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Taking the Stand

(2013)
My Life in the Law
A non fiction book by

 
America's most prominent legal mind and the number-one best-selling author of Chutzpah and The Best Defense, Alan Dershowitz, recounts his legal autobiography, describing how he came to the law, as well as the cases that have changed American jurisprudence over the past 50 years, most of which he has personally been involved in.

In Taking the Stand, Dershowitz reveals the evolution of his own thinking on such fundamental issues as censorship and the First Amendment, Civil Rights, Abortion, homicide, and the increasing role that science plays in a legal defense. Alan Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University, and the author of such acclaimed bestsellers as Chutzpah, The Best Defense, and Reversal of Fortune, for the first time recounts his legal biography, describing his struggles academically at Yeshiva High School growing up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, his successes at Yale, clerking for Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg, his appointment to full professor at the Harvard at age 28, the youngest in the school's history. Dershowitz went on to work on many of the most celebrated cases in the land, from appealing (successfully) Claus Von Bulow's conviction for the murder of his wife Happy, to the O.J. Simpson trial, to defending Mike Tyson, Leona Helmsley, Patty Hearst, and countless others. He is currently part of the legal team advising Julian Assange.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law
Author(s): Alan M Dershowitz
ISBN: 0-307-71927-8 / 978-0-307-71927-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crown
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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law
Author(s): Alan M Dershowitz
ISBN: 0-307-71928-6 / 978-0-307-71928-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway Books
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Audio Editions

October 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law
Author(s): Alan M Dershowitz
ISBN: 0-8041-2793-X / 978-0-8041-2793-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law
Author(s): Alan M Dershowitz
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

October 2013 : USA Audio CD
Title: Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law
Author(s): Alan M Dershowitz
ISBN: 0-8041-2795-6 / 978-0-8041-2795-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

October 2013 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law
Author(s): Alan M Dershowitz
Publisher: Crown
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