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9 Featured Titles

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Taking the Stand
My Life in the Law
Written by Alan Dershowitz

Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71927-0 (0-307-71927-8)

In Taking the Stand, Alan Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University, and the author of such acclaimed bestsellers as Chutzpah, The Best Defense, and Reversal of Fortune, reveals the evolution of his own thinking on such fundamental issues as censorship and the First Amendment, Civil Rights, Abortion... Read more >

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Act of Congress
How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't
Written by Robert G. Kaiser

Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74451-7 (0-307-74451-5)

A Washington Post Notable Book

An eye-opening account of how Congress today really works—and how it doesn’t—that follows the dramatic journey of the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008. Act of Congress focuses on two of the major players behind the legislation: colorful, wisecracking congressman... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Empire of Sin
A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans
Written by Gary Krist

Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3706-0 (0-7704-3706-0)

From bestselling author Gary Krist, a remarkable account of New Orleans’ other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City
     Empire of Sin re-creates the story of New Orleans’ thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city’s elite “better half” against its... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Burglary
The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI
Written by Betty L. Medsger

Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8041-7366-7 (0-8041-7366-4)

The never-before-told full story of the history-changing break-in at the FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, by a group of unlikely activists—quiet, ordinary, hardworking Americans—that made clear the shocking truth and confirmed what some had long suspected, that J. Edgar Hoover had created and was operating, in violation of the U.S. Constitution... Read more >

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The Anatomy of Violence
The Biological Roots of Crime
Written by Adrian Raine

Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47561-9 (0-307-47561-1)

A New Scientist Best Book of 2013

Why do some kids from good environments become mass murderers? Is there actually such a thing as a natural born killer? And, if so, what can we do to identify and treat those born with a predisposition to criminal behavior?

For more than three decades... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The New Digital Age
Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives
Written by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94705-5 (0-307-94705-X)

In the next decade, five billion new people will come online, posing for our world a host of new opportunities—and dangers. Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen traveled to thirty-five countries, including some of the world’s most volatile regions and met with political leaders, entrepreneurs, and activists to learn firsthand about... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Rights of the People
How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties
Written by David K. Shipler

Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7928-5 (1-4000-7928-4)

An impassioned, incisive look at the violations of civil liberties in the United States that have accelerated over the past decade—and their direct impact on our lives.

How have our rights to privacy and justice been undermined? What exactly have we lost? Pulitzer Prize–winner David K. Shipler searches for the answers to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Just Mercy
A Story of Justice and Redemption
Written by Bryan Stevenson

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9452-0 (0-8129-9452-3)

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to... Read more >

March 3, 2015
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The Critical Legal Studies Movement
Another Time, A Greater Task
Written by Roberto Mangabeira Unger

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: March 3, 2015
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-339-2 (1-78168-339-5)

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