Book Review

Lincoln’s Greatest Case: The River, the Bridge, and the Making of America

By Brian McGinty | Liveright Publishing Corporation | $26.95 | 208 pages | 2015

Most Americans believe that Abraham Lincoln was our greatest president. Lincoln was also one of America’s greatest lawyers. His folksy style made him a natural as a trial lawyer. He also handled more than 400 appellate cases, most of them in the Illinois Supreme Court and several in the U. S. Supreme Court.

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BOOK REVIEW: Reelfoot Killins’

Sometimes, no matter how certain we are in making decisions, things turn out to be different from what we thought they were. Sometimes, the facts turn out to be totally different from what we were convinced they were when we acted.

“Dateline: May 2016.”

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Book Review: Broken Scales: Reflections on Injustice

By Joel Cohen | ABA Book Publishing | $29.95 | 288 pages | 2017

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Painted Trillium: A Novel of the Civil War

By Robert Brandt | Wandering in the Words Press | $13.97 paperback, $7.99 Kindle | 238 pages | 2016 | Reviewed by Phylinda Ramsey

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The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case: A Critical Analysis of the Trial of Bruno Richard Hauptman

By James M. Dedman III and George R. Dekle Sr | The Lawbook Exchange Press | $75 hardcover | 414 pages | 2016 | Reviewed by William J. Landers

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BOOK REVIEW Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age

By Dan Zak | Blue Rider Press | $27 | 402 pages | 2016

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Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis

By Preston Lauterbach | W. Norton & Company | $16.95 | 352 pages | 2015

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BOOK REVIEW: The Anxious Lawyer

An Eight-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation

Reviewed by J. Terry Price

By Jeena Cho and Karen Gifford | Ankerwycke | $29.95 Hardback | $12.99 Kindle | 251 pages | 2016

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Rush to Justice? Tennessee’s Forgotten Trial of the Century: Schoolfield 1958

By Jerry H. Summers | Waldenhouse | $34.99 | 520 pages | 2016

For many years, prominent Chattanooga attorney Jerry Summers has been fascinated by the mix of legal and political issues surrounding the impeachment of Judge Raulston Schoolfield in 1958. To Summers, Schoolfield was an enigma: a lawyer who fiercely fought for his clients, black and white, yet who ran for governor in 1954 against Frank Clement on a segregationist platform. He writes about it in his book, Rush to Justice? Tennessee’s Forgotten Trial of the Century: Schoolfield 1958.

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Milk and Sugar: The Complete Book of Seersucker

By Bill Haltom | Nautilus Publishing | $24.95 | 208 pages | 2016

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