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Leslie Epstein’s novel Pinto and Sons takes an ex-med student on journeys into the Gold Rush

In the fall of 1846, young medical student Adolph Pinto witnesses a demonstration of anesthesia and sets off on a lifelong quest to bring “life without pain” to the masses. A darkly comic and sweeping novel in which Pinto endures every tribulation with hope.
This ironic comedy by the author of the acclaimed Leib Goldkorn series [...]

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Jews and the Law is a New Collection by Leading Scholars on the Legal Profession, Antisemitism, and Historical Insights

Jews are a people of law, and law defines who the Jewish people are and what they believe. This anthology engages with the growing complexity of what it is to be Jewish — and, more problematically, what it means to be at once Jewish and participate in secular legal systems as lawyers, judges, legal thinkers, civil rights advocates, and teachers. The essays in this book trace the history and chart the sociology of the Jewish legal profession over time.

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Hirsch’s enduring The Enigma of Felix Frankfurter explores the contradictions of the influential jurist

A recognized, fascinating, and much-cited classic of judicial biography and Supreme Court insight is now available in a quality ebook edition—featuring active contents, linked notes, proper formatting, and a fully-linked Index—as well as a new paperback reprint edition.
Felix Frankfurter was perhaps the most influential jurist of the 20th century—and one of the most complex men [...]

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Pritchett’s The Roosevelt Court is a classic of law & society, exploring decision-making on the Supreme Court over a decade

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 [...]

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