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The Great Trials of Clarence Darrow

The Landmark Cases of Leopold and Loeb, John T. Scopes, and Ossian Sweet

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“Wonderfully evocative… Donald McRae captures the Great Defender in all his complexity.... A joy to read.” — Kevin Boyle, National Book Award-winning author of Arc of Justice

"Astonishingly vivid." —James Tobin, Award-winning author of Ernie Pyle’s War

The story of the three dramatic trials that resurrected the life and career of America’s most colorful—and controversial—defense attorney: Clarence Darrow. Many books, plays, and movies have covered Darrow and the trials of Leopold and Loeb, John T. Scopes, and Ossian Sweet before: Geoffrey Cowan’s The People v. Clarence Darrow; Simon Baatz’s For the Thrill of It; Kevin Boyle’s Arc of Justice; Meyer Levin’s Compulsion and the film adaptation of the same name; Inherit the Wind; but few, if any, have achieved the intimacy and immediacy of Donald McRae’s The Great Trials of Clarence Darrow.

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  • ISBN: 9780061161506
  • ISBN 10: 0061161500
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 05/18/2010
  • Pages: 448
  • List Price: 21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General

The Great Trials of Clarence Darrow by Donald McRae

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