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Conviction - Denise Mina Summary

"If you loved Killing Eve, you'll devour Conviction.... A twisting, darkly comic, thrill-a-minute ride." (Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said) A true-crime podcast sets a trophy wife's present life on a collision course with her secret past. ONE OF THE SUMMER'S BEST READS-- O, the Oprah Magazine-- Minneapolis Star-Tribune-- Seattle Times -- Refinery29-- CrimeReads-- Publishers Weekly-- Christian Science Monitor (Best Books of July) The day Anna McDonald's quiet, respectable life exploded started off like all the days before: Packing up the kids for school, making breakfast, listening to yet another true crime podcast. Then her husband comes downstairs with an announcement, and Anna is suddenly, shockingly alone. Reeling, desperate for distraction, Anna returns to the podcast. Other people's problems are much better than one's own -- a sunken yacht, a murdered family, a hint of international conspiracy. But this case actually is Anna's problem. She knows one of the victims from an earlier life, a life she's taken great pains to leave behind. And she is convinced that she knows what really happened. Then an unexpected visitor arrives on her front stoop, a meddling neighbor intervenes, and life as Anna knows it is well and truly over. The devils of her past are awakened -- and in hot pursuit. Convinced she has no other options, she goes on the run, and in pursuit of the truth, with a washed-up musician at her side and the podcast as her guide.

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Conviction - Denver Nicks,John Nicks Summary

On New Year's Eve, 1939, a horrific triple murder occurred in rural Oklahoma. Within a matter of days, investigators identified several suspects: convicts who had been at a craps game with one of the victims the night before. Also at the craps game was a young black farmer named W. D. Lyons. As anger at authorities grew, political pressure mounted to find a villain. The governor's representative settled on Lyons, who was arrested, tortured into signing a confession, and tried for the murder. The NAACP's new Legal Defense and Education Fund sent its young chief counsel, Thurgood Marshall, to take part in the trial. The NAACP desperately needed money, and Marshall was convinced that the Lyons case could be a fundraising boon for both the state and national organizations. It was. The case went on to the US Supreme Court, and the NAACP raised much-needed money from the publicity. Conviction is the story of Lyons v. Oklahoma, the oft-forgotten case that set Marshall and the NAACP on the path that led ultimately to victory in Brown v. Board of Education and the accompanying social revolution in the United States.

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Conviction - Kelly Loy Gilbert Summary

Ten years ago, God gave Braden a sign, a promise that his family wouldn't fall apart the way he feared. But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden's father, a well-known Christian radio host has sparked national media attention. His lies in his son's hands; Braden is the key witness in his father's upcoming trial. Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four mile per hour pitch already has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden's saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch. Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.

Convictions

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Convictions - John Kroger Summary

Convictions is a spellbinding story from the front lines of the fight against crime. Most Americans know little about the work of assistant United States attorneys, the federal prosecutors who possess sweeping authority to investigate and prosecute the nation's most dangerous criminals. John Kroger pursued high-profile cases against Mafia killers, drug kingpins, and Enron executives. Starting from his time as a green recruit and ending at the peak of his career, he steers us through the complexities of life as a prosecutor, where the battle in the courtroom is only the culmination of long and intricate investigative work. He reveals how to flip a perp, how to conduct a cross, how to work an informant, how to placate a hostile judge. Kroger relates it all with a novelist's eye for detail and a powerful sense of the ethical conflicts he faces. Often dissatisfied with the system, he explains why our law enforcement policies frequently fail in critical areas like drug enforcement and white-collar crime. He proposes new ways in which we can fight crime more effectively, empowering citizens to pressure their lawmakers to adopt more productive policies. This is an unflinching portrait of a crucial but little-understood part of our justice system, and Kroger is an eloquent guide.

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Conviction - Richard North Patterson Summary

Fifteen years after Rennell Price is arrested, convicted, and sentenced to die for the murder of a nine-year-old girl, lawyer Teresa Peralta Paget becomes convinced that Price did not receive a fair trial and fights to stop his execution.

A Conviction in Question

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A Conviction in Question - Jim Freedman Summary

A Conviction in Question follows the foundational and controversial trial of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, a murderer whose trial is paramount in tracing the rapid evolution of international law.

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Conviction - Julia Dahl Summary

New York City 1992: a year after riots exploded between black and Jewish neighbors in Brooklyn, a black family is brutally murdered in their Crown Heights home. A teenager is quickly convicted, and the justice system moves on. Twenty-two years later, journalist Rebekah Roberts gets a letter: I didn't do it. Frustrated with her work at the city’s sleaziest tabloid, Rebekah starts to dig. But witnesses are missing, memories faded, and almost no one wants to talk about that grim, violent time in New York City—not even Saul Katz, a former NYPD cop and her source in Brooklyn’s insular Hasidic community. So she goes it alone. And as she gets closer to the truth of that night, Rebekah finds herself in the path of a killer with two decades of secrets to protect. From the author of the Edgar-nominated Invisible City comes another timely thriller that illuminates society’s darkest corners. Told in part through the eyes of a jittery eyewitness and the massacre’s sole survivor, Julia Dahl's Conviction examines the power—and cost—of community, loyalty, and denial.

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Conviction - Doreen J McBarnet Summary

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Innocent

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Innocent - Scott Christianson Summary

A look at the prisioners who are unfairly imprisioned, written by a journalist.

Convictions

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Convictions - Arlene Violet,Suda J. Prohaska Summary

The Rhode Island nun who became America's first female state attorney general chronicles her career and presents a look at how dishonesty works in high places

Core of Conviction

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Core of Conviction - Michele Bachmann Summary

Michele Bachmann is one of the most compelling leaders in America. But despite all the magazine covers and cable television stories, most people don't know who she really is, where she comes from, or what she believes. So she decided to tell her own story and let the reader decide. As you'll learn in this fascinating memoir, Bachmann wasn't the type of kid who started dreaming about the White House in elementary school. She grew up in Iowa and Minnesota as a typical midwestern girl, grounded by her family and her faith. She was raised to believe in the American dream: that anyone could succeed if they worked hard and took advantage of this country's boundless opportunities. She followed her dreams to college and law school, pursued a career as a federal tax attorney, started a successful business with her loving husband, raised five great kids and (over time) twenty-three foster children. By her early forties she was very happy as a full-time mom and homemaker and was a leading education reform advocate in Minnesota. Then she became what she calls "an accidental politician." The political insiders who ran Minnesota held a one-party line-Al Franken-style liberalism. Bachmann became especially concerned about a state-mandated education curriculum that stressed political correctness over academic excellence. She started making calls, writing letters, and recruiting others to act. When her state senator (an entrenched insider) refused to listen, someone had to challenge him for his seat. No one else volunteered, so Bachmann jumped in-and won. That was the start of an amazing journey from obscurity to the state senate, to the U.S. Congress, to an underdog campaign for president. Along the way her style has been consistent. She says what she means and she does it. She is the rare political figure who fights for her beliefs. She speaks from the heart, with common sense about limited government, the sanctity of life and marriage, the power of free enterprise, and the need to confront America's enemies. She also talks about putting principles above partisanship, even if that means ruffling the feathers of the Republican elite. As Bachmann puts it, the Republican coalition is traditionally a "three-legged stool"-economic conservatives, social conservatives, and national security conservatives. Like Ronald Reagan, she represents all three groups. And in addition, as the founder of the Tea Party caucus in Congress, Bachmann considers the Tea Party the dynamic fourth leg of the coalition, in support of a return to constitutional conservatism. This book will show you why Michele Bachmann believes ordinary people can take on the establishment and win. "Armed with values and faith, supported by family and fellow citizens, together we can do much. We can secure what people are yearning for-the chance to take our country back. Just watch."

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Conviction - Juan Martinez Summary

Juan Martinez, the fiery prosecutor who convicted notorious murderess Jodi Arias for the disturbing killing of Travis Alexander, speaks for the first time about the shocking investigation and sensational trial that captivated the nation. Through two trials, America watched with baited breath as Juan Martinez fought relentlessly to convict Jodi Arias of Murder One for viciously stabbing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander to death. What emerged was a story wrought with sex, manipulation, and deceit that stunned the public at every turn. Arias, always playing the wronged and innocent woman, changed her story continually as her bizarre behavior surrounding the crime and its aftermath came to light. Unwavering, Arias and her defense team continued to play off the salacious details of the case, until she was finally found guilty and—controversially—sentenced to life behind bars. Now, speaking openly for the first time, prosecutor Juan Martinez will unearth new details from the investigation that were never revealed at trial, exploring key facts from the case and the pieces of evidence he chose to keep close to the vest. Throughout the trials, his bullish and unfaltering prosecution strategy was both commended and criticized, and in his book, Martinez will illuminate the unique tactics he utilized in this case and how they lead to a successful conviction, and-for the first time-discuss how he felt losing the death penalty sentence he’d pursued for years. Going beyond the news reports, Martinez will explore the truth behind the multiple facades of Jodi Arias. Sparring with her from across the stand, Martinez came to know Arias like no one else could, dissecting what it took for a seemingly normal girl to become a deluded, cunning, and unrepentant murderer. With new stories from behind the scenes of the trial and Martinez’s own take on his defendant, the book takes you inside the mind of Jodi Arias like never before. Complete with 16 pages of photos from the case and trial, this book is the definitive account of the case that shocked America.

Delightful Conviction

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Delightful Conviction - Stephen R. Yarbrough,John C. Adams Summary

In analyzing the preachings of Jonathan Edwards in 18th century colonial America, the authors demonstrate how his rhetoric focused on converting and persuading listeners in ways that are still relevant. The authors delineate the basic tenets of Puritan theology, place Edwards' noted sermons within a historical framework and show how his psycho-spiritual ideas have had a lasting impact on American literature, religious and intellectual history. This reference provides a critical analysis, noted speech texts, chronology, and review of bibilographical sources, offering an in-depth study of an enigmatic, great American orator which is pertinent for various uses in a several fields.

Conviction

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Conviction - Aaron Allston Summary

While Luke and Ben Skywalker continue their exploration of the mystery known as Abeloth with their unlikely Sith allies, the galaxy is abuzz with the trial of former Jedi Knight Tahiri Veila. This moment when the fate of the Jedi might be determined is close at hand, as the exiled Grand Master works to find a reason behind the madness afflicting the Jedi, while those charged with keeping the Order intact struggle against a Republic that seems to have already declared their verdict in the only court that matters: the court of public opinion. Conviction begins the mini-trilogy that will leave readers breathlessly waiting to see how the bestselling Fate of the Jedi series ends.

Truth and Conviction

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Truth and Conviction - L. Jane McMillan Summary

The name “Donald Marshall Jr.” is synonymous with “wrongful conviction” and the fight for Indigenous rights in Canada. In Truth and Conviction, Jane McMillan – Marshall’s former partner, an acclaimed anthropologist, and an original defendant in the Supreme Court’s Marshall decision – tells the story of how Marshall’s life-long battle against injustice permeated Canadian legal consciousness and revitalized Indigenous law. Marshall died in 2009, but his legacy lives on. Mi’kmaq continue to assert their rights and build justice programs grounded in customary laws and practices, key steps in the path to self-determination and reconciliation.

The Conviction of the Innocent

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The Conviction of the Innocent - Chester Porter Summary

'The Smiling Funnelweb'' is one of Australia's most illustrious advocates. Chester Porter QC clocked up countless courtroom triumphs during his long career and has been involved in changes to our legal system. Chester has long been passionate about notable cases of wrongful conviction - from the Dreyfus Affair to Lindy Chamberlain and the innocents on death row. As a senior member of the National Institute of Forensic Science, Chester is regularly invited to speak on the subject of wrongful convictions. As counsel assisting the Chamberlain Royal Commission, he was successful in exposing an extraordinary list of forensic blunders. He continues to advocate expenditure of government money on well equipped fully integrated laboratories to deal with forensic evidence ""open to the defence as well as the Crown so the aim should be to get the right result, not to get convictions"".

Compliance & Conviction

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Compliance & Conviction - Curtis J. Crawford Summary

From the mid-1970s to the present moment, U.S. corporations have struggled to adapt to a globalizing economy, stunning technological improvements, and a reshaping of the corporate environment through mergers and acquisitions, downsizing, and re-engineering. With widespread political reforms afoot, the corporate boards charged with directing and overseeing America's public corporations faced dramatic changes in their functioning, governance processes, and composition. In the midst of this turmoil, the stakeholders of U.S. corporations-shareholders, employees, communities, and government- held corporate CEOs and directors increasingly responsible for corporate failures and successes. Many traditional boards, filled with executives who served reciprocally on each other's boards, seemed so complacent in their fiduciary oversight of corporations that they were considered mere rubber stamps for the wishes of CEOs. When corporations performed poorly, pension and mutual funds blamed corporate directors for their reluctance to challenge poor management decisions that cost shareholders money. As these funds grew and held ever larger blocks of shares, they forced corporate boards to hear their complaints and, in many cases, to act on them. Eventually, the business press and government stepped in to help change the way corporations were governed. As will be discussed throughout Compliance and Conviction, the rules and customs by which large U.S. public corporations are organized, financed, and governed have undergone intense scrutiny and changed substantially since the late 1990s. The challenges facing most boards have become ideal launch pads for initiatives of a new, enlightened form of corporate governance in which corporate boards take increasing responsibility for making sure that corporations are accountable to their shareholders, employees, communities, customers, and suppliers.Compliance and Conviction addresses some of the major issues facing corporate directors during the last 3 decades, a time of significant transition in corporate governance. Reading Compliance and Conviction will be useful to anyone who wants an insider view of some of the major issues facing today's corporate boards and directors. Equally important, reading this book will benefit business leaders interested in creating agendas aimed at reforming corporate governance to meet the challenges of the coming era. Good corporate governance is no accident. It results from careful planning, implementation, coordination, and evaluation. Like any other endeavor, its success depends on extreme personal leadership. When boards leave governance structures to chance or complacently fail to change them, they risk becoming reactive bodies that do little except respond to situations as they arise. Effective governance procedures streamline board structures and eliminate processes that waste time, thus permitting the enlightened board to focus on monitoring trends and planning corporate strategy and executive succession, three activities central to keeping a company nimble in today's ever-changing market.The corporate failures of the first decade of the 21st century and the repercussions of these failures, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, certainly have intensified focus on corporate governance. Unfortunately, like for most calls to action, fear was the primary driver, and both stakeholders and corporations sought compliance with the new regulations designed to restore confidence to shareholders. Now that the trepidation has subsided and the financial performances of Corporate America again have reached a reasonably steady state of appreciation, corporate stakeholders are likely to turn their attention to other, more pressing, issues. Many great achievements have flowed from accidental breakthroughs, and many others have been motivated by some kind of fear. Good corporate governance, however, should not be left to chance. Serendipity is a poor surrogate for strategy and never should be considered a foundation for building long-term shareholder value. Nor should corporate governance be driven by fear. In Compliance and Conviction, I suggest that corporate boards use enlightened corporate governance as a touchstone for delivering sustainable long-term shareholder value.Corporate directors must remain vigilant in the pursuit of increasing long-term shareholder value and stakeholder appreciation. As the heightened awareness of, and interest in, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 begins to wane, corporate boards must strive to maintain a deliberate focus on compliance and demonstrate a strong conviction for business success. We all have a vested interest in the continued evolution of the governance of the American corporation.

Ethics of Conviction and Civic Responsibility

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Ethics of Conviction and Civic Responsibility - Yuichi Moroi Summary

"This book examines the challenges posed by conscientious objectors during World Wars by focusing on two main themes: ethic of conviction and ethic of civic responsibility. In this groundbreaking study, author Yuichi Moroi asks: How did conscientious objectors express their conviction in the case of the state's imperative for war? On what basis could conscientious objectors define their civic responsibility and act upon it?"--BOOK JACKET.

Conviction

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Conviction - M.D. Neu Summary

A little blue world, the third planet from the sun. It's home to 7 billion people with all manner of faiths, beliefs and customs, divided by bigotry and misunderstanding, who will soon be told they are not alone in the universe. Anyone watching from the outside would pass by this fractured and tumultuous world, unless they had no other choice. Todd Landon is one of these people, living and working in a section of the world called the United States of America. His life is similar to those around him: home, family, work, friends and a husband. After the attack on San Jose, Todd is appointed to Special Envoy for Terran Affairs by the nentraee, a position many world leaders question. Undeterred Todd wants to build bridges between both people. However, this new position brings with it a new set of problems that not only he, but his new allies Mi'ko and Mirtoff must overcome. Will the humans and nentraee learn to work together despite mistrust and threats of more attacks by a new global terrorist group, or will the terrorists win? Will this bring an end to an already shaky alliance between nentraee and humans?

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