At last it can be told, the true insider story of scandal, treachery, and betrayal behind the publishing of one of the most lucrative juggernauts in publishing history, the blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
You've seen the stories in the news. You've read about it in blogs and chat rooms. Now, read the truth as it played out in a Texas courtroom. As Mike Farris, a seasoned trial attorney known for his grit, determination, and integrity, explained to the twelve jurors who would decide the case: "I say there's...two kinds of people. There are the naïve and the trusting; and there are the scheming and the manipulative. And when you get them together, this is what happens."
The true story behind the publishing of the international bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey is more sordid and twisted than any story contained in the originator of "mommy porn." It is a maze of international partnership agreements, shady and possibly unenforceable global non-competes bound up with suspicious, constrictive service agreements, confidentiality clauses, non-disclosure agreements, and hidden, secretive contracts that would be worth millions of dollars.
If you’ve ever seen an episode of Law and Order, you can probably recite your Miranda rights by heart. But you likely don’t know that these rights had their roots in the case of a young Chinese man accused of murdering three diplomats in Washington DC in 1919. A frantic search for clues and dogged interrogations by gumshoes erupted in sensational news and editorial coverage and intensified international pressure on the police to crack the case.
Part murder mystery, part courtroom drama, and part landmark legal case, The Third Degree is the true story of a young man’s abuse by the Washington police and an arduous, seven-year journey through the legal system that drew in Warren G. Harding, William Howard Taft, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John W. Davis, and J. Edgar Hoover. The ordeal culminated in a sweeping Supreme Court ruling penned by Justice Louis Brandeis that set the stage for the Miranda warning many years later. Scott D. Seligman argues that the importance of the case hinges not on the defendant’s guilt or innocence but on the imperative that a system that presumes one is innocent until proven guilty provides protections against coerced confessions.
Today, when the treatment of suspects between arrest and trial remains controversial, when bias against immigrants and minorities in law enforcement continues to deny them their rights, and when protecting individuals from compulsory self-incrimination is still an uphill battle, this century-old legal spellbinder is a cautionary tale that reminds us how we got where we are today and makes us wonder how far we have yet to go.
This good girl did everything right for years. So why has everything gone so wrong for this self-made business woman, Realtor, and mother of two? On a hot day in August she's arrested for car-jacking, assault with a deadly weapon, and robbery. She's just landed in the Incarcer Nation without a passport. Like the millions of women who came before her, she wants to leave the land of chain link, and barbed wire behind her. Fifty-nine days later this good girl gone bad walks out a free woman-or so she thinks.
This Good Girl gone BAD wants to help you:
stay out of jail
know how to use your rights
understand the court process
plea down your charges to minimize the risk of re-arrest
understand how a conviction affects your future beyond bars
Filled with good advice from BAD GIRLS on the inside, and criminal law attorneys who tell it like it is. Cover your assets with these legal forms (and others you didn't know you needed). They're easy to fill-in, and are ready for the Notary Public:
When Daniel J. Tekunoff first discovered the defect in Article V of the US Constitution, he didn’t know if there would ever be a feasible solution. It would take him five years to craft the best way to fix the serious issues the article raises.
Article V has one major problem: it does not provide a method for electing delegates to a future Article V convention.
Tekunoff proposes a simple solution. He wants to create a new amendment called the Tricameralism Amendment. In his new guide, Tekunoff takes you step by step through the legal and constitutional history that makes such an amendment not only possible but necessary.
the structural defects of the Constitution,
the history of the Bill of Rights and Congress’s failure to complete it,
the importance of organizing a new constitutional convention,
the benefits and intricacies of the Tricameralism Amendment,
the concept of American exceptionalism, and
the resources you need to fully understand the facts and petition your own representatives for a new convention.
Tekunoff’s work gives you new insight not only into Article V but also into the Constitution as the foundation for American politics.
"Readers' Favorite Secret Life Of A Juror: Voir Dire, The Domestic Violence Query by Paul Sanders is a moving story that comes to life when the author is invited to become a juror in a murder trial. As such, he has to undergo a 'voir dire' which means answering a number of questions to qualify for the duty. Two questions pop out at him; whether he had ever experienced domestic violence in his household, and whether he had ever been incarcerated longer than thirty days in his whole life. Opting to tell the truth, Paul Sanders is confronted by a childhood he wished he could forget. The son of a prominent doctor in Michigan, his family lived in a beautiful house and, from the outside, it looked like a dream childhood. The truth, however, is a shocking tale of child abuse that would leave any child deeply scarred for life. Paul Sanders' Secret Life Of A Juror: Voir Dire, The Domestic Violence Query strongly tugs at the reader's heart and it is one of those books that will always stay in our minds and hearts. Two little boys and one little girl go through an abusive childhood and people around them don't notice or perhaps some of them don't really care. And for a true story like this to happen in a first world country sends chills down my spine. The story unravels innocently enough when multi-award winning author Paul Sanders is invited to become a juror, but what follows is a tale that is both gripping and heartbreaking. Vivid and concise, Secret Life Of A Juror is surprisingly objective and I think this is what makes the story highly credible and remarkably powerful! (Reviewed by Maria Beltran)
In just the half hour it takes to read the 61 pages in this book, you'll learn how to change the way you think--and never be deceived again.
Brewing deep within the soul of so many rapid risers is The Dark Science of Logical Fallacies. Secret, seemingly innocent hypnotic phrases that titans of industry, cult leaders, politicians and big media players leverage to suck you dry of your money, your freedom and your power to choose.
Ignore these, and you’ll lose.
Know them, and opponents weapons of mental destruction lose their power over you—so you can reclaim your freedom to think, see through any erroneous argument, turn the table and move even the most adept persuasion master into your corner—in Just 30 Minutes. In fact, 24 fallacious arguments transform you into a wizard of debate with SUBTLE & OBVIOUS EXAMPLES & 6 memory anchors that systematically reprogram you to pull these powers of persuasion from your war chest—precisely when you need them most.