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Let No Guilty Man Escape: A Judicial Biography of Isaac C. Parker (Legal History of North America Series) Hardcover – April 15, 2001

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Volume 9 in the Legal History of North America Series AUTHORBIO Roger H. Tuller is Instructor of History at SUNY College at Cortland, New York.

About the Author

Roger H. Tuller is Professr of U.S. History at Texas A&M, Kingsville, TX.


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Product Details

  • Series: Legal History of North America Series (Book 9)
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press; First Edition edition (April 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806133066
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806133065
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,509,008 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
"LET NO GUILTY MAN ESCAPE": A JUDICIAL BIOGRAPHY OF "HANGING JUDGE" ISAAC C. PARKER by Roger Tuller (2001, Volume 9 in the "Legal History of North America" series, 210 pages)

I suppose it appears clear from the title that this is not going to be a deep, ponderous or scholarly trip into the world of the famous judge. Well, yes and no. This, while a slim little volume, is a swift, accurate, competent and interesting glimpse into the life, work and opinions of Judge Parker. In fact, I see it as an invaluable addition to any library.

Judge Isaac Charles Parker, unfairly nicknamed the "Hanging Judge" and "The Butcher", a powerful bear of a man at 6' 2" with his swarthy Mephistophelean features and black devils' moustache-and-goatee, ruled the West from his federal bench for nearly 21 years. From 1875 to 1896, his bench was the Western District of Arkansas - 74,000 square miles of Indian territories full of fugitives. In his 21 year career as federal judge, he hanged exactly 79 men. His court became famously - and again, unfairly - known as "The Court of the Damned".

Looking more like a jolly St. Nick in his later years, he nonetheless retained his rock solid convictions and didn't hesitate to browbeat the Supreme Court when they disagreed with him. Tuller explores Parker rather more thoroughly than he originally lets on, being a master at injecting a full meaning into short-and-sweet sentences. Tuller addresses fully Parker the city attorney (for St. Joseph, Missouri), the circuit court judge and stalwart congressman. All this before he delves into the legacy of Parker the federal jurist. The views are fair, accurate and detailed without the purple prose of early 20th century biographies.
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Format: Hardcover
The first major biography of Judge Isaac Parker to be written since 1951, 'Let no guilty man escape' provides refreshing insight into the life and career of a man that western novelists and Hollywood have stereotyped as the "Hanging Judge." Since most of the standard works on Judge Parker were written a half century ago, the documents and resources used by Tuller help to paint a picture of the complex person that Isaac C. Parker really was. While minor factual errors and inconsistancies occur throughout, this book is a worthy replacement of 'Hanging Judge.'
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By A Customer on November 17, 2001
Format: Hardcover
A gutsy, three-dimensional view of the Judge. Tuller's passion for the subject is evident throughout.
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