The Essential Words and Writings of Clarence Darrow

byClarence DarrowEditorEdward J. Larson

Paperback | June 12, 2007

The Essential Words and Writings of Clarence Darrow by Clarence Darrow
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The celebrated American lawyer Clarence Darrow was renowned for his spirited, ruthlessly logical defense of populist causes and controversial ideas. Even today, Darrow’s words continue to frame public discussion about our civil liberties and our religious and civic life. In this timely volume, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson and ethicist Jack Marshall assemble a broad and rich collection of the iconic lawyer’s words and writings–opening statements, trial arguments, lectures–accompanied by excerpts from his memoir and annotated with expert commentary. These selections showcase the mesmerizing power of Darrow’s passions and ideals, which have lost none of their impact or immediacy with the passage of time.
Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) had one of the most influential legal careers in American history. He is renowned for his landmark defenses in the 1924 Leopold/Loeb thrill-killing case and the so-called Scopes monkey trial of 1925, where the debate over evolution first surged to national attention. He was notable as a friend to the underdo...
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Title:The Essential Words and Writings of Clarence DarrowFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8 X 5.1 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 8 X 5.1 X 0.7 inPublished:June 12, 2007Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0812966775

ISBN - 13:9780812966770

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