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Attorney for the Damned: Clarence Darrow in the Courtroom Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-0226136493 ISBN-10: 0226136493 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (February 15, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226136493
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226136493
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #155,125 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Arthur Weinberg was the Lloyd Lewis Fellow in American History at the Newberry Library in Chicago at the time of his death in 1989. He was the coauthor, with Lila Weinberg, of The Muckrackers, Verdicts Out of Court, and Clarence Darrow: A Sentimental Rebel, among other books.

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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Arnold W. Shunneson on March 29, 2002
Format: Paperback
Book is stunning. Makes you realize that language used to be more valued. The guy was amazing simply amazing.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By B. Clarke on December 22, 2008
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Anyone considering a career as a trial lawyer should read this book. So should anyone interested in American history: Darrow the lawyer was smack in the middle of every major issue, cause, and debate in the first third of the twentieth century. The sign on his office door read "We Defend Everyone," and he lived up to that promise. Darrow defended Leopold and Loeb, argued against capital punishment, argued for the right to teach evolution in schools, represented union members, communist party members, and defendants of all stripes in all sorts of murder cases -- including several high profile capital cases in which the accused were members of minority groups. In short, he defended all those who were "damned" by the government and the public in the early twentieth century. As the closing arguments in this book demonstrate, Darrow was a great and powerful orator, a persuasive debater, the common man as brilliant philosopher, a speaker who could wax eloquent with the best of them -- and ultimately a hard-working, dedicated trial lawyer who won his cases by speaking plainly and simply to petit jurors, person to person. Many of his summations left the jurors, and everyone else in the courtroom, in tears. If you don't want your son or daughter to go to law school, don't let him or her read this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. Filipovic on May 12, 2009
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Has transcripts of many of his closing arguments. He was a great philosopher, not only a lawyer. A worthy read. I lend it to others, and never get it back, so I have to constantly buy new copies of the book.
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