One L

One L
Author: Scott Turow
Pages: 337
ISBN: 1429939567
Available:
Release: 2010-08-03
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One L, Scott Turow's journal of his first year at law school and a best-seller when it was first published in 1977, has gone on to become a virtual bible for prospective law students. Not only does it introduce with remarkable clarity the ideas and issues that are the stuff of legal education; it brings alive the anxiety and competiveness--with others and, even more, with oneself--that set the tone in this crucible of character building. Each September, a new crop of students enter Harvard Law School to begin an intense, often grueling, sometimes harrowing year of introduction to the law. Turow's group of One Ls are fresh, bright, ambitious, and more than a little daunting. Even more impressive are the faculty. Will the One Ls survive? Will they excel? Will they make the Law Review, the outward and visible sign of success in this ultra-conservative microcosm? With remarkable insight into both his fellows and himself, Turow leads us through the ups and downs, the small triumphs and tragedies of the year, in an absorbing and thought-provoking narrative that teaches the reader not only about law school and the law but about the human beings who make them what they are. In the new afterword for this edition of One L, the author looks back on law school from the perspective of ten years' work as a lawyer and offers some suggestions for reforming legal education.

One L

One L
Author: Scott Turow
Pages: 268
ISBN: 9781743533796
Available:
Release: 2014-08-01
Editor: Pan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One L, Scott Turow's journal of his first year at law school and a best-seller when it was first published in 1977, has gone on to become a virtual bible for prospective law students. Not only does it introduce with remarkable clarity the ideas and issues that are the stuff of legal education; it brings alive the anxiety and competiveness - with others and, even more, with oneself - that set the tone in this crucible of character building. Turow's multidimensional delving into his protagonists' psyches and his marvelous gift for suspense prefigure the achievements of his celebrated first novel, Presumed Innocent. Each September, a new crop of students enter Harvard Law School to begin an intense, often gruelling, sometimes harrowing year of introduction to the law. Turow's group of One Ls are fresh, bright, ambitious, and more than a little daunting. Even more impressive are the faculty: Perini, the dazzling, combative professor of contracts, who presents himself as the students' antagonist in their struggle to master his subject; Zechman, the reserved professor of torts who seems so indecisive the students fear he cannot teach; and Nicky Morris, a young, appealing man who stressed the humanistic aspects of law. Will the One Ls survive? Will they make the Law Review, the outward and visible sign of success in this ultra-conservative microcosm? With remarkable insight into both his fellows and himself, Turow leads us through the ups and downs, the small triumphs and tragedies of the year, in an absorbing and throught-provoking narrative that teaches the reader not only about law school and the law but about the human beings who make them what they are.

One L

One L
Author: Scott Turow
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781447244936
Available:
Release: 2014-05-22
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One L, Scott Turow's journal of his first year at law school was a bestseller when it was first published in 1977, and has gone on to become a virtual bible for prospective law students. Not only does it introduce with remarkable clarity the ideas and issues that are the stuff of legal education; it brings alive the anxiety and competitiveness – with others and, even more, with oneself – that set the tone in this crucible of character building. Turow's multidimensional delving into his protagonists' psyches and his marvellous gift for suspense prefigure the achievements of his bestselling first novel, Presumed Innocent. Each September, a new crop of students enter Harvard Law School to begin an intense, often gruelling, sometimes harrowing year of introduction to the law. Turow's group of One Ls are fresh, bright, ambitious, and more than a little daunting. Even more impressive are the faculty: Perini, the dazzling, combative professor of contracts, who presents himself as the students' antagonist in their struggle to master his subject; Zechman, the reserved professor of torts who seems so indecisive the students fear he cannot teach; and Nicky Morris, a young, appealing man who stressed the humanistic aspects of law. Will the One Ls survive? Will they excel? Will they make the Law Review, the outward and visible sign of success in this ultra-conservative microcosm? With remarkable insight into both his fellows and himself, Turow leads us through the ups and downs, the small triumphs and tragedies of the year, in an absorbing and thought-provoking narrative that teaches the reader not only about law school and the law but about the human beings who make them what they are.

One L of a Year

 One L of a Year
Author: Leah M. Christensen
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1594609470
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Many books give law students advice about how to navigate through their first year of law school. This book strives to be something different. The purpose of "One L of a Year" is to focus on the reading, studying and testing strategies used by the most successful law students. This book is more than advice—it is a learning guide based upon empirical research and statistical correlations between law student learning and their law school GPAs.Most importantly, this book attempts to show you what high-ranking law students have done to achieve success during their first year. It's one thing to read about how to take a law school essay exam—it's quite another thing to see examples of student essays, outlines, legal memoranda, and multiple choice questions. With drive and determination, most students can get through law school. However, "One L of a Year" gives you the research-based skills to maximize your own success.

A Civil Action

A Civil Action
Author: Jonathan Harr
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780307804785
Available:
Release: 2011-08-10
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This true story of an epic courtroom showdown, where two of the nation's largest corporations were accused of causing the deaths of children from water contamination, was a #1 national bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. Described as “a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship by The New York Times, A Civil Action is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry—one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, A Civil Action is an unforgettable reading experience that will leave the reader both shocked and enlightened. A Civil Action was made into a movie starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall.

Run

Run
Author: John Lewis,Andrew Aydin
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781683353829
Available:
Release: 2021-08-03
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First you march, then you run. From the #1 bestselling, award–winning team behind March comes the first book in their new, groundbreaking graphic novel series, Run: Book One “Run recounts the lost history of what too often follows dramatic change—the pushback of those who refuse it and the resistance of those who believe change has not gone far enough. John Lewis’s story has always been a complicated narrative of bravery, loss, and redemption, and Run gives vivid, energetic voice to a chapter of transformation in his young, already extraordinary life.” –Stacey Abrams “In sharing my story, it is my hope that a new generation will be inspired by Run to actively participate in the democratic process and help build a more perfect Union here in America.” –Congressman John Lewis To John Lewis, the civil rights movement came to an end with the signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. But that was after more than five years as one of the preeminent figures of the movement, leading sit–in protests and fighting segregation on interstate busways as an original Freedom Rider. It was after becoming chairman of SNCC (the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) and being the youngest speaker at the March on Washington. It was after helping organize the Mississippi Freedom Summer and the ensuing delegate challenge at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. And after coleading the march from Selma to Montgomery on what became known as “Bloody Sunday.” All too often, the depiction of history ends with a great victory. But John Lewis knew that victories are just the beginning. In Run: Book One, John Lewis and longtime collaborator Andrew Aydin reteam with Nate Powell—the award–winning illustrator of the March trilogy—and are joined by L. Fury—making an astonishing graphic novel debut—to tell this often overlooked chapter of civil rights history.

Beyond One L

Beyond One L
Author: Nancy Levit,Allen Rostron
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1531008364
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ultimate Punishment

Ultimate Punishment
Author: Scott Turow
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0374706476
Available:
Release: 2010-08-24
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

America's leading writer about the law takes a close, incisive look at one of society's most vexing legal issues Scott Turow is known to millions as the author of peerless novels about the troubling regions of experience where law and reality intersect. In "real life," as a respected criminal lawyer, he has been involved with the death penalty for more than a decade, including successfully representing two different men convicted in death-penalty prosecutions. In this vivid account of how his views on the death penalty have evolved, Turow describes his own experiences with capital punishment from his days as an impassioned young prosecutor to his recent service on the Illinois commission which investigated the administration of the death penalty and influenced Governor George Ryan's unprecedented commutation of the sentences of 164 death row inmates on his last day in office. Along the way, he provides a brief history of America's ambivalent relationship with the ultimate punishment, analyzes the potent reasons for and against it, including the role of the victims' survivors, and tells the powerful stories behind the statistics, as he moves from the Governor's Mansion to Illinois' state-of-the art 'super-max' prison and the execution chamber. Ultimate Punishment, this gripping, clear-sighted, necessary examination of the principles, the personalities, and the politics of a fundamental dilemma of our democracy has all the drama and intellectual substance of Turow's celebrated fiction.

Typewriter in the Sky

Typewriter in the Sky
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Pages: 197
ISBN: 9781592121366
Available:
Release: 1995-08-15
Editor: Galaxy Press LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Modern man Mike de Wolf gets stranded in a pirate adventure being written by his friend Horace Hackett and finds himself fighting for his life as the villainous Miguel de Lobo, while trying to figure out how to extricate himself from Horace's fatal plot.

The Laws of our Fathers

The Laws of our Fathers
Author: Scott Turow
Pages: 817
ISBN: 1429984708
Available:
Release: 2010-06-11
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A drive-by shooting of an aging white woman at a gang-plagued Kindle County housing project sets in motion Scott Turow's intensely absorbing novel. With its riveting suspense and idelibly drawn characters, The Laws of our Fathers shows why Turow is not only the master of the modern legal thriller but also one of America's most engaging and satisfying novelists.

And Then it Happened

And Then it Happened
Author: Michael Wade
Pages: 85
ISBN: 0988115247
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A boy and his friends Gordon and Paulo enjoy spending time together and getting into all sorts of mischief.

Lor Mandela Destruction From Twins

Lor Mandela   Destruction From Twins
Author: Anonim
Pages: 365
ISBN: 9781849610469
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: The eBook Sale
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When a selfish enchantress seeks to steal mystical powers from her twin sister, she sentences the world of Lor Mandela and its inhabitants to death. In an effort to preserve itself, the soul of the planet appoints a Child of Balance named Audril Borloc who must solve a prophetic riddle known as the Advantiere. All hope seems lost, however, when shortly after her fourth birthday, Audril disappears without a trace.

Tilt

Tilt
Author: Alan Cumyn
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781554981731
Available:
Release: 2011-07-13
Editor: Groundwood Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nominated for the Ottawa Book Award Stan is an intense sixteen-year-old loner who desperately wants to make the junior varsity basketball team. And it seems that he may be about to do so, until he’s blindsided by the unexpected attentions of Janine Igwash. Suddenly Stan is no longer thinking about jump shots. Instead he is obsessed with Janine’s spiky hair, her milky white shoulders and the mysterious little tattoo at the base of her neck, not to mention the heat of her breath, her dark eyes, wide hips and ... Then Stan’s father arrives on the scene with Stan’s four-year-old half brother, and things become truly insane. Tilt is a wonderfully droll and insightful story about a sensitive, intelligent and gently funny young man living through an impossibly absurd time of life. This book is a rare achievement -- a witty, sexy compulsively readable work of high literary quality.

The Novels of Madeleine L Engle Volume One

The Novels of Madeleine L Engle Volume One
Author: Madeleine L'Engle
Pages: 1225
ISBN: 9781504052047
Available:
Release: 2018-03-06
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the National Book Award–winning author of A Wrinkle in Time, three poignant novels exploring the power of love, family, and secrets. The Other Side of the Sun: In this atmospheric novel of suspense set in the turn-of-the-century South, a nineteen-year-old British newlywed must stay with her American husband’s family on their South Carolina estate when he is called away on a diplomatic mission. She soon discovers her in-laws are not who they appear to be—as she stirs up dark secrets that were meant to remain buried. A Live Coal in the Sea: After her teenage granddaughter poses a troubling question, Dr. Camilla Dickinson must confront the painful history she’s long kept hidden as she relates a complex saga involving her beautiful, adulterous mother; her troubled son; and the difficult choices that have affected three generations. “[A] haunting domestic drama.” —Publishers Weekly A Winter’s Love: Emily Bowen’s marriage is hanging by a thread after hardships befall her family. During their sabbatical in Switzerland, a man from her past returns, offering the affection she craves, and Emily must decide if she’s willing to sacrifice the life she’s built for an unseen future. “A convincing story of mixed loyalties and divided affections.” —Kirkus Reviews

One Click

One Click
Author: Richard L. Brandt
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781101516232
Available:
Release: 2011-10-27
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Amazon's business model is deceptively simple: Make online shopping so easy and convenient that customers won't think twice. It can almost be summed up by the button on every page: "Buy now with one click." Why has Amazon been so successful? Much of it has to do with Jeff Bezos, the CEO and founder, whose unique combination of character traits and business strategy have driven Amazon to the top of the online retail world. Richard Brandt charts Bezos's rise from computer nerd to world- changing entrepreneur. His success can be credited to his forward-looking insights and ruthless business sense. Brandt explains: Why Bezos decided to allow negative product reviews, correctly guessing that the earned trust would outweigh possible lost sales. Why Amazon zealously guards some patents yet freely shares others. Why Bezos called becoming profitable the "dumbest" thing they could do in 1997. How Amazon.com became one of the only dotcoms to survive the bust of the early 2000s. Where the company is headed next. Through interviews with Amazon employees, competitors, and observers, Brandt has deciphered how Bezos makes decisions. The story of Amazon's ongoing evolution is a case study in how to reinvent an entire industry, and one that anyone in business today ignores at their peril.

Claudine Mignot surnamed La l Hauda or The Praised One A Novel

Claudine Mignot  surnamed La l Hauda  or  The Praised One  A Novel
Author: Mrs. Mary Ann HARTLEY
Pages: 329
ISBN: BL:A0024080764
Available:
Release: 1844
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Greatest Crime Novels of Frank L Packard 14 Titles in One Edition

The Greatest Crime Novels of Frank L  Packard  14 Titles in One Edition
Author: Frank L. Packard
Pages: 3301
ISBN: 9788027221608
Available:
Release: 2017-10-06
Editor: e-artnow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The Adventures of Jimmie Dale" – Jimmie Dale is a wealthy playboy by day, but at night he becomes The Gray Seal, a master thief and safe-breaker. "The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale" – The Gray Seal is back into the New York's underworld, after the woman he loves disappears. "Jimmie Dale and the Phantom Clue" – Jimmie Dale is back in the underworld of New York, and he is destined to find the criminal known as the Phantom. "Jimmie Dale and Blue Envelope Murder" – A friend of Jimmie Dale is found dead after receiving a mysterious blue envelope, and Jimmie is accused. "The Miracle Man" – Group of con artists have a plan to make millions using a faith healing fraud. "The Belovéd Traitor" – Story of a betrayal set between Paris and New York. "The Sin That Was His" – A crooked man, wrongly accused of a murder, disguises himself as a priest in order to escape charges. "The Wire Devils" – The Hawk is a safe-breaker, jewel thief, and one of the cleverest 'gentleman' burglars and he keeps outsmarting other crooks. "From Now On" – Tale of a spiritual transformation of an ex-convict and a thief. "The White Moll" – A fearless heroine crime fighter is framed, and she must confront the most notorious gang in New York. "Pawned" – An exciting tale of a gambler and his adventures in New York. "Doors of the Night" – Billy Kane is framed for a robbery and murder. While on the run, he must prove his innocence. "The Four Stragglers" – Four ex-soldiers form a high-class international burglary organization. "The Red Ledger" – Old man keeps a record of all people who done him wrong and settles the score. Frank Packard (1877-1942) was a Canadian novelist best known for his Jimmie Dale mystery series. He also wrote number of railroad stories and novels.

BURT L STANDISH Ultimate Collection 24 Action Thrillers in One Volume Illustrated

BURT L  STANDISH Ultimate Collection  24 Action Thrillers in One Volume  Illustrated
Author: Burt L. Standish,Gilbert Patten
Pages: 4176
ISBN: 9788075833754
Available:
Release: 2017-06-21
Editor: e-artnow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This carefully edited collection of adventure & mystery novels has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: William George "Gilbert" Patten (1866-1945) was a writer of adventure novels, better known by his pen name Burt L. Standish. Patten used many other pseudonyms and wrote westerns and science-fiction novels, but he is most famous for his sporting stories in the Merriwell series with brothers Frank and Dick Merriwell, who became icons of All-American sportsmanship. Apart from the Merriwell stories, Patten wrote 75 complete novels and an unknown number of stories. In total, some 500 million of his books were in print, making him one of the best-selling fiction authors of all time. Table of Contents: The Merriwell Series: Frank Merriwell's Limit (Calling a Halt) Frank Merriwell's Chums Frank Merriwell Down South Frank Merriwell's Bravery Frank Merriwell at Yale (Freshman Against Freshman) Frank Merriwell's Races Frank Merriwell's Alarm (Doing His Best) Frank Merriwell's Athletes (The Boys Who Won) Frank Merriwell's Champions (All in the Game) Frank Merriwell's Return to Yale Frank Merriwell's Cruise Frank Merriwell's New Comedian (The Rise of a Star) Frank Merriwell's Reward Frank Merriwell's Backers (The Pride of His Friends) Frank Merriwell's Triumph (The Disappearance of Felicia) Frank Merriwell's Pursuit (How to Win) Frank Merriwell's Son (A Chip off the Old Block) Frank Merriwell's Nobility (The Tragedy of the Ocean Tramp) Frank Merriwell, Junior's Golden Trail (The Fugitive Professor) Dick Merriwell's Trap (The Chap Who Bungled) Dick Merriwell Abroad (The Ban of the Terrible Ten) Dick Merriwell's Pranks (Lively Times in the Orient) Other Novels: Owen Clancy's Happy Trail (The Motor Wizard in California) Lefty Locke, Pitcher-Manager

One L

One L
Author: Scott Turow
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1447244915
Available:
Release: 2014
Editor: Pan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One L, Scott Turow's journal of his first year at law school was a bestseller when it was first published in 1977, and has gone on to become a virtual bible for prospective law students. Not only does it introduce with remarkable clarity the ideas and issues that are the stuff of legal education; it brings alive the anxiety and competitiveness - with others and, even more, with oneself - that set the tone in this crucible of character building. Turow's multidimensional delving into his protagonists' psyches and his marvellous gift for suspense prefigure the achievements of his bestselling first novel, Presumed Innocent. Each September, a new crop of students enter Harvard Law School to begin an intense, often gruelling, sometimes harrowing year of introduction to the law. Turow's group of One Ls are fresh, bright, ambitious, and more than a little daunting. Even more impressive are the faculty: Perini, the dazzling, combative professor of contracts, who presents himself as the students' antagonist in their struggle to master his subject; Zechman, the reserved professor of torts who seems so indecisive the students fear he cannot teach; and Nicky Morris, a young, appealing man who stressed the humanistic aspects of law. Will the One Ls survive? Will they excel? Will they make the Law Review, the outward and visible sign of success in this ultra-conservative microcosm? With remarkable insight into both his fellows and himself, Turow leads us through the ups and downs, the small triumphs and tragedies of the year, in an absorbing and thought-provoking narrative that teaches the reader not only about law school and the law but about the human beings who make them what they are.

The Paper Chase

The Paper Chase
Author: John Jay Osborn
Pages: 180
ISBN: 0983698007
Available:
Release: 1971
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fiction. Fortieth anniversary edition with a new preface by the author. A best-selling book and award-winning film and television series, THE PAPER CHASE is at its heart the story of a young Midwesterner, James Hart, who finds himself in the great classrooms of Langdell Hall at Harvard Law School, locked in a zero-sum game with a dominating, omniscient deity: Professor Kingsfield, who asks not just for the student's mind, but for his soul. You quail at the exams, exult when you know the answers, love-hate Professor Kingsfield. It is also a love story that is as contemporary today as it was when the book was written, of a boy from the Midwest and a mysterious and demanding professor's daughter, who refuses to accept accepted wisdom or role models and demands from Hart a love that transcends law school and conventional norms.