Benjamin Rachlin, Author Of Ghost Of The Innocent Man: A True Story Of Trial And Redemption Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Benjamin Rachlin A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice "Remarkable . . . Captivating . . . Rachlin is a skilled storyteller." --New York Times Book Review "Intriguing . . . A gripping legal-thriller mystery . . . This is a story that profoundly elevates good-cause advocacy to greater heights--to where innocent lives are saved." --USA Today "A crisply written page turner." --NPR A gripping account of one man's long road to freedom that will forever change how we understand our criminal justice system During the last three decades, more than two thousand American citizens have been wrongfully convicted. Ghost of the Innocent Man brings us one of the most [...]

Barbara A. Radnofsky, Author Of A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment Chats On DrAlvin.Com

Click Here To Listen Barbara Radnofsky Impeachment is based upon “those offences which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust … as they relate chiefly to injuries done immediately to the society itself.” —Alexander Hamilton A non-partisan guide to a precise understanding of the rules and history of impeachment . . . Spotlighting in particular the precise rules of impeachment—including an explanation of the crucial grounds for impeachment, the famous “high crimes and misdemeanors”—the book also details its origins in British law, the rules as set out by the founding fathers in the Constitution, and their application throughout the history of our [...]

The Once And Future King: The Rise Of Crown Government In America By F.H. Buckley chats with Dr. Alvin

FH Buckley Click Here To Listen This remarkable book shatters just about every myth surrounding American government, the Constitution, and the Founding Fathers, and offers the clearest warning about the alarming rise of one-man rule in the age of Obama. Most Americans believe that this country uniquely protects liberty, that it does so because of its Constitution, and that for this our thanks must go to the Founders, at their Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. F. H. Buckley’s book debunks all these myths. America isn’t the freest country around, according to the think tanks that study these things. And it’s not the Constitution that made it free, since parliamentary regimes are generally freer than presidential [...]

Our Declaration: A Reading Of The Declaration Of Independence In Defense Of Equality By Danielle Allen chats with Dr. Alvin

Danielle Allen Click Here To Listen In just 1,337 words, the Declaration of Independence altered the course of history. Written in 1776, it is the most profound document in the history of government since the Magna Carta, signed nearly 800 years ago in 1215. Yet despite its paramount importance, the Declaration, curiously, is rarely read from start to finish—much less understood. Troubled by the fact that so few Americans actually know what it says, Danielle Allen, a political philosopher renowned for her work on justice and citizenship, set out to explore the arguments of the Declaration, reading it with both adult night students and University of Chicago undergraduates. Keenly aware that the Declaration is riddled [...]

Mississippi Eyes: The Story And Photography Of The Southern Documentary Project By Matt Herron chats with Dr. Alvin

Matt Herron Click Here To Listen Mississippi Eyes is the chronicle of the events and the powerful witness of five young photographers in The Southern Documentary Project, working during the pivotal summer of 1964 in the segregated South. Together they captured the sometimes violent, sometimes miraculous process of social change as segregation resisted then gave way to a new beginning toward social justice.

Blacklist by Jerry Ludwig chats with Dr. Alvin

Jerry Ludwig Click Here To Listen Today, people point fingers and shout, “terrorist!” Not long ago, the accusation was “Communist!” Many who testified before the House UnAmerican Activities Committee said they did so out of desperation and fear. Those who refused to speak were fired or blacklisted. Others fled rather than betray friends…or their belief in American liberty. David Weber and Jana Vardian were Hollywood’s golden children; their fathers, successful screenwriters, mingled with stars and studio moguls. Then HUAC shattered their idyll, sending David and his parents into exile in Europe; Jana’s father testified and soon became a famous director. Returning to Los Angeles as an adult to bury his father, David comes to the [...]

Scalia: A Court Of One By Bruce Allen Murphy chats with Dr. Alvin

Bruce Allen Murphy Click Here To Listen An authoritative, deeply researched biography of the most controversial and outspoken Supreme Court justice of our time and how he chose to be right rather than influential. Antonin Scalia knew only success in the first fifty years of his life. His sterling academic and legal credentials led to his nomination by President Ronald Reagan to the Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit in 1982. In four short years there, he successfully outmaneuvered the more senior Robert Bork to be appointed to the Supreme Court in 1986.

Lucky Luciano: Mysterious Tales of a Gangster Legend By Christian Cipollini chats with Dr. Alvin

Christian Cipollini-Lucky Luciano Click Here To Listen Charles Lucky Luciano is one of the most researched, discussed and dissected American mobsters of all time. His name has become synonymous with NY City's high drama gangland days of prohibition bootlegging, the information of the infamous five families, and controversy over his alleged Last Testament. However, there exists many fascinating and lurid tales and theories regarding Lucky's rise and fall from the mobs top spot. Some of these stories are known, but still incited debate, such as the origins of his nickname and menacing facial scars. Other legends are not so well known to the general public With information culled from rare news articles, government documents and [...]

The Witness Wore Red: The 19th Wife Who Brought Polygamous Cult Leaders to Justice By Rebecca Musser chats with Dr. Alvin

Rebecca Musser-Witness Wore Red Click Here To Listen Rebecca Musser grew up in fear, concealing her family's polygamous lifestyle from the "dangerous" outside world. Covered head-to-toe in strict, modest clothing, she received a rigorous education at Alta Academy, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' school headed by Warren Jeffs. Always seeking to be an obedient Priesthood girl, in her teens she became the nineteenth wife of her people's prophet: 85-year-old Rulon Jeffs, Warren's father. Finally sickened by the abuse she suffered and saw around her, she pulled off a daring escape and sought to build a new life and family. <u1:p> The church, however, had a way of pulling her back [...]