and concise language–and provides current citations to [...]Full Story »
A classic study, in 2011 digital and paperback formats, with a new foreword by law professor William Gallagher.
Carlin’s LAWYERS ON THEIR OWN is a recognized, foundational study of lawyers in solo practice in an urban setting. It became the template for an important form of social science research into lawyers in action. The first frank, extensive and grounded study of individual practitioners, now back in print, plus nine quality digital formats.Full Story »
Classic legal history, adding new Foreword by Stewart Macaulay: Lawrence Friedman’s Contract Law in America
Contract law and legal history as applied in the real world and not just in the law books—a classic study of the social and economic realities of trade law, told through case studies and rich historical analysis, and comparing cases and legislation over three discrete historical periods. Lawrence Friedman’s first book, with new introductions, is now in paperback and eight accessible digital formats.Full Story »
Auerbach’s Brothers at War Explores the Altalena and Today’s Implications: An Israeli Ship Destroyed By Israeli Soldiers
All-new in summer 2011: Jerold Auerbach’s probing and poignant exploration of the tragedy of the Altalena, the doomed ship whose arrival in Israel ignited Jewish fratricidal conflict only weeks after the 1948 declaration of statehood. This new book is the first on the Altalena by a historian, the first to explore it within the context of ancient Jewish and contemporary Israeli history. In ebooks, hardcover, and paperback.Full Story »
This new issue is a special June 2011 Symposium, featuring cutting-edge articles on patent law and other IP issues related to genetic and biotech innovation and “business methods” — after the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Bilski and beyond: “The Future of Patents.” Contributors include such internationally recognized IP scholars as John Duffy, Peter Menell, Mark Lemley, Michael Risch, Polk Wagner, Ted Sichelman, Rochelle Dreyfuss, and Robin Feldman.Full Story »
Neil Smelser explains Sociological Theory in a clear and pithy book on how to read, criticize, and do theory
Renowned sociologist Neil J. Smelser republishes his classic and clear guide, Sociological Theory — A Contemporary View. It remains timeless because he uses foundational examples such as Durkheim, Marx and Parsons, examining still-applicable criteria. New Foreword by Arlie Hochschild, new Preface by the author.Full Story »
Stuart Scheingold’s classic The Politics of Law and Order reissued in print and digital with new Foreword by Malcolm Feeley
How crime and public fear of it are socially constructed — not just a set reality to observe. Politicians and others use public anxiety for their purposes, and push a ‘law and order’ platform even as crime rates drop. As the foundational, supported study of the issue, it’s often cited and used in later scholarship on crime and politics, from a legendary scholar in the field–an acclaimed follow-up to his landmark ‘The Politics of Rights.’ Available in ebook and print formats.Full Story »
Justice Cardozo’s premier biographer, Andrew L. Kaufman, brings the classic study of judicial decision-making to a new generation. New, affordable cloth hardback and paperback. Digital formats include Nook and Kindle. Has become the standard edition of this important book.Full Story »
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.Full Story »
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 [...]Full Story »
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.Full Story »
Find out how to get your new manuscript into a digital format, sold for the future, or to bring back to digital life some classic works that long to be available to a new generation of readers, or an older one that wants to buy it again. See our pages on Publisher Information and Our [...]Full Story »
Find out more about this controversial series of essays on political culture, society, law and redemptive community.
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Professors and lawyers with symposia panels of themed works, and conference collections of papers, who want their work to be out there fast, and benefit a great cause, should propose editing an addition to the Benefit Tulane PILF Series. Papers may still be individually posted or published, and this opportunity does not preclude seeking placing [...]Full Story »