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A Judge’s Odyssey: From Vermont to Russia, Kazakhstan and Georgia, to War Crimes and Organ Trafficking in Kosovo by Judge Dean B. Pineles is a compelling and enthralling autobiography that richly captures Pineles’ journey and experiences while serving in the American judicial system and some parts of Europe. Having served in the Justice Department in Washington D.C, Pineles kicked off his career in the legal profession in the mid-70s, heading a department in Vermont’s Attorney General’s office. He steadily climbed the hierarchical ladder of Vermont’s judicial system and made an impact in its corridors of justice. After an eventful two-decade tenure domestically, he ventured into the international justice domain where he helped adapt and implement the rule of law in parts of Russia, Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Kosovo.
Judge Dean B. Pineles’ A Judge’s Odyssey is a magnificent piece of work. Pineles conveys his thoughts, ideas, and encounters in a forthright, candid, and insightful way. He gave me a front seat in the political and judicial realm of the United States and the respective parts of Europe he describes in his book. He captures the latter’s social and political panorama with genuine originality, not ignoring the mood and atmosphere surrounding these societal pillars. He graces his memoir with profoundly witty anecdotes, reminding me that judges too are human and experience life in the same way as other people. I learned a lot about the functioning of the judicial system in Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, and even the US. I also learned so much from the cases Pineles handled, especially those in Kosovo. This is a must-read for political enthusiasts. Get yourself a copy of this memoir to learn more about the author's engrossing experiences.