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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Lawrence R. Velvel  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

*Born in Chicago, Illinois

Biographical and Professional Information

*He is the Dean of Massachusetts School of Law and a professor of law*He is the author of a book dealing with constitutional aspects of the Vietnam war, of seventeen law review articles and of twenty-three articles for legal and daily newspapers

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Undeclared war and civil disobedience;: The American system in crisis (University Press of Cambridge series in the social sciences)
ISBN: 0842400060

Dunellen Co. 1970

Sponsored by the Lawyers Committee on American Policy Towards Vietnam - The American System in Crisis

Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam: A Story of the Last Half of the Twentieth Century, Vol 1: Misfits in America
ISBN: 0761826963

University Press of America. 2003

Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam is an honest and revealing description of what academic and professional life were like during the last half of the 20th century. Lawrence R. Velvel has produced a work of wide ranging criticism of the dishonesty, failure of duty, violations of rules, elitism, bragging and celebrity status that became the road to success in the last 50 years of the century.

Trail of Tears: Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam: A Story of the Last Half of the Twentieth Century: A Quartet (Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam, A Quartet, volume 2)
ISBN: 0761827595

University Press of America. 2005

Ronald Glasser, the author of the acclaimed 365 Days, said of the first book in Dean Velvel's quartet (Misfits in America) that it sets the stage for what went wrong at the end of the 20th Century and the beginning of the 21st. Trail of Tears continues setting this stage by describing the kinds of behavior that a few years later culminated in massive fraud and dishonesty in the business, professional, and political worlds in the last years of the Clinton administration and the first years of the Bush II administration.

The Hopes and Fears of Future Years: Loss and Creation: Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam: A Story of the Last Half of the Twentieth Century: A Quartet
ISBN: 0761830367

University Press of America. 2005

The Hopes and Fears of Future Years: Loss and Creation is the third book in Dean Lawrence Velvel's quartet, Thine Alabaster Cities Gleam. It is a story of practicing law in Washington in the 1970s and '80s. It tells of egotism, greed, questionable conduct, and outright misconduct. It also tells of trying to negotiate this modern minefield while keeping to older values like honesty, modesty, and hard work.

Blogs From the Liberal Standpoint: 2004-2005
ISBN: 0977808904

The Doukathsan Press. 2006

Blogs From The Liberal Standpoint: 2004-2005 is the first blog book to seriously address the major political and social issues of our time in a thorough, fascinating, and entertaining way. Topics covered include the war in Iraq, abuses of presidential, administrative, military and media power. There are several blog books currently on the market, but this is the first one to directly and comprehensively cover the issues that matter the most, including early coverage of topics before they gained treatment in the popular press--the abuse of warrantless electronic surveillance the Larry Summers/Harvard scandal and the occurrence of plagiarism scandals among both trade and academic writers, including Harvard's Ogletree/Tribe plagiarism situation.



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