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Author Farrell, John A. (John Aloysius)

Title Clarence Darrow : attorney for the damned / John A. Farrell

Publ Info New York : Doubleday, [2011]
Edition First edition
 CCRI-Prov.  KF373 .D35 F37 2011    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  KF373 .D35 F37 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  KF373.D35 F37 2011    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  KF373.D35 F37 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  KF373.D35 F37 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 561 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : plates ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [473]-541) and index
Contents Rebellions -- Chicago -- Prendergast -- Populists -- 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
Note 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 Journalist John A. Farrell draws on previously unpublished correspondence and memoirs to offer a candid account of Darrow's divorce, affairs, feuds, tactics, and controversies.--From publisher description
LC subject Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938
Lawyers -- United States -- Biography
ISBN 9780385522588 (hbk.)
0385522584 (hbk.)