From The Editor
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War: A Dad's Guide to Custody
By Joseph E Cordell.
Cordell's book hits
harder than a three-hundred-pound linebacker. Level-headed and
no-nonsense, Civil War is based on the premise that the modern-day
court system continues to operate on the assumption that, in
the event of divorce, women are-and always should be-the primary
custodial parent; and that, furthermore, men are frequently
perceived as liars and abusers who can't be trusted with kids.
Consequently, says the author, custody battles aren't the time
to lose your head, but rather, to screw them on straight. This
isn't pleasure reading-it's a playbook.