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John D. Bessler

John D. Bessler teaches at the University of Baltimore School of Law and the Georgetown University Law Center. He is also of counsel to the Minneapolis law firm of Berens & Miller, P.A. In 2018, he was a visiting scholar at the Human Rights Center of the University of Minnesota Law School and received the University System of Maryland Regents' Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Research, or Creative Activity.


The Baron and the Marquis

The Baron and the Marquis: Liberty, Tyranny, and the Enlightenment Maxim That Can Remake American Criminal Justice

by John D. Bessler2019, 540 pp, paper, ISBN 978-1-5310-1305-9 $65.00
The Birth of American Law

The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution

by John D. Bessler2014, 694 pp, jacketed hardback, ISBN 978-1-61163-604-8 $75.00
The Celebrated Marquis

The Celebrated Marquis: An Italian Noble and the Making of the Modern World

by John D. Bessler2018, 568 pp, paper, ISBN 978-1-61163-786-1 $63.00
The Death Penalty as Torture

The Death Penalty as Torture: From the Dark Ages to Abolition

by John D. Bessler2017, 460 pp, jacketed hardback, ISBN 978-1-61163-926-1 $65.00

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