Ron Clark is a blogging buddy and a distinguished practitioner in residence at Seattle U. Talk about a cool job.
He sent me his latest book that he wrote with one of my dear friends Bill Bailey (and a third author George Dekle): Cross-Examination Handbook.
It is not as small as my hand however.
At almost 400 pages and with a CD of case files it is safe to say that this is an exhaustive reference book and practice manual.
I like that it is not just line after line of text. There are pictures in it (O-Jay for one). Cute little boxes highlight techniques like - "Impeachment by contradiction." And my favorite - "Don't Stop: the liar-liar technique."
This is a law book written by actual attorneys who have practice law. [No offense meant to the purely academic writers]. This book transcends what a person can learn in law school. It takes you right into the courtroom.