The Lawyers Who Made America
From Jamestown to the White House
Anthony Arlidge QC
No other nation’s creation, both politically and socially, owes such a debt to lawyers as the United States of America. This book traces the story of that creation through the human lives of those who played important parts in it: amongst others, of English lawyers who established the form of the original colonies; of the Founding Fathers, who declared independence and created a Constitution; of Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, Justices of the Supreme Court and finally Barack Obama. Even Richard Nixon features, if only as a reminder that even the President is subject to the law. The author combines his wide legal experience and engaging writing style to produce a book that will enthral lawyers and laymen alike, giving perhaps a timely reminder of the importance of the rule of law to American democracy.
Anthony Arlidge has been a Queen’s Counsel for over thirty five years, appearing in many high profile cases. He has submitted written amicus briefs to the Supreme Court of the United States and the Santa Monica Court of Appeals.
April 2017 | 9781509906369 | 232pp | Hardback | RSP: £25
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