Biography & Autobiography - Lawyers & Judges

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My Beloved World (Vintage)

Sonia Sotomayor

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a ...

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Published: Sep 2013

Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs o...

Noah Feldman

A tiny, ebullient Jew who started as America's leading liberal and ended as its most famous judicial conservative. A Klansman who became an absolutist advocate of free speech and civil rights. A backcountry lawyer who started off tryi...

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Published: Oct 2011

Lazy B: Growing up on a Cattle Ranch ...

Sandra Day O'Connor

Now, for the first time in paperback, here is the remarkable story of Sandra Day O'Connor's family and early life, her journey to adulthood in the American Southwest that helped make her the woman she is today—the first female justi...

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Published: Apr 2003

Bench-Pressed: A Judge Recounts the M...

Susan L. Yarbrough

Every year, thousands of people seek asylum in the United States because they have been persecuted in other countries due to their race, religion, nationality, social group, or political opinion. In seeking refuge and protection, thes...

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Published: Mar 2013

One L: The Turbulent True Story of a ...

Scott Turow

"A wonderful book...it should be read by anyone who has ever contemplated going to law school. Or anyone who has ever worried about being human." -The New York Times It was a year of terrors and triumphs, of depressions and ...

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Published: Dec 2010

The Autobiography of an Execution

David R. Dow

Near the beginning of The Autobiography of an Execution, David Dow lays his cards on the table. "People think that because I am against the death penalty and don't think people should be executed, that I forgive those people for ...

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Published: Feb 2011

Salem Witch Judge: The Life and Repen...

Eve LaPlante

In 1692 Puritan Samuel Sewall sent twenty people to their deaths on trumped-up witchcraft charges. The nefarious witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts represent a low point of American history, made famous in works by Longfellow, Nath...

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Published: Nov 2008

Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutio...

Juan Williams

This New York Times Notable Book of the Year, 1998, is now in trade paper. From the bestselling author of Eyes on the Prize, here is the definitive biography of the great lawyer and Supreme Court justice.

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Published: Feb 2000

Be a Lady: Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Her...

As one of only nine women in a class of 500 at Harvard Law School when she enrolled in 1956 and one of only four female Supreme Court justices in the history of the United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is frequently viewed as a feminist...

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Published: Apr 2018

The Relatively Public Life of Jules B...

Daniel Browde

I sat there divided. Though my grandfather was visibly shaken by the force of this memory, I felt a bubbly thrill because this was such good stuff, and I remember turning my eyes away from his distressed face to make sure the wheels o...

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Published: Aug 2016

The Devil's Defender: My Odyssey Thro...

John Henry Browne

In the tradition of bestselling legal memoirs from Johnnie Cochran, F. Lee Bailey, Gerry Spence, and Alan Dershowitz, John Henry Browne’s memoir, The Devil's Defender, recounts his tortuous education in what it means to be an advoc...

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Published: Apr 2018

Letters to a Young Lawyer (Art of Men...

Alan M. Dershowitz

As defender of both the righteous and the questionable, Alan Dershowitz has become perhaps the most famous and outspoken attorney in the land. Whether or not they agree with his legal tactics, most people would agree that he possesses...

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Published: May 2005

Law School at Fifty: Read It Now, Tha...

Denny Fraser

Law School at Fifty is more than a witty memoir; it is a thoughtful personal narrative about picking up a dream while ignoring the inescapable question, why did you ever think you could?

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Published: Jan 2016

My Own Words

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The New York Times bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—"a comprehensive look inside her brilliantly analytical, entertainingly wry mind, revealing the fascinating life of one of our generation's most...

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Published: Aug 2018

Becoming Justice Blackmun: Harry Blac...

Linda Greenhouse

"A fascinating book. In clear and forceful prose, Becoming Justice Blackmun tells a judicial Horatio Alger story and a tale of a remarkable transformation . . . A page-turner."—The New York Times Book ReviewIn this acclaim...

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Published: Apr 2006

Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the S...

Wil Haygood

Over the course of his forty-year career, Thurgood Marshall brought down the separate-but-equal doctrine, integrated schools, and not only fought for human rights and human dignity but also made them impossible to deny in the courts a...

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Published: Aug 2016

Scalia: A Court of One

Bruce Allen Murphy

"[Murphy's] biography of Justice Scalia is patient and thorough, alive both intellectually and morally….Functions as an MRI scan of one of the most influential conservative thinkers of the twentieth century." (The New York...

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Published: Jun 2015

The Ruth Bader Ginsburg Coloring Book...

Tom F. O'Leary

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: octogenarian, United States Supreme Court justice, pop icon, feminist hero, ferocious equal rights champion, jabot-wearing trend-setter, scathing dissent-writer, lousy cook, bad driver, whitewater rafter, opera-lo...

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Published: Feb 2016

Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet (...

Jeffrey Rosen

A riveting new examination of the leading progressive justice of his era, published in the centennial year of his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court According to Jeffrey Rosen, Louis D. Brandeis was "the Jewish Jefferson,&quo...

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Published: Sep 2017

Five Chiefs: A Supreme Court Memoir

John Paul Stevens

When he resigned in June 2010, Justice John Paul Stevens was the third-longest-serving Supreme Court justice in American history. As a lawyer and on the court, he worked with five chief justices: as a law clerk during Fred Vinson's te...

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Published: Oct 2012

My Grandfather's Son: A Memoir

Clarence Thomas

Provocative, inspiring, and unflinchingly honest, My Grandfather's Son is the story of one of America's most remarkable and controversial leaders, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, told in his own words. Thomas speaks out, reveal...

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Published: Oct 2008

John Marshall: The Chief Justice Who ...

Harlow Giles Unger

The surprising life of Chief Justice John Marshall, who turned the Supreme Court into a bulwark against presidential and congressional tyranny and saved American democracyIn this startling biography, award-winning author Harlow Giles ...

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Published: Jun 2016

The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Ri...

Curtis Wilkie

"Over the past four decades no reporter has critiqued the American South with such evocative sensitivity and bedrock honesty as Curtis Wilkie." —Douglas Brinkley The Fall of the House of Zeus tells the story of Dickie Scr...

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Published: Sep 2011
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