WorldCat Identities

Dershowitz, Alan M.

Works: 602 works in 1,608 publications in 11 languages and 52,552 library holdings
Genres: Trial and arbitral proceedings  Trials, litigation, etc  Biographies  History  Fiction  Autobiographies  Legal fiction (Literature)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Author of introduction, Other, pan, win, Editor, wpr
Classifications: KF220, 303.625
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Alan M Dershowitz
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Alan M Dershowitz
Why terrorism works : understanding the threat, responding to the challenge by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 3,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greatest danger facing the world today, says Alan M. Dershowitz, comes from religiously inspired, state sponsored terrorist groups that seek to develop weapons of mass destruction for use against civilian targets. In this book Dershowitz argues passionately and persuasively that global terrorism is a phenomenon largely of our own making and that we must and can take steps to reduce the frequency and severity of terrorist acts. Analyzing recent acts of terrorism and our reaction to them, Dershowitz explains that terrorism is successful when the international community gives in to the demands of terrorists, or even tries to understand and eliminate the "root causes" of terrorism. He discusses extreme approaches to wiping out international terrorism that would work if we were not constrained by legal, moral, and humanitarian considerations. And then, given that we do operate under such constraints, he offers a series of proposals that would effectively reduce the frequency and severity of international terrorism by striking a balance between security and liberty
Supreme injustice : how the high court hijacked election 2000 by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

41 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 2,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author examines "the U.S. Supreme Court's role in ending the presidential election of 2000 with its controversial ruling in Bush v. Gore."--Jacket
The case for Israel by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

33 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of America's leading attorneys offers an impassioned defense of the state of Israel, arguing that, although the country is not perfect, it remains the only outpost of democracy in the Middle East, answering critics who accuse Israel of being an imperialist power and documenting the facts about the nature of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians
Rights from wrongs : a secular theory of the origins of rights by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Rights from Wrongs, renowned legal scholar Alan Dershowitz puts forward a wholly new and compelling answer to one of the most persistent dilemmas in both law and moral philosophy: where do our rights come from? Does something called "natural law" really exist outside of what is written in constitutions and legal statutes? If so, how can we know what this law says, and why are rights not the same everywhere and in all eras?" "In this book, Dershowitz offers a fresh resolution to this age-old dilemma: Rights, he argues, do not come from God, nature, logic, or law alone. They arise out of particular human experiences with injustice. While justice is an elusive concept, hard to define, and subject to conflicting interpretations, injustice is immediate, intuitive, widely agreed upon, and very tangible. Rights from Wrongs is the first book to propose a theory of rights that emerges not from some theory of perfect justice but from its opposite: from the bottom up, from trial and error, and from our collective experience of injustice. Human rights come from human wrongs."--Jacket
Reasonable doubts : the O.J. Simpson case and the criminal justice system by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alan Dershowitz, one of the foremost legal thinkers of our time, explores a series of questions raised by the most watched criminal trial in American history. Through this brilliant, bold, and eye-opening account of the O.J. Simpson case, he exposes the realities of the criminal justice system of this country." "Widely recognized as America's leading appellate attorney and by any measure a great lawyer. Dershowitz was the man chosen to prepare the appeal if Simpson had been convicted. Now Professor Dershowitz steps back from that role, not to defend the defense team, nor even to plead the case for his client's innocence. Instead, he uses the case to examine the larger issues and to identify the social forces - media, money, gender, and race - that shape the criminal justice system in America today."--Jacket
America on trial : inside the legal battles that transformed our nation by Alan Dershowitz( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of trials, criminal and civil, from throughout American history, including treason and impeachment trials, and courts-martial
The Genesis of justice : ten stories of biblical injustice that led to the Ten Commandments and modern law by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the influence of the biblical Book of Genesis on the evolution of modern concepts of justice, the author examines ten key narratives that gave rise to the Ten Commandments and helped shape our modern legal system
The abuse excuse : and other cop-outs, sob stories, and evasions of responsibility by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to renowned defense attorney and Harvard law professor Alan M. Dershowitz, "abuse excuses" are enabling people to get away with murder - literally. From the Menendez brothers to Lorena Bobbitt, more and more Americans accused of violent crimes are admitting to the charges, but arguing that they shouldn't be held legally responsible. The reason: they're victims - of an abusive parent, a violent spouse, a traumatic experience, ethnic hatred, society at large, or anything else - who struck back at a real or perceived oppressor. And they couldn't help themselves, they say. In this provocative and important collection of essays, Dershowitz reviews a wide range of recent cases - including those of O.J. Simpson, Tonya Harding, and Woody Allen - and argues that the current vogue in victim defenses is antithetical to the ideals of our constitutional democracy. For Dershowitz, the foundations of American society are individual responsibility and the rule of law. And people who claim to be above the law - whatever the excuse - are no more than vigilantes
Is there a right to remain silent? : coercive interrogation and the Fifth Amendment after 9/11 by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The right to remain silent, guaranteed by the famed Fifth Amendment case, Miranda v. Arizona, is perhaps one of the most easily recognized and oft-quoted constitutional rights in American culture. Yet despite its ubiquity, there is widespread misunderstanding about the right and the protections promised under the Fifth Amendment. In this book, the author a legal scholar reveals precisely why our Fifth Amendment rights matter and how they are being reshaped, limited, and in some cases revoked in the wake of 9/11. As security concerns have heightened, law enforcement has increasingly turned its attention from punishing to preventing crime. The author argues that recent Supreme Court decisions have opened the door to coercive interrogations, even when they amount to torture, if they are undertaken to prevent a crime, especially a terrorist attack, and so long as the fruits of such interrogations are not introduced into evidence at the criminal trial of the coerced person. In effect, the court has given a green light to all preventive interrogation methods. By deftly tracing the evolution of the Fifth Amendment from its inception in the Bill of Rights to the present day, where national security is the nation's first priority, the author puts forward a bold reinterpretation of the Fifth Amendment for the post-9/11 world. As the world we live in changes from a "deterrent state" to the heightened vigilance of today's "preventative state," our construction, he argues, must also change. We must develop a jurisprudence that will contain both substantive and procedural rules for all actions taken by government officials in order to prevent harmful conduct-including terrorism. This book presents a look at one of our most essential constitutional rights at one of the most critical moments in recent American history
Reversal of fortune : inside the von Bülow case by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did European aristocrat Claus von Bulow attempt to murder his wife Sunny at their luxurious Newport mansion in 1980? The tabloids of the day certainly had their opinions. "You have one thing in your favor," defense attorney Alan Dershowitz told von Bulow, "Everybody hates you."
The advocate's devil by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massachusetts attorney Abe Ringel defends basketball star Joe Campbell against charges of rape. But as the case unfolds, Ringel develops doubts about Campbell's innocence
Contrary to popular opinion by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Contrary to Popular Opinion Dershowitz selects his most recent columns, articles and essays and adds original commentary to present an engaging and spirited discussion from a remarkable mind about the most pressing issues of our time. Readers of Dershowitz's previous bestsellers, The Best Defense, Reversal of Fortune, and Chutzpah, will delight to see that Contrary to Popular Opinion continues Dershowitz's style of studied audacity. No matter how sensitive or incendiary the subject, Dershowitz is never afraid to say what is on his mind and back it up with solid and surprising arguments. In Contrary to Popular Opinion Dershowitz continues his crusade against blatant and subtle examples of anti-Semitism; dissects the "political correctness" controversy; exposes well-meaning censors on both the right and the left; blasts Bush's overtures to Beijing's repressive regime; makes a strong case for arresting and trying Yasir Arafat; questions the fairness of the RICO laws; makes a surprising pro-choice argument for the overturn of Roe v. Wade; wonders aloud about the damage the "war on drugs" is doing to our civil liberties; and condemns the ominous odor of fascism and bigotry rising from such diverse quarters as Russia's Pamyat and the Presidential campaigns of David Duke and Patrick Buchanan." "No matter what your political convictions, Alan Dershowitz is certain to delight and inform and possibly surprise you. In an age when political discourse has gone the way of the sound-bite, Alan Dershowitz provides a stimulating dose of that all-too-rare commodity - original thought compellingly presented."--Jacket
Shouting fire : civil liberties in a turbulent age by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author presents a collection of his best writings on civil liberties issues, from the right to choice to the separation of church and state, and provides his own controversial philosophy of rights
Just revenge : [a novel] by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

33 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this gripping morality tale of revenge from a bestselling author and world-renowned lawyer, Max Menuchen comes face-to-face with the man who slaughtered his family and contemplates murder. By the time an attorney comes to his defense, Max has already carried out an astounding act of revenge. So begins America's great Holocaust trial
Preemption : a knife that cuts both ways by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies the benefits and consequences of the nation's paradigm shift toward more preventive and proactive approaches to conflict, arguing that the seeds of such a shift were planted prior to the events of September 11
The vanishing American Jew : in search of Jewish identity for the next century by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They've dived into the melting pot - and they've achieved the American Dream. And that, according to Dershowitz, is precisely the problem. More than 50 percent of Jews will marry non-Jews, and their children will most often be raised as non-Jews. Which means, in the view of Dershowitz, that American Jews will vanish as a distinct cultural group sometime in the next century - unless they act now. Speaking to concerned Jews everywhere, Dershowitz calls for a new Jewish
The case for peace : how the Arab-Israeli conflict can be resolved by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the Israelis and the Palestinians take tentative steps toward peace following the death of Yasser Arafat, Dershowitz offers a timely analysis of the opportunities and challenges ahead." "All reasonable people, Dershowitz argues, know what a final peace settlement will look like: two states, based on Israeli withdrawals from Gaza and most of the West Bank; a symbolic recognition by Israel of the rights of Palestinian refugees, with some compensation but no "right of return"; the division of Jerusalem; and a renunciation of violence, with the Palestinians taking all reasonable measures to stamp out terrorism. The problem is how to get there without more bloodshed." "To that end, Dershowitz identifies twelve geopolitical barriers to peace - and explains how to move around them and push the process forward. From the division of Jerusalem and Israeli counterterrorism measures to the security fence and the Iranian nuclear threat, his analyses are clear-headed, well-argued, and sure to be controversial"--
The Mueller report by Robert S Mueller( Book )

9 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There has never been a more important political investigation than Robert S. Mueller III's into President Donald Trump's possible collusion with Russia. His momentous findings can be found here, complete with: -- The 300+ pages of the historic report -- An introduction by constitutional scholar, eminent civil libertarian, and New York Times bestselling author Alan Dershowitz. -- The relevant portions of Title 28 of the Code of Federal Regulations, the 1999 provisions written by former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, which establish and regulate the powers of the special counsel. -- Rod Rosenstein's 2016 order appointing Robert Mueller III as special counsel and outlining the scope of his investigation. -- Attorney General William Barr's four-page summary of the report, as sent to Congress. The wait is over. Robert Mueller, a lifelong Republican, has concluded his investigation and submitted its findings to Attorney General William Barr. Barr has told Congress that Mueller found no proof of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and did not come to a conclusion on obstruction of justice -- neither concluding the president committed a crime nor exonerating him. But Mueller's report was over 300 pages and Barr's summary was only four pages, raising questions about the conclusions of a historic investigation. Special Counsel Robert Mueller III's probe into Russian influence on the 2016 election of Donald Trump -- including links between the campaign and Russian interests, obstruction of justice by President Trump, and any other matters that may have arisen in the course of the investigation -- has been the focal point of American politics since its inception in May 2017. Democrats in the US House of Representatives hoped to use the report to begin impeachment proceedings, with the support of those critical of the president. Media tracked Mueller's every move, and the investigation was subject to constant speculation by political pundits everywhere. It resulted in the indictments of Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and many others. President Trump and his supporters affirmed that the investigation was a "witch hunt" and the product of a plot by the political establishment -- the "deep state" -- to delegitimize his presidency. Mueller's findings -- at least according to Barr -- allowed the latter to claim victory. But now, thanks to a subpoena from House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler for the full report, a resolution from the House of Representatives to release the full report to the public (though blocked in the Senate by Mitch McConnell), and popular demand, it's time for public to judge if that is true. The Mueller investigation will join Watergate, and the Mueller Report will join the 9/11 Commission Report, the Warren Report, and the Starr Report, as one of the most important in history. The Mueller Report is required reading for everyone with interest in American politics, for every 2016 and 2020 voter, and every American. It's now available here as an affordable paperback, featuring an introduction from eminent civil libertarian, Harvard Law Professor Emeritus, and New York Times bestselling author Alan Dershowitz, who provides a constitutional, civil law-based commentary sorely needed in today's media landscape."--Provided by publisher
Sexual McCarthyism : Clinton, Starr, and the emerging constitutional crisis by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The greatest threat to the future of the office of the American Presidency may turn on whether William Jefferson Clinton told a lie, under oath, and then tried - unsuccessfully - to keep secret his sexual relationship with a twenty-two-year-old White House intern."--BOOK JACKET. "In Sexual McCarthyism, bestselling author Alan M. Dershowitz addresses the key issues at stake - issues that transcend the titillating daily headlines - and what their long-term effects may be."--Jacket
The case against impeaching Trump by Alan M Dershowitz( Book )

11 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author seeks to reorient the debate over impeachment to the same standard that Dershowitz has continued to uphold for decades: the law of the United States of America, as established by the Constitution
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.11 for Antiquitie ... to 0.81 for Finding yo ...)

Supreme injustice : how the high court hijacked election 2000
Supreme injustice : how the high court hijacked election 2000The case for IsraelRights from wrongs : a secular theory of the origins of rightsReasonable doubts : the O.J. Simpson case and the criminal justice systemAmerica on trial : inside the legal battles that transformed our nationThe Genesis of justice : ten stories of biblical injustice that led to the Ten Commandments and modern lawThe abuse excuse : and other cop-outs, sob stories, and evasions of responsibilityIs there a right to remain silent? : coercive interrogation and the Fifth Amendment after 9/11
Alternative Names
Alan Dershowitz American lawyer, author

Alan Dershowitz Američki pravnik, odvjetnik, autor i politički komentator

Alan Dershowitz Amerikaans auteur

Alan Dershowitz avocat

Alan Dershowitz avocat américain

Alan Dershowitz avvocato, giurista e accademico statunitense

Alan Dershowitz Jurist

Alan Dershowitz Jurista y comentarista político estadounidense

Alan Dershowitz US-amerikansk jurist og forfatter

Alan Derşovitz

Alan Derşowitz

Alan M. Dershowitz

Alan M. Dershowitz US-amerikanischer Rechtsanwalt

Dershovits, Alan 1938-

Dershowitz, A. M.

Dershowitz, Alan.

Dershowitz, Alan 1938-

Dershowitz, Alan M.

Dershowitz, Alan M. (Alan Morton)

Dershowitz, Alan Morton.

Dershowitz, Alan Morton 1938-

Dershowitz, Alan N. 1938-

Deršovic, Alan M.

Dexiaoweici, Ailun 1938-

Алан Дершовиц американский юрист

Алан Дершовіц

Дершовиц, Алан

Дершовиц, Алан М 1938-

אלן דרשוביץ

אלן דרשוביץ עורך דין, משפטן וסופר יהודי-אמריקאי

דרשוביץ, אלן

דרשוביץ, אלן 1938-

דרשוביץ, אלן מ׳

דרשוביץ, אלן מ׳. לבנת, מאירה

דרשוביץ, אלן מורטון 1938-

עלען דערשאוויץ

ألان دورشويتس محام أمريكي

الن درشویتس نویسنده آمریکایی

더쇼비츠, 앨런 M. 1938-

더쇼위츠, 앨런 1938-

앨런 더쇼비츠


ダーショウィッツ, アラン・M