Dracula was a Lawyer: Hundreds of Fascinating Facts from the World of Law

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Conari Press, Jan 31, 2002 - Humor - 216 pages
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We are all fascinated by the legal system and the people behind it. With Dracula Was a Lawyer, trivia experts Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo explore lawyers we love to hate (until we need one!), the pitfalls in our legal system, celebrity lawyers, and more. This compendium puts lawyers and legal history on trial and exposes over 500 outrageous oddities from the wild world of law.
 

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Contents

foreward
vii
Preface
xi
The Golden Oldies
1
Fightin Words
17
YoHo YoHo A Lawyers Life for Me
25
Dont Know Much about History
37
Skirting the Law
59
Barnyard Briefs
67
Lawspeak
129
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do
143
I Fought the Law and the Law Won
155
Justice Injustice and Everything in Between
167
The Root of All Evil
177
Law by the Numbers
185
Life Outside the Law
193
Take It from Me
207

Its the Law
75
Larger than Life
97
Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged
109
Courtside Seats
119
Acknowledgments
211
Selected References
213
About the Authors
217
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Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo have authored 20 books, including How the Cadillac Got Its Fins, The Couch Potato Guide to Life and the best-selling Just Curious Jeeves. They have written articles for many major periodicals including The New York Times, Salon, Reader's Digest, and The Washington Post and have generated more than 30,000 questions for trivia games and game shows such as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Their website, which lists their "This Day in History" nationally-syndicated column.

Erin Barrett and Jack Mingo are the authors of twenty books, and the best-selling Just Curious Jeeves, How the Cadillac Got Its Fins, and The Couch Potato's Guide to Life. As info-mavens and pop-culture commentators, they have written articles for many major periodicals and generated 30,000 questions for trivia games. They live in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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