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Black Sox in the courtroom : the grand jury, criminal trial and civil litigation

Author: William F Lamb
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A comprehensive, nonpartisan account of the judicial proceedings spawned by the corruption of the 1919 World Series is badly needed. This book does it. The narrative of events has been crafted from surviving fragments of the judicial record, contemporaneous newspaper accounts of the proceedings, museum archives and, occasionally, the literature of the Black Sox scandal."--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: Edward Cicotte
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William F Lamb
ISBN: 9780786472680 0786472685
OCLC Number: 808421726
Description: viii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prelude to infamy --
The 1919 World Series --
Rumblings of scandal --
A grand jury is convened --
Early grand jury proceedings --
The scandal explodes --
The grand jury probe continues --
Post-indictment turmoil --
Grand jury redux --
Extradition follies --
Criminal trial preliminaries --
The prosecution case begins --
The missing confesssions --
The prosecution rests --
The black Sox defense --
Closing words, verdict and the Landis edict --
Black Sox lawsuits --
Deposition revelations --
Eve of trial maneuvers.
Responsibility: William F. Lamb.
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"A comprehensive, nonpartisan account of the judicial proceedings spawned by the corruption of the 1919 World Series is badly needed. This book does it. The narrative of events has been crafted from surviving fragments of the judicial record, contemporaneous newspaper accounts of the proceedings, museum archives and, occasionally, the literature of the Black Sox scandal."--Provided by publisher.

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