A work of riveting literary journalism that explores the roots
and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New
York City police—from the bestselling author of The
On July 17, 2014, a forty-three-year-old black man named Eric
Garner died on a Staten Island sidewalk after a police officer put
him in what has been described as an illegal chokehold during an
arrest for selling bootleg cigarettes.
In this original, provocative contribution to the debate over
economic inequality, Ganesh Sitaraman argues that a strong and
sizable middle class is a prerequisite for America’s
For most of Western history, Sitaraman argues, constitutional
thinkers assumed economic inequality was inevitable and
inescapable—and they designed governments to prevent class
divisions from spilling over into class warfare.
At the age off twenty-one, Leslie Van Houten was sentenced to
death, along with Charles Manson and his other disciples, for the
infamous murder rampage spanning two nights in August 1969. Leslie,
who was present at the Rosemary and Leno LaBianca stabbings,
serenely accepted her sentence, wishing only that she had better
served Manson in carrying out his apocalyptic vision of "Helter
Longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction
One of America’s great miscarriages of justice, the Supreme
Court’s infamous 1927 Buck v. Bell ruling made
government sterilization of “undesirable” citizens the
law of the land
In 1927, the Supreme Court handed down a ruling so disturbing,
ignorant, and cruel that it stands as one of the great injustices
in American history.
From the admired judicial authority, author of Louis D.
Brandeis (“Remarkable”—Anthony Lewis, The
New York Review of Books; “Monumental”—Alan
M. Dershowitz, The New York Times Book Review), Division
and Discord, and Supreme Decisions—Melvin
Urofsky’s major new book looks at the role of dissent in the
Supreme Court and the meaning of the Constitution through the
greatest and longest lasting public-policy debate in the
country’s history, among members of the Supreme Court,
between the Court and the other branches of government, and between
the Court and the people of the United States.
In this original, far-reaching, and timely book, Justice Stephen
Breyer examines the work of the Supreme Court of the United States
in an increasingly interconnected world, a world in which all sorts
of activity, both public and private—from the conduct of
national security policy to the conduct of international
trade—obliges the Court to understand and consider
circumstances beyond America’s borders.
Thurgood Marshall brought down the separate-but-equal doctrine,
integrated schools, and not only fought for human rights and human
dignity but also made them impossible to deny in the courts and in
the streets. In this stunning new biography, award-winning author
Wil Haygood surpasses the emotional impact of his inspiring best
seller The Butler to detail the life and career of one of
the most transformative legal minds of the past one hundred years.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF
THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO
CHRONICLE, USA TODAY, AND CHICAGO TRIBUNE
• A masterly work of literary journalism about a
senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of
homicide in America
NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST
• NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The
New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • The
Boston Globe • The Economist • The
Globe and Mail • BookPage
• Kirkus Reviews
On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man is shot
and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home, one of the
thousands of black Americans murdered that year.
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NOTABLE BOOK • America’s Bitter Pill is
Steven Brill’s acclaimed book on how the Affordable Care Act,
or Obamacare, was written, how it is being implemented, and, most
important, how it is changing—and failing to change—the
rampant abuses in the healthcare industry.