Abraham : the world's first (but certainly not last) Jewish lawyer / Alan M. Dershowitz.
New York : Nextbooks/Schocken, 
xv, 187 pages ; 23 cm.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : the Jewish lawyer God meets Abram : and so do we God tests Abraham and Abraham passes : at least the first test Abraham refuses to argue with God and with his wife over the lives of his children : failing god's next test Abraham negotiates to buy a burial cave for Sarah The trial of Jesus, the conviction of the Jews, and the blood libel Alfred Dreyfus, Leo Frank, Rudolf Slansky, Anatoly Sharansky, and other Jews on trial The Jewish lawyer as Abrahamic idol smasher, advocate, collaborator, rescuer, and deal-maker Epilogue : the future of Abraham's descendants.
"The best-selling author of Taking the Stand presents a no-holds-barred history of Jewish lawyers to profile influential figures from the biblical Abraham and Louis Brandeis through Max Hirschberg and Ruth Bader Ginsburg,"--Novelist.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
K3242 .D473 2015
9780805242935 hardcover alkaline paper 0805242937 hardcover alkaline paper 9780805243314 (eBook) 0805243313