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Clarence Darrow : attorney for the damned

Author: John A Farrell
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2012. ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law school student dreams of being: on the side of right, loved by many women, portrayed by Spencer Tracy. His days-long closing arguments, delivered without notes, won miraculous reprieves. Darrow left a promising career as a railroad lawyer during the tumultuous Gilded Age in order to champion poor workers, blacks, and social and political outcasts against big business, Jim  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Clarence Darrow; Clarence Darrow; Clarence Seward Darrow
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Farrell
ISBN: 9780767927598 0767927591 9780385522588 0385522584
OCLC Number: 753624924
Description: x, 561, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Rebellions --
Chicago --
Prendergast --
Populist --
Free love --
Labor's lawyer --
Ruby, Ed, and Citizen Hearst --
Industrial warfare --
Big bill --
Frailties --
Los Angeles --
Gethsemane --
The second trial --
Grief and resurrection --
Red scare --
All that jazz --
Loeb and Leopold --
The monkey trial --
Sweet --
Crashing --
Closing.
Responsibility: John A. Farrell.

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Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law school student dreams of being: on the side of right, loved by many women, portrayed by Spencer Tracy. His days-long closing arguments, delivered without notes, won miraculous reprieves. Darrow left a promising career as a railroad lawyer during the tumultuous Gilded Age in order to champion poor workers, blacks, and social and political outcasts against big business, Jim Crow, and corrupt officials. He became famous defending union leader Eugene V. Debs in the landmark Pullman Strike case and went from one headline case to the next--until he was nearly crushed by an indictment for bribing a jury. He redeemed himself defending schoolteacher John Scopes in the "Monkey Trial," cementing his place in history. Journalist John A. Farrell draws on previously unpublished correspondence and memoirs to offer a candid account of Darrow's divorce, affairs, feuds, tactics, and controversies.--From publisher description.

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