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There is No Right to Rule
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,040. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
Everyone believes there's some authority that has a right to rule. But where did this idea originate. What if it can be proven that all authority is assumed under notions that we are told are legitimate? This book investigates the idea of authority and evidences how an elite group has always ruled. I evidence when slavery was abolished those compensated were the slave owning political class.
The Wilson Administration and Civil Liberties, 1917-1921
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 23,930. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Law » Legal History
This much-cited study of Woodrow Wilson and his cabinet explores the suppression of speech and print publication during an era of world war, the Red Scare, anti-foreign fervor and unionism. Wilson's notable achievements in social leadership and the progressive movement are questioned in light of his failure to protect civil liberties. Previously published by Cornell University Press, now an ebook.
Law and the Quest for Justice
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 80,260. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Civil rights, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
An insightful collection of essays from leading voices on the challenges and promise of justice and law, the book is accessible and interesting to a wide audience. It features internationally renowned members of the academy, national political figures, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, & crusading lawyers. Edited by Marjorie Zatz, Doris Marie Provine, and James P. Walsh. Current and fascinating.
Judicial Review and the National Political Process: A Functional Reconsideration of the Role of the Supreme Court
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 170,680. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Constitutional law, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » US Constitution
As constitutional scholar John Nowak noted when it was first released, Choper's classic book "is mandatory reading for anyone seriously attempting to study our constitutional system of government. It is an important assessment of the democratic process and the theoretical and practical role of the Supreme Court." That view is still true today, as borne out by countless cites to it in recent years.
Securing Religious Liberty: Principles for Judicial Interpretation of the Religion Clauses
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 68,570. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Constitutional law, Nonfiction » Law » Civil rights
Although the Constitution of the U.S. states that there shall be no laws that either establish or prohibit religion, the application of the Religion Clauses throughout history has been fraught with conflict and ambiguity. In this classic book, a leading constitutional scholar (and former Dean of Berkeley Law) proposed a set of guidelines meant to provide consistent guidance for interpretation.
Twenty-nine Sparks
Price: Free! Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Join Thomas in his search to make sense of fragments of conversations and letters from his English students. A short story for lovers of quotations, fables, and anyone who has ever been a teacher or a student.
Domestic Workers in Saudi Arabia and the Emirates: A Socio-legal Study on Conflicts
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 139,190. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
Fascinating study and inside account of the lives of maids and caregivers in the oil-rich Middle East, who become contractually bound to near-slavery by taking positions overseas. Dutch law professor Vlieger interviewed many maids, bosses, and job agencies to get to the truth. She places what she found into a theoretical frame of petropolitics. Accessible to everyone, with compelling stories.
The Badge Nearly Destroyed Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,650. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Anger management, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
To protect and serve—words every cop swears to, but though Police Officer Michael “Mac” McIlhargey could keep that vow on the street, at home his good guy facade was cracking. As his iron grip on control slipped, he grabbed with an even tighter fist and his once happy family became marred by violence, abuse and trauma. The Badge Nearly Destroyed Me is a tale of lessons learned and love regained.
Dieu est grande
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,490. Language: French. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Coming of age
Dans une République islamique imaginaire, le Timaristan, Elma Kaplan s'apprête à recevoir son diplôme de droit. Ni islamiste, ni opposante, elle vit sans problème sous le régime. Pile à mi-chemin entre Facebook et le Coran, elle fait le bien autour d'elle, en vraie croyante. Dans moins d'une heure, elle connaîtra sa première affectation. Ce qu'elle ignore, c'est que commence la pire journée de sa
The Limits of the Legal Process: A Study of Landlords, Law and Crime
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,220. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Housing & Urban Development, Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban
This pathbreaking study in the sociology of law has won multiple awards for its insight, clarity, and broad import in examining the UK Rent Acts and landlord behavior over a period of time in the '60s and '70s. Not just a revelation of the unintended consequence of well-meant reforms; though it shows the side-effects of a law to protect tenants, it also explores the bigger picture of law's limits.