Search Results: "James S. Liebman"


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THE WRONG CARLOS by James S. Liebman
NON-FICTION
Released: July 8, 2014

"Death penalty opponents now have a definitive example to cite; death penalty proponents have an agonizing case to consider."
A Columbia Law School professor and some of his students gather and present evidence establishing the innocence of Carlos DeLuna, executed for murder in Texas in 1989. Read full book review >

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COUNTRY OF ORIGIN, THE SANDWICH ISLANDS by James S. Campbell
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 15, 2007

"Fascinating to those interested in the Hawaii Campbells or local history, but of little interest to the general reader."
Retired Hawaiian attorney James S. Campbell combines family history with personal memoir in his first book. Read full book review >

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SWORD OF DOOM by James Jennewein
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Developmental issues of identity, sexual innuendo and vividly described violence make this book appropriate for an older audience than the publisher-recommended range of eight to 12. (Fantasy. 11-14)"
After a visit to the king of their Viking realm, teen hero Dane, female warrior Astrid, village sage Lut and various supporters and rivals set off to rescue Dane's mother (who's been kidnapped by the villainous Godrek Whitecloak) and recover Odin's ring, an ancient artifact that is the source of never-ending treasure, from a cave guarded by a monstrous sea serpent. Read full book review >

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THERE'S A DRAGON IN MY SLEEPING BAG by James Howe
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"Rose's lovable creatures are a delight. (Fiction/Picture book. 4-7)"
Alex has been sleeping in his older brother Simon's room in a sleeping bag. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 13, 2014

"Though not a replacement for one-on-one financial guidance, this slim and accessible volume is filled with good advice for professionals looking to get their finances back on track.
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Being smart with medicine doesn't make you smart with money. There's help in this guide for successful physicians who haven't planned for their financial futures as wisely as they could have. Read full book review >

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COMPLETE ESSAYS by Aldous Huxley
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 22, 2001

"For serious fans only."
The third of a projected six-volume set of Huxley's essays. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 3, 2000

"A heady yarn of sports, celebrity, racism, crime, justice, and redemption. (Author tour)"
Former reporter Hirsch spins a riveting, straight-ahead account of one of the great miscarriages of justice in the history of American criminal law, and the fight to overturn it. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2000

"A fine gag gift for a lawyer of your acquaintance."
Laughs for litigants. Read full book review >

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DEATH BY RODRIGO by Ron Liebman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Mildly amusing setup for what could be a pleasant series, from attorney-author Liebman (Shark Tales, 2000, etc.)."
A couple of criminal lawyers run scared from their clients through the South Jersey underworld. Read full book review >

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COMING OUT CONSERVATIVE by Marvin Liebman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"An absorbing, occasionally awkward book given resonance by the author's struggle with—and final acceptance of—his homosexuality. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen.)"
An eventful, stylish, sometimes painful memoir by right-wing agitator Liebman. Read full book review >

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JERSEY LAW by Ron Liebman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 14, 2011

"The dilemma is so authentic that it's sad to see how cheaply and easily Liebman lets his two heroes off the hook. Fuhgeddaboudit, but be sure to check back next time."
The two bottom-feeding South Jersey lawyers from Death by Rodrigo (2007) are at it again, their goal not so much to excel in court as to survive outside it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 2, 2002

"Absorbing and horrendous at the same time: an important contribution to American history."
A journalist's painstaking recounting of a bloody urban race riot that was covered up for decades. Read full book review >