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How does America, founded on the promise of freedom for all, find itself poised to become a police state?In Police State, legendary "country lawyer" Gerry Spence reveals the unnerving truth of our criminal justice system. In his more than sixty years in the courtroom, Spence has never represented a person charged with a crime in which the police hadn't themselves violated the law. Whether by hiding, tampering with, or manufacturing evidence; by gratuitous violence and even murder, those who are charged with upholding the law too often break it. Spence points to the explosion of brutality leading up to the murder of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, insisting that this is the way it has always been: cops get away with murder. Nothing changes. Police State narrates the shocking account of the Madrid train bombings - how the FBI accused an innocent man of treasonous acts they knew he hadn't committed. It details the rampant racism within Chicago's police department, which landed teenager Dennis Williams on death row. It unveils the deliberately coercive efforts of two cops to extract a false murder confession from frightened and mentally fragile Albert Hancock, along with other appalling evidence from eight of Spence's most famous cases.We all want to feel safe. But how can we be safe when the very police we pay to protect us instead kill us, maim us, and falsify the evidence against us? Can we accept the argument that cops may occasionally overstep their boundaries, but only when handling guilty criminals and never with us? Can we expect them to investigate and prosecute themselves when faced with allegations of misconduct? Can we believe that they are acting for our own good? Too many innocent are convicted; too many are wrongly executed. The cost has become too high for a free people to bear.In Police State, Spence issues a stinging indictment of the American justice system. Demonstrating that the way we select and train our police guarantees fatal abuses of justice, he also prescribes a challenging cure that stands to restore America's promise of liberty and justice for all.

Hardcover:

9781250073457 | St Martins Pr, September 8, 2015, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: How does America, founded on the promise of freedom for all, find itself poised to become a police state?

Paperback:

9781250106537 | Griffin, December 6, 2016, cover price $16.99

CD/Spoken Word:

9781427273116 | Unabridged edition (St Martins Pr, September 8, 2015), cover price $61.99 | About this edition: How does America, founded on the promise of freedom for all, find itself poised to become a police state?

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Product Description: A visual autobiography and portfolio of one of the West’s famous trial attorneys The Lost Frontier features a generous and dazzling collection of the author’s own paintings and photographs, vividly embellishing his story of growing up in the Depression and his evolution as an attorney and advocate for the disenfranchised...read more

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9781423632900 | Gibbs Smith, September 1, 2013, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: A visual autobiography and portfolio of one of the West’s famous trial attorneys The Lost Frontier features a generous and dazzling collection of the author’s own paintings and photographs, vividly embellishing his story of growing up in the Depression and his evolution as an attorney and advocate for the disenfranchised.

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An attorney and author of Give Me Liberty offers a scathing exposé of right-wing media demagogues--Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, Nancy Grace, Pat Robertson, and others--and their methods, critiquing such tactics as the use of God's name to justify oppression and ignorance, their use of the bully pulpit, their promotion of a new American hate culture, and more. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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9780312361532 | St Martins Pr, October 17, 2006, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: An attorney and author of Give Me Liberty offers a scathing expos‚ of right-wing media demagogues--Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, Nancy Grace, Pat Robertson, and others--and their methods, critiquing such tactics as the use of God's name to justify oppression and ignorance, their use of the bully pulpit, their promotion of a new American hate culture, and more.

Paperback:

9780312373900 | Reprint edition (Griffin, October 30, 2007), cover price $21.99 | About this edition: An attorney and author of Give Me Liberty offers a scathing exposé of right-wing media demagogues--Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, Nancy Grace, Pat Robertson, and others--and their methods, critiquing such tactics as the use of God's name to justify oppression and ignorance, their use of the bully pulpit, their promotion of a new American hate culture, and more.

Presents a series of activities, adventures, and experiments that fathers and sons can do together, shared activities that can help a boy become aware of the world around him and can enhance the relationship between father and son

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9780312202828 | St Martins Pr, April 1, 2000, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Presents a series of activities, adventures, and experiments that fathers and sons can do together, shared activities that can help a boy become aware of the world around him and can enhance the relationship between father and son

Miscellaneous:

9781429980982 | St Martins Pr, April 1, 2007, cover price $9.99

Offers a guide to personal freedom, urging readers to recognize the slave within, recapture the perfect self, and cultivate an irreligious attitude.

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9780312284442 | 1 edition (St Martins Pr, October 1, 2001), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Offers a guide to personal freedom, urging readers to recognize the slave within, recapture the perfect self, and cultivate an irreligious attitude.

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9780312303112 | Reprint edition (Griffin, November 1, 2002), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: The famous trial attorney and best-selling author serves up a potent guide to personal freedom, urging readers to recognize the slave within, recapture the perfect self, and cultivate an irreligious attitude.

Miscellaneous:

9781429909006 | 1 edition (St Martins Pr, April 1, 2007), cover price $9.99

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The successful trial lawyer and author of How to Argue and Win Every Time presents a step-by-step plan for speaking effectively in public, covering such strategies as overcoming fear, owning one's feelings, and making effective closing arguments. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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9780312360672, titled "Win Your Case: How to Present, Persuade, And Prevail---every Place, Every Time" | Reprint edition (Griffin, November 28, 2006), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: The successful trial lawyer and author of How to Argue and Win Every Time presents a step-by-step plan for speaking effectively in public, covering such strategies as overcoming fear, owning one's feelings, and making effective closing arguments.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781593977320 | Abridged edition (St Martins Pr, June 1, 2005), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Presents a step-by-step plan for speaking effectively in public, covering such strategies as overcoming fear, owning one's feelings, and making effective closing arguments.

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The successful trial lawyer and author of How to Argue and Win Every Time presents a step-by-step plan for speaking effectively in public, covering such strategies as overcoming fear, owning one's feelings, and making effective closing arguments. 40,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780312338817 | St Martins Pr, June 1, 2005, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Presents a step-by-step plan for speaking effectively in public, covering such strategies as overcoming fear, owning one's feelings, and making effective closing arguments.

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Recounts the dramatic events surrounding the trial of Sandy Jones and her teenage son, who were accused of murdering a real-estate developer, describing the trial's three-year process of explosive courtroom scenes, class conflicts, and crushing state power. Reprint.

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9780743246965 | Scribner, August 1, 2003, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Recounts the events surrounding the trial of Sandy Jones and her teenage son, who were accused of murdering a real estate developer, describing the trial's three years of courtroom scenes, class conflicts, and crushing state power.

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9780743470520 | Reprint edition (Pocket Books, July 1, 2004), cover price $7.99 | About this edition: Recounts the dramatic events surrounding the trial of Sandy Jones and her teenage son, who were accused of murdering a real-estate developer, describing the trial's three-year process of explosive courtroom scenes, class conflicts, and crushing state power.

Miscellaneous:

9780743260992 | Scribner, September 16, 2003, cover price $7.99

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Abner Hill, a principled small-town lawyer, risks everything to save his client, Native American Charlie Redtail, from the gas chamber, after he is falsely accused and convicted of murder on the basis of perjured testimony, in a backwater, prejudiced Wyoming town. A first novel. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780743202763 | Scribner, June 1, 2001, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Abner Hill, a principled small-town lawyer, risks everything to save his client, Native American Charlie Redtail, from the gas chamber, after he is falsely accused and convicted of murder on the basis of perjured testimony.

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9780743410359 | Reprint edition (Pocket Books, June 1, 2002), cover price $7.99 | About this edition: Abner Hill, a principled small-town lawyer, risks everything to save his client, Native American Charlie Redtail, from the gas chamber, after he is falsely accused and convicted of murder on the basis of perjured testimony.

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A beautiful photographic collection from a famous writer and lawyer captures through poetry, heard on the accompanying CD, and photographs, the essence of his beloved Wyoming, a land where the traditional frontier spirit of pioneers and mountain men is rapidly vanishing. 15,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780312207762 | Hardcover with CD edition (St Martins Pr, October 1, 2000), cover price $75.00 | About this edition: A writer and lawyer depicts the essence of his beloved Wyoming, a land where the traditional frontier spirit of pioneers and mountain men is rapidly vanishing, through poetry, heard on the accompanying compact disc, and photographs.

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An examination of modern American life urges us to stop being slaves to routine and reclaim our personal lives in order to promote and protect the interest of individual freedoms. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

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9780312192679 | St Martins Pr, September 1, 1998, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Offers a prescription for reclaiming American society, arguing that America has become a nation of slaves and explaining how to reform a corrupt government, revamp the legal system, and restore power to the people

Paperback:

9780312245634 | Griffin, October 1, 1999, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: An examination of modern American life urges us to stop being slaves to routine and reclaim our personal lives in order to promote and protect the interest of individual freedoms.

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Examines the O. J. Simpson criminal trial in terms of a troubled American legal system, discussing how O. J. escaped justice despite his guilt, the incompetence of the prosecution, and changes that are needed in the legal system. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

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9780312195199 | Griffin, September 1, 1998, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: Examines the O.

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Product Description: The final word on the trial of the century by America's best-loved criminal attorney and pundit--Gerry Spence--the man originally chosen to represent Simpson in his criminal trial and expert commentator throughout the affair. Spence uses the case not only to address the issue of race, but also to attack the media orgy and the culture of celebrity obsession and materialistic greed...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

Hardcover:

9780312180096 | St Martins Pr, October 1, 1997, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The final word on the trial of the century by America's best-loved criminal attorney and pundit--Gerry Spence--the man originally chosen to represent Simpson in his criminal trial and expert commentator throughout the affair.

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A lawyer who became famous while defending Karen Silkwood and Randy Weaver shares details on both his cases and his life, including its turning point at age twenty, when he got the news his mother had committed suicide. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780312146733 | St Martins Pr, October 1, 1996, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The author, who has defended Karen Silkwood and Randy Weaver among others, recounts his life growing up in Wyoming and the tragic event that caused him to become an attorney

Paperback:

9780312169145 | Reprint edition (St Martins Pr, October 1, 1997), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: The author, who has defended Karen Silkwood and Randy Weaver among others, recounts his life growing up in Wyoming and the tragic event that caused him to become an attorney

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781559274067 | St Martins Pr, October 1, 1996, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The lawyer who defended Karen Silkwood and Randy Weaver recounts his life growing up in Wyoming and the tragic event that caused him to become an attorney.

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Product Description: This work teaches you to make a winning argument in the boardroom, in the bedroom, at home or in the office, with your spouse, with your children, with your friends and and with your relations. The author's view is that argument is an art form, a technique which can be learnt, to give you advantage over your opponent and to persuade them that your view is the right view...read more

Paperback:

9780330347747 | Pan Books Ltd, February 1, 1997, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: This work teaches you to make a winning argument in the boardroom, in the bedroom, at home or in the office, with your spouse, with your children, with your friends and and with your relations.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781559273329 | St Martins Pr, February 1, 1995, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: How to Argue and Win Every Time is a book that teaches you how to argue in everyday life - at home, in the bedroom, with the boss, with teachers, and with your kids.

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Product Description: A man who has devoted his life's work to defending the innocent and damned offers a first-hand account of his childhood and the almost unendurable tragedy that transformed him and fashioned his views of the world. Gerry Spence is one of America's foremost trial attorneys, handling such landmark cases as Randy Weaver and the vindication of Karen Silkwood...read more

Paperback:

9780788159589 | Diane Pub Co, June 1, 1996, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: A man who has devoted his life's work to defending the innocent and damned offers a first-hand account of his childhood and the almost unendurable tragedy that transformed him and fashioned his views of the world.

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A celebrated defender of the oppressed offers an indictment of freedom in America, arguing that Americans have lost their freedoms to the corporate and government masters who manipulate their lives by controlling their desires

Hardcover:

9780312094676 | St Martins Pr, July 1, 1993, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: A celebrated defender of the oppressed offers an indictment of freedom in America, arguing that Americans have lost their freedoms to the corporate and government masters who manipulate their lives by controlling their desires

Paperback:

9780312143428 | Griffin, May 1, 1996, cover price $18.99 | About this edition: A celebrated defender of the oppressed offers an indictment of freedom in America, arguing that Americans have lost their freedoms to the corporate and government masters who manipulate their lives by controlling their desires
9780312958404 | Revised edition (St Martins Pr, August 1, 1995), cover price $5.99 | About this edition: A celebrated defender of the oppressed offers an indictment of freedom in America, arguing that Americans have lost their freedoms to the corporate and government masters who manipulate their lives by controlling their desires
9780312109882 | Reprint edition (St Martins Pr, July 1, 1994), cover price $10.95 | About this edition: A celebrated defender of the oppressed offers an indictment of freedom in America, arguing that Americans have lost their freedoms to the corporate and government masters who manipulate their lives by controlling their desires

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Product Description: Book by Spence, Gerry

Hardcover:

9780688060756 | William Morrow & Co, May 1, 1986, cover price $2.98 | About this edition: Written by the trial lawyer who, in defending women victimized by pornographers, has become both a feminist and a powerful proponent of women's rights, examines pornography and the many difficult questions it raises

Paperback:

9780688148386 | William Morrow & Co, May 1, 1996, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Book by Spence, Gerry

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A noted attorney gives detailed instructions on winning arguments, emphasizing such points as learning to speak with the body, avoiding being blinding by brilliance, and recognizing the power of words as a weapon. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780312118273 | St Martins Pr, April 1, 1995, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: A prominent attorney offers a tested program for successful arguing, giving advice for all situations from home to work and presenting techniques to help one convince others, effect change, and win debates

Paperback:

9780312144777 | Reprint edition (Griffin, May 1, 1996), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: A noted attorney gives detailed instructions on winning arguments, emphasizing such points as learning to speak with the body, avoiding being blinding by brilliance, and recognizing the power of words as a weapon

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Defense lawyer Gerry Spense tells the true story of one of his most challenging cases, in which he defended Joe Esquibel, who killed his wife in front of nearly a dozen witnesses and was found innocent by reason of insanity. Reprint. LJ. NYT.

Hardcover:

9780385188012 | Doubleday, September 1, 1983, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: In an informative study of the insanity defense that focuses on the murder trial and acquittal of Joe Esquibel, the noted lawyer explains why the insanity plea is crucial in the American justice system

Paperback:

9780312956875 | St Martins Pr, October 1, 1995, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: In an informative study of the insanity defense that focuses on the murder trial and acquittal of Joe Esquibel, the noted lawyer explains why the insanity plea is crucial in the American justice system

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A lawyer offers an indictment of freedom in America, arguing that Americans have lost their freedoms to corporate and government entities.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781559273695 | St Martins Pr, September 1, 1995, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A lawyer offers an indictment of freedom in America, arguing that Americans have lost their freedoms to corporate and government entities.

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Product Description: “A scathing indictment of how law is taught, practiced, and administered in this country . . . One of the best books ever written on the law.”—The Denver Post   Renowned trial lawyer Gerry Spence takes an in-depth look at the American justice system and reveals a terrible truth: If you don’t have power or money, then you likely won’t receive justice either...read more

Hardcover:

9780812916966 | Times Books, April 1, 1989, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Critiques lawyers, law schools, and big business for putting personal objectives before ethical issues, argues that the poor and disenfranchised suffer the consequences, and offers ideas for changing the system

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9780140133257 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, September 1, 1990), cover price $24.00 | About this edition: “A scathing indictment of how law is taught, practiced, and administered in this country .

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