Diane Kiesel

Diane Kiesel

Diane Kiesel is a former judge of the Supreme Court of New York. A former journalist, she is the author of Domestic Violence: Law Policy and Practice, published in 2017 by the Carolina Academic Press, and She Can Bring Us Home: Dr. Dorothy Boulding Ferebee, Civil Rights Pioneer, published in 2015 by the University of Nebraska Press/Potomac Books. Her next book, When Charlie Met Joan: The Tragedy of the Chaplin Trials and the Failings of American Justice, will be published in 2024 by the University of Michigan Press.


16 entries by Diane Kiesel

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On Sex and Gender: A Commonsense Approach

By Doriane Lambelet Coleman

On Sex and Gender: A Commonsense Approach

Can we at least talk about what it means to be male or female?

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Judgment and Mercy

By Martin J. Siegel

Judgment and Mercy

The problematic jurist who gave Julius and Ethel the chair.

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The Private Dick

A recent biography reveals James Ellroy to be every bit as over-the-top as his hardboiled detectives.

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The Bishop and the Butterfly: Murder, Politics, and the End of the Jazz Age

The tawdry case that helped FDR win the White House.

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Decadent Women: Yellow Book Lives

Meet the ladies behind a cutting-edge (if little-remembered) magazine.

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The Enchanters: A Novel

By James Ellroy

The Enchanters: A Novel

This over-the-top potboiler may be too much for all but the author’s diehard fans.

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The Case of the Married Woman

By Antonia Fraser

The Case of the Married Woman

A discarded wife demands equal protection under the law.

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Scoundrel

By Sarah Weinman

Scoundrel

A page-turning saga of true crime and false narratives.

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Judgment and Mercy: The Turbulent Life and Times of the Judge Who Condemned the Rosenbergs

The problematic jurist who gave Julius and Ethel the chair.

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The Case of the Married Woman: Caroline Norton and Her Fight for Justice for Women

A discarded wife demands equal protection under the law.

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Widespread Panic: A Novel

By James Ellroy

Widespread Panic: A Novel

Dames, drunks, and dirty cops run roughshod over 1950s L.A. in this hardboiled, hard-to-put-down tale.

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The Exploits of an A-List Attorney

An engrossing look at early 20th-century lawyer Nathan Burkan and his larger-than-life clients.

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14 Miles: Building the Border Wall

This valuable yet overly detailed look at Trump’s pet project illustrates why good fences don’t always make good neighbors.

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The Trial and Execution of the Traitor George Washington

What if the father of our country had gotten caught by the British?