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image: Class Notes headlineCharles F. Faber, PhD'61, and Richard B. Faber, The American Presidents Ranked by Performance (McFarland & Company). The authors rank the U.S. presidents, providing analyses of their individual accomplishments while in office as well as additional biographical and political information.

Jay M. Feinman, JD'75, Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About the American Legal System (Oxford University Press). Feinman covers the American legal waterfront, presenting the basics of the litigation process; constitutional; tort; and criminal law; and other areas.

Bruce S. Feldacker, JD'65, Labor Guide to Labor Law (Prentice Hall). This newly revised and expanded guide to labor law in the private sector is written from the labor perspective, emphasizing the issues of greatest importance to unions.

Eric B. Gorham, AB'82, The Theater of Politics: Hannah Arendt, Political Science, and Higher Education (Lexington Books). Gorham questions how political-science departments, and universities in general, can be more responsive to undergraduate students, using Arendt's theories of political discussion to argue that universities can be transformed into political spaces where students are taught civic judgment.

Jeffrey A. Parness, JD'74, Advanced Civil Procedure: Civil Claim Settlement Laws (Carolina Academic Press). A primer for lawyers and a text for upper-level law students, this book explores issues related to the settlement of future and pending civil claims in the United States. Topics include contracts for mandatory and binding arbitration of disputes; the roles of trial judges; the settlement authority of lawyers, parties, and others; the effects of partial settlements on remaining and related civil claims and their trials; and the enforcement of settlement agreements.

James H. Read, AB'80, Power versus Liberty: Madison, Hamilton, Wilson, and Jefferson (University Press of Virginia). Reconstructing passionate debates and delineating the complexity of the issue, Read examines how four of the nation's founders addressed whether every increase in governmental power entails a loss of personal liberty.

Lawrence Rosen, AM'65, PhD'68, JD'74, The Justice of Islam: Comparative Perspectives on Islamic Law and Society (Oxford University Press). Rosen explores the connections between everyday social life and contemporary Muslim ideas of justice and reason, going beyond stereotypes of rigid doctrine punishment to view Islamic law as a kind of common law closely attached to the cultural history of its adherents.

Wendy J. Schiller, AB'86, Partners and Rivals: Representation in U.S. Senate Delegations (Princeton University Press). Schiller seeks to demonstrate that when senators from the same state are viewed as a pair, their combined representational agendas cover a wide range of their constituents' interests and opinions, whether or not they belong to the same party.

Harriet Friedman Woods, X'45, Stepping Up to Power: The Political Journey of American Women (Westview Press). Woods examines the role of women in politics through a broad national scope and through her own experiences working her way up to become lieutenant governor of Missouri and later the president of the National Women's Political Caucus.

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