Allan Gerson Books
Privatizing Peace: From Conflict to Security
(with Nat Coletta, Transnational Publishers, 2002)
A blueprint for privatization of post-conflict reconstruction through an expanded role for the private sector in international organizations.
The Price of Terror: How the Families of the Victims of Pan Am 103 Brought Libya to Justice
(with Jerry Adler, Harper-Collins, 2001)
An examination of the quest for justice by families of victims of the Pan Am 103 bombing and the groundbreaking civil suit for damages against Libya. Traces the plaintiffs' attempts to overcome various legal and political hurdles, such as the defense of sovereign immunity.
"A gripping account of the first international mass terrorist attack on American citizens... The heroes - the families of the victims - have persevered in using the law to fight back, and their experiences hold and
important example for us in how law and reason triumph over terror, and how unwavering resolve can lead to justice." -Scott Turow
The Kirkpatrick Mission: Diplomacy Without Apology - America at the United Nations 1981-1985
(Free Press/MacMillan, 1991)
An intimate review of Jeane Kirkpatrick's tenure as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
"Diplomatic heroism may sound like an oxymoron, but it is a perfect summary of Jeane Kirpatrick's tenure as U.S. Ambassador at the United Nations. Allan Gerson was a key member of the Kirkpatrick team. His illuminating memoir is an indispensable chronicle of American diplomacy at its best." - Charles Krauthammer
Israel, the West Bank, and International Law
An exhaustive examination of the legal and political aspects of Israel's military administration of the West Bank's administrative, judicial, and property system, and of how international law can play a more
constructive role in resolution of the underlying conflict.
Lawyer's Ethics: Contemporary Dilemmas
A compendium of the various ethical dilemmas confronting the legal profession and formulations for responsible behavior. Of interest to both the professional and the lay person concerned with the role and
responsibilities of American lawyers.