Famous Trials

Cases that made history

Author: Frank McLynn

Publisher: Crux Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1909979449


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A wonderful summary of famous trials throughout history, from Jesus Christ to Oscar Wilde

Literature Connections to American History, 7-12

Resources to Enhance and Entice

Author: Lynda G. Adamson

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563085031

Category: Education

Page: 624

View: 4221

Lists titles categorized by time periods and includes an annotated bibliography divided by format type

Literature Connections to World History 712: Resources to Enhance and Entice

Resources to Enhance and Entice

Author: Lynda G. Adamson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031307755X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

View: 5662

Identifying thousands of historical fiction novels, biographies, history trade books, CD-ROMs, and videotapes, these books help you locate resources on world history for students. Each is divided into two sections. In the first part, titles are listed according to grade levels within specific geographic areas and time periods. They are further organized by product type. Both books cover world history from Prehistory and the Ancient World to 54 B.C. to the modern era. Other chapters include Roman Empire to A.D. 476; Europe and the British Isles; Africa and South Africa; Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, and Antarctica; Canada; China; India, Tibet, and Burma; Israel and Arab Countries; Japan; Vietnam, Korea, Cambodia, and Thailand; and South and Central America and the Caribbean. The second section has an annotated bibliography that describes each title and includes publication information and awards. The focus is on books published since 1990, and all have received at l

American Political Trials

Author: Michal R. Belknap

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275944377

Category: History

Page: 323

View: 422

Examines the role of criminal trials and impeachments in US history from the early colonial era to the late 20th century. The emphasis is on cases that resulted from political persecution. This edition includes new chapters on the 1637 trial of Anne Hutchinson and the 1989 trial of Oliver North.


An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Susan Sarah Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783598237126

Category: Antisemitism

Page: 544

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Famous Trials of History

Author: F. E. Smith

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434421384

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6316

Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead (1872-1930) was a lawyer and Conservative politician, and a great personal friend of Winston Churchill's.

alias Grace


Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 349297743X

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 9976

Toronto, 1843: Das junge Dienstmädchen Grace wird mit sechzehn des Doppelmordes an ihren Arbeitgebern schuldig gesprochen. In letzter Sekunde wandelt das Gericht ihr Todesurteil in eine lebenslange Gefängnisstrafe um. Sie verbringt Jahre hinter Gittern, bis man sie schließlich entlässt. Im Haushalt des Anstaltdirektors begegnet sie dem Nervenarzt Simon, der ihrer Geschichte auf den Grund gehen will: Ist Grace eine gemeingefährliche Verbrecherin oder unschuldig? Margaret Atwood hat einen Roman von hypnotischer Spannung geschrieben, der die Geschichte einer realen Gestalt, einer der berüchtigtsten Frauen Kanadas erzählt.

Helter Skelter

Die wahre Geschichte des Serienmörders Charles Manson

Author: Vincent Bugliosi,Curt Gentry

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3959718683

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

View: 1393

Im Sommer 1969 erschüttert eine Reihe bestialischer Morde Los Angeles und die USA. Sharon Tate, die schwangere Ehefrau von Roman Polanski, ist eines der sieben Opfer des Serienmörders Charles Manson. Vincent Bugliosi war leitender Staatsanwalt in diesem spektakulären Fall. In seinem meisterhaft geschriebenen Buch berichtet er, wie es ihm in minutiöser Detektivarbeit gelang, Charles Manson und seine ihm blind ergebene Hippie-Kommune für das Massaker hinter Gitter zu bringen. Die akribischen Ermittlungen, der komplexe Prozess, die kranke Weltanschauung, die Manson seinen Anhängern einflößte ... all dies macht diesen atemberaubend spannenden Weltbestseller aus. Seit 1971 sitzt Manson im Hochsicherheitsgefängnis, doch vergessen ist er noch lange nicht. Er ist zu einer diabolischen Kultfigur geworden, deren apokalyptisches Szenario und verschrobene Weltanschauung auch heute noch eine makabere Faszination ausüben. Dies ist eine Neuausgabe des 2010 erschienen Buchs Helter Skelter - Der Mordrausch des Charles Manson.

The Salem witch trials

Author: Earle Rice

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560062721

Category: History

Page: 112

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Discusses the historical setting of the witchcraft trials in colonial Salem, Massachusetts, with background information on the Puritans.

Summoned to the Roman Courts

Famous Trials from Antiquity

Author: Detlef Liebs

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520294858

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 1643

Summoned to the Roman Courts is the first work by Detlef Liebs, an internationally recognized expert on ancient Roman law, to be made available in English. Originally presented as a series of popular lectures, this book brings to life a thousand years of Roman history through sixteen studies of famous court cases—from the legendary trial of Horatius for the killing of his sister, to the trial of Jesus Christ, to that of the Christian leader Priscillian for heresy. Drawing on a wide variety of ancient sources, the author not only paints a vivid picture of ancient Roman society, but also illuminates how ancient legal practices still profoundly affect how the law is implemented today.

World Trade Center


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783867261739


Page: 192

View: 543


Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Co


Category: Best books

Page: 1445

View: 3327

In librarian's office.

Political Trials in History

From Antiquity to the Present

Author: Ron Christenson

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412831253

Category: Law

Page: 528

View: 3882

Prepared in dictionary format, this volume reexamines the uses of political trials. Through the conduct and context of key trials throughout history, the reader is made to understand an aspect of public life too easily misconstrued, although never neglected: the political side of litigation. Most of the trials in this volume were significant enough to continue to shape our interpretation of the law long after the court made its judgment and all appeals were completed. The dialogue they initiated may last for decades, even for centuries. Such trials provide us with an insight into the vital aspects of our public life, the civilizing capacity of politics.

Cosa Nostra: A History of the Sicilian Mafia

Author: John Dickie

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466893052

Category: True Crime

Page: 400

View: 9538

The Italian-American mafia has its roots in a mysterious and powerful criminal network in Sicily. While the mythology of the mafia has been widely celebrated in American culture, the true origins of its rituals, laws, and methods have never actually been revealed. John Dickie uses startling new research to expose the secrets of the Sicilian mafia, providing a fascinating account that is more violent, frightening, and darkly comic than anything conceived in popular movies and novels. How did the Sicilian mafia begin? How did it achieve its powerful grip in Italy and America? How does it operate today? From the mafia's origins in the 1860s to its current tense relationship with the Berlusconi government, Cosa Nostra takes us to the inner sanctum where few have dared to go before. This is an important work of history and a revelation for anyone who ever wondered what it means to be "made" in the mob.

The World's Most Famous Court Trial

Tennessee Evolution Case : a Complete Stenographic Report of the Famous Court Test of the Tennessee Anti-Evolution Act, at Dayton, July 10 to 21, 1925, Including Speeches and Arguments of Attorneys

Author: John Thomas Scopes

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1886363315

Category: Law

Page: 339

View: 2072

Darrow, Clarence and William J. Bryan. The World's Most Famous Court Trial. Tennessee Evolution Case. A Complete Stenographic Report of the Famous Court Test of the Anti-Evolution Act, at Dayton July 10 to 21, 1925, Including Speeches and Arguments of Attorneys. Cincinnati: National Book Company, [1925]. [4], 339 pp. Reprinted 1997 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 97-38485. ISBN 1-886363-31-5. Cloth. $75. * Complete transcript of the celebrated "monkey trial," the case of the State of Tennessee vs. John Thomas Scopes, a 24-year old high school teacher accused of violating a recently enacted state law that banned the teaching of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Perhaps the first modern media event, the trial attracted enormous national and international attention. A star-studded cast of trial attorneys included the great orator and three time Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan and the brilliant trial lawyer and champion of the downtrodden, Clarence Darrow, among others. The climax of the trial came on the seventh day when the defense put the senior Bryan on the stand as an expert on the Bible and he was ruthlessly interrogated by Darrow. As a milestone in the American struggle between modernity and the forces of Protestant fundamentalism, and a vivid manifestation of the clash between two valid principles, academic freedom and democratic control of the public schools, the Scopes case has tremendous historical significance. This edition also includes statements by scientists entered at the defense's request, and the text of a lengthy concluding speech that Bryan prepared but never delivered.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

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Vor dem Gesetz

Author: Franz Kafka

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 374675593X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7065

"Vor dem Gesetz" ist ein 1915 veröffentlichter Prosatext Franz Kafkas, der auch als Türhüterlegende oder Türhüterparabel bekannt ist. Die Handlung besteht darin, dass ein „Mann vom Land“ vergeblich versucht, den Eintritt in das Gesetz zu erlangen, das von einem Türhüter bewacht wird. Diese Legende ist Bestandteil des Romansfragments "Der Process" und des Erzählbandes "Ein Landarzt".