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A Question of Loyalty
by Douglas C. Waller

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English

Pages

460

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

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<p><em>A Question of Loyalty</em> plunges into the seven-week Washington trial of Gen. William "Billy" Mitchell, the hero of the U.S. Army Air Service during World War I and the man who proved in 1921 that planes could sink a battleship. In 1925 Mitchell was frustrated by the slow pace of aviation development, and he sparked a political firestorm, accusing the army and navy high commands -- and by inference the president -- of treason and criminal negligence in the way they conducted national defense. He was put on trial for insubordination in a spectacular court-martial that became a national obsession during the Roaring Twenties.</p><p>Uncovering a trove of new letters, diaries, and confidential documents, Douglas Waller captures the drama of the trial and builds a rich and revealing biography of Mitchell.</p>
Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wav...
by Ben Westhoff

Language

English

Pages

356

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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A deeply human story, <i>Fentanyl, Inc.</i> is the first deep-dive investigation of a hazardous and illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding government agencies that are challenged to combat it. 鈥淎 whole new crop of chemicals is radically changing the recreational drug landscape,鈥?writes Ben Westhoff. 鈥淭hese are known as Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) and they include replacements for known drugs like heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana. They are synthetic, made in a laboratory, and are much more potent than traditional drugs鈥濃€攁nd all-too-often tragically lethal.<p>Drugs like fentanyl, K2, and Spice鈥攁nd those with arcane acronyms like 25i-NBOMe鈥?were all originally conceived in legitimate laboratories for proper scientific and medicinal purposes. Their formulas were then hijacked and manufactured by rogue chemists, largely in China, who change their molecular structures to stay ahead of the law, making the drugs鈥?effects impossible to predict. Westhoff has infiltrated this shadowy world. He tracks down the little-known scientists who invented these drugs and inadvertently killed thousands, as well as a mysterious drug baron who turned the law upside down in his home country of New Zealand. Westhoff visits the shady factories in China from which these drugs emanate, providing startling and original reporting on how China鈥檚 vast chemical industry operates, and how the Chinese government subsidizes it. Poignantly, he chronicles the lives of addicted users and dealers, families of victims, law enforcement officers, and underground drug awareness organizers in the U.S. and Europe. Together they represent the shocking and riveting full anatomy of a calamity we are just beginning to understand. From its depths, as Westhoff relates, are emerging new strategies that may provide essential long-term solutions to the drug crisis that has affected so many.</p>
The Educator's Guide to Texas School Law: Ninth Edition
by , Frank Kemerer

Language

English

Pages

501

Publication Date

August 01, 2018

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<p>Much has changed in the area of school law since the first edition of <em>The Educator鈥檚 Guide</em> was published in 1986. This new ninth edition offers an authoritative source on all major dimensions of Texas school law through the 2017 legislative sessions. Intended for educators, school board members, interested attorneys, and taxpayers, the ninth edition explains what the law is and what the implications are for effective school operations. It is designed to help professional educators avoid expensive and time-consuming lawsuits by taking effective preventive action. It is an especially valuable resource for school law courses and staff development sessions.</p><p>The ninth edition begins with a review of the legal structure of the Texas school system, incorporating recent innovative features such as charter schools and districts of innovation. Successive chapters address attendance, the instructional program, service to students with special needs, the rights of public school employees, the role of religion, student discipline, governmental transparency, privacy, parent rights, and the parameters of legal liability for schools and school personnel. The book includes discussion of major federal legislation, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Every Student Succeeds Act. On the state level, the book incorporates new laws pertaining to cyberbullying and inappropriate relationships between students and employees. Key points are illustrated through case law, and a complete index of case citations is included.</p>
Contemporary Maritime Piracy: International Law, Strategy, and Di...
by James Kraska

Language

English

Pages

253

Publication Date

June 02, 2011

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<p>This volume provides a concise introduction to the issues and debates regarding modern piracy, including naval operations, law, and diplomacy, and focuses on the recent surge of attacks off the coasts of Africa and Asia.</p><p><br />鈥?Includes maps and relevant key documents</p><p>鈥?Provides a bibliography of sources of additional information regarding international piracy</p>
Public Procurement and the EU Competition Rules (Hart Studies in ...
by Albert S謾nchez Graells

Language

English

Pages

548

Publication Date

June 25, 2015

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Public procurement and competition law are both important fields of EU law and policy, intimately intertwined in the creation of the internal market. Hitherto their close connection has been noted, but not closely examined. This work is the most comprehensive attempt to date to explain the many ways in which these fields, often considered independent of one another, interact and overlap in the creation of the internal market. <br /><br />This process of convergence between competition and public procurement law is particularly apparent in the 2014 Directives on public procurement, which consolidate the principle of competition in terms very close to those advanced by the author in the first edition. This second edition builds upon this approach and continues to ask how competition law principles inform and condition public procurement rules, and whether the latter (in their revised form) are adequate to ensure that competition is not distorted. The second edition also deepens the analysis of the market behaviour of the public buyer from a competition perspective.<br /><br />Proceeding through a careful assessment of the general rules of competition and public procurement, the book constantly tests the efficacy of these rules against a standard of the proper functioning of undistorted competition in the market for public procurement. It also traces the increasing relevance of competition considerations in the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union and sets out criteria and recommendations to continue influencing the development of EU Economic Law.
Dictionary of Shipping Terms
by Peter Brodie

Language

English

Pages

290

Publication Date

June 03, 2013

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<p>Shipping has many hundreds of terms and phrases whose meaning is not always obvious, even for experienced practitioners. This comprehensive dictionary contains concise definitions of maritime terms and phrases, including those used in liner, tramp and bulk shipping.</p><br /><p>This sixth edition contains new terms and phrases which cover:</p><br /><ul><br /><li>The latest technological and other improvements in cargo handling</li><br /><li>Improvements in port equipment</li><br /><li>Developments in the way freight charges and surcharges are levied</li><br /><li>New documentation on bills of lading and charter-party clauses.</li><br /><p></p></ul><br /><p></p><br /><p>This book will be an immensely useful reference tool for all professionals involved in maritime transport, including ship-owners, shipbrokers, freight forwarders, port authorities, average adjusters, and ship operators. Practitioners, students and academics of maritime law will also find the book of great value, as will those in related industries such as banking, commercial and insurance law. </p><br /><p></p>
Japan Travel Guide: Things I Wish I Knew Before Going To Japan (2...
by , Yuki Fukuyama

Language

English

Pages

248

Publication Date

March 19, 2019

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<h2> Want to experience Japan at its fullest potential without spending tons of your precious time on a monstrous 800 pages travel guide? Then, 鈥淭hings I Wish I Knew Before Going to Japan鈥?is all you need! </h2><br /><p><b>In this book, Ken Fukuyama and Yuki Fukuyama will share with you:</b></p><br /><ul><li> The ultimate Japan itineraries that are improvised for more than 30+ times</li><li> Everything you need to know about Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hokkaido </li><li> All the essential info like hours of operation, transit tips, prices etc</li><li> The best magical winter destination </li><li> Detailed maps of Japan </li><li> The most updated super cheap budgeting tips </li><li> The best accommodation tips </li><li> Japan鈥檚 Best Kept Secrets </li><li> All the best of the best local cuisines </li><li> The events and festivals in Japan </li><li>Much, much more!</li></ul><br /><p><b>About Ken Fukuyama and Yuki Fukuyama</b></p><br /><p>Before serving as a tour guide, they were full-time professors working in Japan National College of Technology. After having their first child in 1986, they have decided to pursue their long-hidden dream of exploring the world. Inspired by their life-changing adventure throughout the world, they have decided to serve as a tour guide. This happy couple has been serving as a Japan local tour guide for more than 30 years now. In their effort to show the world what Japan truly is, they have decided to write a book about it. </p> <br /><b>Download your copy today! </b><br />Take action and experience Japan at its fullest potential now! Get this book for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!
LexisNexis Practice Guide: Connecticut Family Law
by Louise Truax

Language

English

Pages

1094

Publication Date

April 15, 2019

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LexisNexis Practice Guide: Connecticut Family Law is an affordable guide to Connecticut family law practice. Written by a team of experienced practitioners, the guide offers concise explanations of each step in a family law case, transitioning smoothly from legal analysis to practical application of a point of law. Practice strategies and checklists are included in each chapter to help practitioners identify and address legal and procedural issues. The book covers a wide range of topics related to Connecticut family law, including: divorce, alimony, child custody, taxes, same-sex relationships, alternative dispute resolution, and more.<br /><br />The LexisNexis Practice Guide titles offer concise, how-to guidance including tips and warnings with quick-reference symbols, and a thorough offering of forms and checklists. Our Practice Guides integrate real-world insight and examples by expert practitioners and judges, and work the way you do--with an intuitive task-oriented organization, incorporating only those features that would measurably simplify and streamline the research process in both print and online. The format of the Guides confidently points you, step-by-step, to find precise, easy-to-understand information while keeping you in step with changing laws.
New Hampshire Landlord and Tenant Law Annotated
by LexisNexis

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English

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Publication Date

December 14, 2018

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No attorney, property manager, realtor or landlord should be without this handy reference! <br /><br /><b><i>New Hampshire Landlord and Tenant Law Annotated</i></b> contains a broad spectrum of topics, including housing standards, fire regulations, warranties on prefabricated homes, and more. In addition to all major acts relating to such topics as land sales and condominiums, this publication covers procedural issues from small claims litigation to proceedings in special cases. <br /><br />Research is made simple thanks to the full index and the annotations. The annotations contain a great variety of information, including history notes, construction notes, and case summaries. <br /><br />New edition published annually.
Principles of International Financial Law
by Colin Bamford

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English

Pages

384

Publication Date

February 26, 2015

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This book explains the legal principles and rules, concepts and developments that underpin the practice of financial law in common law countries, and by extension across the world.<br />One of the aims of the book is to explain clearly the basis of the concepts applied by the common law to financial transactions. As part of this aim the second edition analyses in more detail the interface between common-law and civil law approaches in areas such as the distinction between property and personal rights. Additionally, the chapter on Contractual Interpretation has been broadened in scope so that it deals with common law judicial methodology in a wider sense, and treats the<br />question of interpretation as part of that wider approach.<br /><br />Since the last edition was written there have been a number of major changes, not least relating to the ongoing challenges following the financial crisis. In Chapter 2 the material on the Euro has been expanded to explain the Eurozone crisis, and its consequences. Additionally, there is a new section on virtual currencies.<br /><br />This is an essential work for both experienced lawyers and those who are relatively new to international financial law. It provides the more experienced lawyer with an aide memoire on the existing law and a reference source for new ideas when tackling innovative structures or products. For those new to practice or postgraduate students this book delivers a firm foundation upon which to build knowledge of the law and practice of financial law.

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