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Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned by John A. Farrell

Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned by John A. Farrell

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Clarence Darrow:  Attorney for the Damned by John A. Farrell is a 561-page hardcover published in 2011 by Doubleday and is a stated first edition.  The book is in very good condition.

Book Summary

St thirty-six, in the tumultuous gilded age Chicago, Clarence Darrow left a promising career as a railroad lawyer and made a name for himself defending the nation's outcasts.  His days-long closing arguments delivered without notes won miraculous reprieves for men doomed to hang.  He became famous defending Union leader Eugene Debs, in the landmark Pullman strike case, and Big Bill Haywood, the brawling, one-eyed labor leader on trial for assassinating Idaho's governor.  He defended the McNamara brothers, charged with bombing the Los Angeles Times Building, and Leopold and Loch, the notorious young thrill killers.  And in one mythic week in 1925, he cemented his place in history defending John Scopes in the famous Monley Trial, facing off against William Jennings Bryan in the classic showdown over the teaching of evolution.

In Darrow's lifetime, America made its transformation from agrarian innocence to the sins of industrial capitalism, and Darrow stood for the workingmen and women being crushed by relentless economic forces.  Chronicling decades during which America was virtually remade, Clarence Darrow is a sweeping, turbulent portrait of an American legend. 

ISBN:  978-0-385-52258-8

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