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  • "Esteemed Bookes of Lawe" and the Legal Culture of Early Virginia

    By Warren M. Billings

    Our Price: $39.50
    • ISBN-13: 9780813939391
    • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • The "Higher Law" Background of American Constitutional Law

    By Edward S. Corwin

    Our Price: $12.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780865976955
    • Publisher: Liberty Fund
    • Published: February 2008
    Having written extensively on various aspects of the American constitutional order, Edward S. Corwin is considered a leading constitutional scholar of the twentieth century. Alpheus Mason described Corwin’s writings as ?sources of learning and understanding?hallmarks to emulate and revere.” The ?Higher Law” Background of American Constitutional Law is of unique value in connecting the Western European experience?from the classical world, the Middle Ages, and the seventeenth-century thought of Coke and Locke?to the American founding. This renowned work provides a bold and accurate outline of the tradition behind the ?higher law” of the United States and places in historical context the political philosophy underlying the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution. This volume addresses questions such as: ? Where did the idea of a ?higher law” originate? ? How has it been able to survive and in what transformations? ? What special forms of it are of particular interest for historians and political theorists? ? How was it brought to America and wrought into the American system of government? As Clinton Rossiter notes in his prefatory note, ?No one can come away from reading [Higher Law] without realizing how much we in America are part of Western civilization. The men we meet in the pages of this essay?Demosthenes, Sophocles, Aristotle, Cicero, Seneca, Ulpian, Gaius, John of Salisbury, Isidore of Seville, St. Thomas Aquinas, Bracton, Fortescue, Coke, Grotius, Newton, Hooker, Pufendorf, Locke, Blackstone?all insisted that the laws by which men live can and should be the ?embodiment of essential and unchanging justice,’ and we may salute them respectfully as founding fathers of our experiment in ordered liberty.” In this volume Corwin demonstrates how the concept of a higher law developed and was understood by the leading thinkers of the American Revolutionary period as well as how the ideal of the higher law impacted the creation of the American Constitution. Students, scholars, and general interested readers of constitutional law and political theory will find inspiration in the pages of The ?Higher Law” Background of American Constitutional Law. Edward S. Corwin (1878?1963) served as the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University from 1908 to 1946.
  • 'All Labor Has Dignity'

    By Martin Luther King

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807086025
    • Publisher: Beacon Press
    • Published: January 2012
    An unprecedented and timely collection of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice, ranging in time from September 1957 to April 1968. Appendix: A Note on the Speeches; Index.
  • 'Are You There Alone?:' The Unspeakable Crime of Andrea Yates

    By Suzanne O'Malley

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780743244855
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: January 2004
    A true crime account by the investigative reporter of the case of the Houston woman who murdered her five children & is serving a life sentence.
  • 'Belonging to the World': Women's Rights and American Constitutional Culture

    By Sandra F. VanBurkleo

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195069723
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: January 2001
    Belonging to the World: Women's Rights and American Constitutional Culture surveys the treatment of women in American law from the nation's earliest beginnings in British North America to the present. Placing the legal history of women in the broader social, political, and economic context of American history, this book examines the evolution of women's constitutional status in the United States, the development of rights consciousness among women, and their attempts to expand zones of freedom for all women. This is the first general account of women and American constitutional history to include the voices of women alongside the more familiar voices of lawmakers. An original work of historical synthesis, it delineates the shifting relationships between American law practice and women, both within the family and elsewhere, as it looks beyond the campaign for woman suffrage to broader areas of contest and controversy. Women's stories are used throughout the book to illustrate the extraordinary range and persistence of female rebellion from the 1630s up through the present era of "post-feminist" retrenchment and backlash. Belonging to the World: Women's Rights and American Constitutional Culture dispels the myth that the story of women and the law is synonymous only with woman suffrage or married women's property acts, showing instead that American women have struggled along many fronts, not only to regain and expand their rights as sovereign citizens, but also to remake American culture.
  • The 'Double Indemnity' Murder: Ruth Snyder, Judd Gray, and New York's Crime of the Century

    By Landis MacKellar

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780815608240
    • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
    • Published: October 2006
    Investigation documents and photographs related to the 1927 murder of Albert Snyder by his wife Ruth and her lover Judd Gray have been mostly destroyed because of their antiquity. Mackeller offers his telling of the ordeal, as gleaned from trial transcripts, periodicals, interviews, city records, letters, a detective log, and earlier books on the topic. The murder inspired the book-turned-noir film titled Double Indemnity, and was later interpreted in the film Body Heat. This book reads like a novel and employs artistic license in fleshing out the moments that were not logged, as in the first chapter describing the crime, where dialogue of unclear source is abundant. The second chapter details the trial, wherein the two accused invent indictments of the other. This chapter also portrays the popular and media frenzy that accompanied the trial. The two were eventually sentenced to be executed at Sing Sing prison, and the final chapter describes their last days and the public's response. The appendix offers brief biographies of personalities in the book and discusses questions of motive that may remain unanswered. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • 'If I had a Son': Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman

    By Jack Cashill

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781938067211
    • Publisher: WND Books
    • Published: October 2013
    "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," President Barack Obama said in March 2012 about the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin four weeks earlier. In so saying, Obama gave the White House imprimatur to a politically irresistible campaign, one that both stoked the grievances of his racially sensitive base and energized his party's gun-control advocates. That the shooting took place in Florida, the most highly contested state in that year's presidential election, made its politicization all the more inevitable. From the beginning, the major media worked overtime to convict shooter George Zimmerman in the court of public opinion. To promote their grudge against guns and their skewed view of race in America, the media ignored or denied the truth even after the truth had become obvious to those who followed the story closely. In another time and place, the media might have succeeded, but in the age of social media, their carefully crafted narrative has been thoroughly picked apart. If I Had A Son tells the story of a blogging collective called the Conservative Treehouse that has done much of the picking. Indeed, the clever research work of these unpaid "Treepers," most of them female, may well be the defense's best weapon. If I Had A Son is a thrill-packed David and Goliath story, the ending of which is still not known.
  • 'Somebody is lying': The story of Dr. X

    By Myron Farber

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385126182
    • Publisher: Doubleday
    • Published: January 1982
  • 'They're Bankrupting Us!': And 20 Other Myths about Unions

    By Bill Fletcher

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807003329
    • Publisher: Beacon Press
    • Published: August 2012
    From Wisconsin to Washington, DC, the claims are made: unions are responsible for budget deficits, and their members are overpaid and enjoy cushy benefits. The only way to save the American economy, pundits claim, is to weaken the labor movement, strip workers of collective bargaining rights, and champion private industry. In "They're Bankrupting Us!": And 20 Other Myths about Unions, labor leader Bill Fletcher Jr. makes sense of this debate as he unpacks the twenty-one myths most often cited by anti-union propagandists. Drawing on his experiences as a longtime labor activist and organizer, Fletcher traces the historical roots of these myths and provides an honest assessment of the missteps of the labor movement. He reveals many of labor's significant contributions, such as establishing the forty-hour work week and minimum wage, guaranteeing safe workplaces, and fighting for equity within the workforce. This timely, accessible, "warts and all" book argues, ultimately, that unions are necessary for democracy and ensure economic and social justice for all people.
  • 'Time and a Half's the American Way': A History of the Exclusion of White-Collar Workers from Overtime Regulation, 1868-2004

    By Marc Linder

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780971959415
    • Publisher: Fanpihua Press
    • Published: January 2004
  • The 'Why' of Minority Protection

    By Ivan Skorvanek

    Our Price: $18.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9789462401037
    • Publisher: Wolf Legal Publishers
    • Published: March 2014
    With the emergence of nation states in Europe over the centuries, a parallel Europe of national minorities arose. In the 20th century, these minorities were thrown into the fire of several violent conflicts and became victims of war crimes and ethnic cleansing. The international community, while generally recognizing the need to protect national minorities from such atrocities, has approached this issue in various ways over the century which, unfortunately, failed to prevent new escalation of ethnic tensions. It was the war in Yugoslavia in the early 1990s that triggered a new wave of interest in the rights of national minorities. Three distinct, albeit related, systems of protecting rights of national minorities were developed: the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, and the Council of Europe system. This book contains a collection of crucial legal and political documents related to rights of national minorities that are forming the three systems of contemporary minority protection. The outbreak of new minority protection was motivated, not only by humanitarian concerns for the rights of minorities, but also by various policy considerations. Many of the documents scrutinized in the book appear to be justified in terms of their contribution to stability, peace, and democracy in Europe, as well as in terms of the contributions that minorities can make to the enrichment of societies. The material in this book is presented for further discussion about the future of national minority protection. In the present day, many European countries exclude numerous 'new minorities' formed by immigrant populations from their definitions of national minorities. It might be worthwhile to consider the motivations that led to the emergence of minority protection and whether the same motivation is not relevant in the case of these 'new minorities.'
  • 'Yellow Kid' Weil: The Autobiography of America's Master Swindler

    By J.R. 'Yellow Kid' Weil

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781849350211
    • Publisher: Nabat Books/AK Press
    • Published: February 2011
    Nabat Books is a series dedicated to reprinting forgotten memoirs by various misfits, outsiders, and rebels. The underlying concept is based on a few simple propositions: That to be a success under the current definition is highly toxic - wealth, fame and power are a poison cocktail; that this era of triumphal capitalism glorifies the most dreary human traits like greed and self- interest as good and natural; that the "winners" version of reality and history is deeply lame and soul-rotting stuff. Given this, it follows that the truly interesting and meaningful lives and real adventures are only to be had on the margins of what Kenneth Rexroth called "the social lie." It's with the dropouts, misfits, dissidents, renegades, and revolutionaries, against the grain, between the cracks and amongst the enemies of the state that the good stuff can be found. Fortunately, there is a mighty subterranean river of testimony from the disaffected, a large cache of hidden history, of public secrets overlooked by the stale conventional wisdom that Nabat Books aims to tap into, A little something to set against the crushed hopes, mountains of corpses, and commodification of everything. Actually, we think, it's the best thing western civilization has going for itself.
  • ...Just Another Day in the FBI...

    By Anthony E. Oldham

    Our Price: $12.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781537662374
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • 05/16 Event: John Kiriakou: Doing Time Like a Spy

    By John Kiriakou

    Our Price: $15.00 - $26.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111979801
    • Publisher: Strand Book Store
    • Published: 2017
    Admission & Signed Copy grants you admission for one, plus one signed copy of the book. Admission & Gift Card grants you admission for one, plus one $15 Strand gift card to be used at any time on any product. Signed Copy, no admission does not grant admission to the event, but reserves a signed copy of the book for you, pending availability of signed copies after the event has concluded. The event is in the Strand’s Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of our store, at 828 Broadway and 12th Street, unless otherwise specified. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Admission and the signed copy / gift card will only be available for pick-up at the event, so please select “in store pick-up” as your shipping method. Payment is required at the time the order is placed. You may also purchase admission in the store at the registers, or at the time of the event in the Rare Book Room. Please note that if you order a book but do not attend the event, your book will be held at the Strand’s basement holds desk for one week after the event. Orders for just a signed copy and no admission will be processed 1-2 days after the event, pending availability of signed copies. Signed Copy, no admission does not grant admission to the event, but reserves a signed copy of the book for you, pending availability of signed copies after the event has concluded. We cannot guarantee that signed copies will be available after completing all orders for event books. In the event that signed copies are not available after the event has concluded, you will not be charged. In the event that signed copies are available, orders will be processed 1-2 days after the event.

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