Book Review

Apr 09, 2019

Book Review: Irresistible – The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alder (320 pages, Penguin Books, 2018)

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Today's post comes from Leonard T. Jernigan, Jr. at the Jernigan Law Firm. Book Review:  Irresistible - The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alder (320 pages, Penguin Books, 2018) Addictive technology is alive and well, and lawyers need to understand what’s happening to our clients, jurors, [...]

Jan 12, 2017

Book Review: Strangers in Their Own Land

By |January 12th, 2017|Book Review, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The author, Arlie Russell Hochschild, a sociologist from Berkeley, California, has attempted to understand the Tea Party movement by going to rural Louisiana. Over a five-year period she got to know the people of this region; attended political events, including Donald Trump rallies; and became friends with many hard-working men and women, all of whom [...]

Jun 06, 2016

Book Review on “Detroit – An American Autopsy”

By |June 6th, 2016|Book Review, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Charlie LeDuff’s raw and hard hitting book, “Detroit – An American Autopsy”  (287 pages) describes the underbelly of a city that was once powerful and wealthy, but now battles Baltimore for the highest murder rate of any American city and  has over 200 unclaimed bodies in the city morgue. It has areas that are vast [...]

Apr 01, 2013

Could Hitler Have Been Stopped?

By |April 1st, 2013|Book Review, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Erik Larson’s bestseller, In the Garden of Beasts, begins in June of 1933 when Franklin Roosevelt appoints William E. Dodd, a 64-year-old history professor at the University of Chicago, to become ambassador to Germany. Dodd’s political and diplomatic skills are minimal, but he accurately reports back to the state department what is happening and he [...]

Nov 23, 2011

Could more effective workers’ compensation law have kept Mickey Mantle’s dad alive?

By |November 23rd, 2011|Book Review, Sports, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, Workers' Compensation Reform|0 Comments

In The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood by Jane Leavy, the author goes into great detail about Mickey’s father, Mutt Mantle, who worked in a lead mine in Commerce, Oklahoma in the 1930s and 40s. Silicosis (a fibrosis of the lung caused by rock dust) was the feared disease of [...]

Nov 07, 2011

The 1911 Triangle Waist Co. – What’s changed since then?

By |November 7th, 2011|Book Review, Tort Reform, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, Workers' Compensation Reform|0 Comments

One hundred and forty six garment workers’ died on March 26, 1911 in a fire that was New York’s deadliest workplace disaster until the attack on the World Trade Center 100 years later. Fire doors were locked. Trapped workers’ either jumped to their deaths from the 9th and 10th floors, or were consumed by the [...]

May 05, 2011

Do We Need Another Teddy Roosevelt?

By |May 5th, 2011|Book Review, Uncategorized|0 Comments

On September 14, 1901 at 2:15 a.m.President William McKinley took his last breath and became the second President since Lincoln to die from an assassin’s bullet. To the horror of many New York politicians, Theodore Roosevelt, the former activist governor of New York who had been shuffled into the vice-presidency to keep him from further meddling in [...]

Apr 20, 2011

The Illusion of Workers Compensation Reform & Corporate America

By |April 20th, 2011|Book Review, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The book, Confessions of a Union Buster, gives us insight into the active national agenda of Corporate American to redesign the nation’s workers’ compensation system through a conspiracy employing the use of smoke and mirrors. Martin Jay Levitt, who performed despicable acts as an employer-sponsored union buster for over 20 years, has written a book [...]