9781139096676 (ebook) 9781107020078 (hardback) 9781107607460 (paperback)
Contracts, the foundation of economic activity, are both vital and misunderstood. This book corrects the misunderstandings through a series of engaging stories involving such diverse individuals as Martin Luther King, Maya Angelou, Clive Cussler, Lady Gaga and Donald Trump. Capturing the essentials of this subject, the book explores recurring issues people face in contracting. It shows how age-old precedents and wisdom still apply today and how contract law's inherent dynamism cautions against exuberant reforms. The book will appeal to the general reader and specialists in the field alike, and to both teachers and students of contracts.
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Formatted Contents Note
Getting in : contract formation Facing limits : unenforceable bargains Getting out : excuses and termination Paying up : remedies Rewinding : restitution and unjust enrichment Writing it down : interpretation, parol, frauds Performing : duties, modification, good faith Hedging : conditions Considering others : third parties and society.