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Clarence Darrow

Attorney for the Damned
Farrell, John A. (Book - 2011)
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Drawing on untapped archives and full of fresh revelations, here is the definitive biography of America's legendary defense attorney and progressive hero. 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 Inherit the Wind . His days-long closing arguments delivered without notes won miraculous reprieves for men doomed to hang. nbsp; 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 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 in Dayton, Tennessee, defending schoolteacher John Scopes in the "Monkey Trial," cementing his place in history. nbsp; Now, John A. Farrell draws on previously unpublished correspondence and memoirs to offer a candid account of Darrow's divorce, affairs, and disastrous finances; new details of his feud with his law partner, the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. nbsp; Clarence Darrow is a sweeping, surprising portrait of a leg­endary legal mind.
Authors: Farrell, John A. (John Aloysius)
Title: Clarence Darrow
attorney for the damned
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: x, 561, [16] p. : plates ; 25 cm
Contents: Rebellions
Free love
Labor's lawyer
Ruby, Ed, and Citizen Hearst
Industrial warfare
Big bill
Los Angeles
The second trial
Grief and resurrection
Red scare
All that jazz
Loeb and Leopold
The monkey trial
Awards & Distinctions: NYT Notable Books of 2011
ISBN: 9780385522588
Branch Call Number: B DARROW F
Statement of Responsibility: John A. Farrell
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [473]-541) and index
Subject Headings: Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938 Lawyers United States Biography
Topical Term: Lawyers
LCCN: 2010046273
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