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In The Shadow of The Law

by Kermit Roosevelt

In The Shadow of The Law
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    Jun 2005, 370 pages
    Jun 2006, 464 pages

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This is Kermit Roosevelt's first novel. He is an assistant professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a former clerk to a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

He's also a descendent of Theodore Roosevelt, but to his credit, this is a fact that I only gleaned when I asked his publisher a direct question, having noticed that he shared the same name as one of Roosevelt's sons.

Presumably this also makes him a relative of Kermit Roosevelt, the CIA agent who is believed to have masterminded the coup that put the Shah of Iran back on his Throne in 1953.

His latest projects appear to be a work about legal ...

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