Publications: Books

Publications: Books

YearPreviewTitleCategoryAuthorPublisherDescription
2001This debut collection of fiction ranges widely in subject matter, tone, and locale, from legal drama to domestic comedy, from Kampala and Shanghai to Trenton, New JerseyThe Left-Handed Marriage: StoriesFictionLeigh Buchanan BienenOntario Review PressThis debut collection of fiction ranges widely in subject matter, tone, and locale, from legal drama to domestic comedy, from Kampala and Shanghai to Trenton, New Jersey.
2011The essays in Murder and Its Consequences span several periods in the history of capital punishment in America and the professional career of Leigh Bienen, a leading researcher on the death penaltyMurder and Its Consequences: Essays on Capital Punishment in AmericaNon-fictionLeigh Buchanan BienenNortheastern University PressThe essays in Murder and Its Consequences span several periods in the history of capital punishment in America and the professional career of Leigh Bienen, a leading researcher on the death penalty.
1998In compelling narrative, the authors probe the sensational cases of Nathan F. Leopold, Jr., and Richard A. Loeb, the Scottsboro "boys," Bruno Richard Hauptmann, Alger Hiss, and O.J. Simpson, highlighting significant lessons about criminal behavior and the administration of criminal justiceCrimes of the CenturyNon-fictionGilbert Geis and Leigh BienenNortheastern University PressIn compelling narrative, the authors probe the sensational cases of Nathan F. Leopold, Jr., and Richard A. Loeb, the Scottsboro "boys," Bruno Richard Hauptmann, Alger Hiss, and O.J. Simpson, highlighting significant lessons about criminal behavior and the administration of criminal justice.
2014Though Kelley is the subject of three biographies and an autobiography, author Leigh Bienen concluded during her extensive research on the legal and social activist that too little had been written about her efforts to improve working conditions in Chicago, where starving women and children labored long hours in unsafe conditions. In an interesting twist, Bienen parallels her own life in Chicago with Kelley’sFlorence Kelley, Factory Inspector in 1890s Chicago, and the ChildrenNon-fictionLeigh Buchanan BienenOpen BooksThough Kelley is the subject of three biographies and an autobiography, author Leigh Bienen concluded during her extensive research on the legal and social activist that too little had been written about her efforts to improve working conditions in Chicago, where starving women and children labored long hours in unsafe conditions. In an interesting twist, Bienen parallels her own life in Chicago with Kelley’s.