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Law makers, law breakers, and uncommon trials

Author: Robert Aitken; Marilyn Aitken
Publisher: Chicago, IL : American Bar Association, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the divine right of Charles I to the civil rights struggle of Rosa Parks, this book includes 25 non-fiction stories that provide a panorama of people whose actions helped form our legal system  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Aitken; Marilyn Aitken
ISBN: 9781590318805 1590318803
OCLC Number: 162126780
Description: xix, 422 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The king who lost his head : the trial of Charles I --
James Wilson : an unknown American founder --
The 1798 Sedition Act : president's party prosecutes press --
Signed, sealed, but not delivered : Marbury v. Madison --
Justice Benjamin Curtis and Dred Scott --
The long, strange case of Dr. Samuel Mudd : the Lincoln assassination --
The unusual Judah P. Benjamin --
The life and death of George Wythe : "I am murdered" --
The trial of Levi Weeks : Hamilton and Burr for the defense --
Wild Bill Hickok : the two trials of Jack McCall --
Justice Stephen Field, Justice David Terry, and Sarah Althea Hill --
Mountain Meadows massacre --
A punctuation mark : Rex v. Casement --
The spelling game : Russell's cross-examination of Pigott --
Hans Frank : Hitler's lawyer --
The Ardeatine caves --
Massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane --
Exodus : the trial --
Zigzag : the sinking of the USS Indianapolis --
Schumann v. Wieck : the battle for Clara --
Whistler v. Ruskin : a question of art --
Sir Edward Carson cross-examines Oscar Wilde --
United States of America against one book entitled Ulysses by James Joyce --
Pride and prejudice : the dark side of Henry Ford --
Rosa Parks : an American icon.
Responsibility: Robert Aitken and Marilyn Aitken.
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