Books by Ronald Stidham

Join four generations of a large family struggling to survive the hardships of life in rural southwest Virginia during the first sixty years of the twentieth century. In Tell Us a Big One: Favorite Family Stories, the author shows us that although they are poor, he and his relatives have each other, and that's what matters most in life. Follow his grandparents, his mother, her ten siblings, his sister, himself, and a few cousins as the close, but mischievous family members learn to laugh in the face of adversity. Throw in a few colorful neighbors and you have a sure recipe for fun.

Part memoir, part good old family stories, and part tribute to a wonderful family, Tell Us Another Big One: More Favorite Family Stories, is all that and more. In this, the second book about life in the author's large family during the first sixty years of the twentieth century, you'll find more stories about how the close, but mischievous, family members lived, worked, and played in rural southwest Virginia. Join four generations of family members and their colorful neighbors for some old-fashioned adventures and misadventures. Their stories are sure to make you laugh.

This highly-praised textbook provides a thorough overview of the American judiciary at every level, paying particular attention to the link between the courts, public policy, and the political environment. This edition also includes comprehensive updates on such topics as health care reform, gay marriage, and women on the Supreme Court.

In this new adaptation from their classic Judicial Process in America, Carp, Stidham, and Manning provide a comprehensive look at state judicial systems. They place the various state court systems within the overall political and judicial framework and examine recent events in, and policymaking by, state courts.

For law and courts courses focused on the federal level, this popular spin-off volume from Judicial Process in America is the perfect supplement. The authors explain the organizational structure of the federal courts, outline the jurisdiction of the three levels of U.S. courts, and pay particular attention to the link between the courts, public policy, and the political environment.