The Law and Lawyers of Pickwick:A Lecture Frank Lockwood
The Law and Lawyers of Pickwick:A Lecture [1910?] Frank Lockwood
People´s Lawyer: Frank J. Kelley
Everybody´s Lawyer and Counsellor in Business:containing plain and simple instructions to all classes for transacting their business according to law - with legal forms for drawing the various necessary papers connected therewith Frank Crosby
This is a story from the Canterbury Tales III: Modern Verse Translation collection. Chaucer´s The Canterbury Tales, a collection of narratives written between 1387 and 1400, tells of a group of 30 people from all layers of society who pass the time along their pilgrimage to Canterbury by telling stories to one another, their interaction mediated (at times) by the affable host - Chaucer himself. Naxos AudioBooks´ third volume presents the tales of six people, here in an unabridged modern verse translation (by Frank Ernest Hill, 1935). This is an ideal way to appreciate the genuinely funny and droll talent of England´s early master storyteller. Seven leading British actors bring the medieval world into the 21st century, and at least in terms of character, not much seems to have changed! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Kay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001003/bk_naxo_001003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The fascinating true story of how a group of visionary attorneys helped make American business synonymous with big business and Wall Street the center of the financial world. ´´Entertaining.” (The Wall Street Journal) The legal profession once operated on a smaller scale - folksy lawyers arguing for fairness and justice before a judge and jury. But by the year 1900, a new type of lawyer was born, one who understood business as well as the law. Working hand in glove with their clients, over the next two decades, these New York City ´´white shoe” lawyers devised and implemented legal strategies that would drive the business world throughout the 20th century. These lawyers were architects of the monopolistic new corporations so despised by many and acted as guardians who helped the kings of industry fend off government overreaching. Yet they also quietly steered their robber-baron clients away from a ´´public be damned” attitude toward more enlightened corporate behavior during a period of progressive, turbulent change in America. Author John Oller, himself a former Wall Street lawyer, gives us a richly written glimpse of turn-of-the-century New York, from the grandeur of private mansions and elegant hotels and the city’s early skyscrapers and transportation systems, to the depths of its deplorable tenement housing conditions. Some of the biggest names of the era are featured, including business titans J. P. Morgan and John D. Rockefeller, lawyer-statesmen Elihu Root and Charles Evans Hughes, and presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and Woodrow Wilson. Among the colorful, high-powered lawyers vividly portrayed, White Shoe focuses on three: Paul Cravath, who guided his client George Westinghouse in his war against Thomas Edison and launched a new model of law-firm management - the ´´Cravath system”; Frank Stetson, the ´´attorney general” for financier J. P. Morgan who fiercely defend 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Graybill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004391/bk_peng_004391_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.