Archive for the ‘new & notable’ Category

  • New and Notable Book in the Library

    The New Books collection is located directly in front of the reference desk. John Paul Stevens, Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution (Little Brown & Co. 2014) LAW-New Books KF4557.S74 2014 “Provocative only begins to describe Stevens’ program. Perhaps the most controversial is the constitutional amendment that, after surveying the history […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Armed Conflict

    The Oxford handbook of international law in armed conflict (Andrew Clapham & Paola Gaeta eds., Oxford University Press 2014) KZ6385.O94 2014 “An authoritative and comprehensive study of the role of international law in armed conflicts, this Oxford Handbook engages in a broad analysis of international humanitarian law, human rights law, refugee law, international criminal law, environmental […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication

    The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication (Cesare P. R. Romano, Karen J. Alter, & Chrisanthi Avgerou eds., Oxford University Press 2014) KZ6250.O946 2014 “International courts and tribunals have become, in some respects, the lynchpin of the modern international legal system. The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication uniquely brings together analysis of the legal, philosophical, ethical and […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: The Orphan Master’s Son

    Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master’s Son (Random House, 2012) LAW – Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PS3610.O3076 Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother—a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang—and an influential father who runs a work camp for orphans. Superiors in the state soon recognize the boy’s loyalty and keen instincts. Considering himself […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: Havana Requiem

    Paul Goldstein, Havana Requiem (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012) LAW – Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PS3607.O4853H38 2012 Fueled by alcohol and legal brilliance, Michael Seeley once oversaw his law firm’s most successful litigation. Until it all fell apart. Recklessness and overreach cost him his wife, his job, and likely the life of his last client, […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: The Good Lord Bird

    James McBride, The Good Lord Bird (Penguin Group, 2013) LAW – Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PS3613.C28G66 2013 Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an argument between Brown […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: Mountains Beyond Mountains

    Kidder, Tracy. Mountains Beyond Mountains. R154.F36K53 2009 From the publisher: This compelling and inspiring book, shows how one person can work wonders. In Mountains Beyond Mountains, Pulitzer Prize—winning author Tracy Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who loves the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it. Read more...
  • New and Notable: Dissident Gardens

    Jonathan Letham, Dissident Gardens (Doubleday  2013) New Books Collection KF8205.D88 2013   “A richly saturated, multigenerational novel about a fractured family of dissidents headquartered in Queens. It’s 1955, and witty, voluble, passionate Rose Zimmer—an Eastern European Jew, worshipper of Abraham Lincoln, and street-patrolling leftist—has outraged her communist comrades by having an affair with Douglas Lookins, […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: Shadow Nations

    Bruce Duthu, Shadow Nations: Tribal Sovereignty and the Limits of Legal Pluralism  (Oxford University Press 2013) New Books Collection KF8205.D88 2013 “This book digs through the details of Federal Indian law to effectively expose theoretical flaws eroding the foundations of tribal sovereignty. Duthu’s thoughtful reconstruction demonstrates how legal pluralism can build a jurisprudence which is […] Read more...
  • New and Notable: Buying America from the Indians

    Blake A. Watson, Buying America From the Indians: Johnson v. McIntosh and the History of Native Land Rights  (University of Oklahoma Press 2012) New Books Collection KF228.J644W38 2012 “In Buying American from the Indians, Blake Watson succeeds in giving a new spin to the 1823 Supreme Court case of Johnson v. McIntosh…. Scholars of indigenous […] Read more...