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Errors and Omissions

Written by Paul Goldstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 10, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27489-2 (0-307-27489-6)

An astonishing novel of legal and moral suspense from Paul Goldstein, a stunning new legal literary talent.
Meet Michael Seeley, a take-no-prisoners intellectual property litigator–and a man on the brink of personal and career collapse. So when United Pictures virtually demands that he fly out to Hollywood to confirm legally that they... Read more >

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A Patent Lie

Written by Paul Goldstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27490-8 (0-307-27490-X)

A gripping inside look at high-stakes lawyering, A Patent Lie is further evidence that Paul Goldstein is an emerging master of the legal thriller.
After being forced from his high-powered Manhattan law firm, Michael Seeley—the tough-but-wounded hero of Errors and Omissions—has set up shop in his native Buffalo. Partly out of need... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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A Civil Action

Written by Jonathan Harr


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 27, 1996
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77267-5 (0-679-77267-7)

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and a National Book Award nominee

Winner of the Scribes Book Award from the American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects


“Jonathan Harr’s 1995 book about the lawsuit over the leukemia deaths of Woburn children is playing an extraordinary role in what some legal educators... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Women Lawyers
Rewriting the Rules
Written by Mona Harrington


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 11, 2013
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-83156-9 (0-307-83156-6)

The very presence of women in the law—normal as it may seem to us today—signals revolutionary change in a social order that for centuries entrusted control over its rules to men. Mona Harrington examines both the problems women meet when they claim equal authority as rule makers, and the impact of... Read more >

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Cheating Justice
How Bush and Cheney Attacked the Rule of Law and Plotted to Avoid Prosecution? and What We Can Do about It
Written by Elizabeth Holtzman and Cynthia Cooper


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0338-1 (0-8070-0338-7)

Holtzman and Cooper reveal how the Bush-Cheney administration broke the law–and why and how the people can bring them to justice.

Deceiving Congress about the war in Iraq, illegal wire-tapping, and torture are only a few of the ways that the Bush-Cheney administration transgressed the law. Yet, they remain unindicted for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Cheating Justice
How Bush and Cheney Attacked the Rule of Law and Plotted to Avoid Prosecution? and What We Can Do about It
Written by Elizabeth Holtzman and Cynthia Cooper


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0321-3 (0-8070-0321-2)

President George W. Bush and Vice President Cheney deceived Congress and the people to drive us into a war in Iraq; they claimed the right to wiretap illegally and to eavesdrop on citizens; and they authorized torture, unilaterally upending laws and violating international treaty obligations. Yet, both Bush and Cheney are... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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World Report 2012
Events of 2011
Edited by Human Rights Watch


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-389-6 (1-60980-389-2)

The world’s pulse in one essential book, Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2012 is a must-read for anyone interested in the fight to protect human rights in every corner of the globe.

The most sought-after report of human rights news, Human Rights Watch’s annual World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The GigaLaw Guide to Internet Law
The One-Stop Legal Resource for Conducting Business Online
Written by Doug Isenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 22, 2002
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9198-7 (0-8129-9198-2)

Advance praise for The GigaLaw Guide to Internet Law

"An excellent introduction for beginner and expert alike."—Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law School

“I read this book from cover to cover. The examples of case law are of enormous illustrative value. Some of them will raise your blood pressure (well, mine went up several... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Book of Matt
Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard
Written by Stephen Jimenez


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Steerforth
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-58642-214-1 (1-58642-214-6)

Late on the night of October 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one-year-old gay college student, left a bar in Laramie, Wyoming with two alleged “strangers,” Aaron McKin­ney and Russell Henderson. Eighteen hours later, Matthew was found tied to a log fence on the outskirts of town, unconscious and barely alive. He... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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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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Do They Hear You When You Cry

Written by Fauziya Kassindja


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: January 12, 1999
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-31994-2 (0-385-31994-0)

In 1994, Fauziya Kassindja, an extraordinary teenager from a wealthy, prominent family in Kpalime, Africa, fled from her home to escape tribal ritual female genital mutilation. She sought political asylum in the United States, but was instead incarcerated for 16 months in various Immigration and Naturalization Service detention facilities. Housed in... Read more >

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How to Run the World
Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance
Written by Parag Khanna


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6827-2 (1-4000-6827-4)

Here is a stunning and provocative guide to the future of international relations—a system for managing global problems beyond the stalemates of business versus government, East versus West, rich versus poor, democracy versus authoritarianism, free markets versus state capitalism. Written by the most esteemed and innovative adventurer-scholar of his generation, Parag... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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A Mighty Long Way
My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School
Written by Carlotta Walls Lanier and Lisa Frazier Page
Foreword by Bill Clinton


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: One World/Ballantine
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-51101-0 (0-345-51101-8)

Selected for Common Reading at :

Colorado Mountain College
Evergreen State College
Frank Phillips Community College
Hood College
University of Illinois at Springfield


"Carlotta Walls LaNier's A Mighty Long Way is a riveting account of nine brave high school students and their families in a quest for quality desegregated public education. What happened in Little Rock... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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A Mighty Long Way
My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School
Written by Carlotta Walls Lanier and Lisa Frazier Page
Foreword by Bill Clinton


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: One World/Ballantine
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-51100-3 (0-345-51100-X)

"Carlotta Walls LaNier's A Mighty Long Way is a riveting account of nine brave high school students and their families in a quest for quality desegregated public education. What happened in Little Rock in 1957 resulted in America's greatest constitutional crisis since the Civil War. Carlotta's account of events inside and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Grace and Grit
My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond
Written by Lilly Ledbetter and Lanier Scott Isom


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88794-8 (0-307-88794-4)

Lilly Ledbetter has achieved national renown as the woman behind the historic Ledbetter vs. Goodyear employment discrimination case, and President Barack Obama’s Fair Pay Restoration Act. In Grace and Grit, she recounts her full life story, delineating how her past experiences shaped her eventual embrace of activism. Born in the small... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Grace and Grit
My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond
Written by Lilly Ledbetter and Lanier Scott Isom


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Archetype
On Sale: February 28, 2012
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88792-4 (0-307-88792-8)

Grace and Grit is the courageous true story of the woman at the center of the historic discrimination case that inspired the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act--her fight for equal rights in the workplace, and how her determination became a victory for the nation. Lilly Ledbetter was born in a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Future of Ideas
The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World
Written by Lawrence Lessig


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 22, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72644-6 (0-375-72644-6)

The Internet revolution has come. Some say it has gone. In The Future of Ideas, Lawrence Lessig explains how the revolution has produced a counterrevolution of potentially devastating power and effect. Creativity once flourished because the Net protected a commons on which widest range of innovators could experiment. But now, manipulating... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Guilty by Reason of Insanity
A Psychiatrist Explores the Minds of Killers
Written by Dorothy Otnow Lewis, Ph.D.


Format: Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Ivy Books
On Sale: May 1, 1999
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-1887-3 (0-8041-1887-6)

A psychiatrist and an internationally recognized expert on violence, Dorothy Otnow Lewis has spent the last quarter century studying the minds of killers. Among the notorious murderers she has examined are Ted Bundy, Arthur Shawcross, and Mark David Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon.

Now she shares her groundbreaking discoveries–and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Prince

Written by Niccolo Machiavelli


Format: Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: August 1, 1984
Price: $4.50
ISBN: 978-0-553-21278-5 (0-553-21278-8)

Here is the world's most famous master plan for seizing and holding power. Astonishing in its candor The Prince even today remains a disturbingly realistic and prophetic work on what it takes to be a prince . . . a king . . . a president. When, in 1512, Machiavelli was... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

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A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections

Written by Marie Malaro


Format: Trade Paperback, 508 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: April 17, 1998
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-787-1 (1-56098-787-1)

This book offers the only comprehensive discussion of the legal questions faced by museums as they acquire, use, and refine their collections. This second edition is completely revised, expanded, and updated, incorporating into the original format the many legal developments that have occurred during the past 13 years. Read more >

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A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections, Third Edition

Written by Marie C. Malaro and Ildiko DeAngelis


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $47.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-322-2 (1-58834-322-7)

The only comprehensive discussion of the legal questions faced by museums as they acquire, use, and refine their collections

Hailed when it was first published in 1985 as the bible of U.S. collections management, A Legal Primer on Managing Museum Collections offers the only comprehensive discussion of the legal questions faced by... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Journalist and the Murderer

Written by Janet Malcolm


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 31, 1990
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73183-2 (0-679-73183-0)

Using the strange and unprecedented lawsuit of Jeffrey MacDonald, a convicted murderer, against Joe McGinniss, the author of a book about crime, Malcolm explores the always uneasy, sometimes tragic relationship that exists between journalist and subject. Malcolm's view is that neither journalist nor subject can avoid the moral impasses that is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Driving While Black
Highways, Shopping Malls, Taxi Cabs, Sidewalks: How to Fight Back if You Are a Victim of Racial Profiling
Written by Kenneth Meeks


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 16, 2000
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0549-7 (0-7679-0549-0)

An exposè on one of the most controversial, and relevant, topics in race relations within American society today. Driving While Black examines racial profiling in all situations, from the police officer who pulls over black drivers to a store clerk who suspiciously eyes his black patrons. The book not only delves... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Brave Journeys
Profiles in Gay and Lesbian Courage
Written by David Mixner and Dennis Bailey


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 1, 2001
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-38008-8 (0-553-38008-7)

In Brave Journeys: Profiles of Gay and Lesbian Courage, David Mixner and Dennis Bailey have compiled portraits of eight people who did extraordinary things in the face of homophobia. People like Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon, who founded the first lesbian organization, Daughters of Bilitis, in the 1950s. And Navy fighter... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Queer (In)Justice
The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States
Written by Joey L. Mogul, Andrea J. Ritchie and Kay Whitlock


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5115-3 (0-8070-5115-2)

*An Outstanding Academic Title of 2011 — Choice Magazine

A groundbreaking work that turns a “queer eye” on the criminal legal system

Drawing on years of research, activism, and legal advocacy, Queer (In)Justice is a searing examination of queer experiences--as “suspects,” defendants, prisoners, and survivors of crime. The authors unpack queer criminal... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
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