Des Teufels Advokat

Author: Morris L. West

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3955302466

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Große Kino-Verfilmung mit John Mills, Stéphane Audran und Raf Vallone! Aus Gemello Minore, einem Dorf in der süditalienischen Provinz Kalabrien, dringen zum Vatikan Gerüchte über einen sonderbaren Kult: Gläubige pilgern zum Grab Giacomo Nerones, eines Mannes, der als Deserteur 1944 von den Partisanen erschossen wurde. Vor seiner Hinrichtung soll Giacomo ein Dorf vor der Verwüstung durch die deutschen Truppen gerettet und wahre Wunder vollbracht haben. Die einheimische Bevölkerung verehrt diesen geheimnisumwitterten Mann seither als Märtyrer und strebt seine Seligsprechung an. Der Bischof der Region bittet den Vatikan, dringend Licht in die rätselhaften Vorgänge zu bringen. Also überträgt man schließlich dem englischen Monsignore Blaise Meredith, der todkrank ist und nur noch wenige Monate zu leben hat, die Aufgabe des Advocatus Diaboli – als des Teufels Anwalt hat er alle Argumente zu sammeln, die gegen eine eventuelle Seligsprechung vorgebracht werden können. Nur zögerlich entschleiert sich die Wahrheit vor Meredith, der in diesen Tagen tiefere Einblicke in die Menschen gewinnt, als er sich das am Ende seines Lebens gewünscht hätte...

The Devil's Advocate

Author: Andrew Neiderman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451682557

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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When Kevin Taylor joins the Manhattan criminal law firm of John Milton & Associates, he's hit the big time. At last, he and his wife can enjoy the luxuries they've so desired--money, a chauffeur-driven limo, and a stunning home in a high-rise. Then Milton assigns Kevin one of the most notorious cases of the year, with a file that had been put together prior to the crime. Throwing himself into his work, Kevin begins to see a pattern of evil emerging from behind the firm's plush facade. Acquittal after acquittal, every criminal client walks free, and Kevin's suspicions slowly give way to terror. For Kevin has just become The Devil's Advocate.

The Devil's Advocate

Author: Marcus van Heller

Publisher: Olympia Press

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Devil's Advocates

Greatest Closing Arguments in Criminal Law

Author: Michael S Lief,H. Mitchell Caldwell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416571868

Category: Law

Page: 448

View: 321

From the authors of the acclaimed Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury, and featuring some of the most important cases in criminal law, The Devil's Advocates is the final volume of a must-have trilogy of the best closing arguments in American legal history. Criminal law is considered by many to be the most exciting of the legal specialties, and here the authors turn to the type of dramatic crimes and trials that have so captivated the public -- becoming fodder for countless television shows and legal thrillers. But the eight cases in this collection have also set historical precedents and illuminated underlying principles of the American criminal justice system. Future president John Adams makes clear that even the most despised and vilified criminal is entitled to a legal defense in the argument he delivers on behalf of the British soldiers who shot and killed five Americans during the Boston Massacre. The always-controversial temporary-insanity defense makes its debut within sight of the White House when, in front of horrified onlookers, a prominent congressman guns down the district attorney over an extramarital affair. Clarence Darrow provides a ringing defense of a black family charged with using deadly force to defend themselves from a violent mob -- an argument that refines the concept of self-defense and its applicability to all races. The treason trial of Aaron Burr, accused of plotting to "steal" the western territories of the United States and form a new country with himself as its head, offers a fascinating glimpse into a rare type of prosecution, as well as a look at one of the most interesting traitors in the nation's history. Perhaps the best-known case in the book is that of Ernesto Miranda, the accused rapist whose trial led to the Supreme Court decision requiring police to advise suspects of their rights to remain silent and to have an attorney present -- their Miranda rights. Each of the eight cases presented here is given legal and cultural context, including a brief historical introduction, a biographical sketch of the attorneys involved, highlights of trial testimony, analysis of the closing arguments, and a summary of the trial's impact on its participants and our country. In clear, jargon-free prose, Michael S Lief and H. Mitchell Caldwell make these pivotal cases come to vibrant life for every reader.

The Devil's Advocate

A Short Polemic on how to be Seriously Good in Court

Author: Iain Morley

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell

ISBN: 9781847037688

Category: Cross examination

Page: 271

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International Business Law Journal / Revue de Droit des Affaires Internationales is a bilingual (French/English) publication covering corporate finance, banking, M&A, international tax, international commercial arbitration, competition and international contract law. This annual standalone bound volume can be purchased in addition to the subscription service.

Die Frauen von Stepford

Author: Ira Levin

Publisher: Psychothriller GmbH E-Book

ISBN: 3942261065

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

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Die Frauen des eleganten Vororts Stepford sind makellos: wunderschön wie Models, voller Leidenschaft, zärtlich und immer für ihre Männer da. Die neu zugezogene Joanna ist tief beeindruckt von der Vollkommenheit ihrer neuen Freundinnen. Aber schon bald kommen ihr erste Zweifel: Sind diese Frauen vielleicht nichts weiter als willenlose, immerzu lächelnde, perfekt gestylte Püppchen? Und was geschieht hinter den streng verschlossenen Türen des Männerclubs von Stepford, in dem sich ihr Mann und die anderen Ehemänner die Zeit vertreiben? Schritt für Schritt sucht Joanna Antworten auf ihre Fragen und stößt dabei auf das dunkle Geheimnis von Stepford ... Zum ersten Mal in deutscher Sprache als eBook erhältlich.

The Devil's advocate

an Ambrose Bierce reader

Author: Ambrose Bierce,Brian St. Pierre

Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 327

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The Devil's Advocate

Author: Gherbod Fleming

Publisher: White Wolf Pub

ISBN: 9781565049819

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

View: 8228

When madness seizes the world's vampires, relentless hunger gnaws at them. But no matter how many victims they drain, withered vampires litter the shadows. There is opportunity in this chaos. As the Masquerade crumbles around Owain, which power will he serve? Or will he serve himself?

The Devil's Advocate

Author: Morris West

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781760297572

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The book that propelled Morris West to international fame, The Devil's Advocateis a moving exploration of the meaning of faith, and a vivid portrayal of life in impoverished post-war Calabria.

The Devil's Advocate

Author: Morris L. West

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Göttliche Komödie

Author: Dante Alighieri

Publisher: FV Éditions

ISBN: 2366687796

Category: Fiction

Page: 600

View: 8461

Geschildert wird eine Reise durch die drei Reiche des Jenseits : die Hölle, das Fegefeuer und das Paradies.

The Devil's Advocate

Author: Robert Sewall

Publisher: Masquerade Books

ISBN: 9781563335532

Category:

Page: 336

View: 1922

The Devil's Advocate

100 Rules of Business You Must Break

Author: Caspian Woods

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273779490

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 3795

Welcome to the future of business thinking. It dares to confront everything you thought was true. It’ll challenge the so-called rules, dispute the perceived wisdom and turn that traditional, tired business advice completely on its head. Meet The Devil’s Advocate. And whether you’re new to business, an experienced senior executive or a budding entrepreneur, this fast and focused, clever little book, packed with empowering business advice and sharp insights, will help you carve a smart-thinking strategy for business success.

In den Schuhen des Fischers

Author: Morris L. West

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3955302512

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Der legendäre Weltbestseller, der zu einem Hollywood-Filmklassiker wurde – mit Anthony Quinn in der Hauptrolle! Ein neuer Papst wird gewählt: Kiryll Lakota, der erste Russe auf Petri Stuhl. Der Mann mit der Narbe im Gesicht, die aus seiner langen Haftzeit in sibirischen Lagern stammt. "Der Papst aus der Steppe", der der Welt und der Kirche gleichermaßen Rätsel aufgibt. Ist dieser Papst ein Märtyrer, ein Begnadeter oder lediglich ein naiver, weltfremder Träumer? Wird er ein starker Papst sein oder ein unzulänglicher und schwacher, ein zorniger oder ein versöhnlicher? Eines wird jedenfalls bald deutlich: Er ist ein Mann der Reformen; ein Mensch, in dem sich Urchristliches und sehr Modernes mischen. Die New York Herald Tribune schrieb hymnisch über diesen Roman von Morris L. West: "Dies ist eine kühne und erregende Dichtung, das geistige Drama eines Mannes in seiner Beziehung zu Gott, das gleichzeitig die wichtigsten Probleme der heutigen Welt umschließt, geschrieben mit seherischem Weitblick..."

The Devil's Advocate

The Epic Novel of One Man's Fight to Save America from Tyranny

Author: Taylor Caldwell

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504042921

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A revolution is waged against a totalitarian government in this novel of a dystopian near-future America from a #1 New York Times–bestselling author. In the heart of Philadelphia, insurgent Andrew Durant has been nursing a festering rage. And he’s not alone. Through underground networks, he’s found himself among a secret thousands, building an army called the Minute Men. They’re readying themselves for war to reclaim what was once America. In the nation now known as the Democracy, independent thought is a thing of the past. The Constitution is waste paper. A conscienceless president has been appointed by the military—for life. The government has co-opted farmland crops. Citizens are divided between two classes: wealthy corporations and the destitute. Areas of the country devastated by war or natural disaster remain unchecked. On behalf of national security, neighbors are instructed to spy on one another. Exposing those who are undemocratic is law. And all dissenters are eliminated. Durant, the chosen agent for the poverty-stricken rural Democracy, finds himself increasingly isolated and afraid. Mobilizing revolutionaries has become a dangerous tactic; the Minute Men have their own traitors, infiltrators assigned to undo everything Durant and his men are fighting to conquer. Now, the rebels have only their beliefs left to trust. A stunning dystopian vision in the tradition of George Orwell’s 1984 and Ayn Rand’s Anthem, The Devil’s Advocate is author Taylor Caldwell’s “tour de force” (Kirkus Reviews). More than a half-century after its original publication, this “courageous book” is timelier than ever (Chicago Sunday Tribune). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Taylor Caldwell including rare images from the author’s estate.

The X-Files Origins: Devil's Advocate

Author: Jonathan Maberry

Publisher: Imprint

ISBN: 1250119596

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 922

How did Dana Scully become a skeptic? Read this dark thriller to find out why millions of people became obsessed with The X-Files. In the spring of 1979, fifteen-year-old Dana Scully has bigger problems than being the new girl in school. Dana has always had dreams. Sometimes they’ve even come true. Until now, she tried to write this off as coincidence. But ever since her father’s military career moved the family across the country to Craiger, Maryland, the dreams have been more like visions. Vivid, disturbing, and haunted by a shadowy figure who may be an angel . . . or the devil. When a classmate who recently died in a car accident appears before Dana, her wounds look anything but accidental. Compelled by a force she can’t name, Dana uncovers even more suspicious deaths—and must face the dangerous knowledge that evil is real. But when a betrayal of faith makes her question everything, she begins to put her faith in being a skeptic. An Imprint Book

Thomas Mann

The Devil's Advocate

Author: T. E. Apter

Publisher: London : Macmillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 165

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The Devil's Advocate

Author: Vanessa James

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780373107933

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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