Merle Bennett is turning 50, and her four sisters are helping her celebrate by going to France on a walking tour of the Dordogne. But one sister invites along a law colleague whose annoying ways upset what Merle had hoped would be just "wine, women, and walking". When Gillian Sargent, the sixth wheel, finds an injured dog beside the road, the idyllic summer vacation takes a dark and dangerous turn. Why is the dog special? Who is after her? And what will they do to get the dog back? Truffles, wine, romance, and intrigue in the heart of France. All five Bennett sisters are lawyers. One is writing a blog about their trip, baring family details. As the intrigue heats up, one of Merle's boyfriends shows up from New York while her French boyfriend arrives unexpectedly. The delicate karma of sisterhood is rife with bickering, tears, and French law as the questions about Gillian Sargent pile up. Who exactly is she? What is she hiding? And where the hell has she gone with the dog? Do you love women's suspense? Are you a not-so-secret lover of all things French? Come along on a trip to France with the Bennett sisters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denice Stradling. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038286/bk_acx0_038286_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On 4 January 2011, millionaire businessman and governor of Punjab Salmaan Taseer was shot to death. He had been leading a campaign to amend Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, after an illiterate Christian woman was sentenced to death for blasphemy. Within hours, a Facebook page for the assassin Mumtaz Qadri had over 2000 members. Transferred to jail, Qadri was garlanded with roses by lawyers offering to take his case for free. President Asif Ali Zardari, a friend of Taseer's, didn't go to the funeral for fear of inflaming public opinion. Mosque leaders refused to say funeral prayers for Taseer, and the Interior Minister gave a press conference announcing that he too would kill a blasphemer "with his own hands". Presenter Owen Bennett-Jones has interviewed Taseer's family and friends and the family of the assassin, and secured access to court documents including the killer's confession. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Owen Bennet-Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/006339/bk_bbcw_006339_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Midnight, Texas. It's a quiet little town, perched at the junction between Davy Road and Witch Light Road, and it's easy to miss. With its boarded-up windows, single traffic light, and sleepy air, there's nothing special about Midnight...which is exactly how the residents like it. So when the news comes that a new owner plans to renovate the run-down, abandoned old hotel in town, it's not met with pleasure. Who would want to come to Midnight, with its handful of shops, the Home Cookin diner, and quiet residents - and why? But there are bigger problems in the air. When Manfred Bernado, the newest resident in town, is swept up in a deadly investigation, suddenly the hotel and its residents are the least of the town's concern. The police, lawyers, and journalists are all headed to Midnight, and it's the worst possible moment.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000818/bk_orio_000818_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New Brunswick law ab 20.99 € als Taschenbuch: Judges in New Brunswick Law enforcement agencies of New Brunswick Lawyers in New Brunswick Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick New Brunswick courts Prisons in New Brunswick R. B. Bennett Bernard Lord Frank McKenna. Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Taschenbücher, Wirtschaft & Soziales,
Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in History Winner of the 2017 Bancroft Prize National Book Award finalist Los Angeles Times book prize finalist New York Times notable book for 2016 Named a best book of the year by the Boston Globe, Newsweek, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly The first definitive history of the infamous 1971 Attica prison uprising, the state's violent response, and the victims' decades-long quest for justice. On September 9, 1971, nearly 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York to protest years of mistreatment. Holding guards and civilian employees hostage, the prisoners negotiated with officials for improved conditions during the four long days and nights that followed. On September 13, the state abruptly sent hundreds of heavily armed troopers and correction officers to retake the prison by force. Their gunfire killed 39 men - hostages as well as prisoners - and severely wounded more than 100 others. In the ensuing hours, weeks, and months, troopers and officers brutally retaliated against the prisoners. And, ultimately, New York State authorities prosecuted only the prisoners, never once bringing charges against the officials involved in the retaking and its aftermath, and neglecting to provide support to the survivors and the families of the men who had been killed. Drawing from more than a decade of extensive research, historian Heather Ann Thompson sheds new light on every aspect of the uprising and its legacy, giving voice to all those who took part in this 45-year fight for justice: prisoners, former hostages, families of the victims, lawyers and judges, and state officials and members of law enforcement. Blood in the Water is the searing and indelible account of one of the most important civil rights stories of the last century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Bennett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030199/bk_adbl_030199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Until recently, McClelland and Stewart had been known as 'The Canadian Publisher', the country's longest-lived and best independent press. Its dynamic leader, Jack McClelland, worked with successive provincial and federal governments to help draft policies in the 1960s and '70s which ensured that Canadian stories would, for the first time in the nation's history, be told and published by Canadians. M&S introduced Canadians to themselves while championing the nation's literature, bringing to the world Margaret Atwood, Leonard Cohen, Mavis Gallant, Farley Mowat, Rohinton Mistry, Alice Munro, Mordecai Richler, and many others. When 75 percent of M&S was gifted amidst great fanfare to the University of Toronto on Canada Day 2000 - 'to achieve the survival of one great Canadian institution', - M&S owner Avie Bennett declared at the time, 'I have given it into the care of another great Canadian institution' - one could've assumed that it would remain in Canadian hands and under Canadian control in perpetuity. But one would have been wrong. In her controversial new book, Elaine Dewar reveals for the first time how M&S was sold salami-style to Random House, a division of German media giant Bertelsmann; how smart businessmen and even smarter lawyers danced through the raindrops of the laws put into place to protect Canadian cultural institutions from foreign ownership while cultural bureaucrats looked the other way; and why we should care. It is the story not just of the demise of the country's best independent publisher; it is about the threats, internal and otherwise, facing Canadian culture. The Handover is more than just a CanLit How-Done-It: it is essential listening for anyone interested in the telling of Canadian stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erin Moon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032234/bk_adbl_032234_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood (October 24, 1830 May 19, 1917) was an American attorney, politician, educator, and author. She was active in working for women's rights, although the term feminist was not in use. The press of her day referred to her as a "suffragist," someone who believed in women's suffrage or voting rights. Lockwood overcame many social and personal obstacles related to gender restrictions. After college, she became a teacher and principal, working to equalize pay for women in education. She supported the movement for world peace, and was a proponent of temperance. Lockwood graduated from law school in Washington, D.C. and became one of the first female lawyers in the United States. In 1879, she successfully petitioned Congress to be allowed to practice before the United States Supreme Court, becoming the first woman attorney given this privilege. Lockwood ran for president in 1884 and 1888 on the ticket of the National Equal Rights Party and was the first woman to appear on official ballots.
Weisman, who has practiced law for 17 years and was formerly the general counsel to the Bennett family, the perpetrators of the subject of this book, offers an insider's view of an interesting story in the history of American investment fraud. This book explores the stories of ruined investors and employees, and federal agents, investigators, and lawyers, who came together to crack the case of the largest Ponzi scheme in American history, resulting in the theft of over $1 billion in pension funds.