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A single-cup-of-coffee read, Civil Law in America: A Minimalist Law Book is a creative, simple, and uniquely concise expression of the law. Only 60 brief pages in length, it is not a law treatise, casebook, "how to," substantive reference, or primary or secondary law source. Like artwork painted from memory that conveys its subject with only essential lines and gestures, Civil Law in America: A Minimalist Law Book thoughtfully provokes on the issues of the law. Inspired by art and music, the book was written for artists, students, teachers, and anyone interested in legal issues. More like songwriting than legal writing, this littlest of law books provides a spare, lyrical foundation for understanding the law.