Law s Strangest Cases

Law s Strangest Cases

A rollicking collection of barely believable stories from five centuries of legal history – you’ll be gripped by these tales of murder, intrigue, crime, punishment and the pursuit of justice.

Author: Peter Seddon

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781911042310

Category: Law

Page: 304

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A rollicking collection of barely believable stories from five centuries of legal history – you’ll be gripped by these tales of murder, intrigue, crime, punishment and the pursuit of justice. Meet the only dead parrot ever to give evidence in a court of law, the doctor with the worst bedside manner of all time, the murderess who collected money from her mummified victim for 21 years, and explore one of the most indigestible dilemmas – if you’d been shipwrecked 2,000 miles from home, would you have eaten Parker the cabin boy? The tales within these pages are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious and, most importantly, true. Revised, redesigned and updated for a new generation of legal eagles, this book is the perfect gift for lawyers, armchair detectives and true crime afficionados everywhere.
Categories: Law

How Would You Rule

How Would You Rule

Would you help a mother break up her daughter's friendship with another girl? Would you give refunds to the audience at the world's worst rock concert? These are just some of the legal challenges and dilemmas you'll find in these pages.

Author: Daniel W Park

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798676867294

Category:

Page: 308

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Learn the law by resolving real legal cases. Lawyers and judges do not have the luxury of having the law explained to them. They must figure out what the law should be from the facts of each case and the legal principles of cases that have come before. How Would You Rule? brings that reality to the page by presenting you with the critical facts and rules in 31 of the law's most interesting cases and inviting you to test your legal wits and sharpen your legal judgment by figuring out how these challenging cases should be decided. Written in plain language, every legal case in How Would You Rule? is told as an engaging and intriguing story. How Would You Rule? is perfect for students who aspire to careers in the law, for readers who want to learn how judging really works, and for anyone who loves figuring out puzzles and thinking about justice in a complicated world. From the Back Cover What would you do if you had the chance to be the judge in some of the toughest, strangest, and most puzzling cases that have ever come to court? The best way to find out how you would rule is to try it yourself. Would you let a person out of a contract to buy a haunted house? Would you help a mother break up her daughter's friendship with another girl? Would you give refunds to the audience at the world's worst rock concert? These are just some of the legal challenges and dilemmas you'll find in these pages. You will learn about the law and justice and how hard it can sometimes be to have both at the same time.
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How Would You Rule

How Would You Rule

How Would You Rule is a lighthearted introduction to fundamental concepts of law through strange but true legal cases. Each chapter tells the story of a different case and presents the main arguments of the opposing parties. The twist?

Author: Daniel W. Park

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520290570

Category: Law

Page: 288

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How Would You Rule is a lighthearted introduction to fundamental concepts of law through strange but true legal cases. Each chapter tells the story of a different case and presents the main arguments of the opposing parties. The twist? Before the ruling of the court is revealed, readers are challenged to put themselves in the shoesÑor the robesÑof the judges and decide for themselves how they would rule in these cases.ÊAfter coming up with their own solutions, readers can learn how the actual judges resolved the disputes. The goal is to get readers to think for themselves about whatÕs right and what's wrong, sharpening their own instincts for the reasons and analyses that win arguments.
Categories: Law

Medicine s Strangest Cases

Medicine s Strangest Cases

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Author: Michael O'Donnell

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781911042433

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 674

Medicine’s Strangest Cases is a choice prescription of weird and wonderful tales from the history of medicine, featuring the German doctor who fought a duel with a sausage, the Harley Street physician-turned-novelist who invented a disease – and its remedy – to keep his clients happy, and the quiet and cautious Swiss scientist who inadvertently unleashed LSD on the world. The stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true. Revised, redesigned and updated for 2016, this book is the perfect gift for medical students, clinicians, hypochondriacs and history fans. Laugh out loud and wince with sympathy with this rundown of the most bizarre medical cases ever. Word count: 45,000
Categories: Social Science

Fishing s Strangest Days

Fishing s Strangest Days

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Author: Tom Quinn

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849941754

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 313

Fishing's Strangest Tales gathers together choice stories and bizarre fishing tales from all over the world. Consider the Oxford scientist who in 1910 discovered the marvellous life-giving properties of brandy to fish who had otherwise gasped their last. Or how about the nine-year-old boy fishing for trout who caught a large mussel containing no less than forty pearls and managed to earn more in one day than his father, a farm worker, had earned in the last five years. Fishing's Strangest Days is full of fascinating tales that may sound fishy and unbelievable but will have have you caught hook, line and sinker. Word count: 45,000
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Cornwall s Strangest Tales

Cornwall s Strangest Tales

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Author: Peter Grego

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781909396432

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 320

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Cornwall, or as it is sometimes obscurely referred to, Merry Jack. Though this isnt the usual side of the county the tourists, travellers and residents see. This is the real Cornwall, the strange and twisted nooks and crannies of the countys bizarre history past, present and future. Following on from the bestselling Portico Strangest titles now comes a book devoted to Englands gloriously coastal, yet most haunted, region. Located in the toes of the outstretched legs of Britains old man, Cornwall is a county with more strangeness than you can shake a Cornish pasty at. Cornwall is an area of outstanding natural beauty, as well as outstanding strangness from ye olde tales of plundering pirates to foulish ghosts drinking in local pubs right through to the most famous of all myths the bizarre beast that forever stalks Bodmin Moor. Spooky. Cornwalls Strangest Tales is a treasure trove of the hilarious, the odd and the baffling an alternative travel guide to some of the countys best-kept secrets. Read on, if you dare! You have been warned. Word count: 35,000
Categories: Social Science

Dublin s Strangest Tales

Dublin s Strangest Tales

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Author: Michael Barry

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781909396449

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 443

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Dublin. Though this isnt the usual side of the city the tourists, travellers and residents see. This is the real Dublin, the strange and twisted nooks and crannies of the citys bizarre history past, present and future. Following on from the bestselling Portico Strangest titles now comes a book devoted to one of Irelands most beautiful, and popular, cities. Located on the beautiful eastern seaboard, Dublin is a city with more strangeness than you can shake a pint of Guinness at. Home to one million people, the name, strangely, comes from the Irish Dubh Linn, which means 'Black Pool', but that name was already taken. Dublins Strangest Tales is a treasure trove of the hilarious, the odd and the baffling an alternative travel guide to some of the citys best-kept secrets. Read on, if you dare! You have been warned. Word count: 35,000
Categories: Social Science

Yorkshire s Strangest Tales

Yorkshire s Strangest Tales

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Author: Leonora Rustamova

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781909396333

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 589

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Yorkshire, or as it is sometimes beautifully referred to, Gods Own County. Though this isnt the usual side of the county the tourists, travellers and residents see. This is the real Yorkshire, the strange and twisted nooks and crannies of the countys bizarre history past, present and future. Following on from the bestselling Portico Strangest titles now comes a book devoted to one of Englands most beautiful valley regions. Located in the upper body of Britains old man, Yorkshire is a county with more strangeness than you can shake a Dale walking stick at. Home of Robin Hood (he was born in Barnsdale), Guy Fawkes, Dick Turpin and Dracula (Bram Stoker wrote part of the vampire tale in a Whitby hotel!) and, some say, the birthplace of modern civilization even began in Leeds! But youll have to read the book to find out why. Yorkshires Strangest Tales is a treasure trove of the hilarious, the odd and the baffling an alternative travel guide to some of the countys best-kept secrets. Read on, if you dare! You have been warned. Word count: 35,000
Categories: Social Science

Railways Strangest Tales

Railways  Strangest Tales

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Author: Tom Quinn

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781911042976

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 786

A fascinating collection of bizarre but true stories from nearly 200 years of railway history.
Categories: History

Sailing s Strangest Tales

Sailing s Strangest Tales

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Author: John Harding

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781911042655

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 560

This fascinating collection of entertaining stories from the seven seas reveals unusual and bizarre sailing trips, vessels and characters, and recounts perilous journeys in freak weather and other legendary tales. Within these pages you’ll find stories of pirates holding ships to ransom and the gruesome fates of some of the shipmates who dared cross them. The sailors forever lost in the Bermuda triangle, the poor family who were encircled by a school of sharks to the spooky tales of the lighthouse haunted by drunkard lightship keeper John Herman. The tales within these pages are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious and, most importantly, true. Revised, redesigned and updated for 2016, this book is the perfect gift for both keen sailors to the armchair Captains. Word count: 45,000
Categories: Sports & Recreation

London s Strangest The Thames

London s Strangest  The Thames

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Author: Iain Spragg

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781910232408

Category: Humor

Page: 300

View: 881

The 19th-century MP John Burns described the Thames as 'liquid history' and ever since the Romans founded Londinium in 43 AD, the river has played a key cultural and economic, political and social role in the history of England. London's Strangest: The Thames reveals the bizarre, funny and surreal events and episodes that have occurred over the centuries on, beneath and along the banks of the famous waterway. From appearances of the world's first submarine to the raid on the Sex Pistols river concert, Lord Nelson's final journey to John Prescott's watery protest, and even the recent escapades during the floods, the River Thames really has witnessed it all.
Categories: Humor

London Underground s Strangest Tales

London Underground s Strangest Tales

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Author: Iain Spragg

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781909396166

Category: Humor

Page: 300

View: 220

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of London's Underground, or as it is affectionately referred to, the Tube. Though this isnt the usual side of the Tube the tourists, travellers and residents see. (Though, of course, they do see a great deal of strangeness in their daily commutes!). This is the real Underground, the strange and twisted nooks and crannies of what happens hundreds of metres below millions of London legs from its peculiar past through to its paranormal present and looking forward to its fascinating future. Following on from the bestselling Portico Strangest titles now comes a book devoted to London's globally envied, and much loved, public transport system. Located deep beneath the heart of Greater London, the Underground is awash with more strangeness than you can shake your pre-paid Oyster card at. In 2013 the whole city will be celebrating the Underground's 150th birthday the oldest underground in the world. So, pack up your old kit bag and travel stop-by-stop with us on this strange and fantastic journey along the Northern, Picadilly, Metropolitan, Jubilee, Hammersmith and City and District Line ... and explore the Underground as you've never seen it before. London Underground's Strangest Tales is a treasure trove of the humorous, the odd and the baffling an alternative travel guide to the Underground's best-kept secrets. Read on, if you dare! You have been warned. Word Count: 35,000
Categories: Humor

Flying s Strangest Moments

Flying s Strangest Moments

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Author: John Harding

Publisher: Robson

ISBN: 9781910232446

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 909

The history of flying is packed with incredible feats of bravery and endurance, human ingenuity and recklesness, mystery, romance and tragedy. From the first hot air balloons of the 18th century to the supersonic jet flights of today, magnificent men (and women) have taken their incredible flying machines ever higher, further and faster. This collection of wonderfully engaging tales of madness, bravery, inventiveness, disaster and triumph will take every aviation enthusiast on a whirlwind ride.
Categories: Transportation

Theatre s Strangest Acts

Theatre s Strangest Acts

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Author: Sheridan Morley

Publisher: Robson

ISBN: 9781849941907

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 945

This enthralling collection of weird and wonderful tales from the world of theatre includes such unusual stories as the legendary ghost of Drury Lane, how an actor can exorcise the curse of Macbeth, and the well-known theatre manager who fried bacon and eggs in the Royal Box to feed her starving cast at the interval. If you have ever wondered whether what happens in the stalls is actually more dramatic than what happens on stage, which shows were so bad that they closed during the interval on the first night, or how the ‘green room’ was named, then 'Theatre’s Strangest Acts' is the book for you.
Categories: Performing Arts

Poker s Strangest Hands

Poker s Strangest Hands

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Author: Graham Sharpe

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781910232316

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 256

View: 743

Romping through crooked games, dodgy players, exotic venues and incredible hands, 'Poker's Strangest Hands' celebrates the strange history of Poker's most celebrated tournament, its World Championship event and the characters who have graced it with their presence, compiles some of the strangest things said about the game and fully records the details of the strangest Poker Year yet, 2006. The Poker world is divided between those who believe the game to be the most skilled contest ever devised, and those who believe that success in the game relies on pure luck. Sharpe's thorough excavations through long forgotten archives of the game have uncovered the first ever Poker cheat, who was literally making a spectacle of himself in 1829; has unearthed the game which reportedly lasted for 24 years; exposed the US President who gambled away the White House crockery; and discovered that a certain member of the Royal family was very much amused by Poker. Whatever your view this book will appeal to the novice player who can barely tell his flops from his nuts, and equally to the connoisseur of the subtleties of Poker who has developed and matured his or her skills over many years.
Categories: Games & Activities

Television s Strangest Moments

Television s Strangest Moments

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Author: Quentin Falk

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849941839

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

View: 99

Ever since John Logie Baird first publicly demonstrated this now all-pervasive medium in his small Soho laboratory, the history of television has been littered with remarkable but true tales of the unexpected. Ranging from bizarre stories of actors shenanigans to strange but true executive and marketing decisions, and covering over one hundred shows, series and episodes from both behind and in front of the camera in British and American television studios, 'Television's Strangest Moments' is the ultimate tome of TV trivia. Why did the quintessential English sleuth The Saint drive a Swedish car? What happened when Michael Aspel met Nora Batty on the set of the 1960s drama-documentary 'The War Game'? Why is the Halloween chiller 'Ghostwatch' still unofficially banned by the BBC? From live TV suicide to Ricky Martin's disastrous candid camera-style episode involving a young female fan and several cans of dog food, 'Television's Strangest Moments' will keep you hooked when there's nothing worth watching on the box.
Categories: Performing Arts

Royalty s Strangest Tales

Royalty s Strangest Tales

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Author: Geoff Tibballs

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781911042945

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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A rollicking collection of stories featuring the craziest, daftest and most outrageous monarchs the world has ever known. Packed with royal stories from 2,000 years of history, from the immortality-obsessed first Emperor of China to our very own master of tact and diplomacy, Prince Philip, this book will leave the reader fascinated, entertained and occasionally appalled. We ll meet all sorts of colourful royal characters, including the Roman Emperor Caligula, who was unspeakably cruel to his subjects but worshipped his horse, Charles VI of France, convinced he was made of glass, and Frederick William I of Prussia, who recruited and sometimes kidnapped the tallest men in Europe to form his private army. There are tales of scandal, including secret marriages, illegitimate offspring, royal pickpockets and alleged vampirism, and madness, cross-dressing and pigeon-fancying also crop up! Fully updated with a selection of new stories, this absorbing book is the perfect gift for history fans.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Military s Strangest Campaigns Characters

Military s Strangest Campaigns   Characters

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Author: Tom Quinn

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781910232514

Category: History

Page: 256

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Military campaigns, pivotal battles and extraordinary leaders have collectively shaped the course of history and in this fascinating book, author Tom Quinn examines some of the most remarkable campaigns, incidents and characters from the earliest recorded histories to the second Gulf war. These strange but true stories include figures both famous and obscure, from Wellington, Churchill and Napoleon to maverick soldier 'Popski' Peniakoff, who commanded a company of British soldiers in North Africa during the Second World War. Known as "Popski's Private Army," this motley bunch were highly unorthodox but very effective in raiding Axis supply columns and destroying Luftwaffe aircraft. Then there's the unusual Russian warship Novgorod; which was completely circular, and the Victoria Cross winner who survived completely unscathed against all odds, not to mention the old colonel who went into battle with his trousers down and the woman who fought as a man for nearly twenty years without being discovered. Military's Strangest Campaigns & Characters makes for bizarre yet absorbing reading, highlighting the origins of strange regimental traditions, heroic and ridiculous soldiering, and the folly of commanding officers throughout the ages.
Categories: History