Defense For The Devil

Autore: Kate Wilhelm
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 031219854X
Grandezza: 52,76 MB
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Aggressive Oregon lawyer Barbara Holloway risks her career and her very soul when she defends a woman who has been framed for the murder of her errant husband

The Devil S Garden

Autore: Steven Zaloga
Editore: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811752771
Grandezza: 36,40 MB
Formato: PDF
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Fresh look at D-Day, one of World War II's pivotal battles, in time for its 70th anniversary in June 2014 Explains why the U.S. Army suffered enormous casualties on Omaha Beach Focuses on Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, who oversaw German defenses in Normandy Covers little-known aspects such as the German patrols tasked with shooting down the pigeons the French Resistance used to send messages to the Allies Relies on original research, including recently discovered German artillery maps Zaloga's well-supported conclusions are sure to spark debate

God The Devil And Harry Potter

Autore: John Killinger
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312308711
Grandezza: 53,72 MB
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A noted Presbyterian minister defends the Harry Potter series from conservatives who denounce the books as paganism, demonstrating how they promote the values of faith and morality, and profiling the main character as a Christ figure who battles the forces of darkness. Reprint.

Defending The Devil

Autore: Polly Nelson
Editore: William Morrow & Co
ISBN:
Grandezza: 60,10 MB
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The attorney for infamous serial murderer Ted Bundy provides a fascinating exploration of the case, discussing the difficult balance she had to maintain between her responsibilities as a lawyer, her compassion for life, and her feelings about her client's vicious crimes.

Duel With The Devil

Autore: Paul Collins
Editore: Crown
ISBN: 0307956474
Grandezza: 76,79 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE EDGAR FINALIST, MURDER OF THE CENTURY In the closing days of 1799, the United States was still a young republic. Waging a fierce battle for its uncertain future were two political parties: the well-moneyed Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, and the populist Republicans, led by Aaron Burr. The two finest lawyers in New York, Burr and Hamilton were bitter rivals both in and out of the courtroom, and as the next election approached, their animosity reached a crescendo. But everything changed when beautiful, young Elma Sands was found dead the Manhattan Well. The horrific crime quickly gripped the nation, and before long accusations settled on one of Elma’s suitors, handsome young carpenter Levi Weeks. As the enraged city demanded a noose be draped around the accused murderer’s neck, the only question seemed to be whether Levi would make it to trial or be lynched first. The young man’s only hope was to hire a legal dream team. And thus it was that New York’s most bitter political rivals and greatest attorneys did the unthinkable—they teamed up. At once an absorbing legal thriller and an expertly crafted portrait of the United States in the time of the Founding Fathers, Duel with the Devil is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction.

Devil In The Grove

Autore: Gilbert King
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062097717
Grandezza: 63,49 MB
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Devil in the Grove, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, is a gripping true story of racism, murder, rape, and the law. It brings to light one of the most dramatic court cases in American history, and offers a rare and revealing portrait of Thurgood Marshall that the world has never seen before. As Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns did for the story of America’s black migration, Gilbert King’s Devil in the Grove does for this great untold story of American legal history, a dangerous and uncertain case from the days immediately before Brown v. Board of Education in which the young civil rights attorney Marshall risked his life to defend a boy slated for the electric chair—saving him, against all odds, from being sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit.

Worse Than The Devil

Autore: Dean A. Strang
Editore: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 0299293939
Grandezza: 10,45 MB
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In 1917 a bomb exploded in a Milwaukee police station, killing nine officers and a civilian. Those responsible never were apprehended, but police, press, and public all assumed that the perpetrators were Italian. Days later, eleven alleged Italian anarchists went to trial on unrelated charges involving a fracas that had occurred two months before. Against the backdrop of World War I, and amidst a prevailing hatred and fear of radical immigrants, the Italians had an unfair trial. The specter of the larger, uncharged crime of the bombing haunted the proceedings and assured convictions of all eleven. Although Clarence Darrow led an appeal that gained freedom for most of the convicted, the celebrated lawyer's methods themselves were deeply suspect. The entire case left a dark, if hidden, stain on American justice. Largely overlooked for almost a century, the compelling story of this case emerges vividly in this meticulously researched book by Dean A. Strang. In its focus on a moment when patriotism, nativism, and terror swept the nation, Worse than the Devil exposes broad concerns that persist even today as the United States continues to struggle with administering criminal justice to newcomers and outsiders.

The Devil S Delusion

Autore: David Berlinski
Editore: Basic Books
ISBN: 0786751479
Grandezza: 67,80 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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Militant atheism is on the rise. Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, and Christopher Hitchens have dominated bestseller lists with books denigrating religious belief as dangerous foolishness. And these authors are merely the leading edge of a far larger movement-one that now includes much of the scientific community. "The attack on traditional religious thought," writes David Berlinski in The Devil's Delusion, "marks the consolidation in our time of science as the single system of belief in which rational men and women might place their faith, and if not their faith, then certainly th.

Folk Devils And Moral Panics

Autore: Stanley Cohen
Editore: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415267120
Grandezza: 47,63 MB
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Stanley Cohen's study of Mods and Rockers in the 1960s was a foundational text both in terms of investigating the workings of subcultural groups and identifying the concept of a 'moral panic' generated by the media, which leads to groups being vilified in the popular imagination, and inhibits rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. The insights Cohen provides into subculture and mass morality are as relevant today as they were when the book was originally published in 1972, as illustrated by the author's introduction for this new edition, in which he tracks moral panics over the last thirty years, commenting on the demonization of young offenders and asylum seekers and on the News of the World's 'name and shame' campaign against paedophiles. Revisiting the theory of moral panic and exploring the way in which the concept has been used, this new edition features a select bibliography of key texts for further reading. The third edition of Folk Devils and Moral Panics makes available a valuable and widely recommended text.

The Grand Inquisitor

Autore: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Editore: Filiquarian Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1599869535
Grandezza: 77,32 MB
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Dostoevsky's portrayal of the Catholic Church during the Inquisition is a plea for the power of pure faith, and a critique of the tyrannies of institutionalized religion. This is an except from the Brothers Karamazov which stands alone as a statement of philiosophy and a warning about the surrender of freedom for the sake of comfort.