William D. Pederson

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The Price of Justice: The Myths of Lawyer Ethics

Referring to everything from classic literature to recent court cases, this work by Goldfarb makes for compelling reading. It should be required text for law students, as well as general readers interested in the law and justice.
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What We Know: Solutions from Our Experiences in the Justice System

This volume features a variety of perspectives and should appeal to advocates of U.S. social reform and those interested in the nation’s complex prison history.
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The Greek Connection: The Life of Elias Demetracopoulous and the Untold Story of Watergate

Barron’s page-turner will appeal to readers interested in modern Greek history, the Cold War, and Watergate. Highly recommended.

On Account of Race: The Supreme Court, White Supremacy, and the Ravaging of African American Voting Rights

Goldstone is a first-rate writer, and this book’s readability makes it ideal for classroom use, though all readers will learn from the cases covered here.

Race Man: Selected Works, 1960–2015

The readability of Bond’s writings and the balance in the introductions make this an enjoyable, worthwhile, and essential volume that will appeal to a broad audience of readers interested in the civil rights movement and human rights overall, as well as to historians and political scientists.

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Touched with Fire: Morris B. Abram and the Battle Against Racial and Religious Discrimination

This sympathetic, well-crafted account of a talented lawyer with political ambition will appeal primarily to political scientists, historians, and Jewish studies majors.
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Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System

This readable overview of issues within the criminal justice system will appeal to political science, criminal justice, and legal scholars and students, as well as anyone wanting to learn more about its inner workings.
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Litigation Nation: A Cultural History of Lawsuits in America

Hoffer’s study covers a vast topic in a clear and concise manner that will appeal to those interested in American law, especially historians and legal scholars.

Keep the Wretches in Order: America’s Biggest Mass Trial, the Rise of the Justice Department, and the Fall of the IWW

This title excels at showing the danger of American justice during wartime. For those who enjoyed Nat Hentoff’s The First Freedom and Peter Iron’s Courage of their Convictions, it’s a must-read, appealing to American historians, political scientists, and anyone interested in labor and the judicial process.

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