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Clarence Darrow [electronic resource] : attorney for the damned / John A. Farrell.

Authors: Farrell, John A. (John Aloysius)
Call number: eBook
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2011.
Publication date: c2011.
Subject: Lawyers -- United States -- Biography.
Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938.
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Title: Clarence Darrow [electronic resource] : attorney for the damned / John A. Farrell.
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: 1 online resource (x, 561, [16] p.) : plats.
Contents note: 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.
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Summary 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 Journalist John A. Farrell draws on previously unpublished correspondence and memoirs to offer a candid account of Darrow's divorce, affairs, feuds, tactics, and controversies.--From publisher description.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [473]-541) and index.
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Available in other form: Farrell, John A. (John Aloysius). Clarence Darrow. 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385534512 (electronic bk.)
0385534515 (electronic bk.)
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