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Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography
The definitive biography of Clarence Darrow, the brilliant, idiosyncratic lawyer who defended John Scopes in the Monkey Trial and gave voice to the populist masses at the turn of the twentieth century, thus changing American law forever.
Amidst the tumult of the industrial age and the progressive era, Clarence Darrow became Americas greatest defense attorney, successfully championing poor workers, blacks, and social and political outcasts, against big business, fundamentalist religion, Jim Crow, and the US government. His courtroom stylea mixture of passion, improvisation, charm, and tactical geniuswon miraculous reprieves for men doomed to hang. In Farrells hands, Darrow is a Byronic figure, a renegade whose commitment to liberty led him to heroic courtroom battles and legal trickery alike.
|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Publish Date:||May 01, 2012|
|Number of Pages:||592|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.2|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||8.0 x 5.2 x 1.2|
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