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  • Published: 27 November 1998
  • ISBN: 9780345424877
  • Imprint: Ballantine
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $24.99

Lib Contemp Thought

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" One would like to think that the U.S. Supreme Court, the highest Court in the land, is the one island of sanity still remaining. But if what you folks are about to read is any indication, we've all got a lot to worry about. The question that presents itself is whether the near pathological dizziness and irrationality in our society has so invaded this nation's marrow that, like a wild-infectious virus, even the Supreme Court is not immune." --from NO ISLAND OF SANITY Now, in the powerful premiere of the Library of Contemporary Thought, Vincent Bugliosi takes a timely swipe at the Supreme Court's decision in Paula Jones v. Bill Clinton. Famed as the prosecutor of Charles Manson and author of the classic bestseller HELTER SKELTER, Bugliosi argues that the high court has rarely been proved so wrong, so fast. NO ISLAND OF SANITY is only the beginning of an ongoing dialogue with some of the most original writers working today. Each month, the Library of Contemporary Thought will bring you a different voice on a hot-button topic in American life, politics, and culture. From Mickey Mouse to Tiger Woods, from how we age to how we read, no subject is too controversial or too unlikely for these powerful and provocative books.

  • Pub date: 27 November 1998
  • ISBN: 9780345424877
  • Imprint: Ballantine
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Vincent Bugliosi

VINCENT T. BUGLIOSI received his law degree in 1964 from UCLA law school, where he was president of his graduating class. In his eight-year career as a prosecutor for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, he tried close to 1,000 felony and misdemeanour court and jury trials. Of 106 felony trials, he lost but one case. His most famous trail was, of course, the Manson case, which became the basis of his best-selling book Helter Shelter. But even before the Manson case, in his television series “The D.A.,” actor Robert Conrad patterned his starring role after Bugliosi. His last nonfiction book, Till Death Do Us Part¸ was also a best seller. He died in June 2015 in Los Angeles.

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