By John A. Farrell,Julian Burnside
Drawing on untapped records and whole of unpolluted revelations, here's the definitive biography of America’s mythical defence legal professional and revolutionary hero.
Clarence Darrow is the legal professional each legislation scholar goals of being: at the part of correct, enjoyed via many ladies, performed by means of Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind. His days-long last arguments brought with no notes received impressive reprieves for males doomed to hold.
Darrow left a promising profession as a railroad legal professional in the course of the tumultuous Gilded Age with the intention to champion negative staff, blacks, and social and political outcasts opposed to monstrous enterprise, Jim Crow, and corrupt officers. He turned recognized protecting union chief Eugene Debs within the landmark Pullman Strike case and went from one headline case to the following — till he used to be approximately overwhelmed by way of an indictment for bribing a jury. He redeemed himself in Dayton, Tennessee, protecting schoolteacher John Scopes within the ‘Monkey Trial’, cementing his position in heritage.
Now, John Farrell attracts on formerly unpublished correspondence and memoirs to supply a candid account of Darrow’s divorce, affairs, and disastrous funds; new info of his feud together with his legislations accomplice, the well-known poet Edgar Lee Masters; a stunning disclosure approximately certainly one of his so much arguable circumstances; and explosive revelations of shady strategies he utilized in his personal trial for bribery.
Clarence Darrow is a sweeping, fabulous portrait of a mythical criminal mind.
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