Michael Meltsner

Biography

Michael Meltsner is a senior professor of law at Northeastern University in Boston, and the school's former dean. He is the author of recognized nonfiction about civil rights lawyering and the death penalty abolition movement, as well as the novel Short Takes.

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Short Takes
By Michael Meltsner
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,250. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Fiction
Novel, first published by Random House, about a liberal lawyer's urban journeys in New York, facing the angst of seeing his work undone by institutional inertia and his relationships undone by indecision and the handcuffs of people's expected roles. “...engaging and extremely well written first novel, creates a character of enormous vitality and considerable charm, funny, caring..." --Boston Globe
Cruel and Unusual: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment
By Michael Meltsner
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 108,220. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction
True, gripping 1st-person account of how a small band of determined lawyers, in a 9-year campaign in courts and the public, abolished the death penalty in the U.S. Their plan was as bold as the attempt to land on the moon. And while the victory was as impermanent as man's presence on the moon, the personal tale resonates with readers (not just lawyers or students) today. New Foreword and Preface.

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