Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice

By Sidney Powell

A sad suicide, a probable homicide, wrongful imprisonment, and gripping court docket scenes draw readers into this compelling tale giving them a daunting point of view on justice corrupted and who will be dependable whilst proof is withheld. authorized to Lie: Exposing Corruption within the division of Justice is the genuine tale of the strong-arm, unlawful, and unethical strategies utilized by headline-grabbing federal prosecutors of their narcissistic pursuit of strength. Its scope reaches from the USA division of Justice to the USA Senate, the FBI, and the White condo. This real tale is a scathing assault on corrupt prosecutors, the judges who became a blind eye to those injustices, and the president who has promoted them to strong political positions.

From the Foreword

This ebook should still function the start of a major dialog approximately even if our felony justice procedure keeps to reside as much as its vaunted attractiveness. As electorate of a loose society, all of us have a major stake in to ensure that it does.

-- Alex Kozinski, leader pass judgement on, usa courtroom of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

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Visible City

By Tova Mirvis

“A glittering novel approximately destiny, fable, and the anonymity of city life.” —O, The Oprah Magazine

“Read Visible City. Tova Mirvis’s sleek but lively big apple novel is set the half-inadvertent window-peeping that urban lifestyles allows, and the place it could actually lead.” —New York Magazine

After chaotic days of wrangling and soothing her childrens, Nina spends her evenings spying at the quiet, contented older couple around the highway. yet one evening, via her comparable window, she spies a tender couple within the throes of ardour. who're those humans, and what occurred to her image of household happiness? quickly, Nina crosses paths with either at the streets of her higher West part local and, as anonymity offers strategy to various sorts of intimacy, all start to confront their very own wants and disappointments. Shrewdly and artfully, Mirvis explores the bounds among our personal lives and the lives of others. From its lavish ghost subway stations to its hidden stained-glass windows, Visible City conjures a brand new York urban teeming with buried treasures.
 
 “An completely excellent, deeply relocating evocation of latest ny [that] jogged my memory of Paula Fox and Laurie Colwin, and in addition these grasp chroniclers of the privileged periods, Wharton and Fitzgerald . . . Brilliant.” —Joanna Smith Rakoff, Salon.com

“Mirvis’s meticulously choreographed novel surprises and strikes us.” —New York occasions ebook Review

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Frommer's EasyGuide to Las Vegas 2014 (Easy Guides)

Selling for a cheaper price than any comparable guidebook, and intentionally restricted to a brief 256 pages, this EasyGuide is an workout in developing easily-absorbed commute details. It emphasizes the real studies in every one destination:the most vital sights, the vintage approach to forthcoming a selected vacation spot; the simplest offerings for lodgings and nutrition; the easiest how one can maximize the joy of your remain. since it is "quick to learn, gentle to carry", it's referred to as an "EasyGuide", and displays Arthur Frommer's life of adventure in featuring transparent and concise trip advice.

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What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception

By Scott McClellan

Scott McClellan was once certainly one of a couple of Bush loyalists from Texas who turned a part of his internal circle of depended on advisers, and remained so in the course of one among the main difficult and contentious classes of contemporary historical past. attracted to Bush by way of his dedication to compassionate conservatism and powerful bipartisan management, McClellan served the president for greater than seven years, and witnessed day by day precisely how the presidency veered off course.

during this refreshingly clear-eyed publication, written without schedule except to list his stories and insights for the advantage of background, McClellan presents particular standpoint on what occurred and why it occurred how it did, together with the Iraq struggle, typhoon Katrina, Washington's sour partisanship, and hotly contested presidential campaigns. He supplies readers a candid investigate who George W. Bush is and what he believes, and into the personalities, strengths, and liabilities of his most sensible aides. eventually, McClellan seems to the longer term, exploring the teachings this presidency bargains the yank humans as we arrange to select a brand new leader.

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War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority

Armed interventions in Libya, Haiti, Iraq, Vietnam, and Korea challenged the united states president and Congress with a middle query of constitutional interpretation: does the president, or Congress, have constitutional authority to take the rustic to battle? War Powers argues that the structure does not supply a unmarried felony solution to that query. yet its constitution and values point out a imaginative and prescient of a well-functioning constitutional politics, person who allows the branches of presidency themselves to generate solid solutions to this query for the situations in their personal times.

Mariah Zeisberg indicates that what concerns isn't really that the branches enact an identical constitutional payment for all stipulations, yet in its place how good they convey their special governing capacities to undergo on their interpretive paintings in context. as the branches legitimately technique constitutional questions in numerous methods, interpretive conflicts among them can occasionally point out a winning instead of poor interpretive politics. Zeisberg argues for a collection of exact constitutional criteria for comparing the branches and their dating to each other, and he or she demonstrates how observers and officers can use these criteria to guage the branches' constitutional politics. With instances starting from the Mexican conflict and international conflict II to the chilly conflict, Cuban Missile situation, and Iran-Contra scandal, War Powers reinterprets imperative controversies of struggle powers scholarship and advances a brand new means of comparing the constitutional habit of officers outdoor of the judiciary.

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Dark Bargain: Slavery, Profits, and the Struggle for the Constitution

By Lawrence Goldstone

Lawrence Goldstone throws new gentle at the framing of the U. S. structure during this interesting chronicle of the Constitutional debates, bringing to existence the impressive diversity of personalities and rivalries that solid the root of our state. The Constitutional conference of 1787 is mostly considered as ruled by way of the likes of Madison, Mason, Gouverneur Morris, and some others; in truth, as Goldstone exhibits, relative unknowns like Rutledge, Ellsworth, and Sherman took over the controversy and solid its eventual end result. He additionally finds how the talk over slavery used to be no longer cut up alongside North-South lines.

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Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America

By Jonathan Darman

In politics, the guy who takes the top spot after a landslide isn't status on good ground.
 
during this riveting paintings of narrative nonfiction, Jonathan Darman tells the tale of 2 giants of yank politics, Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan, and exhibits how, from 1963 to 1966, those men—the comparable age, and pushed through a similar heroic ambitions—changed American politics forever.
 
The liberal and the conservative. The deal-making arm tornado and the cool communicator. The Texas rancher and the Hollywood megastar. Opposites in politics and magnificence, Johnson and Reagan shared a defining impulse: to set forth a grand tale of the US, a narrative during which he may be the hero. within the tumultuous days after the Kennedy assassination, Johnson and Reagan every one, in flip, seized the opportunity to supply the rustic a brand new imaginative and prescient for the longer term. Bringing to existence their shiny personalities and the apprehensive temper of the United States in a significantly transformative time, Darman indicates how, in promising the very unlikely, Johnson and Reagan together dismantled the lengthy American culture of consensus politics and ushered in a brand new period of fracture. historical past involves existence in Darman’s shiny, fly-on-the wall storytelling.
 
while Johnson publicly revels in his triumphs, we see him develop keen about darkish forces he believes are out to damage him, whereas his spouse, girl chook, urges her husband to place apart his paranoia and spot the realm because it particularly is. and because the struggle in Vietnam threatens to overhaul his presidency, we witness Johnson desperately suffering to compensate with ever extra extravagant provides for his nice Society.
 
at the different aspect of the rustic, Ronald Reagan, a fading actor years faraway from his Hollywood glory, progressively turns towards a brand new profession in California politics. We watch him offering speeches to crowds who're determined for a brand new chief. And we see him wielding his well-honed intuition for timing, anticipating Johnson’s majestic provides to end up empty earlier than he steps again into the highlight, on his lengthy trip towards the presidency.
 
From Johnson’s election in 1964, the best popular-vote landslide in American heritage, to the pivotal 1966 midterms, whilst Reagan burst forth onto the nationwide degree, Landslide brings alive a rustic transformed—by riots, protests, the increase of tv, the shattering of consensus—and the 2 towering personalities whose offerings in these moments could reverberate throughout the state for many years to come.
 
Praise for Landslide
 
“Richly certain . . . Landslide is a brilliant retelling of a tumultuous 3 years in American historical past, and Mr. Darman captures in complete the personalities and explanations of 2 of the 20th century’s such a lot consequential politicians.”The big apple Times
 
“Novel or even incredible . . . Landslide deftly reminds readers that Johnson and Reagan either trafficked in grandiose oratory and promoted utopian visions at odds with the social complexity of recent America.”The Washington Post
 
“Riveting . . . Darman portrays [Johnson and Reagan] as polar opposites of political allure. . . . lively via the crafty perception that they have been males of sadness headed towards an appointment with historical past . . . A story approximately myths and a state that believed them, a few global of a part century in the past now long past forever.”—The Boston Globe
 
“Alert to the subtleties of politics and political historical past, Darman, a former correspondent for Newsweek, nimbly explores myth and self-delusion on the optimum levels.”—The long island occasions booklet Review

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Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice

By Paul Butler

Paul Butler was once an formidable federal prosecutor, a Harvard legislation grad who gave up his company legislation wage to struggle the great fight—until at some point he was once arrested in the street and charged with a criminal offense he didn’t dedicate. The Volokh Conspiracy calls Butler’s account of his trial "the such a lot riveting first bankruptcy i've got ever read."

In a e-book Harvard legislations professor Charles Ogletree calls "a needs to read," Butler seems to be at locations the place traditional electorate meet the justice system—as jurors, witnesses, and in encounters with the police—and explores what "doing the fitting factor" skill in a corrupt system.

Since Let’s Get Free’s booklet in spring 2009, Butler has develop into the go-to individual for statement on legal justice and race family: he seemed on ABC information, Good Morning America, and Fox information, released op-eds within the New York Times and different nationwide papers, and is renowned to talk around the nation. The paperback version brings Butler’s groundbreaking and hugely debatable arguments—jury nullification (voting "not in charge" in drug instances as a sort of protest), simply asserting "no" while the police request your permission to go looking, and refusing to paintings contained in the method as a snitch or a prosecutor—to an entire new audience.

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The Enemy in Our Hands: America's Treatment of Prisoners of War from the Revolution to the War on Terror

By Robert C. Doyle

Revelations of abuse at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib legal and the U.S. detention camp at Guantánamo Bay had repercussions extending past the global media scandal that ensued. the talk surrounding photographs and outlines of inhumane therapy of enemy prisoners of warfare, or EPWs, from the battle on terror marked a watershed momentin the research of recent struggle and the therapy of prisoners of conflict. Amid allegations of human rights violations and battle crimes, one query stands proud one of the relaxation: used to be the therapy of America's newest prisoners of battle an remoted occasion or a part of a troubling and complicated factor that's deeply rooted in our nation's army history?Military professional Robert C. Doyle's The Enemy in Our arms: America's remedy of Prisoners of conflict from the Revolution to the battle on Terror attracts from diversified resources to reply to this query. ancient in addition to well timed in its content material, this paintings examines America's significant wars and previous conflicts -- between them, the yankee Revolution, the Civil battle, international Wars I and II, and Vietnam -- to supply realizing of the UnitedStates' remedy of army and civilian prisoners. The Enemy in Our fingers deals a brand new viewpoint of U.S. army background with regards to EPWs and means that the strategies hired to regulate prisoners of conflict are specified and disparate from one clash tothe subsequent. as well as different very important details, Doyle offers a cultural research and exploration of U.S. adherence to foreign criteria of behavior, together with the 1929 Geneva conference in every one battle. even supposing wars usually are not gained or misplaced at the foundation of ways EPWs are handled, the remedy of prisoners is among the measures in which history's conquerors are judged.

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