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The Art of Justice

As the principal courtroom sketch artist for the New York Times and WABC in New York, Marilyn Church covered many of America’s most infamous trials, from the downfall of John Gotti to the trial of would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley; from the conviction of Martha Stewart to the Sean “Puffy” Combs weapons possession trial.
 
In The Art of Justice, Marilyn Church takes readers into the courtroom for an insider’s view of thirty sensational cases. Experience the story behind the dramatic headlines in the legal battles of subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz, Long Island Lolita Amy Fisher, preppie murderer Robert Chambers, David “Son of Sam” Berkowitz, the bizarre child custody war between Woody Allen and Mia Farrow, and many, many others.
 
In addition to more than one hundred brilliant full-color reproductions of Church’s artwork, The Art of Justice also includes compelling trial summaries by noted television journalist Lou Young and a Celebrity Gallery depicting the courtroom appearances of Mick Jagger, Yoko Ono, Paul Newman, Caroline Kennedy, Donald Trump, and a host of other luminaries.
 
Part artistic celebration, part cultural history, The Art of Justice is the perfect addition to any lawyer’s library and essential reading for true-crime fans everywhere!

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Anti-War Quote Book

With words of wisdom by everyone from Socrates and Thomas Jefferson to Anne Frank, Alice Walker, Martin Luther King Jr., and Bono, The Anti-War Quote Book features more than 250 inspiring and thought-provoking arguments for peace. Here’s just a small sample:

–On propaganda: “The first casualty, when war comes, is truth.”-Hiram Johnson
–On empires: “Government is a tool, like a hammer. You can use a hammer to build with or you can use a hammer to destroy with.”-Molly Ivins
–On victory: “One is left with the horrible feeling that war settles nothing, that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.”-Agatha Christie
–On peace: “I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.”-Dwight D. Eisenhower

Featuring a big, bold graphic design, archival photographs of peace rallies, and images of classic protest posters from around the world, The Anti-War Quote Book is guaranteed to fuel conversations as the election of 2008 unfolds.

ERIC GROVES, SR., is a lifelong pacifist who lives in California.

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Signing Their Lives Away

An entertaining and essential collection of stories about the surprising and strange fates of the fifty-six Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence.

Now in paperback with a brand-new cover, the wildly successful Signing Their Lives Away tells the untold stories of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

In the summer of 1776, a group of 56 men risked their lives and livelihood to defy King George III and sign the Declaration of Independence—yet how many of them do we remember? Signing Their Lives Away introduces readers to the eclectic group of statesmen, soldiers, slaveholders, and scoundrels who signed this historic document—and the many strange fates that awaited them. To wit:

• The Signer Who Was Poisoned By His Nephew
• The Signer Who Was Killed In a Duel
• The Signer Who Went to Prison
• The Signer Who Was Lost at Sea
• The Signer Who Achieved Fame as a Brewer

Complete with portraits of every signatory, Signing Their Lives Away provides an entertaining and enlightening narrative for students, history buffs, politicos, and Hamilton fans alike.

 

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