Clarence Darrow

Clarence Darrow

[attorney for the Damned]

Streaming Audiobook - 2012
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Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law school student dreams of being, on the side of right, loved by many women, played by Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind. His days-long closing arguments delivered without notes won miraculous reprieves for men doomed to hang. Darrow left a promising career as a railroad lawyer during the tumultuous Gilded Age in order to champion poor workers, blacks, and social and political outcasts against big business, Jim Crow, and corrupt officials. He became famous defending union leader Eugene Debs in the land-mark Pullman Strike case and went from one headline case to the next—until he was nearly crushed by an indictment for bribing a jury. He redeemed himself in Dayton, Tennessee, defending schoolteacher John Scopes in the "Monkey Trial," cementing his place in history. Now, John A. Farrell draws on previously unpublished correspondence and memoirs to offer a candid account of Darrow's divorce, affairs, and disastrous finances, new details of his feud with his law partner, the famous poet Edgar Lee Masters, a shocking disclosure about one of his most controversial cases, and explosive revelations of shady tactics he used in his own trial for bribery. Clarence Darrow is a sweeping, surprising portrait of a leg-endary legal mind.
Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781452626314
1452626316
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (1260 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Campbell, Danny
hoopla digital
Alternative Title: Attorney for the damned

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