The Law of the Land: The Evolution of Our Legal System by Charles Rembar

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The Law of the Land: The Evolution of Our Legal System

'“A learned, thoughtful, witty legal history for the layman. The author, an American attorney, takes us back to Britain before the Norman conquests and brings us forward to the present.” —The New Yorker   “A book that should fascinate both lawyers and those who throw up their hands at them.” —The Wall Street Journal   “The origin and use of such features of our Anglo-American legal system as juries, evidence, and witnesses are studied here in their historical context. Rembar demonstrates wit and erudition as he reviews the political and social life that molded important legal matters.” —Library Journal   “The style, analysis, and commentary—quite properly—take advantage of developments in the phraseology which had not occurred at the time of the events under discussion. . . . The legal profession interested in this subject will find the work deserving attention.” —National Review   “Vintage Rembar: witty, irreverent, intelligent, anecdotal, and very readable. The asides and vignettes are marvelous.” —The New York TimesPraise for Charles Rembar “[Charles Rembar’s] books read like an afternoon spent talking with a witty and irreverent observer of (and participant in) some of the most important legal and political controversies of our time, filled with keen insights and peppered with quirky asides.” —Los Angeles Review of Books'
'“A learned, thoughtful, witty legal history for the layman. The author, an American attorney, takes us back to Britain before the Norman conquests and brings us forward to the present.” —The New Yorker   “A book that should fascinate both lawyers and those who throw up their hands at them.” —The Wall Street Journal   “The origin and use of such features of our Anglo-American legal system as juries, evidence, and witnesses are studied here in their historical context. Rembar demonstrates wit and erudition as he reviews the political and social life that molded important legal matters.” —Library Journal   “The style, analysis, and commentary—quite properly—take advantage of developments in the phraseology which had not occurred at the time of the events under discussion. . . . The legal profession interested in this subject will find the work deserving attention.” —National Review   “Vintage Rembar: witty, irreverent, intelligent, anecdotal, and very readable. The asides and vignettes are marvelous.” —The New York TimesPraise for Charles Rembar “[Charles Rembar’s] books read like an afternoon spent talking with a witty and irreverent observer of (and participant in) some of the most important legal and political controversies of our time, filled with keen insights and peppered with quirky asides.” —Los Angeles Review of Books'
Publisher: Open Road Media ISBN: 9781504015660 Pages: 439