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By Donald McRae

ISBN-10: 0061161497

ISBN-13: 9780061161490

“Wonderfully evocative… Donald McRae captures the nice Defender in all his complexity.... A pleasure to read.” — Kevin Boyle, nationwide publication Award-winning writer of Arc of Justice

"Astonishingly vivid." —James Tobin, Award-winning writer of Ernie Pyle’s War

The tale of the 3 dramatic trials that resurrected the lifestyles and profession of America’s such a lot colorful—and controversial—defense lawyer: Clarence Darrow. Many books, performs, and films have coated Darrow and the pains of Leopold and Loeb, John T. Scopes, and Ossian candy earlier than: Geoffrey Cowan’s The humans v. Clarence Darrow; Simon Baatz’s For the fun of It; Kevin Boyle’s Arc of Justice; Meyer Levin’s Compulsion and the movie version of an analogous identify; Inherit the Wind; yet few, if any, have completed the intimacy and immediacy of Donald McRae’s The nice Trials of Clarence Darrow.

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It is a fouler crime to bear false witness against your fellow man, whether you do it from a witness chair, or in a cowardly way in an address to a jury. Suppose you thought I was guilty? Would you dare, as honest men protecting society, say by your verdict that scoundrels like Franklin and darrow on trial | 47 Harrington should be saved from their own sins by charging those sins to someone else? ” Darrow only touched upon the more awkward facts. “I am about as fitted for jury bribing as a Methodist preacher.

If the State tangled together | 29 won and they were led down to the gallows, where the noose of a rope would tighten around their necks until the very life was squeezed from them, they would all be degraded. Darrow had to save them, to lend hope rather than hate to the future. He made it sound so simple and profound, and so crushingly significant, that she began to forgive him herself. Mary knew why Darrow was loved and hated by so many. She certainly hated him less than almost anyone, and loved him more, but he was a devilishly contradictory man.

Mary Field, 32 | the la st tria ls of cla rence da rrow he reminded Ruby, was married to Lemuel Parton but she still sometimes worked as a journalist. She had arrived in Chicago with hopes of attending the trial, but there had been some kind of mix-up. Her press credential would be assigned to a different reporter. Ruby could imagine the wretched Mary Field beseeching Darrow to intervene on her behalf and reclaim her place in the press box. She was outraged. How could he have even spoken to that woman?

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