A history of the landmark case of James Earl Gideon's fight for the right to legal counsel. Notes, table of cases, index. The classic backlist bestseller. More than 800,000 sold since its first pub date of 1964.
Judith Crossett, March 26, 2010 (view all comments by Judith Crossett)
This book doesn't need my praise, but it's an important book. This is one of the books I give young people so they understand the power of the Constituion and the power of a citizen in this democracy (the other, Howard Zinn, People's History). These two, and my grandmother's story: when she was 15, her mother came home one day to say, "This is an important day, because now we can vote. Voting is important; never miss a chance to use your right to vote".
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