America Faces the Future (Classic Reprint)


Author: Charles Austin Beard
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780483127920
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 426
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Excerpt from America Faces the Future N 0 public question is of more importance than the issue raised by cyclical business disaster bringing misery to millions and threatening the security of the social order. The causes and consequences of such calamities and the projects advanced by thoughtful citizens for avoiding at least their worst evils, therefore, deserve consideration by all who hope to teach or lead in this generation. Hence it follows that, apart from the contributions of the Editor, this volume of papers on depressions and planning consti tutes a highly significant document. The weight of the authorities quoted, the concreteness of their proposals, and the realistic character of their reasoning all combine to make the book an invaluable guide for current discus sion and a permanent work of reference. To the gentle men and associations whose papers are reprinted here and to Dr. Henry Goddard Leach, Editor of T he Forum, the Editor of this volume owes debts that cannot be paid by mere words in a preface. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Martinsville Seven

Race, Rape, and Capital Punishment
Author: Eric W. Rise
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813918303
Category: Law
Page: 216
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This book offers the first comprehensive treatment of the case of the Martinsville Seven, a group of young black men executed in 1951 for the rape of a white woman in Martinsville, Virginia. Covering every aspect of the proceedings from the commission of the crime through two appeals, Eric W. Rise reexamines common assumptions about the administration of justice in the South. Although the defendants confessed to the crime, racial prejudice undeniably contributed to their eventual executions. Rise highlights the efforts of the attorneys who, rather than focusing on procedural errors, directly attacked the discriminatory application of the death penalty. The Martinsville Seven case was the first instance in which statistical evidence was used to prove systematic discrimination against blacks in capital cases.

Florida Appellate Practice


Author: The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 1522123563
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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The new Tenth Edition is the go-to source that addresses practical issues about appellate practice in Florida. Turn to this manual for guidance on filing a notice of appeal, determining which orders are appealable, preparing motions, and many other essential practice concerns. The manual covers civil, criminal, administrative, and juvenile delinquency appeals. Highlights of the Tenth Edition include: Intro note from Chief Justice Labarga Updates of rules of court procedure, particularly regarding technology and filing, and Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, particularly regarding ethics Practical updates of specific district courts of appeal clerical procedure Extensive update and rewrite regarding administrative law appeals Thorough update of case law throughout Explanations of attorneys’ fees and costs in different types of appeals Explanations of possible consequences for attorney’s actions or lack of timely actions in appellate courts

The Power of Collective Purse Strings

The Effects of Bank Hegemony on Corporations and the State
Author: Davita Silfen Glasberg
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520064898
Category: Social Science
Page: 239
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Obsession

Nudes by Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso from the Scofield Thayer Collection
Author: Sabine Rewald,James Dempsey
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588396525
Category: Art
Page: 132
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Publisher, poet, and aesthete, Scofield Thayer (1889–1982) led an intense public life that included the editorship of the prominent avant-garde journal the Dial and often contentious friendships with literary luminaries such as T. S. Eliot and E. E. Cummings. In the early 1920s, Thayer went to Vienna, where he was analyzed by Sigmund Freud. He also embarked on an art-buying spree throughout the capitals of Europe, acquiring (among many other things) a number of highly erotic works on paper by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, and Pablo Picasso. Though these artists were little known or appreciated in America at the time, and though the especially provocative nature of the drawings and watercolors put them outside the mainstream, these works have now taken their place as erotic masterpieces, collected with remarkable foresight and vision. Obsession showcases 52 of these rarely seen works, presenting them within the context of Thayer’s remarkable life and tempestuous times while enhancing our understanding of these three modernist masters. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Verdana}

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement

A Radical Democratic Vision
Author: Barbara Ransby
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807827789
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 470
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A stirring new portrait of one of the most important black leaders of the twentieth century introduces readers to the fiery woman who inspired generations of activists. (Social Science)

The Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials


Author: Kevin Heller,Gerry Simpson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199671141
Category: Law
Page: 463
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Several war crimes trials are well-known to scholars, but others have received far less attention. This book assesses a number of these little-studied trials to recognise institutional innovations, clarify doctrinal debates, and identify their general relevance to the development of international criminal law.

The Imperial Presidency


Author: Arthur Meier Schlesinger
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618420018
Category: History
Page: 589
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The presidential historian charts the progression of American power from George Washington to George W. Bush, revealing the exercise of power through the office as it has developed into an "imperial" seat of authority, in an updated edition of the classic history. Reprint.

Employment Arbitration - 2nd Edition


Author: Thomas E. Carbonneau
Publisher: Juris Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1929446667
Category: Law
Page: 564
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Employment Arbitration provides practical commentary and analysis in the area of employment arbitration, for both the novice and the seasoned practitioner. It contains a comprehensive overview of the major developments in this emerging field and it supplies the reader with analysis, perspective, and commentary. The cases selected for presentation and analysis are the most significant decided to date. The case summaries are comprehensive, cogent, and objectively rendered. In addition, they contain critical evaluations which can be of use in developing litigation strategy or advising clients on business practices. The volume also describes and assesses political developments - proposed legislation and lobbying efforts - that address or which could affect this new use of arbitration. Employment Arbitrationemphasizes a number of issues that are particularly controversial in the area: the enforceability of employer-imposed arbitration agreements, the award of attorney’s fees and punitive damages, and the review of arbitral determinations on civil rights claims. Finally, the volume provides the reader with model employment arbitration agreements that are accompanied by extensive commentary and explanations.

Pirates and Emperors, Old and New

International Terrorism in the Real World
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608464423
Category: Political Science
Page: 233
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Pirates and Emperors is a brilliant exploration of the role of the United States in the Middle East that exposes how the media manipulates public opinion about what constitutes "terrorism." Chomsky masterfully argues that appreciating the differences between state terror and nongovernmental terror is crucial to stopping terrorism and understanding why atrocities like the bombing of the World Trade Center and the killing of the Charlie Hebdo journalists happen.

The Constitution in the Supreme Court

The First Hundred Years, 1789-1888
Author: David P. Currie
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022622242X
Category: Political Science
Page: 518
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Currie's masterful synthesis of legal analysis and narrative history, gives us a sophisticated and much-needed evaluation of the Supreme Court's first hundred years. "A thorough, systematic, and careful assessment. . . . As a reference work for constitutional teachers, it is a gold mine."—Charles A. Lofgren, Constitutional Commentary

Contract and Related Obligation

Theory, Doctrine, and Practice
Author: Robert S. Summers,Robert A. Hillman
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
ISBN: 9780314907103
Category: Law
Page: 1192
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This casebook focuses not only on the rules and principles of contract law, but also on the lawyer's role in planning and drafting contracts and on the richness of contract theory. The book opens with materials tracing a contracts dispute from the agreement stage through contract breakdown and litigation. It includes comprehensive coverage of contract law theories of obligation, including bargain, promissory estoppel, unjust enrichment, and tort arising in the contract setting. The publication is primarily a casebook designed to help students develop important analytical and critical skills, but it also includes some notes and problems addressing the nature, function, and limits of contract and related law. The sixth edition includes new cases and secondary sources that present recent and developing issues of contract law, including the influence of technology, and updates and enriches existing material.

Essentials of Amateur Sports Law


Author: Glenn M. Wong
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780275948108
Category: Law
Page: 790
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This work reflects the significant changes that have come about in amateur sports law and administrative practice over recent years. These changes impact upon the agreements of amateur athletic associations, the rights of athletes, administrative procedures and the liability of sponsoring bodies.