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Date of Publication: 2001
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  • Series: Oklahoma trackmaker series
  • Hardcover: 700 pages
  • Publisher: Oklahoma Heritage Association; First Edition edition (2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1885596197
  • ISBN-13: 978-1885596192
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.3 x 2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,838,324 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By RDG on November 23, 2006
While Clarence Darrow is often on the lips of those who reach back into history of the greatest trial lawyers of all time, Moman Pruiett tops them all. The historical aspect and the outrageousness is better than any fiction - 303 acquittals in 343 murder cases by allegedly mastering the art of jury tampering and deceitful testimony.), this is a gem of a story that every lawyer should read about. It's not about a lawyer who plays by the rules by any means - and this isn't fiction either.

One of the interesting aspects is that he didn't decide to become a lawyer until after his own second conviction (which he served two years), felt that he had been wronged, and swore out the vendetta to empty the jails "and turn thieves and murderers loose . . . in a perfectly legal way."

One of the great stories in the book: The lawyer, Pruiett received a message from a distant state late in his career saying "I have been charged with murder. Have $5,000. Will you defend me?" Pruiett's immediate reply, "Am leaving on the next train with three eyewitnesses."

It was a different time and different place. Famed Law Professor Gerald Uelmen (also of OJ "Dream Team" fame) wrote a good article about Pruiett in the early 1980s and mentioned him in a '99-'00 law review article "Who is the Lawyer of the Century."
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By rusty on August 8, 2012
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This book is a little pricey but if you like to read about early Indian Territory events and people, then this is a "must read." (especially if you are from Oklahoma!)
Harry Barry covers both the good and bad about Moman Pruitt. And what a truly fascinating individual. Plus the turn of the 20th century in Oklahoma was a time of outlaws, indians, cowboys, and renegade lawyers. This is the story of a time that is long past and will never return.
Do yourself a favor, read this book!
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For those people interested in history of the frontier days and Oklahoma, this is an excellent book. It is very interesting and it is a very good book that is hard to put down. It is a thick book, but very engrossing.
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