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message 1: by Corey (new)

Corey (coreyhuffman) July 2014 group read nominations open May 1, 2014

Nominations Close: May 18, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EDT
Any books nominated after the nominations have been closed will not be placed on the poll.

June 2014 started a monthly split between legal related books and non-legal related books. June’s selection started off the split as a non-legal related read. Therefore July will be a legal related Group Read.

This post is for legal related nominations only.

Please limit nominations to 1 nomination per person each month.

I also ask that you please tag the book you nominate with the add book/author button above the comment box and that you paste the Goodreads synopsis of the book.


message 2: by Corey (new)

Corey (coreyhuffman) **Automatic Nomination - Received at least 25% of the May 2014 selection votes.**

Anatomy of Injustice A Murder Case Gone Wrong by Raymond Bonner
Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong
Raymond Bonner

In January 1982, an elderly white widow was found brutally murdered in the small town of Greenwood, South Carolina. Police immediately arrested Edward Lee Elmore, a semiliterate, mentally retarded black man with no previous felony record. His only connection to the victim was having cleaned her gutters and windows, but barely ninety days after the victim’s body was found, he was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death.


message 3: by Doug, Co-moderator (last edited May 01, 2014 06:22AM) (new)

Doug Cornelius (dougcornelius) | 169 comments Mod
The Skies Belong to Us Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking by Brendan I. Koerner

The Skies Belong to Us: Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking



In an America torn apart by the Vietnam War and the demise of sixties idealism, airplane hijackings were astonishingly routine. Over a five-year period starting in 1968, the desperate and disillusioned seized commercial jets nearly once a week, using guns, bombs, and jars of acid. Some hijackers wished to escape to foreign lands, where they imagined being hailed as heroes; others aimed to swap hostages for sacks of cash. Their criminal exploits mesmerized the country, never more so than when the young lovers at the heart of Brendan I. Koerner's "The Skies Belong to Us" pulled off the longest-distance hijacking in American history.


message 4: by Kathy (new)

Kathy The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter
The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln

Stephen L. Carter’s novel takes as its starting point an alternate history: President Abraham Lincoln survives the assassination attempt at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. Two years later he is charged with overstepping his constitutional authority, both during and after the Civil War, and faces an impeachment trial.


message 5: by Casey (last edited May 01, 2014 03:47PM) (new)

Casey Albert | 17 comments The Trial by Franz Kafka

I nominate The Trial by Franz Kafka.

The terrifying tale of Joseph K, a respectable functionary in a bank, who is suddenly arrested and must defend his innocence against a charge about which he can get no information. A nightmare vision of the excesses of modern bureaucracy wedded to the mad agendas of twentieth-century totalitarian regimes.


message 6: by Corey (new)

Corey (coreyhuffman) Nominations for this Month are now closed. To vote please click here, poll closes at 11:59 PM on May 31, 2014.


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