Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned by John A. Farrell

By John A. Farrell

Drawing on untapped information and entire of clean revelations, this is the definitive biography of America’s mythical safety legal professional and innovative hero.

Clarence Darrow is the legal professional each legislation college pupil goals of being: at the facet of correct, enjoyed through many ladies, performed by means of Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind. His days-long final arguments introduced with out notes received astonishing reprieves for males doomed to hold.
Darrow left a promising occupation as a railroad attorney through the tumultuous Gilded Age with the intention to champion terrible staff, blacks, and social and political outcasts opposed to substantial enterprise, Jim Crow, and corrupt officers. He grew to become recognized protecting union chief Eugene Debs within the land­mark Pullman Strike case and went from one headline case to the next—until he used to be approximately overwhelmed by way of an indictment for bribing a jury. He redeemed himself in Dayton, Tennessee, protecting schoolteacher John Scopes within the “Monkey Trial,” cementing his position in historical past.
Now, John A. Farrell attracts on formerly unpublished correspondence and memoirs to supply a candid account of Darrow’s divorce, affairs, and disastrous funds; new information of his feud along with his legislations companion, the well-known poet Edgar Lee Masters; a surprising disclosure approximately one in every of his such a lot debatable instances; and explosive revelations of shady strategies he utilized in his personal trial for bribery.
Clarence Darrow is a sweeping, spectacular portrait of a leg­endary felony mind.

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