Search Results: "Alan Dershowitz"


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TAKING THE STAND by Alan Dershowitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"An engaging recounting of a life of serious purpose and splendid flair."
One of the most distinguished lawyers of his generation reflects on his life and extraordinary career. Read full book review >

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ABRAHAM by Alan M. Dershowitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 6, 2015

"An interesting concept deserving of twice the effort."
The great patriarch as a template for Jewish lawyers across the ages. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 19, 1997

"But he's not convincing in the idea that a Judaism in which everyone can have it any which way they want is a Judaism that will have lasting power in the century to come. (Author tour; TV/radio satellite tour)"
Now that Dershowitz, the noted Harvard Law School professor and celebrity defense attorney, has told American Jews what wusses they are (Chutzpah, 1991), he sets out to tell them how to ensure their community's survival into the 21st century. Read full book review >

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CONTRARY TO POPULAR OPINION by Alan M. Dershowitz
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 1992

"Vintage Dershowitz: trenchant opinions designed to stimulate— and infuriate."
A scattershot collection of the outspoken Harvard law professor's ruminations on various topics, which reflects his already extensively documented interest in the state of the federal judiciary, civil liberties, and Israeli and Jewish issues, among other concerns. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 11, 1994

"Only his attack on feminism, however, reaches the level of provocation we expect from Dershowitz."
In this train-of-thought collection of short essays, all previously published in newspapers or in Penthouse, the bulldog lawyer (Contrary to Popular Opinion, 1992, etc.) attacks the seemingly endless litany of new defense excuses as destroyers of the basic tenets of democracy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2002

"Sensible overall, with little of the grandstanding or self-aggrandizement of Dershowitz's recent outings. Still, of interest to policymakers more than to general readers."
The ubiquitous and prolific Harvard law professor (Shouting Fire, 2002, etc.) weighs in on civil liberties and international justice in a time of terror. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 13, 2006

"Provocative, if unlikely to sway the present administration."
One person's ounce of prevention is another's war crime: That's the slippery slope on which renowned legal scholar and commentator Dershowitz (Why Terrorism Works, 2002, etc.) develops his latest treatise. Read full book review >

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LETTERS TO A YOUNG LAWYER by Alan M. Dershowitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 15, 2001

"An uneven performance from one of our foremost celebrity lawyers."
An extended graduation speech by America's leading legal gadfly. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 9, 2002

"Dershowitz turns the spotlight from himself and onto his ideas, which shine with decency and the kind of provocation that makes one want to think good and hard."
Through a series of ever-vibrant essays—some original, some reprints—Harvard law professor and legal celebrity Dershowitz (Letters to a Young Lawyer, p. 1260, etc.) advances his sensible theory that experience filtered through democratic processes is the source of our notions of right and rights. Read full book review >

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CHUTZPAH by Alan M. Dershowitz
NON-FICTION
Released: May 31, 1991

"An energetic and stimulating exposition of the primary political and cultural issues confronting Jewish Americans."
Flamboyant Harvard Law professor and appellate advocate Dershowitz (The Best Defense, Reversal of Fortune, etc.) writes engagingly and bluntly of the unique problems and challenges of being Jewish in general, and being Jewish in America in particular. Read full book review >

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JUST REVENGE by Alan M. Dershowitz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 9, 1999

"Though Dershowitz (The Vanishing American Jew, 1997, etc.) is no threat to Aeschylus as a moralist or Scott Turow as a stylist, his story will leave readers pondering the morality of revenge right down to the final melodramatic twist."
A clunky but compelling novel that dramatizes the question of whether a Holocaust survivor is entitled to revenge 50 years after the war. Read full book review >

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THE TRIALS OF ZION by Alan M. Dershowitz
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A solid display of Dershowitz's legal chops, if not always his narrative ones."
The fictional alter ego for famed lawyer Dershowitz (The Case for Moral Clarity, 2009, etc.) takes on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in this busy, sometimes preposterous thriller. Read full book review >