The Most Remarkable Woman in England : poison, celebrity and the trials of Beatrice Pace
by : John Cart Wood
This book offers the first in-depth study of one of the most gripping trials of inter-war Britain, that of farmer’s wife Beatrice Pace for the arsenic murder of her husband. A riveting tale from the golden age of press sensationalism, the book offers insights into the era’s justice system, gender debates and celebrity culture. Based on extensive research, it locates the Pace saga in the vibrant world of 1920s press reporting and illuminates a forgotten chapter in the history of civil liberties by considering the debates the case raised about police powers and the legal system.
Spanning settings from the Paces’ lonely cottage in the Forest of Dean to the House of Commons and using sources ranging from meticulous detective reports to heartfelt admirers’ letters, The most remarkable woman in England combines serious scholarship with vivid storytelling to bring to life the extraordinary lives of ordinary people between the wars.
Available in the Law Library at: KF 224 P33 W66 2012
The Laws of Spaceflight : a guidebook for new space lawyers
by: Matthew J. Kleiman, Jenifer K. Lamie, and Maria-Vittoria Carminati
The space industry is in a period of transition and we stand on the threshold of a new era in spaceflight. For the last half century, most space operations were conducted by government agencies. With the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011, private companies are preparing to assume many of the missions traditionally undertaken by governments and to open outer space to the general public. In the midst of this transition, the spaceflight industry faces many challenges.
The purpose of the Guidebook is to introduce lawyers new to the space industry, either at private space companies, in government, or at law firms with space industry clients, to the laws that govern activities in outer space. It is not a treatise on space law, but a practical guidebook. It is meant to help attorneys quickly obtain a basic understanding of spaceflight, the space industry, and the legal issues that their clients confront. We hope that it will also be useful to law students, entrepreneurs, engineers, policymakers, and others who wish to learn more about the laws of spaceflight.
Available in the Law Library at: KZD 1146 U6 K58 2012