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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—d

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Heidi Gonzalez
Clarence Darrow was a fabulous orator and could hold a courtroom captive with his speeches. He had just come off a scandalous time in California where he was charged with jury tampering. He now found himself practicing in NY and defending some of the most unsympathetic clients Leopold and Loeb on a charge of murder. His clients were so unsympathetic and so odd that there was no chance of not having them convicted but he was able to escape the death penalty. After that trial Darrow who thought hi ...more
Seamus Thompson
Clarence Darrow has been one of my heroes ever since I first watched Inherit the Wind in high school. Every couple years I find myself reading another book about Darrow or one of his cases, refining and bringing more shadow to this legendary figure.

While this is not the best book I have read about Darrow it would probably make the best introduction for someone approaching this figure for the first time. Over a period of 15 months late in his career, Darrow served as the defense attorney in three
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Donald McRae was born near Johannesburg in South Africa in 1961 and has been based in London since 1984.

He is the award-winning author of six non-fiction books which have featured legendary trial lawyers, heart surgeons and sporting icons. He is the only two-time winner of the UK’s prestigious William Hill Sports Book of the Year – an award won in the past by Nick Hornby’s Fever Pitch and Laura H
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