A Time To Kill

Author: John Grisham
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1407059513
Size: 19,25 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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_______________________________________ THE MULTI-MILLION COPY BESTSELLER John Grisham's first and most shocking novel, adapted as a film starring Samuel L. Jackson and Matthew McConaughey When Carl Lee Hailey guns down the violent racists who raped his ten-year-old daughter, the people of the small town of Clanton, Mississippi see it as justice done, and call for his acquittal. But when extremists outside Clanton – including the KKK - hear that a black man has killed two white men, they invade the town, determined to destroy anything and anyone that opposes their sense of justice. A national media circus descends on Clanton. As tensions mount, Hailey hires the inexperienced Jake Brigance to defend him. It's the kind of case that could make a young lawyer's career. But it's also the kind of case that could get a young lawyer killed. _______________________________________ ‘A master at the art of deft characterisation and the skilful delivery of hair-raising crescendos' – Irish Independent 'John Grisham is the master of legal fiction' – Jodi Picoult 'The best thriller writer alive' – Ken Follett ‘John Grisham has perfected the art of cooking up convincing, fast-paced thrillers’ – Telegraph ‘Grisham is a superb, instinctive storyteller’ – The Times ‘Grisham's storytelling genius reminds us that when it comes to legal drama, the master is in a league of his own.’ – Daily Record ‘Masterful – when Grisham gets in the courtroom he lets rip, drawing scenes so real they're not just alive, they're pulsating’ – Mirror ‘A giant of the thriller genre’ – TimeOut

Sycamore Row

Author: John Grisham
Editor: Bantam
ISBN: 0385537921
Size: 20,34 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Don’t miss an original essay by John Grisham in the back of the book. John Grisham takes you back to where it all began. One of the most popular novels of our time, A Time to Kill established John Grisham as the master of the legal thriller. Now we return to Ford County as Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial that exposes a tortured history of racial tension. Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County’s most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises many more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row? Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Praise for Sycamore Row “Powerful . . . immensely readable . . . the best of his books.”—The Washington Post “Welcome back, Jake. . . . [Brigance] is one of the most fully developed and engaging characters in all of Grisham’s novels.”—USA Today “One of [Grisham’s] finest . . . Sycamore Row is a true literary event.”—The New York Times Book Review

A Time For Mercy

Author: John Grisham
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1529342341
Size: 13,26 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Jake Brigance, the protagonist of John Grisham's classic legal thriller, A Time to Kill, is back. This time he's at the epicenter of a sensational murder trial that bitterly divides the citizens of Clanton, Mississippi. John Grisham's A Time to Kill is one of the most popular novels of our time. It established Jake as a classic American hero-a lawyer who sought truth and justice at all costs, even when his life and reputation were on the line. Brigance returned in 2013's Sycamore Row, in which he once again found himself embroiled in a deeply divisive trial. Now, in A Time for Mercy, Jake is the court-appointed lawyer for Drew Gamble, a young man accused of murdering a local deputy. Many in Clanton want a swift trial and the death penalty, but Brigance sees it another way. Once he learns the details of the case, he realizes he has to do everything he can to save Drew....who is sixteen. His commitment to the truth puts Jake's career and the safety of his family at risk. Filled with all the courtroom machinations, small town intrigues, and plot twists that have become hallmarks of the master of the legal thriller, A Time for Mercy emphatically confirms John Grisham's reputation as America's favourite storyteller. There is a time to kill, a time for justice, and A TIME FOR MERCY.

Systemic Thinking

Author: John Boardman
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118720970
Size: 17,72 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 700

"Systemic thinking" is the process of understanding how systemsinfluence one another within a world of systems and has beendefined as an approach to problem solving by viewing "problems" asparts of an overall system, rather than reacting to a specificpart, outcome, or event. This book provides a complete overview of systemic thinking,exploring a framework and graphical technique for understanding andidentifying new ways to more efficiently solve problems and createsolutions. Demystifying the conjunction of systems concepts andsystemic diagramming techniques, this comprehensive pocket guideintroduces and explains the basis of systemigrams, how to create asystemigram and a SystemiShow, illuminates multiple complexproblems, and provides an overview of what purpose they serve fortoday's industry professionals. Systemic Thinking: Building Maps for Worlds ofSystems: Includes illustrative systemigrams and case studies Includes the SystemiTool software, developed by theauthors Provides an overview of systemic thinking, particularly withregard to systemigrams Incorporates graphical representations of systemigrams Instructs how and when to implement a systemigram when aproblem arises An invaluable book for industryprofessionals—specifically, technical leaders in industry andbusiness trying to confront complex problems—SystemicThinking is also ideal for postgraduate students in engineeringand business management.

Whitaker S Shorts 2015 The Year In Review

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472914872
Size: 12,31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Now in its 147th edition Whitaker's Almanack is the definitive reference guide containing a comprehensive overview of every aspect of UK infrastructure and an excellent introduction to world politics. Available only as ebooks, Whitaker's Shorts are selected themed sections from Whitaker's Almanack 2015: portable and perfect for those with specific interests within the print edition. Whitaker's Shorts 2015: The Year in Review includes a digest of the 2013-14 year's events in the UK and abroad and articles covering subjects as diverse as Archaeology, Conservation, Business and Finance, Opera, Dance, Film and Weather. There is also an A-Z listing of all the results for the major sporting events from Alpine Skiing through to Fencing, Football, Horse Racing, Polo and Tennis.

World Authors 1990 1995

Author: Clifford Thompson
Editor: Hw Wilson Company
Size: 10,98 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 141

Offers biographical sketches of 320 writers' lives and works, including novelists, playwrights, poets, historians, biographers, critics, and philosophers.

Law And Popular Culture

Author: Michael D. A. Freeman
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Size: 19,17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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'Law and Popular Culture' contains a broad range of essays by scholars interested in the interactions between law and popular culture. Topics include: law in fiction, law and popular music crime and punishment in popular culture and the law on sexuality and media representations of lesbianism.

Admissions Confidential

Author: Rachel Toor
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466870567
Size: 12,91 MB
Format: PDF
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There are hundreds of books available that coach kids on writing college application essays, improving SAT scores and trying to beat the admissions system. Admissions Confidential is a definitive look at why those books don't work. Toor lifts the veil on a process that anxious parents and high school students have never had decoded before. And they may be shocked to find out: --that elite colleges spend thousands of dollars recruiting students they will never admit --why some students at the bottom of their high school classes are admitted to top schools when the valedictorians are rejected --how pricey independent college counselors can hurt an applicant's chances --why admission to a top school depends on who reads your application --why the top of the class at a high-performing high school may end up at their second and third choice Written in engaging first-person and covering the entire admissions process--from recruiting to enrollment--Admissions Confidential is a year in the life of a college admissions officer.

Kliatt Young Adult Paperback Book Guide

Size: 11,34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Law In Literature

Author: Elizabeth Villiers Gemmette
Editor: Whitston Publishing Company Incorporated
Size: 15,59 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 411

Provides succinct, interesting annotations of some 250 law-related novellas, novels, and plays, with the work's first date of publication. An extensive index of topics found within the annotated works is included. Additionally, the topics found within each of the works being annotated are listed at the end of each annotation. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR