Clarence Darrow

Attorney for the Damned

Author: John A. Farrell

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385534515

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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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. 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. Now, John A. Farrell draws on previously unpublished correspondence and memoirs to offer a candid account of Darrow’s divorce, affairs, and disastrous finances; new details of his feud with his law partner, the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. Clarence Darrow is a sweeping, surprising portrait of a leg­endary legal mind. From the Hardcover edition.

The Essential Words and Writings of Clarence Darrow

Author: Clarence Darrow

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0812966775

Category: Law

Page: 254

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A comprehensive anthology of the writings of the distinguished American lawyer, writer, and social critic encompasses an assortment of opening statements, trial arguments, essays, and excerpts from his memoir, illuminating the ideals, aspirations, and passions that defined this iconic attorney. Original.

The Story of My Life

Author: Clarence Darrow

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1329374096

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 474

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Clarence Darrow (April 18, 1857 - March 13, 1938) was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union. He was best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Robert ""Bobby"" Franks (1924). Some of his other notable cases included defending Ossian Sweet, and John T. Scopes in the Scopes ""Monkey"" Trial (1925), in which he opposed William Jennings Bryan (statesman, noted orator, and three-time presidential candidate). Called a ""sophisticated country lawyer,"" he remains notable for his wit, which marked him as one of the most famous American lawyers and civil libertarians. Today, Clarence Darrow is remembered for his reputation as a fierce litigator who, in many cases, championed the cause of the underdog; because of this, he is generally regarded as one of the greatest criminal defense lawyers in American history and therefor has he served as a model for almost every lawyer on film or television.

Closing Arguments

Clarence Darrow on Religion, Law, and Society

Author: Clarence Darrow,S. T. Joshi

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821416324

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 268

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Annotation Closing Arguments collects thoughts on spiritual, legal, and social issues by this Ohio native renowned for his central role in momentous trials.

Crime

Its Cause and Treatment

Author: Clarence Darrow

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775562794

Category: True Crime

Page: 200

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True-crime fans and readers interested in the history of American jurisprudence should definitely add Crime: Its Cause and Treatment to their must-read list. Penned by famed lawyer Clarence Darrow, this penetrating look at the origins of criminal behavior draws on Darrow's own experiences defending such infamous characters as the teenage thrill-killers Leopold and Loeb.

Attorney for the Damned

Clarence Darrow in the Courtroom

Author: Clarence Darrow

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226136515

Category: Law

Page: 576

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A famous defender of the underdog, the oppressed, and the powerless, Clarence Darrow (1857–1938) is one of the true legends of the American legal system. His cases were many and various, but all were marked by his unequivocal sense of justice, as well as his penchant for representing infamous and unpopular clients, such as the Chicago thrill killers Leopold and Loeb; Ossian Sweet, the African American doctor charged with murder after fighting off a violent, white mob in Detroit; and John T. Scopes, the teacher on trial in the famous Scopes Monkey Trial. Published for the first time in 1957, Attorney for the Damned collects Darrow’s most influential summations and supplements them with scene-setting explanations and comprehensive notes by Arthur Weinberg. Darrow confronts issues that remain relevant over half a century after his death: First Amendment rights, capital punishment, and the separation of church and state. With an insightful forward by Justice William O. Douglas, this volume serves as a powerful reminder of Darrow’s relevance today.

Clarence Darrow

American Iconoclast

Author: Andrew E. Kersten

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 080909486X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

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A portrait of the famous lawyer goes beyond his political beliefs and work on controversial cases to offer insight into his contributions as an early modernity iconoclast, citing his achievements as a voice against corporate and government interference in the lives of everyday citizens. By the author of Politics and Progress. 15,000 first printing.

Crime

Its Cause and Treatment

Author: Clarence Darrow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crime

Page: 292

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Richard Nixon

The Life

Author: John A. Farrell

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385537360

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

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From a prize-winning biographer comes the defining portrait of a man who led America in a time of turmoil and left us a darker age. We live today, John A. Farrell shows, in a world Richard Nixon made. At the end of WWII, navy lieutenant “Nick” Nixon returned from the Pacific and set his cap at Congress, an idealistic dreamer seeking to build a better world. Yet amid the turns of that now-legendary 1946 campaign, Nixon’s finer attributes gave way to unapologetic ruthlessness. The story of that transformation is the stunning overture to John A. Farrell’s magisterial biography of the president who came to embody postwar American resentment and division. Within four years of his first victory, Nixon was a U.S. senator; in six, the vice president of the United States of America. “Few came so far, so fast, and so alone,” Farrell writes. Nixon’s sins as a candidate were legion; and in one unlawful secret plot, as Farrell reveals here, Nixon acted to prolong the Vietnam War for his own political purposes. Finally elected president in 1969, Nixon packed his staff with bright young men who devised forward-thinking reforms addressing health care, welfare, civil rights, and protection of the environment. It was a fine legacy, but Nixon cared little for it. He aspired to make his mark on the world stage instead, and his 1972 opening to China was the first great crack in the Cold War. Nixon had another legacy, too: an America divided and polarized. He was elected to end the war in Vietnam, but his bombing of Cambodia and Laos enraged the antiwar movement. It was Nixon who launched the McCarthy era, who played white against black with a “southern strategy,” and spurred the Silent Majority to despise and distrust the country’s elites. Ever insecure and increasingly paranoid, he persuaded Americans to gnaw, as he did, on grievances—and to look at one another as enemies. Finally, in August 1974, after two years of the mesmerizing intrigue and scandal of Watergate, Nixon became the only president to resign in disgrace. Richard Nixon is a gripping and unsparing portrayal of our darkest president. Meticulously researched, brilliantly crafted, and offering fresh revelations, it will be hailed as a master work.

Industrial Conspiracies

Author: Clarence S. Darrow

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775560341

Category: Law

Page: 34

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Before he gained notoriety as the lawyer who defended teenage murderers Leopold and Loeb, lawyer Clarence Darrow was an important figure in the labor movement and progressive causes. In his talk Industrial Conspiracies, Darrow provides a wide-ranging look at his own political philosophy, including his somewhat radical insistence that the U.S. Constitution -- and by extension, the country's system of democracy -- should be abolished and rebuilt from scratch.

In the Clutches of the Law

Clarence Darrow's Letters

Author: Clarence Darrow,Randall Tietjen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520265580

Category: History

Page: 550

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This volume presents a selection of 500 letters by Clarence Darrow, the pre-eminent courtroom lawyer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Randall Tietjen selected these letters from over 2,200 letters in archives around the country, as well as from one remarkable find—the kind of thing historians dream about: a cache of about 330 letters by Darrow hidden away in the basement of Darrow’s granddaughter’s house. This collection provides the first scholarly edition of Darrow’s letters, expertly annotated and including a large amount of previously unknown material and hard-to-locate letters. Because Darrow was a gifted writer and led a fascinating life, the letters are a delight to read. This volume also presents a major introduction by the editor, along with a chronology of Darrow’s life, and brief biographical sketches of the important individuals who appear in the letters.

Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century

Author: John A. Farrell

Publisher: Back Bay

ISBN: 9780316185707

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 776

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A stirring biography of the great politician and legendary Speaker of the House follows his career from the end of World War II to his struggles against Newt Gingrich. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

American Lightning

Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century

Author: Howard Blum

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307410269

Category: History

Page: 352

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It was an explosion that reverberated across the country—and into the very heart of early-twentieth-century America. On the morning of October 1, 1910, the walls of the Los Angeles Times Building buckled as a thunderous detonation sent men, machinery, and mortar rocketing into the night air. When at last the wreckage had been sifted and the hospital triage units consulted, twenty-one people were declared dead and dozens more injured. But as it turned out, this was just a prelude to the devastation that was to come. In American Lightning, acclaimed author Howard Blum masterfully evokes the incredible circumstances that led to the original “crime of the century”—and an aftermath more dramatic than even the crime itself. With smoke still wafting up from the charred ruins, the city’s mayor reacts with undisguised excitement when he learns of the arrival, only that morning, of America’s greatest detective, William J. Burns, a former Secret Service man who has been likened to Sherlock Holmes. Surely Burns, already world famous for cracking unsolvable crimes and for his elaborate disguises, can run the perpetrators to ground. Through the work of many months, snowbound stakeouts, and brilliant forensic sleuthing, the great investigator finally identifies the men he believes are responsible for so much destruction. Stunningly, Burns accuses the men—labor activists with an apparent grudge against the Los Angeles Times’s fiercely anti-union owner—of not just one heinous deed but of being part of a terror wave involving hundreds of bombings. While preparation is laid for America’s highest profile trial ever—and the forces of labor and capital wage hand-to-hand combat in the streets—two other notable figures are swept into the drama: industry-shaping filmmaker D.W. Griffith, who perceives in these events the possibility of great art and who will go on to alchemize his observations into the landmark film The Birth of a Nation; and crusading lawyer Clarence Darrow, committed to lend his eloquence to the defendants, though he will be driven to thoughts of suicide before events have fully played out. Simultaneously offering the absorbing reading experience of a can’t-put-it-down thriller and the perception-altering resonance of a story whose reverberations continue even today, American Lightning is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction. From the Hardcover edition.

Letters to a Young Lawer (Easyread Large Edition)

Author: Alan Dershowitz

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 145874972X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

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As defender of both the righteous and the questionable, Alan Dershowitz has become perhaps the most famous and outspoken attorney in the land. Whether or not they agree with his legal tactics, most people would agree that he possesses a powerful and profound sense of justice. In this meditation on his profession, Dershowitz writes about life, law, and the opportunities that young lawyers have to do good and do well at the same time. We live in an age of growing dissatisfaction with law as a career, which ironically comes at a time of unprecedented wealth for many lawyers. Dershowitz addresses this paradox, as well as the uncomfortable reality of working hard for clients who are often without many redeeming qualities. He writes about the lure of money, fame, and power, as well as about the seduction of success. In the process, he conveys some of the ''tricks of the trade'' that have helped him win cases and become successful at the art and practice of ''lawyering.''

The Scopes Monkey Trial

Author: Randy Moore,William McComas

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439656576

Category: Science

Page: 128

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The 1925 case against high school coach and science teacher John Scopes, arrested for teaching evolution in defiance of a Tennessee state law, was America’s original “Trial of the Century.” The proceedings began as a publicity stunt but grew into a landmark event in the nation’s history. The trial featured three-time presidential candidate and fundamentalist leader William Jennings Bryan, who argued on behalf of the prosecution, and famed agnostic attorney Clarence Darrow, who helped defend Scopes. Although the Scopes case produced no legal precedent, the trial has been analyzed by historians, praised and vilified by politicians and preachers, cited in countless legal, political, and theological skirmishes, and retold in plays, movies, museum exhibits, and television documentaries. Images of America: The Scopes Monkey Trial examines the events that captured the attention of the world and still have much to teach us today.

Generation of the Damned

Baby Boomers and the Vietnam War

Author: H. David Brace

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1524555169

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 172

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My book is my biography as a typical baby boomer born after the Second World War, growing up in the 50s and early 60s, which were my happy times, which would end with my enlistment in the marines! My book ends with the political fallout from that war.

Thick as Thieves

Author: Peter Spiegelman

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 0307263177

Category: Fiction

Page: 295

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Reluctantly heading a lucrative heist involving diamonds, money laundering, and extortion, former CIA agent Carr worries about the recent death of the con group's former leader, inaccuracies in their bought intelligence, and his lover's personal agenda.

Verdicts Out of Court

Author: Clarence Darrow,Arthur Weinberg,Lila Weinberg

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: 9780929587011

Category: Law

Page: 448

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This remarkable collection of the great attorney s writings reveals why he was such a force in the court of law and in the court of public opinion. Darrow turned to writing essays, debates, fiction to influence a broader audience beyond the field of law. Through his observations on such social issues as race, revolution, labor, divorce, crime, war, and religion, and his estimates of men and women, he became the attorney for the public conscience. His beliefs, delivered with an urbane blending of wit, lawyer s logic, satire, and sentiment, remain a part of our continuing social philosophy. They are amply illustrated in this superb collection, and remain strikingly pertinent today. Fascinating. Whether Darrow is condemning capital punishment, questioning immortality, or extolling free trade, he is usually incisive, never boring, and always unafraid of speaking his mind. A rare combination in his or any other age. William M. Kunstler, New York Times. A fascinating collection of Darrow s writings, showing the wide range and the impact of his thinking on the American character. Irving Stone."