The Last Trials Of Clarence Darrow

Hardcover | June 9, 2009

byDonald McRae

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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—defense attorney: Clarence Darrow. Many books, plays, and movies have covered Darrow and the trials of Leopold and Loeb, John T. Scopes, and Ossian Sweet before: Geoffrey Cowan’s The People v. Clarence Darrow; Simon Baatz’s For the Thrill of It; Kevin Boyle’s Arc of Justice; Meyer Levin’s Compulsion and the film adaptation of the same name; Inherit the Wind; but few, if any, have achieved the intimacy and immediacy of Donald McRae’s The Great Trials of Clarence Darrow.

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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 Ameri...

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The courtroom has been a dramatic setting for larger-than-life figures throughout history, but few have attained the almost mythical status of Clarence Darrow. A legend in his own time, Variety called him "America's greatest one-man stage draw." Here was a man whose flair for showmanship went hand in hand with a fierce intellect; a man...

Donald McRae is the acclaimed author of five nonfiction books, includingEvery Second Counts: The Race to Transplant the First Human HeartandHeroes Without a Country: America's Betrayal of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens. He is the only writer to have won the William Hill UK Sports Book of the Year Award twice. In 2005 he was named Feature Wr...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.36 inPublished:June 9, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061161497

ISBN - 13:9780061161490

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?[Gives] fresh perspective to the familiar.... Fascinating.... Many readers will enjoy The Last Trials of Clarence Darrow...to relive one of the most fascinating series of trials and revisit with one of the most mesmerizing icons of American history.? (Washington Times)