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Clarence Darrow by John A. Farrell
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May 29, 12

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One of my favorite scenes in this book is when Darrow is in the south and sits in on a rural southern courtroom to get a feel for the area because he has an upcoming trial. He sees a simple minded man being railroaded and he lunges forward saying, "I'm going to defend that boy!" and his friends drag him out of the courtroom. This book follows Darrow's life through the ups and downs, the big trials and a taste of the little ones done for next to nothing. Long but authoritative rather than dull. The book delves into Darrow's personal philosophy and is a powerful portrait of one of the most famous lawyers in US history.
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