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  • Operation Mincemeat

    The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II

    by Ben Macintyre

    One April morning in 1943, a sardine fisherman spotted the corpse of a British soldier floating in the sea off the coast of Spain and set in train a course of events that would change the course of the Second World War.Operation Mincemeat was the most successful wartime deception ever attempted, and certainly the strangest. It hoodwinked the Nazi espionage chiefs, sent German troops hurtling in ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Double Cross

    The True Story of The D-Day Spies

    by Ben Macintyre

    D-Day, 6 June 1944, the turning point of the Second World War, was a victory of arms. But it was also a triumph for a different kind of operation: one of deceit, aimed at convincing the Nazis that Calais and Norway, not Normandy, were the targets of the 150,000-strong invasion force.The deception involved every branch of Allied wartime intelligence - the Bletchley Park code-breakers, MI5, MI6, SOE ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • The Last Mughal

    The Fall of Delhi, 1857

    by William Dalrymple

    On a dark evening in November 1862, a cheap coffin is buried in eerie silence. There are no lamentations or panegyrics, for the British Commissioner in charge has insisted, 'No vesting will remain to distinguish where the last of the Great Mughals rests.' This Mughal is Bahadur Shah Zafar II, one of the most tolerant and likeable of his remarkable dynasty who found himself leader of a violent and ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • The Plea

    His client is innocent. His wife is guilty.

    by Steve Cavanagh

    series Eddie Flynn
    Your client is innocent. Your wife is guilty.Who would you fight for?*'Quite simply, THE PLEA is one of the most purely entertaining books you'll read this year' John Connolly'A gripping thriller' Ian Rankin*When David Child, a major client of a corrupt New York law firm, is arrested for murder, the FBI ask con artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Legal Writing in Plain English, Second Edition

    A Text with Exercises

    by Bryan A. Garner

    series Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and
    Admirably clear, concise, down-to-earth, and powerful—all too often, legal writing embodies none of these qualities. Its reputation for obscurity and needless legalese is widespread. Since 2001 Bryan A. Garner’s Legal Writing in Plain English has helped address this problem by providing lawyers, judges, paralegals, law students, and legal scholars with sound advice and practical tools for ... Read more

    $24.63 AUD

  • Point Made

    How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates

    by Ross Guberman

    With Point Made, legal writing expert, Ross Guberman, throws a life preserver to attorneys, who are under more pressure than ever to produce compelling prose. What is the strongest opening for a motion or brief? How to draft winning headings? How to tell a persuasive story when the record is dry and dense? The answers are "more science than art," says Guberman, who has analyzed stellar arguments ... Read more

    $37.39 AUD

  • Law as if Earth Really Mattered

    The Wild Law Judgment Project

    by Nicole Rogers and 1 more

    series Law, Justice and Ecology
    This book is a collection of judgments drawn from the innovative Wild Law Judgment Project. In participating in the Wild Law Judgment Project, which was inspired by various feminist judgment projects, contributors have creatively reinterpreted judicial decisions from an Earth-centred point of view by rewriting existing judgments, or creating fictional judgments, as wild law. Authors have ... Read more

    $69.73 AUD

  • A Writers Guide To Adult Compliance Requirements

    by Phaedrus T. Wolfe

    Erotica is the most lucrative genre in the publishing industry, because let’s face it… sex sells! But recent changes in the publishing industry, spurred by irresponsible bloggers and panicky CEO’s, are making it more and more difficult for erotica writers to get published.Publishers who claim to support free speech are censoring anything that might possibly be considered controversial. Myths and ... Read more

    $3.80 AUD

  • Legal Writing (Speedy Study Guides)

    by Speedy Publishing

    Legal writing is a method of communication which focuses on the exactness and conciseness of words and their meaning. The interpretation of a legal document could impact the life, liberty or property of a person so it is important that the manner in which one engages in legal writing is consistent with established legal doctrine. Legal writing also assists in the interpretation of preceding laws. ... Read more

    $4.59 AUD

  • Criminal Law

    A 1L Success Guide Outline

    by Matt Racine

    series Law School Outlines
    This is the outline I wish I had when I started my criminal law class as a 1L. It is a concise, actionable outline filled with what you need for law school success. *** In my book, 1L Success Guide, I argue that one of the best ways to succeed in law school is to have skeleton outlines prepared in advance of class so you already have the basic information organized before you attend lecture. ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Jailhouse Logic | Notes on Legal Reasoning and Argument

    by Edward Stetson

    Student notes on legal reasoning and argument including classical and modern solutions for legal and argumentative writers, this text surveys a broad literature, and offers a practical toolbox to polish your writing . It includes a new intuitive treatment of Aristotelian syllogism, with graphical explanations of argument and logic helpful to writers in the humanities as well as those paralegals ... Read more


  • Point Taken

    How to Write Like the World's Best Judges

    by Ross Guberman

    In Point Taken, Ross Guberman delves into the work of the best judicial opinion-writers and offers a step-by-step method based on practical and provocative examples. Featuring numerous cases and opinions from 34 esteemed judges - from Learned Hand to Antonin Scalia - Point Taken, explores what it takes to turn "great judicial writing" into "great writing". Guberman provides a system for crafting ... Read more

    $42.89 AUD

  • Expert Legal Writing

    by Terri LeClercq and 3 more

    For ten years, Terri LeClercq's "Legal Writing" column in the Texas Bar Journal has helped polish the prose of lawyers and law students, judges and clerks, paralegals, writing instructors, and legal secretaries. This book collects all the advice she has given in her columns into one authoritative guide for expert legal writing. LeClercq covers everything a legal writer needs to know, from the ... Read more

    $24.63 AUD

  • Thinking Critically About Law

    A Student's Guide

    by A. R. Codling

    So you’ve arrived at university, you’ve read the course handbook and you’re ready to learn the law. But is knowing the law enough to get you the very best marks? And what do your lecturers mean when they say you need to develop critical and analytical skills? When is it right to put your own views forward? What are examiners looking for when they give feedback to say that your work is too ... Read more

    $58.95 AUD

  • Performance Test Toolkit (for the Bar Exam)

    by Brian Hahn

    Hey there! You look scared shitless about the performance tests (PTs / MPTs).Whether you're taking the bar exam in California or elsewhere, this nifty handbook will answer a lot of your burning questions about those pesky PTs so that you at least feel equipped to attempt to practice them. You’ll see why this section of the bar is not to be underestimated. You can’t let the PTs be your mistake.This ... Read more


  • Translating the Social World for Law

    Linguistic Tools for a New Legal Realism

    by Elizabeth Mertz and 2 more

    series Oxford Studies in Language and Law
    This volume examines the linguistic problems that arise in efforts to translate between law and the social sciences. We usually think of "translation" as pertaining to situations involving distinct languages such as English and Swahili. But realistically, we also know that there are many kinds of English or Swahili, so that some form of translation may still be needed even between two people who ... Read more

    $40.14 AUD

  • Law, Fiction and Activism in a Time of Climate Change

    by Nicole Rogers

    The book examines the narratives of climate change which have developed and which are currently evolving in three areas: law, fiction and activism.Narratives of climate change generated by litigants, judges, writers of fiction and activists are having, and will have, a profound effect on the way we respond to the climate change crisis. Acknowledging the prevalence of unreliable narrators, this ... Read more

    $66.10 AUD

  • On Comics and Legal Aesthetics

    Multimodality and the Haunted Mask of Knowing

    by Thomas Giddens

    What are the implications of comics for law? Tackling this question, On Comics and Legal Aesthetics explores the epistemological dimensions of comics and the way this once-maligned medium can help think about – and reshape – the form of law. Traversing comics, critical, and cultural legal studies, it seeks to enrich the theorisation of comics with a critical aesthetics that expands its value and ... Read more

    $69.73 AUD

  • Reconciling Law and Legal Theory

    A Translation of al-Tilmisnīs <i>Miftah al-Wusul</i>

    by Mohammad S. Alrahawan

    Being structured to found a correlation between Islamic legal theory and positive law, Tilmisānī’s Miftah is basically intended to elaborate on showing the impact of various precepts of legal theory on the practical issues of Islamic law. Tilmisānī’s work is a veritable encyclopedia of legal theory encompassing a substantial range of the field’s questions and problematics. It tackles 189 principal ... Read more

    $131.33 AUD

  • Law, Judges and Visual Culture

    by Leslie J Moran

    series Social Justice
    Law, Judges and Visual Culture analyses how pictures have been used to make, manage and circulate ideas about the judiciary through a variety of media from the sixteenth century to the present.This book offers a new approach to thinking about and making sense of the important social institution that is the judiciary. In an age in which visual images and celebrity play key roles in the way we ... Read more

    $66.10 AUD

  • Fictional Discourse and the Law

    by Hans J. Lind

    Drawing on insights from literary theory and analytical philosophy, this book analyzes the intersection of law and literature from the distinct and unique perspective of fictional discourse. Pursuing an empirical approach, and using examples that range from Victorian literature to the current judicial treatment of rap music, the volume challenges the prevailing fact–fiction dichotomy in legal ... Read more

    $66.10 AUD

  • How to Write, Publish and Market E-Books: A Social Media Handbook for Lawyers

    by Stephen Woodfin and 1 more

    Are you a lawyer with a book in you? If so, this handbook is for you.  It not only teaches fundamentals of fiction and non-fiction writing, but also shepherds new authors through the revolutionary world of digital publishing.  Co-authors Caleb Pirtle III and Stephen Woodfin of the popular Internet site Venture Galleries explain the nuts and bolts of the process that takes new authors from the ... Read more

    $4.64 AUD

  • Chinese Language in Law

    Code Red

    by Deborah Cao

    The book explores some of the intricacies, dilemmas, and idiosyncrasies of the Chinese language used in the legal context, analyzing linguistic matters in both monolingual Chinese context and cross-linguistically when Chinese and English are compared. It investigates the linguistic and cultural landscape through an examination of a number of keywords and linguistic usage associated with Chinese ... Read more

    $124.73 AUD

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., Pragmatism, and the Jurisprudence of Agon

    Aesthetic Dissent and the Common Law

    by Allen Mendenhall

    This book argues that Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., helps us see the law through an Emersonian lens by the way in which he wrote his judicial dissents. Holmes’s literary style mimics and enacts two characteristics of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s thought: “superfluity” and the “poetics of transition,” concepts ascribed to Emerson and developed by literary critic Richard Poirier. Using this aesthetic style ... Read more

    $56.42 AUD