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How to Start & Build a Law Practice
Practice Ready - Mentor - Jobs - 6th Edition
Jay Foonberg - Jan 07, 2020
If you have a question about starting and growing your own law practice, or improving your existing solo or small firm practice, Jay Foonberg has the answers in this power-packed, updated, and expanded new edition. Learn it all from a practicing lawyer who provides you with real answers, for real practices, gained from real experiences.This classic...
Greg Siskind
Dec 31, 2020
This is the book I read cover to cover and used as a daily reference when I left biglaw and started my firm in 1994. Glad to have become friends with @JayFoonberg over the years and am excited a new version of this classic is on the way.      source
Made in America
An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
Bill Bryson - Oct 23, 2001 (first published in 1994)
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In Made in America, Bill Bryson de-mythologizes his native land, explaining how a dusty hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood; how the Wild West wasn't won; why Americans say "lootenant" and "Toosday"; and exactly why Mr. Yankee Doodle called his feathered cap "Macaroni."...
Greg Siskind
Jan 25, 2019
I'm reading Bill Bryson's terrific 2001 book "Made in America: An Informal History of the English Language in the United States" and boy is this passage on the money.      source
Isaac's Storm
A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Erik Larson - Jul 11, 2000 (first published in 1999)
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National BestsellerSeptember 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that greeted the city that morning. Mere hours later, Galveston found itself submerged in a monster hu...
Greg Siskind
Jan 13, 2019
Day 6: I’ve been nominated by @filadin to post covers of 7 books that I love with no explanations or reviews. Each time I post I will ask another to take up the challenge. Today I nominate @pjcobut      source
The First Rumpole Omnibus
John Mortimer - Jan 01, 1983 (first published in 1980)
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Who rose to enduring fame on Blood and Typewriters, told the pregnant Portia of the Chambers it would come out in the end, advised Guthrie Featherstone, Q.C. to adopt a more judicial attitude, returned in the tender gloaming of each evening - via Pommeroy's and a glass of Chateau Fleet Street - to she who must be obeyed? The answer is Horace Rumpol...
Greg Siskind
Jan 10, 2019
Day 5: I’ve been nominated by @filadin to post covers of 7 books that I love with no explanations or reviews. Each time I post I will ask another to take up the challenge. Today I nominate @James_Mackler      source
The Path Between the Seas
The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
David McCullough - Oct 15, 1978 (first published in 1977)
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On December 31, 1999, after nearly a century of rule, the United States officially ceded ownership of the Panama Canal to the nation of Panama. That nation did not exist when, in the mid-19th century, Europeans first began to explore the possibilities of creating a link between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the narrow but mountainous isth...
Greg Siskind
Jan 08, 2019
Day 4: I’ve been nominated by @filadin to post covers of 7 books that I love with no explanations or reviews. Each time I post I will ask another to take up the challenge. Today I nominate @HMAesq      source
Sapiens
A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari - May 15, 2018 (first published in 2011)
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100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be ens...
Greg Siskind
Jan 08, 2019
Day 3: I’ve been nominated by @filadin to post covers of 7 books that I love with no explanations or reviews. Each time I post I will ask another to take up the challenge. Today I nominate @bluebirds4418      source
The Martian
Andy Weir - Oct 28, 2014 (first published in 2012)
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Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm forces his crew to evacuate the planet while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded on Mars's surface, with no way to signal Earth that he's alive. And even if he could get word out, h...
Greg Siskind
Jan 06, 2019
Day 2: I’ve been nominated by @filadin to post covers of 7 books that I love with no explanations or reviews. Each time I post I will ask another to take up the challenge. Today I nominate @PaulHerzog3      source
Team of Rivals
The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Doris Kearns Goodwin - Feb 01, 2009 (first published in 2005)
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The bestselling and prize-winning study of one of the most legendary American Presidents in history, Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin is the book that inspired Barack Obama in his presidency.When Barack Obama was asked which book he could not live without in the White House, his answer was instant: Team of Rivals. This monumental and brillian...
Greg Siskind
Jan 06, 2019
Day 1: I’ve been nominated by @filadin to post covers of 7 books that I love with no explanations or reviews. Each time I post I will ask another to take up the challenge. Today I nominate @IanDWagreich      source