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- DescriptionWinner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography The definitive biography of Clarence Darrow, the brilliant, idiosyncratic lawyer who defended John Scopes in the Monkey Trial and gave voice to the populist masses at the turn of the twentieth century, thus changing American law forever. Amidst the tumult of the industrial age and the progressive era, Clarence Darrow became America s greatest defense attorney, successfully championing poor workers, blacks, and social and political outcasts, against big business, fundamentalist religion, Jim Crow, and the US government. His courtroom style a mixture of passion, improvisation, charm, and tactical genius won miraculous reprieves for men doomed to hang. In Farrell s hands, Darrow is a Byronic figure, a renegade whose commitment to liberty led him to heroic courtroom battles and legal trickery alike.
- Author BiographyJohn Aloysius Farrellis the author ofRichard Nixon: The Life, a biography of that most enigmatic 37th president of the United States. His previous books areClarence Darrow: Attorney For The Damned, a biography of America's greatest defense attorney, and ofTip O'Neill and the Democratic Century, the definitive account of House Speaker Thomas P. Tip O'Neill Jr. and his times. Farrell is an American journalist and author. He is a contributing editor toPolitico Magazine, after a prize-winning career as a newspaperman, most notably atThe Denver PostandThe Boston Globe, where he worked as White House correspondent and served on the vauntedSpotlightteam. His biography of Clarence Darrow was awarded theLos Angeles Timesbook prize for the best biography of 2011, and won critical praise from reviewers and fellow writers.
- Author(s)John A Farrell
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: General
- Country of PublicationIndia
- ImprintRandom House USA Inc
- Content Noteblack & white plates
- Weight549 g
- Width131 mm
- Height204 mm
- Spine31 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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