One of the world’s leading law journals is available in quality ebook formats for ereader devices and apps. This issue of The Yale Law Journal (the first issue of Volume 122, academic year 2012-2013) features new articles and essays on legal theory, tort law, criminal defense representation, statutory interpretation, “branding” of celebrities and artists, and [...]
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.
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 adds a 2014 Foreword by Jerold S. Auerbach, Professor Emeritus of History at Wellesley College and recognized as a leading scholar in the U.S. on Judaism in America [...]
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. Previously published by Macmillan and Dell, this book is now presented in a quality digital edition, including active Contents and proper formatting.
• The Target: Enigma, the German’s [...]
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 [...]
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.
New from the author of CONFLICT OF INTEREST and MURDER IN SUGAR LAND: Law professor David Crump’s latest courtroom drama features Houston trial lawyer Robert Herrick, in a case that risks it all.
Herrick is the lawyer for the little guy in Houston, Texas. His courtroom experiences have been realistically recounted in David Crump’s [...]
Susan Neiman went to learn more about morality and reason, which she did, but she also came to terms with being Jewish in a city that did not always welcome her, as if her presence was a guilty reminder. (Or they did not know she was Jewish and said some amazing stuff.) This memoir–through the [...]
Jim Lewis’ new book on antebellum Alabama joins the History & Heroes Series.
The name Alabama comes from the Choctaw word meaning “clearers of the thickets,” inspiring the title of this fascinating new book. It examines Alabama’s early history beginning with the era of European colonization and culminating with the state’s controversial secession from the Union—after [...]
Fede’s Roadblocks to Freedom Explores Slavery and Manumission Through Courtroom Practice, Evidence and Social Context
Called “the most comprehensive study of the law of manumission ever written” and “a must read for anyone interested in the legal history of slavery in the American South.” Fede views freedom suits and manumission as legal process, trial rules, and damages—beyond abstract principles stated in the decisions. He shows that procedure made it harder for slaves, or free blacks wrongly held, to win their freedom. Even winners mourned the legal realities actually recognized. In paperback, hardcover and eBooks.
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 [...]
Émile Durkheim’s classic study of the social core of religious belief and practice: The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life, now an eBook
The unabridged work on the sociology of religion by a founder of the modern social science of sociology–now presented in a quality centennial edition. Émile Durkheim examines religion as a social phenomenon, across time and geographic boundaries. Some of the most basic forms of social organization are analyzed, along with their religious beliefs and practice, to find the core of faith and rite.