• Biography & Autobiography

Gerry Spence

gunning for justice
Author: Gerry Spence,Anthony Polk
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 470
View: 1156
The defense attorney who won the $10.5 million settlement in the Karen Silkwood case and a record libel judgement against "Penthouse" magazine recalls his famous trials and discusses his views on the American justice system

    • True Crime

O.J. the Last Word

The Death of Justice
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312195192
Category: True Crime
Page: 288
View: 6896
The best-selling, no-holds-barred classic every lawyer, everyone involved in the media, & anyone interested in criminology must read if the failing justice system is to be saved.

    • Fiction

Half-moon and Empty Stars

A Novel
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743202767
Category: Fiction
Page: 412
View: 3349
From the author of bestselling "How to Argue and Win Every Time" comes a new classic about two Native American brothers torn apart--a legal thriller, a love story, and a visionary work that examines deeply the values of life and death.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Making of a Country Lawyer

An Autobiography
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312169145
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
View: 1810
A lawyer who became famous while defending Karen Silkwood and Randy Weaver shares details on both his cases and his life, including its turning point at age twenty, when he got the news his mother had committed suicide. Reprint.

    • Law

With justice for none

destroying an American myth
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 370
View: 8531
"A scathing indictment of how law is taught, practiced, and administered in this country....One of the best books ever written on the law."-Denver Post.

    • Art

The Lost Frontier

Images and Narrative
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423632915
Category: Art
Page: 256
View: 1764
A visual autobiography and portfolio of one of the West’s famous trial attorneys. The Lost Frontier features a generous and dazzling collection of the author’s own paintings and photographs, vividly embellishing his story of growing up in the Depression and his evolution as an attorney and advocate for the disenfranchised. Most importantly, it uniquely documents his life in and relationship with his beloved state of Wyoming. With an unabashedly iconoclastic view of how things are and how they should be, these images and words could only have been created by Gerry Spence. Gerry Spence is a well-known trial attorney who has tried and won many nationally known cases, including the Karen Silkwood case and the defense of Imelda Marcos. He also founded the Trial Lawyers College, which established a revolutionary method for training lawyers for the people. He is the author of sixteen books, including the best-seller How to Argue and Win Every Time, and has been a frequent commentator on television, including serving as legal consultant for NBC covering the O. J. Simpson trial. He lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with his wife of forty years, Imaging.

    • True Crime

Of Murder and Madness

A True Story
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312956875
Category: True Crime
Page: 608
View: 5630
In an informative study of the insanity defense that focuses on the murder trial and acquittal of Joe Esquibel, the noted lawyer explains why the insanity plea is crucial in the American justice system

    • Penthouse (New York, N.Y.)

Trial By Fire


Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780688148386
Category: Penthouse (New York, N.Y.)
Page: 503
View: 8687

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

How to Argue & Win Every Time

At Home, At Work, In Court, Everywhere, Everyday
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312144777
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 307
View: 4512
A noted attorney gives detailed instructions on winning arguments, emphasizing such points as learning to speak with the body, avoiding being blinding by brilliance, and recognizing the power of words as a weapon. Reprint.

    • Political Science

Police State

How America's Cops Get Away with Murder
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466885203
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
View: 787
How does America, founded on the promise of freedom for all, find itself poised to become a police state? In Police State, legendary "country lawyer" Gerry Spence reveals the unnerving truth of our criminal justice system. In his more than sixty years in the courtroom, Spence has never represented a person charged with a crime in which the police hadn't themselves violated the law. Whether by hiding, tampering with, or manufacturing evidence; by gratuitous violence and even murder, those who are charged with upholding the law too often break it. Spence points to the explosion of brutality leading up to the murder of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, insisting that this is the way it has always been: cops get away with murder. Nothing changes. Police State narrates the shocking account of the Madrid train bombings -how the FBI accused an innocent man of treasonous acts they knew he hadn't committed. It details the rampant racism within Chicago's police department, which landed teenager Dennis Williams on death row. It unveils the deliberately coercive efforts of two cops to extract a false murder confession from frightened and mentally fragile Albert Hancock, along with other appalling evidence from eight of Spence's most famous cases. We all want to feel safe. But how can we be safe when the very police we pay to protect us instead kill us, maim us, and falsify evidence against us. Can we accept the argument that cops may occasionally overstep their boundaries, but only when handling guilty criminals and never with us? Can we expect them to investigate and prosecute themselves when faced with allegations of misconduct? Can we believe that they are acting for our own good? Too many innocent are convicted; too many are wrongly executed. The cost has become too high for a free people to bear. In Police State, Spence issues a stinging indictment of the American justice system. Demonstrating that the way we select and train our police guarantees fatal abuses of justice, he also prescribes a challenging cure that stands to restore America's promise of liberty and justice for all.

    • Law

The Smoking Gun

Day by Day Through a Shocking Murder Trial with Gerry Spence
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743470520
Category: Law
Page: 560
View: 3840
Recounts the dramatic events surrounding the trial of Sandy Jones and her teenage son, who were accused of murdering a real-estate developer, describing the trial's three-year process of explosive courtroom scenes, class conflicts, and crushing state power. Reprint.

    • True Crime

One Small Cemetery

Book 1: Kellie's Story
Author: Steven Rubcic
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483567311
Category: True Crime
Page: 198
View: 2761
The journey begins with One Small Cemetery, Book One: Kellie’s Story. Shortly after the author, Steve Rubcic, became a police officer in 1974, the tiny close knit ranching communities of Uinta County, Wyoming were shocked by four homicides in less than 45 days. Three victims were local and the fourth was a Utah Highway Patrolman who was murdered a scant 15 miles from the state line. The populace soon began to wonder if their small county harbored four separate murderers or perhaps a serial killer. At the time, no one would have believed that spawned not from outsiders but from this fiercely resilient, self-reliant, pioneer progeny, even more cold-blooded killers would soon surface; the likes of which modern day Wyoming had never seen. Violence struck the county once again, when between 1976 and 1979 seven more victims lost their lives. Were they related to the recent resurgence of satanic cult activities, the mysterious cattle mutilations that had plagued the county over the past few years or senseless acts of random violence? Among the victims was 15 year old Kellie Wyckhuyse whose sexually mutilated body was found several months later in the badlands of southwest Wyoming. Next, prominent Evanston attorney, his wife and son were murdered in their beds when a 36 stick dynamite bomb was dropped through a basement window. Finally, a prospective Grand Jury witness, with a darker side, was kidnapped; systematically tortured to illicit information and his lifeless body dumped on the cold ground overlooking the lights of Bridger Valley. As Steve neared the end of his career, with the spirits of the dead continuing to haunt him, it was of little consolation that so few had been punished. As told through his eyes, One Small Cemetery chronicles the events surrounding the series of brutal homicides and the resulting indelible imprint that remains in the minds and hearts of so many innocent individuals in the rural ranching communities of southwest Wyoming. The obsession to resolve the case still burns bright in Steve Rubcic’s mind as the now retired investigator continues to make frequent visits to the cemetery. He still feels as though he has failed to speak for those who can no longer speak for themselves and may have caused the death of one.

    • Political Science

From Freedom to Slavery

The Rebirth of Tyranny in America
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: St Martins Press
ISBN: 9780312958404
Category: Political Science
Page: 252
View: 4983
A celebrated defender of the oppressed offers an indictment of freedom in America, arguing that Americans have lost their freedoms to the corporate and government masters who manipulate their lives by controlling their desires

    • Business & Economics

The Brandy Trade Under the Ancien Régime

Regional Specialisation in the Charente
Author: L. M. Cullen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521890984
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
View: 1787
A 1998 study of the brandy trade, its merchants, and its impact on the French economy under the ancien régime.

    • History

From Subject to Citizen

The Second Empire and the Emergence of Modern French Democracy
Author: Sudhir Hazareesingh
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400864747
Category: History
Page: 410
View: 6865
From Subject to Citizen offers an original account of the Second Empire (1852-1870) as a turning point in modern French political culture: a period in which thinkers of all political persuasions combined forces to create the participatory democracy alive in France today. Here Sudhir Hazareesingh probes beyond well-known features of the Second Empire, its centralized government and authoritarianism, and reveals the political, social, and cultural advances that enabled publicists to engage an increasingly educated public on issues of political order and good citizenship. He portrays the 1860s in particular as a remarkably intellectual decade during which Bonapartists, legitimists, liberals, and republicans applied their ideologies to the pressing problem of decentralization. Ideals such as communal freedom and civic cohesion rapidly assumed concrete and lasting meaning for many French people as their country entered the age of nationalism. With the restoration of universal suffrage for men in 1851, constitutionalist political ideas and values could no longer be expressed within the narrow confines of the Parisian elite. Tracing these ideas through the books, pamphlets, articles, speeches, and memoirs of the period, Hazareesingh examines a discourse that connects the central state and local political life. In a striking reappraisal of the historical roots of current French democracy, he ultimately shows how the French constructed an ideal of citizenship that was "local in form but national in substance." Originally published in 1998. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

    • True Crime

The Mammoth Book of Killers at Large


Author: Nigel Cawthorne
Publisher: C & R Crime
ISBN: 1780333625
Category: True Crime
Page: 512
View: 1778
Reason to be afraid - over 50 unsolved cases of serial murder Fact: murderers and serial killers do not always get caught. Behind every headline of a newsworthy conviction lie other cases of vicious murderers who got away, and who remain somewhere among us. Here in one giant volume are more than 50 of the most serious serial killings and other murder cases that continue to remain unsolved. The cases covered in this alarming book include: " Argentina's crazed highway killer, responsible for mutilating and killing at least five people since 1997, and dumping their bodies along remote highways " The Green River Killer, believed to be a middle-aged white man, who has claimed at least 49 lives to date in the Seattle-Tacoma area " South Africa's 'Phoenix Strangler', suspected of killing 20 women in the province of KwaZulu Natal. " The Twin Cities Killer - either one or several people responsible for a series of over 30 murders on the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul, where the victims were mostly prostitutes " Costa Rica's elusive 'El Psicópata' (The Psychopath), thought to have murdered at least 19 people in this small quiet Central American country " 'The Monster of Florence', responsible for a series of 15 sexual slayings just outside Florence In each case it is not just the crimes that are horrifying and fascinating, but the response of local police and authorities to the lack of a conviction. Local authorities may fear to admit the continued existence of a serial killer at large; whilst police bodies face the temptation to 'tidy up' loose unsolved murders under the aegis of other admitted crimes.

    • History

Mesmerized

Powers of Mind in Victorian Britain
Author: Alison Winter
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226902234
Category: History
Page: 480
View: 5415
Across Victorian Britain, in castles and cottages, rectories and pubs, and even hospitals and churches, thousands of women and hundreds of men were put into mesmeric trances. Apparently reasonable human beings twisted into bizarre postures, called out in unknown languages, and placidly bore assaults that should have caused unbearable pain. The Victorians were literally entranced - mesmerized - with this phenomenon.