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New Library Acquisitions: December 2013

January 01, 2014

Biddle Law Library is continually acquiring new titles, in print and available electronically. Take a look at our recent acquisitions!

Some highlights include:

american epic.JPGGarrett Epps, American Epic: Reading the Constitution (Oxford University Press: 2013)

“Epps takes us through a complete reading of the Constitution–even the “boring” parts–to achieve an appreciation of its power and a holistic understanding of what it says. In this book he seeks not to provide a definitive interpretation, but to listen to the language and ponder its meaning…Wry, original, and surprising, American Epic is a scholarly and literary tour de force.”


William Ecenbarger, Kids for Cash: Two Judges, Thousands of Children, and a $2.6 Million Kickback Scheme (New Press, 2012)kids for cash.jpg

“William Ecenbarger, a Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Award–winning investigative journalist who covered the case for the Philadelphia Inquirer, now gives us the first book-length account of this shocking story. In the tradition of true-crime legal thrillers from The Executioner’s Song to A Civil Action, Ecenbarger exposes a deeply corrupt and broken system that ruined the lives of many children and ultimately led to the judge’s conviction on charges of racketeering, fraud, tax violations, money laundering, extortion, and bribery. Fastidiously researched and utterly propulsive, Kids for Cash takes us deep inside a profoundly flawed legal system, revealing the twisted and haunting realities of America’s juvenile justice system.”


contemporary issues.jpgEditors Satvinder Singh Juss & Colin Harvey, Contemporary Issues in Refugee Law (Elgar, 2013)

Refugee law is going through momentous times, as dictatorships tumble, revolutions simmer and the ‘Arab Awakening’ gives way to the spread of terror from Syria to the Sahel in Africa. This compilation of topical chapters, by some of the leading scholars in the field, covers major themes of rights, security, the UNHCR, international humanitarianism and state interests and sets out to map new contours.”

Be sure to check out the complete list of new acquisitions for more!