THE ROOSEVELT COURT is a brilliant analysis of Supreme Court decisions during a crucial decade in the Supreme Court’s history, by a political scientist “interested in the social and psychological origins of judicial attitudes and the influence of individual predilections on the development of law.” A much-cited classic of the Court and judicial decision-making from [...]
This collection of articles and essays by Herbert Kritzer draws on his extensive research related to lawyers and legal practice conducted over the last 35 years. That research has applied existing theoretical frameworks and developed innovative ways of thinking about how to understand what it is that lawyers do. The chapters reflect the wide range [...]
Wilensky’s classic Organizational Intelligence takes on failure in intelligence and informational decision-making
This prize-winning, foundational book — now in a new ebook edition featuring a 2015 Foreword by Neil Smelser — focuses on the structural and ideological roots of intelligence failures (both informational and analytical) found in government, industry, and other institutions. It provides groundbreaking theory and structure to the analysis of decision-making processes and their breakdowns, [...]
Jay Jacobs’ novel-like The Widow Wave offers exciting account of wrongful death trial from shipwreck
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’ may be 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 [...]
Wester’s book Land Divided By Law explores environmental history of Yakama Indians in Pacific Northwest
Wester’s environmental history of Yakama and Euro-American cultural interactions during the 19th and early 20th century explores the role of law in both curtailing and promoting rights to subsistence resources within a market economy. Her study, using original source files, case histories, and contemporary writings, particularly describes how the struggle [...]
Selznick’s The Organizational Weapon is Digitally Remastered,™ adding extensive new foreword by Martin Krygier
The Organizational Weapon is a classic study of the methods, propaganda, and institutions which create infiltration and eventually cooptation of organizations from within. The study applies its theory to communist techniques, but its analysis and insights have, over the years, become extremely useful in identifying and combating such methods in [...]
Princeton political scientist Walter Murphy analyzed the role of Congress in trying to manage an activist Supreme Court at a time of seismic change in the law and evolving interplay between these powerful institutions. As the original dustjacket offered, this is a “first-rate assessment of the delicate balance of power between Congress and the Supreme [...]
Delmar Karlen’s classic comparison of appeals courts in US and UK is Digitally Remastered™ in print and ebook
Considered a classic of comparative law and legal systems, this book has been twice reprinted since its first appearance 50 years ago, and is now available in a high-quality digital edition. No work has so openly and extensively—using hands-on observations by the leading legal figures of the time—compared appellate courts in two common law countries. [...]
Walter Murphy’s novels of World War II espionage and the life of St. Peter are Digitally Remastered™
The acclaimed novel of spies, code-breaking, and intrigue in World War II Italy, by bestselling author Walter Murphy (The Vicar of Christ), is now a convenient ebook and a new paperback edition. Previously published by Macmillan and Dell, this book is now presented in a quality digital edition, including active Contents and proper formatting, as [...]
Reconstructing Reality in the Courtroom explains what makes stories believable and how ordinary people connect complex legal arguments and evidence presented in trials to assess guilt and innocence. The explanation takes the core elements of narrative—the who, what, where, when, how, why—and shows how average people who hear hundreds of stories every day use the [...]
Novelist Sybille Bedford was a German-born writer of Jewish heritage who, as a refugee from Germany, lived and wrote in Italy, France, the United States, and England. In this compelling classic, she watched courts closely—and with remarkable insight—in England, France, Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. There, she found stories of human frailty and impulse, even at the bench and bar.
Part of the Classics of Law & Society Series, but written for a wide, U.S. audience.
Herzl’s impactful The Jewish State, calling for a new Israel in 1896, adds 2014 Foreword by Jerold Auerbach
Few books have changed human history as did Theodor Herzl’s 1896 tract advocating the founding—even the inevitability—of a Jewish state. The new edition from Quid Pro Books (in paperback, hardcover, and digital formats) adds a 2014 Foreword by Jerold S. Auerbach, Professor Emeritus of History at Wellesley College and recognized as a leading scholar in [...]
James Landis’ hard-to-find but much-cited Report to Sen. John Kennedy’s committee on administrative regulation and commissions is now readily and affordably available as an ebook or new paperback. Sold out or “unavailable” with major booksellers despite its frequent use in academic literature, the Report finds its new home in the Legal Legends Series.
In 1960, James [...]
Four books that New Orleanians grew up with are now readily available again, as part of Quid Pro Books’ project to republish classic work to speak to a new generation. They are part of the Quaint Press imprint that identifies out-of-print works and brings them back worldwide in convenient formats. They are:
1. NEW ORLEANS: FACTS [...]