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What happened next was a bizarre mix of theatrics and law, enacted by William Jennings Bryan for the prosecution and Clarence Darrow for the defense. Though Darrow lost the trial, he made his point--and his career--by calling Bryan, a noted Bible expert, as a witness for the defense. Summer for the Gods is a remarkable retelling of the trial and the events leading up to it, proof positive that truth is stranger than science. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A well written and researched book on the Scopes Trial. Both sides of the event are treated in an even handed manner. The event is reviewed in the context of the 1920's.Published 6 months ago by Gary Denni
When Larson completely mischaracterized the Leopold and Loeb trial early in the book, I lost confidence in his research. It is one of the most famous trials in American history. Read morePublished 9 months ago by K. Sheeter
Pretty good coverage of the Scopes trial and it's place in the decades-long struggle between creationism and evolution in the schools. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Michael L. Muth
Great recap as to how The Scopes Trial developed and what transpired afterward!Published 13 months ago by Jim Scott
Larson's book is about so much more than the Scopes trial. The book brings together a description of the forces at work in America in 1925 and how this combination set the stage... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Joel S. Frady
My motivation for tackling this fine piece of historical trenching hopefully overlaps with the dear reader tackling this review: my sole exposure to the celebrated “Scopes Monkey... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Valjean
Everything you could possibly want to know about the Scopes trial and everyone connected to it. Perfect if one were doing research on the subject, but not for someone just looking... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Madeline
I recently visited Dayton, TN and attended the annual Scopes Trial Play & Festival. One of the festival events was a discussion session featuring descendants of key trial... Read morePublished 15 months ago by RHF