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Darrow : a biography

Author: Kevin Tierney
Publisher: New York : Crowell, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Based on extensive new research and unpublished correspondence, this book presents a fresh, complex portrait of a towering figure in American history. Sweeping in scope and penetrating in its insights, the book traces Clarence Seward Darrow's rise from obsecurity to fame and notoriety, laying bare the truth about the man who encouraged myths to grow around himself. Writer, social reformer, lawyer, and politician, he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigations, etc
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tierney, Kevin.
Darrow, a biography.
New York : Crowell, c1979
(OCoLC)607854592
Named Person: Clarence Darrow; John Thomas Scopes; Clarence Seward Darrow
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Tierney
ISBN: 0690014082 9780690014082
OCLC Number: 4642238
Description: vi, 490 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: From village to city --
From success to disaster --
from disgrace to distinction.
Responsibility: Kevin Tierney.

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Based on extensive new research and unpublished correspondence, this book presents a fresh, complex portrait of a towering figure in American history. Sweeping in scope and penetrating in its insights, the book traces Clarence Seward Darrow's rise from obsecurity to fame and notoriety, laying bare the truth about the man who encouraged myths to grow around himself. Writer, social reformer, lawyer, and politician, he fought for unions, advancement of the blacks, and redistribution of wealth, and against the "trusts." His extraordinary performances as defense attorney in the Leopold and Loeb "thrill-killing" case of 1924 and the Scopes evolution trial of 1925 made him such a celebrity that the show-business newspaper Variety described him as "America's greatest one-man stage draw." In what seems destined to become the definitive work, the author delineates this remarkable life, which spanned the era between the Civil War and World War II, with a sure grasp of the historical context and a keen eye for the man behind the legend. -- from book jacket

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