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Ed Mannino

Politics and American Business: The Growth of Industrial America, 1860-1960

This book reviews the critical 100 year period during which the United States achieved worldwide industrial supremacy, and identifies the five critical factors which determined whether government intervention assisted or hindered American business growth. The Conclusion then examines these five factors in the lens of contemporary politics, identifying where government policy has fallen short in several respects.

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Ed Mannino

Business And Commercial Litigation: A Trial Lawyer's Handbook

Business and Commercial Litigation: A Trial Lawyer's Handbook (1995) is a practical guide for the trial lawyer litigating business cases. With step-by-step guidance for all aspects of both jury and non-jury trials, the book takes the trial lawyer, in eleven chapters and appendices over 450 pages, from shaping your case and jury selection to closing argument, separately covering bench trials. The book and fifteen separate appendices provide forms for all aspects of trial, including sample jury selection outlines, graphic exhibits, and an opening statement and a cross-examination of an expert witness conducted by the author and taken from actual trial transcripts.

Trial Magazine praised the book as "an exemplary trial advocate's handbook and 'how to' manual for commercial law practice," "a good read," and "the latest 'must read' reference for the trial lawyer who practices commercial law."

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Business and Commercial Litigation is available from the author for a discounted price of $75.00. All copies are new, and are shipped in the original, unopened wrap. Send a check or money order for $75.00, payable to Edward F. Mannino, to him at P.O. Box 387, Gwynedd Valley, PA 19437-0387. No additional shipping charge will be billed, and shipment will be made upon receipt of payment.

Used copies are also available at Amazon.com for prices up to $500.00 plus shipping.



Ed Mannino

Faith Of Our Fathers: An American Catholic History

Faith of our Fathers: An American Catholic History traces the historical journey of American Catholics from a despised minority to a valuable and accepted part of the American tapestry today. The book surveys the many contributions Catholics have made to American arts and letters, politics, law, education, and public health. Separate chapters discuss Flannery O'Connor, Thomas Merton, Fulton Sheen, Bruce Springsteen, Denise Levertov, and John Berryman in the arts; Al Smith, Michael Harrington, and Robert Kennedy in politics; Catholic Supreme Court Justices in law; and American nuns in education and public health. There are also chapters covering the popular portrayal of Catholics in American literature and the popular media, including movies and television programs, demonstrating the growing appreciation of the Catholic presence in America.

Faith of our Fathers has just been published in hardcover and paperback versions, as well as in a Kindle ebook, and is available for ordering from Amazon.com, bn.com, and other internet sellers.

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Ed Mannino

Lender Liability And Banking Litigation

Lender Liability and Banking Litigation is a comprehensive guide to litigating banking cases, providing guidance on theories of liability from fraud, securities law, and RICO to negligent misrepresentation, bankruptcy claims, and lead bank liability to participant banks. The book also covers in depth litigation budgeting, prevention strategies, discovery, privilege, and class action issues, as well as practical guides to trying a banking case and utilizing alternative dispute resolution. Multiple forms for trial are supplied in appendices.

The Philadelphia Bar Association's Retainer rated the book as "recommended," noting that it "explores traditional theories of lender liability along with a whole spate of new statutory and common law theories in a straightforward, well-researched and heavily annotated manner. That it remains so readable is a credit to the author."

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Ed Mannino

Shaping America

Shaping America: The Supreme Court and American Society is a comprehensive historical study of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1789 through 2008. More than 150 cases are discussed and analyzed in their historical contexts, examining the decisions in light of the prevailing political philosophies and public opinion of the times. The discussions integrate historical and legal subjects into a comprehensive exploration of the Supreme Court's evolving role in shaping American society from the earliest days to the present.

Reviewers have uniformly praised Shaping America. H-Net Reviews concluded that "students in constitutional law courses would benefit from reading Mannino's careful narrative of the historical context of the leading Supreme Court decisions," noting his "fine attention to historical detail," and the "rich description of the evolution and context of U.S. Supreme Court decision-making." Choice found Shaping America to be "an exceptionally fine volume [in] U.S. constitutional history," and marked it as "Highly recommended." The Law and Politics Book Review characterized the book as "well written and researched," providing "a rich historical account of the canon of great cases, which textbooks regularly fail to provide," and noting that "Mannino's prose animates judicial politics in fresh and dynamic ways, which will appeal to lay readers and students alike." Federal Judge Louis Pollak, former Dean of both Yale Law School and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, saw Shaping America as "bridg[ing] law and history to present a clear account of the crucial institutional role the Supreme Court has, for two centuries, played in our country's growth and change." Finally, Jerold Solovy, a prominent trial and appellate lawyer and Trustee of the Supreme Court Historical Society, called the book "a masterful survey by a dean of the American bar," and rated it as "a must read for any student of law and history."

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