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Ladies And Gentlemen Of The Jury: Greatest Closing Arguments In Modern Law
Until now, only the twelve jurors who sat in judgment were able to appreciate these virtuoso performances, where weeks of testimony were boiled down and presented with flair, wit, and high drama. For five years the authors researched every archive from those of the L.A. Times to the dusty stacks of the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and readers can now lose themsel ...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published March 31st 1999 by Scribner
(first published 1999)
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This book showcases interesting examples of the powerful impact persuasion can have in people's lives, though the choice of some of these arguments seems suspect. Because of the nature of trials and of lawyers' quirks, many run on far too long to hold the average reader's attention. Repeating information from myriad sources to emphasize that each corroborates the lawyer's story, that each element of the case has been proven or refuted, and that the jury should now reach the desired verdict quick ...more