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Researching the Law

By Amy E. Sloan
  • ISBN Code: : 1543820980
  • Publisher : Wolters Kluwer
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Law
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Researching the Law: Finding What You Need When You Need It, Third Edition, guides students through a decidedly contemporary approach to legal research. Widely respected author Amy E. Sloan presents legal research as a process of efficiently filtering a vast quantity of available information. Simply put, students learn how to locate and identify the most pertinent and authoritative information available with the greatest possible expedience. Sloan's clear, concise explanations of essential research sources are presented in a context that speaks to the way lawyers do research today, with a flexible approach that works in a rapidly changing research environment. Part I explains how to define a research question; pre-filter content before beginning a search; conduct research using a variety of search techniques; and establish post-search criteria for filtering results. Part II describes essential features of individual sources of authority and search strategies unique to each source. Part III contains research flowcharts to help students plan research strategy for different types of research projects. New to the Third Edition: The material on the weight of court opinions has been redesigned to address jurisdiction before level of court. The discussion of techniques for drafting effective word searches has been expanded and includes sample searches. New resources for evaluating and updating case research, such as visual mapping technologies and document analysis tools, are included. Professors and students will benefit from: Complete coverage of fundamental principles A book that teaches students how to: Define a research question Pre-filter content before beginning a search Search for information using a variety of techniques Create and use post-search filtering criteria to target the most relevant information Learn the essential features of important legal authorities, as well as the research strategies unique to each one Use flowcharts to plan research strategy A concise and practical writing style that appeals to today’s students. An approach to legal research as a filtering process to identify the most pertinent and authoritative information from vast search results Diverse coverage of online sources, not solely emphasizing only one of the prominent ones

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This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.

A Man Absolutely Sure of Himself

By David B. Gracy
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  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Book Code : 0806165693
  • Total of Pages : 472
  • Category : History
  • Members : 165
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This is the first full biography of George Washington Littlefield, the Texas and New Mexico rancher, Austin banker and businessman, University of Texas regent, and philanthropist. In just two decades, Littlefield’s business acumen vaulted him from debt to inclusion in 1892 on the first list of American millionaires. A Man Absolutely Sure of Himself is a grand retelling of the life of a highly successful entrepreneur and Austin civic leader whose work affected spheres from ranching and banking to civic development and academia. Littlefield’s cattle operations during the open range and early ranching periods spanned a domain in New Mexico and Texas larger than the states of Delaware and Connecticut combined. In a unique contribution to ranching art, Littlefield commissioned murals and bronze doors depicting scenes from his ranches to decorate Austin’s American National Bank, which he led for its first twenty-eight years. Gracy provides new information about Littlefield’s term as University of Texas regent and the necessity of choosing between friendship and duty during the university’s confrontation with Gov. James E. Ferguson. Proud of his Civil War service in Terry’s Texas Rangers, Littlefield funded one of the nation’s first centers for Southern history. He also underwrote the school’s purchase of its first rare book library and its training programs preparing troops for World War I’s new combat roles. Littlefield played a central role in advancing Austin from a cattleman’s town into the business center it wanted to become. His Littlefield Building, the tallest office building between New Orleans and San Francisco when it was built, served for a generation as the prime location of the town’s business community. Author David B. Gracy II, a relative of Littlefield, grounds his vivid prose in a lifetime of research into archival and family sources. His comprehensive biography illuminates an exceptional figure, whose life singularly illustrates the evolution of Texas from Southern to Western to American.

Combat Reporter

By Don Whitehead
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  • Publisher : Fordham University Press
  • Book Code : 0823237494
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : History
  • Members : 977
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“No one bore witness better than Don Whitehead . . . this volume, deftly combining his diary and a previously unpublished memoir, brings Whitehead and his reporting back to life, and 21st-century readers are the richer for it.”—from the Foreword, by Rick Atkinson Winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, Don Whitehead is one of the legendary reporters of World War II. For the Associated Press he covered almost every important Allied invasion and campaign in Europe—from North Africa to landings in Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, and Normandy, and to the drive into Germany. His dispatches, published in the recent Beachhead Don, are treasures of wartime journalism. From the fall of September 1942, as a freshly minted A.P. journalist in New York, to the spring of 1943 as Allied tanks closed in on the Germans in Tunisia, Whitehead kept a diary of his experiences as a rookie combat reporter. The diary stops in 1943, and it has remained unpublished until now. Back home later, Whitehead started, but never finished, a memoir of his extraordinary life in combat. John Romeiser has woven both the North African diary and Whitehead’s memoir of the subsequent landings in Sicily into a vivid, unvarnished, and completely riveting story of eight months during some of the most brutal combat of the war. Here, Whitehead captures the fierce fighting in the African desert and Sicilian mountains, as well as rare insights into the daily grind of reporting from a war zone, where tedium alternated with terror. In the tradition of cartoonist Bill Mauldin’s memoir Up Front, Don Whitehead’s powerful self-portrait is destined to become an American classic.

Spying on the South

By Tony Horwitz
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 110198029X
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : History
  • Members : 238
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The New York Times-bestselling final book by the beloved, Pulitzer-Prize winning historian Tony Horwitz. With Spying on the South, the best-selling author of Confederates in the Attic returns to the South and the Civil War era for an epic adventure on the trail of America's greatest landscape architect. In the 1850s, the young Frederick Law Olmsted was adrift, a restless farmer and dreamer in search of a mission. He found it during an extraordinary journey, as an undercover correspondent in the South for the up-and-coming New York Times. For the Connecticut Yankee, pen name "Yeoman," the South was alien, often hostile territory. Yet Olmsted traveled for 14 months, by horseback, steamboat, and stagecoach, seeking dialogue and common ground. His vivid dispatches about the lives and beliefs of Southerners were revelatory for readers of his day, and Yeoman's remarkable trek also reshaped the American landscape, as Olmsted sought to reform his own society by creating democratic spaces for the uplift of all. The result: Central Park and Olmsted's career as America's first and foremost landscape architect. Tony Horwitz rediscovers Yeoman Olmsted amidst the discord and polarization of our own time. Is America still one country? In search of answers, and his own adventures, Horwitz follows Olmsted's tracks and often his mode of transport (including muleback): through Appalachia, down the Mississippi River, into bayou Louisiana, and across Texas to the contested Mexican borderland. Venturing far off beaten paths, Horwitz uncovers bracing vestiges and strange new mutations of the Cotton Kingdom. Horwitz's intrepid and often hilarious journey through an outsized American landscape is a masterpiece in the tradition of Great Plains, Bad Land, and the author's own classic, Confederates in the Attic.

Engaging with Foreign Law

By Basil S Markesinis,Jörg Fedtke
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 184731497X
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 911
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This book presents a developed theory of how national lawyers can approach, understand, and make use of foreign law. Its theme is pursued through a set of detailed essays which look at the courts as well as business practice and, with the help of statistics, demonstrate what type of academic work has any impact on the 'real' world. Engaging with Foreign Law thus aims to carve out a new niche for comparative law in this era of globalisation, and may also be the only book which deals in some depth with both private and public law in countries such as England, Germany, France, South Africa, and the United States.

South Reports the Civil War

By J. Cutlery Andrews
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 1400872545
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : History
  • Members : 740
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For the newspaper profession the problems confronted in reporting the Civil War were as catalytic as the war itself was for American society. Many of the problems encountered in reporting later wars were present in the Civil War, but they were new problems then: communications, transportation, Federal confiscation of printing presses, censorship, military personalities, and, after mid-1863, how to tell a proud people that it was losing the war. Professor Andrews, author of The North Reports the Civil War (1955), now turns his attention to the South. He shows that Southern war reporting at its best was comparable in quality to that of the leading Northern war correspondents, that the reporting of news by the Southern press was an essential ingredient not simply of journalism but also of the Confederate propaganda effort, and that the South's newsmen contributed to the revolution of a profession, an industry, and a form of human communication. Originally published in 1970. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

月旦法學雜誌第183期

By 元照,月旦法學雜誌,陳運財,許澤天,吳俊穎,賴惠蓁,陳榮基,黃維幸,陳清秀,謝銘洋,王兆鵬,呂丁旺,劉靜怡,姚志明,王志誠,王震宇,廖大穎,林志潔,梁宇賢
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  • Publisher : 元照出版公司
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Members : 436
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【本月企劃】 .醫療刑事訴訟之證明活動/陳運財 .過失不作為犯之結果歸責──切除腫瘤成植物人案之評釋/許澤天 .醫療糾紛鑑定的未來──由專業鑑定探討醫療糾紛鑑定之興革/吳俊穎、賴惠蓁、陳榮基 【法苑精粹】 .流於浮濫的類推適用/黃維幸 【法學論述】 .量能課稅與實質課稅原則(上)/陳清秀 【時事法論】 .論色情著作在著作權法上之保護/謝銘洋 .台灣死刑實證研究/王兆鵬 .淺析修正「個人資料保護法」/呂丁旺 .不算進步的立法:「個人資料保護法」初步評析/劉靜怡 【專題講座】 工程法專題研究系列之二 .公共工程契約履行之爭議(下)──以開工通知延宕索賠、工期展延索賠、工期逾期罰款及物價匯率調整為中心/姚志明 銀行法專題研究系列之四 .銀行銷售金融商品之義務及責任──規範原則與實務爭議/王志誠 法學英文講座之二 .英美法案例式學習法初探──以美國法院判決寫作格式為中心/王震宇 【判解評析】 .「商業判斷原則」與董事刑事責任之阻卻──台北地院九十六年度重訴字第一一五號刑事判決/廖大穎、林志潔 .票據之利益償還請求權上的消極利益──評最高法院九十七年度台上字第三六二號判決及相關之判決/梁宇賢 【情報選輯】 .重點新聞掃描 .文獻動態

The Amusement Park

By Stephen M. Silverman
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  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Book Code : 0316416479
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : History
  • Members : 792
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Experience the electrifying, never-before-told true story of amusement parks, from the middle ages to present day, and meet the colorful (and sometimes criminal) characters who are responsible for their enchanting charms. Step right up! The Amusement Park is a rich, anecdotal history that begins nine centuries ago with the "pleasure gardens" of Europe and England and ends with the most elaborate modern parks in the world. It's a history told largely through the stories of the colorful, sometimes hedonistic characters who built them, including: Showmen like Joseph and Nicholas Schenck and Marcus Loew DIV 0pt? 0in MARGIN:Railroad barons Andrew Mellon and Henry E. Huntington/div DIV 0pt? 0in MARGIN:The men who ultimately destroyed the parks, including Robert Moses and Fred Trump/div DIV 0pt? 0in MARGIN:Gifted artisans and craft-people who brought the parks to life/div DIV 0pt? 0in MARGIN:An amazing cast of supporting players, from Al Capone to Annie Oakley/div And, of course, this is a full-throttle celebration of the rides, those marvels of engineering and heart-stopping thrills from an author, Stephen Silverman, whose life-long passion for his subject shines through. The parks and fairs featured include the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, Coney Island, Steeplechase Park, Dreamland, Euclid Beach Park, Cedar Point, Palisades Park, Ferrari World, Dollywood, Sea World, Six Flags Great Adventure, Universal Studios, Disney World and Disneyland, and many more.

Issues in Global Environment—Climate and Climate Change: 2013 Edition

By
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  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • Book Code : 149010965X
  • Total of Pages : 1151
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 925
  • Pdf File: issues-in-global-environment-climate-and-climate-change.pdf

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Issues in Global Environment—Climate and Climate Change: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Climate Research. The editors have built Issues in Global Environment—Climate and Climate Change: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Climate Research in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Global Environment—Climate and Climate Change: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

The World of the Civil War: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

By Lisa Tendrich Frank
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440829799
  • Total of Pages : 743
  • Category : History
  • Members : 164
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Covering everything from the arts to food and drink, religion, social customs, and technology, this two-volume set provides an in-depth, accessible look at the social, cultural, economic, and political aspects of the American Civil War. • Offers an insightful examination of the era of the Civil War that balances social and political topics • Provides accessible entries intended for high school readers authored by contributors who are experts in their fields • Serves to illuminate the racial, religious, and ethnic diversity of the wartime experience through detailed explorations of the daily experiences of everyday Americans

The Law of Special Education and Non-Public Schools

By Charles J. Russo,Allan G. Osborne Jr.,Joseph D. Massucci,Gerald M. Cattaro
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  • Publisher : R&L Education
  • Book Code : 1607092409
  • Total of Pages : 124
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 470
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The Law of Special Education and Non-Public Schools provides an informed explanation of Section 504, the IDEA, their regulations, and the cases that they have generated. Even though, the authors offer educators information on the rights of children in non-public schools, this book is not a how-to manual. It is designed to help make educators and parents aware of the requirements governing the laws that impact the rights of children with disabilities in order to implement both Section 504 and the IDED. In light of the detail that the book provides, it serves as a current and concise desk reference for educators ranging from building or district level administrators to classroom teachers to resource specialists in special education and related fields.