The People V. O.J. Simpson


Author: Jeffrey Toobin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473537770
Category: True Crime
Page: 496
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Now a major BBC TV series. The definitive account of the O.J. Simpson trial, The People v. O.J. Simpson is a prodigious feat of reporting that could only have been written by the foremost legal journalist of our time. Writing less than a year after the infamous verdict, Jeffrey Toobin explores the secret dealings and manoeuvring on both sides of the case, and how a combination of the prosecution’s over-confidence, the defence’s shrewdness, and the Los Angeles Police Department’s incendiary history with the city’s African-American community, gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt. Rich in character, as propulsive as a legal thriller, this enduring narrative continues to shock and fascinate with its candid depiction of the human drama that upended the world. The People v. O.J. Simpson tells the whole story, from the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman to the ruthless gamesmanship behind the scenes of the trial of the century.

Mord in Wien

Wahre Kriminalfälle
Author: Helga Schimmer
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3852188768
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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Der einzig wahre Wien-Krimi! Die Wiener Würgerin, die Frau mit dem Fleischwolf, der Rächer von Stein und der Gerichtsmediziner als Mörder: Die spektakulärsten, schauerlichsten und skurrilsten Kriminalgeschichten Wiens hat das wahre Leben geschrieben. Packend und kenntnisreich erzählt Helga Schimmer von Verbrechen, die sich tatsächlich zugetragen haben vom Haus des Grauens in der Augustinerstraße, in dem die Gräfin Báthory junge Mädchen folterte, bis hin zu aufsehenerregenden Kriminalfällen der Gegenwart. Sie berichtet von genialen Ermittlern, überraschenden Geständnissen, kaltblütigen Mördern und vom fast perfekten Verbrechen. Eine Pflichtlektüre für all jene, die schon immer die dunkle Seite Wiens kennenlernen wollten.

Künste des Anhaltens

Ästhetische Verfahren des Stillstellens
Author: Joanna Barck,Gabriele Brandstetter,Adam Czirak,Lea Moro,Regine Elzenheimer,Barbara Gronau,Ludger Schwarte,Gregor Herzfeld,Ursula Ströbele,Christian Janecke,Matthias Weiß,Alexander Koch,Oliver Marchart
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783958080461
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 170
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Plädoyer für das Tragische

Chor- und Weiblichkeitsfiguren bei Einar Schleef
Author: Linn Settimi
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839446309
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 242
View: 8754

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Die Tragödie steht vor ihrem Untergang, ausgelöst durch die Ausstoßung von chorischen und weiblichen Figuren. Doch was verbirgt sich hinter dieser Marginalisierung? Welche Auswirkungen hatte sie? Und lassen sich Bestrebungen erkennen, Chor und Frauenfiguren wieder eine zentrale Rolle zuzuschreiben? Mit seiner Deutung der deutschen Theatergeschichte bietet Einar Schleef eine erstaunliche sowie bestürzende Lektüre der heutigen Gesellschaft. Linn Settimi beschäftigt sich mit seinen Überlegungen über den Konflikt zwischen Individuum und Gemeinschaft, das Konzept von Weiblichkeit, Gender Troubles und die Möglichkeit einer Rolleninversion, welche dem Versuch gilt, das tragische Element am Leben zu erhalten.

Marconis magische Maschine

ein Genie, ein Mörder und die Erfindung der drahtlosen Kommunikation
Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783502150084
Category:
Page: 447
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Murder in Brentwood


Author: Mark Fuhrman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621573222
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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For audiences of the popular FX television series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, based on Jeffrey Toobin's The Run of His Life and starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Travolta, David Schwimmer, and Courtney B. Vance. Named on Vogue Magazine's "American Crime Story Reading List" as one of the "eight definitive books on the trial of the century." Twenty years ago, America was captivated by the awful drama of the O.J. Simpson trial. The Simpson "Dream Team" legal defense had a seemingly impossible task: convincing a jury that their client was innocent of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. In order for O.J. Simpson to get away with murder, the defense attorneys had to destroy the reputation of Mark Fuhrman, a brilliant Los Angeles detective who was the lead on the murder scene and had collected overwhelming physical evidence against Simpson. Now Fuhrman tells his side of the story in the #1 New York Times bestseller Murder in Brentwood, a damning exposé that reveals why and how Simpson's prosecution was bungled. Fuhrman offers a sincere mea culpa for allowing his personal mistakes to become a focal point of the defense's strategy but also stands by the evidence he collected, writing: "One thing I will not apologize for is my policework on the O.J. Simpson case." With Fuhrman's own hand-drawn maps of the crime scene, his reconstruction of the murders, and interrogation transcripts, Murder in Brentwood is the book that sets the record straight about what really happened on June 12, 1994—and reveals why the O.J. Simpson trial was such a catastrophe.

Winning at Trial


Author: D. Shane Read
Publisher: Ntl Inst for Trial Advocacy
ISBN: 9781601560018
Category: Trial practice
Page: 425
View: 4004

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Heilige Szenen

Räume und Strategien des Sakralen im Theater der Moderne
Author: Sandra Bornemann-Quecke
Publisher: J.B. Metzler
ISBN: 9783476046611
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 450
View: 830

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Die interdisziplinäre Studie untersucht das Wechselspiel von Theater, bildender Kunst und Religion. ‚Das Heilige‘ wird hierbei als ästhetische Wirkungskategorie verstanden. Anhand des Bild- und Quellenmaterials zu Theaterinszenierungen des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts werden künstlerische Strategien zur Hervorbringung heiliger Szenen analysiert. Welche Mechanismen entwickelten unter anderen Max Reinhardt, Bruno Taut und Gustav Wunderwald, um Imaginationsräume und Erfahrungsmomente von Heiligkeit zu eröffnen? Auf kulturhistorischer Ebene wird das mehrdeutige Phänomen des Heiligen in den Austauschprozessen der Moderne verortet. Die Studie führt kunsthistorische, theater- und kulturwissenschaftliche Methoden zusammen.

Documenting American Violence

A Sourcebook
Author: Christopher Waldrep,Michael Bellesiles
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190287705
Category: History
Page: 399
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Violence forms a constant backdrop to American history, from the revolutionary overthrow of British rule, to the struggle for civil rights, to the present-day debates over the death penalty. It has served to challenge authority, defend privilege, advance causes, and throttle hopes. In the first anthology of its kind to appear in over thirty years, Documenting American Violence brings together excerpts from a wide range of sources about incidents of violence in the United States. Each document is set into context, allowing readers to see the event through the viewpoint of contemporary participants and witnesses and to understand how these deeds have been excused, condemned, or vilified by society. Organized topically, this volume looks at such diverse topics as famous crimes, vigilantism, industrial violence, domestic abuse, and state-sanctioned violence. Among the events these primary sources describe are: --Benjamin Franklin's account of the Conestoga massacre, when an entire village of American Indians was killed by the Paxton Boys, a group of frontier settlers --militant abolitionist John Brown's attack on Harper's Ferry --Ida B. Wells' condemnation of lynchings in the South --the massacre of General Custer's 7th Cavalry at Little Bighorn, as witnessed by Cheyenne war chief Two Moon --Nat Turner's confession about the slave revolt he led in Southampton County, Virginia --Oliver Wendell Holmes' diaries and letters as a young infantry officer in the Civil War --a police officer's account of the Haymarket Trials --Harry Thaw's murder of the Gilded Age's most prominent architect, Stanford White, through his own published version of the events --the post-trial, public confessions of Ray Bryant and J.W. Milam for the murder of Emmett Till --the Los Angeles Police Department's investigation into the causes of the 1992 riot Taken as a whole, this anthology opens a new window on American history, revealing how violence has shaped America's past in every era.

O. J. Simpson Facts and Fictions

News Rituals in the Construction of Reality
Author: Darnell M. Hunt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521624688
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 350
View: 6994

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Analyses media coverage of O. J. Simpson trial and divided reactions of 'White' and African Americans.

Der Schauspieler und das Ziel

Ängste und Blockaden überwinden
Author: Declan Donnellan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783895811890
Category:
Page: 316
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Der 1953 geborene englische Regisseur Declan Donnellan ist Leiter der von ihm 1981 mitbegründeten Truppe Cheek by Jowl. In den letzten Jahren wurde er durch Inszenierungen in St. Petersburg sowie bei den Festivals von Avignon und Salzburg auch auf dem Kontinent bekannt. 2002 schrieb er das nun auf Deutsch vorgelegte Handbuch für Schauspieler. Er versteht es ausdrücklich nicht als allgemeine Anleitung, sondern als Hilfestellung, "wenn man sich in seinem Spiel blockiert fühlt". Für diesen Fall gibt er auf sehr anschauliche und leicht verständliche Weise konkrete Tipps. Schauspieltheorien von Stanislawski bis Strasberg spielen dabei für ihn nur insofern eine Rolle, als er den Ansatz des Letzteren, hauptsächlich auf eigene Gefühle zurückzugehen, entschieden ablehnt. Für Donnellan sind dagegen Anregungen von außen deutlich wichtiger, wie er anhand der Balkonszene in "Romeo und Julia" darlegt. Seine Ausführungen sind nicht nur für Profis, sondern auch für Darsteller in Laienspiel- und Schultheatergruppen zu empfehlen.

Alles aus Liebe

Roman
Author: Liane Moriarty
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838715276
Category: Fiction
Page: 494
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Ellen ist überglücklich, seit sie mit Patrick zusammen ist. Optimistisch blickt sie in eine gemeinsame Zukunft, schmiedet Pläne und träumt von einer eigenen Familie. Auch Patrick ist bis über beide Ohren in Ellen verliebt. Doch über der Beziehung schwebt der Schatten von Patricks verstorbener Ehefrau Colleen. Sie war seine ganz große Liebe. Wie soll Ellen nur gegen die perfekte Erinnerung ankommen? Sie setzt alles daran, Patrick zu halten und ihm die Geborgenheit zu geben, die er braucht. Doch bald stellt sich heraus: Colleen ist nicht die Einzige, die die junge Liebe bedroht...

America in Black and White

One Nation, Indivisible
Author: Stephan Thernstrom,Abigail Thernstrom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439129098
Category: Social Science
Page: 704
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In a book destined to become a classic, Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom present important new information about the positive changes that have been achieved and the measurable improvement in the lives of the majority of African-Americans. Supporting their conclusions with statistics on education, earnings, and housing, they argue that the perception of serious racial divisions in this country is outdated -- and dangerous.

Too Close to Call

The Thirty-Six-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election
Author: Jeffrey Toobin
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1588360636
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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From the best-selling author of A Vast Conspiracy and The Run of His Life comes Too Close to Call--the definitive story of the Bush-Gore presidential recount. A political and legal analyst of unparalleled journalistic skill, Jeffrey Toobin is the ideal writer to distill the events of the thirty-six anxiety-filled days that culminated in one of the most stunning Supreme Court decisions in history. Packed with news-making disclosures and written with the drive of a legal thriller, Too Close to Call takes us inside James Baker's private jet, through the locked gates to Al Gore's mansion, behind the covered-up windows of Katherine Harris's office, and even into the secret conference room of the United States Supreme Court. As the scene shifts from Washington to Austin and into the remote corners of the enduringly strange Sunshine State, Toobin's book will transform what you thought you knew about the most extraordinary political drama in American history. The Florida recount unfolded in a kaleidoscopic maze of bizarre concepts (chads, pregnant and otherwise), unfamiliar people in critically important positions (the Florida Supreme Court), and familiar people in surprising new places (the Miami relatives of Elián González, in a previously undisclosed role in this melodrama). With the rich characterization that is his trademark, Toobin portrays the prominent strategists who masterminded the campaigns--the Daleys and the Roves--and also the lesser-known but influential players who pulled the strings, as well as the judges and justices whose decisions determined the final outcome. Toobin gives both camps a treatment they have not yet received--remarkably evenhanded, nonpartisan, and entirely new. The post-election period posed a challenge to even the most zealous news junkie: how to keep up with what was happening and sort out the important from the trivial. Jeffrey Toobin has now done this--and then some. With clarity, insight, humor, and a deep understanding of the law, he deconstructs the events, the players, and the often Byzantine intricacies of our judicial system. A remarkable account of one of the most significant periods in our country's history, Too Close to Call is endlessly surprising, frequently poignant, and wholly addictive.

A Patriot's History of the United States

From Columbus's Great Discovery to America's Age of Entitlement, Revised Edition
Author: Larry Schweikart,Michael Patrick Allen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698173635
Category: History
Page: 1008
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For the past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America’s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our history while downplaying the greatness of America’s patriots and the achievements of “dead white men.” As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington; more about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II than about D-Day or Iwo Jima; more on the dangers we faced from Joseph McCarthy than those we faced from Josef Stalin. A Patriot’s History of the United States corrects those doctrinaire biases. In this groundbreaking book, America’s discovery, founding, and development are reexamined with an appreciation for the elements of public virtue, personal liberty, and private property that make this nation uniquely successful. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America’s true and proud history.