Summary: "She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in the New York of the 1930s--and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected twenty lawyers to help him...
Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARTER, EUNICE HUNTON CAR
Summary: "An instant American icon--the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court--tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir. With startling candor and intimacy, Sonia Sotomayor recounts her life from a Bronxhousing project to the federal bench, a progress that is testament to her extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself....
Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2013
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SOTOMAYOR, SONIA SOT
Copies Available at Peninsula1 available in Adult, Call number: B SOTOMAYOR SOT
Summary: "The Butler's Child is the personal story of a Warner Brothers family grandson who spent more than fifty years as a fighting, no holds barred civil rights lawyer. Lewis explores why he, a privileged white man, devoted his life to seeking racial progress in often uncomprehending or hostile courts. In fact, after writing a feature for The New York Times Magazine entitled "Nine Men in Black Who...
Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press 2016
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STEEL, LEWIS STE
Summary: "A soul-stirring biography of John Marshall, the young Republic's great chief justice who led the Supreme Court to power and brought law and order to the nation. In the political turmoil that convulsed America after George Washington's death, the surviving Founding Fathers went mad-literally pummeling each other in Congress and challenging one another to deadly duels in their quest for power....
Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 2014
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MARHSALL, JOHN UNG
Summary: "For several years the Iranian government tried everything to silence Shirin Ebadi: They arrested her, bugged her phones, attacked her home, shadowed her everywhere she went, seized her office, and nailed a death threat to her front door. But nothing could stop Ebadi from her work as a human rights lawyer defending women, children, and the persecuted in Iran. After several years of harrassment...
Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2016