The Defense Is Ready by Leslie Abramson
Life In The Trenches Of Criminal Law

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The lawyer who defended Erik and Lyle Menendez in their first trial describes some of her many other high-profile cases, including the Bob's Big Boy murders and the Chinatown case in which her investigation led to the truth about the crime. 150,000 first printing. Tour.
 

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Pierre Franey was the executive chef of the legendary restaurants Le Pavilion and La Cote Basque in New York City and created the "60-Minute Gourmet" column in the New York Times. He has written Fourteen books, including his recently published memoir, A Chef's Tale: A Memoir of Food, France and America. Pierre Franey's Cooking in France is his third series for public television. He lives with his wife in East Hampton, Long Island, and New York City. Richard Flaste spent twenty-eight years with the New York Times in various positions, including science and health editor and deputy editor of the Sunday Book Review. He has collaborated on Four other books with Pierre Franey, including Pierre Franey's Cooking in America. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published February 18, 1997 by Simon & Schuster. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crime, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Abramson clearly relishes describing her courtroom tactics and behind-the-scenes maneuvers, so it is disappointing that she confines her commentary on the Menendez trial to a summary of the facts of that case, a few choice words for Judge Stanley Weisberg, and a plea to ``pull the plug'' on camer...

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Crafty counselor that she is, Abramson mentions in the first sentence of this outspoken, self-promoting memoir her greatest claim to fame: she was a defense attorney for one of the Menendez brothers.

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Crafty counselor that she is, Abramson mentions in the first sentence of this outspoken, self-promoting memoir her greatest claim to fame: she was a defense attorney for one of the Menendez brothers.

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