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Darkfall
Stephen Laws
0843952180
June 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
On Christmas Eve, dozens of office parties are taking place throughout an enormous high-rise. The ominous storm on the horizon does nothing to diminish the revelers' spirits-until a deafening thunderclap sounds and all the residents in the building vanish. All, that is, except the slightly intoxicated superintendent manning the boiler room. Laws's enthralling story, first published in the U.K. in 1992, moves at lightning speed in the first act, but once the story is established, it turns into a fascinating Clive Barker-esque nightmare where the walls, doors and floors come to life and absorb human tissue, creating a whole new life form. Like the best metaphysical horror stories, the book offers its own sweeping cosmology, explaining everything from haunted houses to the Bermuda Triangle. The themes-what it means...


Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq
Stephen Kinzer
0805078614
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The recent ouster of Saddam Hussein may have turned "regime change" into a contemporary buzzword, but it's been a tactic of American foreign policy for more than 110 years. Beginning with the ouster of Hawaii's monarchy in 1893, Kinzer runs through the foreign governments the U.S. has had a hand in toppling, some of which he has written about at length before (in All the Shah's Men, etc.). Recent invasions of countries such as Grenada and Panama may be more familiar to readers than earlier interventions in Iran and Nicaragua, but Kinzer, a foreign correspondent for the New York Times, brings a rich narrative immediacy to all of his stories. Although some of his assertions overreach themselves—as when he proposes that better conduct by the American government in the Spanish-American War might have prevented...


Spectre
Stephen Laws
1903889723
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The inseparable Byker Chapter: six boys, one girl, growing up together in the back streets of Newcastle. Now memories are all that Richard Eden has left, and one treasured photograph. But suddenly, inexplicably, the images of his friends start to fade, and as they vanish, so his friends are found dead and mutilated. Something is stalking the Chapter, picking them off one by one, something connected with their past, and with the girl they used to know.


Contracts (The Emanuel Law Outlines Series): 2003, Seventh Edition
Steven L. Emanuel
0735544670
January 2004
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Fear Me
Stephen Laws
0843954868
Jan 2005
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Law Dictionary: Mass Market Edition
Stephen H. Gifis
0764119974
August 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
A quick-reference source for lawyers, law students, legal professionals, and the interested layperson, this book defines more than 3,000 legal terms in non-technical language, but without sacrificing legal accuracy. Terms apply to civil procedure, commercial law and contracts, constitutional law, criminal law, property law, and torts. This title is also available in a somewhat larger format “trade paperback” edition.


The WYRM
Stephen Laws
0843952199
Apr 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"No such thing as dead and buried in Shillingham. No such thing. No such luck." So laments the drunken voice of truth in Laws's supernatural chiller, set in the nearly idyllic Scottish countryside. Protagonist Michael Lambton is fleeing personal demons that still give him nightmares; a writer of psychological thrillers, he has purchased an estate in the country with hopes of a fresh start and a chance to break his writer's block. He meets and quickly falls in love with young waitress Christy, the only person in town who doesn't instinctively distrust him. Christy's father, though, is considered the town madman. When the city council decides to raze a gallows pole in the town center to make way for new construction, he goes berserk, brandishing a shotgun against the oncoming bulldozers. As it turns out, there's a...


Property 6E (The Emanuel Law Outlines Series)
Steven L. Emanuel
0735540101
January 2003
Textbook Paperback
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The Philosophy Gym
Stephen Law
0312314523
Dec 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
British philosopher and editor Law explores 25 of life's Big Questions in a sprightly volume designed to be a "course in thinking philosophically." Categorizing each philosophical "adventure" as Warm-up, Moderate or More Challenging, he addresses queries both grand and eternal ("Does God Exist?" and "Where Did the Universe Come From?" are two of his chapters) and controversial and contemporary ("What's Wrong with Gay Sex?" and "But is it Art?"). Lay readers looking for a comprehensible introduction to critical thinking will benefit from Law's straightforward exposition of each topic; opposing arguments are clearly organized in a tennis match of sorts: Law has two diners, for example, spar over whether eating meat can be morally justified. (Animals eat other animals, one says. But they don't know right from wrong,...


Evidence 5E (The Emanuel Law Outlines Series)
Steven L. Emanuel
0735540047
January 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Philosophy for as and A2
Stephen Law
0415335620
Aug 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Philosophy for AS and A2 is the definitive textbook for students of Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced Level courses, structured directly around the specification of the AQA - the only exam board to offer these courses. Following a lively foreword by Nigel Warburton, author of Philosophy: The Basics, a team of experienced teachers devote a chapter each to the six themes covered by the syllabus:

AS
* Theory of Knowledge
* Moral Philosophy
* Philosophy of Religion

A2
* Philosophy of Mind
* Political Philosophy
* Philosophy of Science

Each of the six themed chapters includes:
* A list of key concepts, to introduce students to the topic
* Bite-size sections corresponding exactly to the syllabus topics
* Actual past exam questions from previous years
* Suggested...


Corporations (The Emanuel Law Outlines Series)
Steven L. Emanuel
0735551812
June 2005
Paperback
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Philosophy for as and A2
Stephen Law
0415335639
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Philosophy for AS and A2 is the definitive textbook for students of Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced Level courses, structured directly around the specification of the AQA - the only exam board to offer these courses. Following a lively foreword by Nigel Warburton, author of Philosophy: The Basics, a team of experienced teachers devote a chapter each to the six themes covered by the syllabus:

AS
* Theory of Knowledge
* Moral Philosophy
* Philosophy of Religion

A2
* Philosophy of Mind
* Political Philosophy
* Philosophy of Science

Each of the six themed chapters includes:
* A list of key concepts, to introduce students to the topic
* Bite-size sections corresponding exactly to the syllabus topics
* Actual past exam questions from previous years
* Suggested...


Civil Procedure (Emanuel Law Outlines Series, 21st Edition)
Steven L. Emanuel
0735544662
September 2003
Paperback
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The War for Children's Minds
Stephen Law
0415378559
July 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Behind headlines on the conflict in Iraq and global terrorism, a much deeper battle is raging over children and the values they should adopt. Political and religious leaders including Blair and Bush have been joined the popular press in Enlightenment-bashing and bitter attacks on "liberal parenting," calling for a return to authority and religious tradition.
How do we raise good children? How do we make good citizens? In defiant yet acute fashion, Stephen Law urges us to re-evaluate the liberal tradition of thinking about morality. Tackling authoritarian rhetoric head-on, he argues that children should learn about right and wrong and respect for others, but that their education should be grounded in the hard-won values of the Enlightenment. Taking on neo-conservatives and religious and media commentators, The...


Criminal Law and Its Processes
Sanford H. Kadish
0735519900
April 2001
Textbook Hardcover
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A Hanging in Detroit
David G. Chardavoyne
0814331327
June 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The first historical study - and a riveting accont - of the last execution in Michigan.

From the Publisher
On September 24, 1830, Stephen G. Simmons, a fifty-year-old tavern keeper and farmer, was hanged in Detroit for murdering his wife, Levana Simmons, in a drunken, jealous rage. Michigan executed only two people during the fifty-year period, from 1796 to 1846, when the death penalty was legal within its boundaries. Simmons was the second and last person to be executed under Michigan law. In "A Hanging in Detroit" David G. Chardavoyne vividly evokes not only the crime, trial, and execution of Simmons, but also the setting and players of the drama, social and legal customs of the times, and the controversy that arose because of the affair. Chardavoyne illuminates his account...


Dictionary of Legal Terms: A Simplified Guide to the Language of Law
Steven H. Gifis
0764102869
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Here is a fast-reference guide to legal terminology compiled especially for consumers and business people who are not lawyers. More than 2,000 clear and concise definitions are arranged alphabetically. They cover everything from abandonment to zoning. Examples are offered to illustrate and clarify many definitions.


Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit
John Douglas
0671528904
August 1996
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Mindhunter enters the minds of some of the country's most notorious serial killers to tell the real-life story of the Investigative Support Unit (ISU) -- the FBI's special force that has assisted state and local police in cracking some of the country's most celebrated serial murder and rape cases. The unit specializes in understanding the chemistry and mechanical workings of the brain's of these serial criminals, and did its homework by interviewing such murderers as Charles Manson and David Berkowitz (the Son of Sam). John Douglas, who worked for the FBI for 25 years, is an authority on the unit, and his book combines the best of nonfiction with that of a murder mystery. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly
Douglas,...


A Hanging in Detroit
David G. Chardavoyne
0814331335
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The first historical study - and a riveting accont - of the last execution in Michigan. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From the Publisher
On September 24, 1830, Stephen G. Simmons, a fifty-year-old tavern keeper and farmer, was hanged in Detroit for murdering his wife, Levana Simmons, in a drunken, jealous rage. Michigan executed only two people during the fifty-year period, from 1796 to 1846, when the death penalty was legal within its boundaries. Simmons was the second and last person to be executed under Michigan law. In "A Hanging in Detroit" David G. Chardavoyne vividly evokes not only the crime, trial, and execution of Simmons, but also the setting and players of the drama, social and legal customs of the times, and the controversy that arose...

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