Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned
by John A Farrell (9780385522588)

Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned
 
John A Farrell
Release Date: 14 June 2011
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 561
Categories: Historical
Lawyers & Judges
Publisher: Doubleday Books
ISBN: 9780385522588
ISBN-10: 0385522584



@lt;[email protected];Drawing on untapped archives and full of fresh revelations, here is the definitive biography of America's legendary defense attorney and progressive [email protected];[email protected];@lt;[email protected];@lt;/[email protected];Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law school student dreams of being: on the side of right, loved by many women, played by Spencer Tracy in @lt;[email protected];Inherit the [email protected];/[email protected];. His days-long closing arguments delivered without notes won miraculous reprieves for men doomed to hang. @lt;[email protected]; @lt;[email protected]; 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 Debs in the land-mark 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 in Dayton, Tennessee, defending schoolteacher John Scopes in the "Monkey Trial," cementing his place in history. @lt;[email protected]; @lt;[email protected]; Now, John A. Farrell draws on previously unpublished correspondence and memoirs to offer a candid account of Darrow's divorce, affairs, and disastrous finances; new details of his feud with his law partner, the famous poet Edgar Lee Masters; a shocking disclosure about one of his most controversial cases; and explosive revelations of shady tactics he used in his own trial for bribery. @lt;[email protected];@lt;[email protected]; @lt;/[email protected];@lt;[email protected];@lt;[email protected];Clarence [email protected];/[email protected]; is a sweeping, surprising portrait of a leg-endary legal mind.

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