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One Damn Thing After Another: Memoirs of an Attorney General

- March 8, 2022

INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The former attorney general provides a candid account of his historic tenures serving two vastly different presidents, George H.W. Bush and Donald J. Trump. William Barr's first tenure as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush was largely the result... Read More

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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

- August 18, 2015

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time. “[Brya... Read More

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- November 13, 2018

"Oprah's Book Club 2018 selection"--Jacket. "Oprah's Book Club 2018 selection"--Jacket. Read More

My Own Words

- August 7, 2018

The New York Times bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—“a comprehensive look inside her brilliantly analytical, entertainingly wry mind, revealing the fascinating life of one of our generation's most influential voices in both law and public opinion” (Harper’s Bazaar).... Read More

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Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality

- January 25, 2022

The first major biography of one of our most influential but least known judicial activists that provides an eye-opening account of the twin struggles for gender equality and civil rights in the 20th Century. Born to an aspirational blue-collar family during the Great Depression, Constance Baker ... Read More

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Salmon P. Chase: Lincoln's Vital Rival

- February 22, 2022

From an acclaimed, New York Times bestselling biographer, a timely reassessment of Abraham Lincoln’s indispensable Secretary of the Treasury: a leading proponent for black rights both before and during his years in cabinet and later as Chief Justice of the United States. Salmon P. Chase is best r... Read More

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The Distance Between Us: A Memoir

- March 12, 2013

Traces the author's experiences as an illegal child immigrant, describing her father's violent alcoholism, her efforts to obtain a higher education, and the inspiration of Latina authors. Traces the author's experiences as an illegal child immigrant, describing her father's violent alcoh... Read More

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The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

Lewis, Michael - October 31, 2017

Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their papers showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments in uncerta... Read More

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A Piece of Cake: A Memoir

- April 10, 2007

An inspirational, frequently disturbing memoir of a troubled youth describes how the author fell victim to the ills of the child welfare system and her long and difficult struggle to rebuild her life. An inspirational, frequently disturbing memoir of a troubled youth describes how the author fel... Read More


- November 5, 1996

Draws extensively on Lincoln's personal papers and legal writings to present a biography of the president Drawing extensively from Lincoln's personal papers and from newly discovered records of Lincoln's legal practice, David Herbert Donald brilliantly re-creates the president's rise... Read More

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Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

King, Gilbert - February 19, 2013

A gripping true story of racism, murder, rape, and the law, Devil in the Grove brings to light one of the most dramatic court cases in American history, and offers a rare and revealing portrait of Thurgood Marshall that the world has never seen before. As Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Su... Read More

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