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The Essential Words and Writings of Clarence Darrow (Modern Library Classics)

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The celebrated American lawyer Clarence Darrow was renowned for his spirited, ruthlessly logical defense of populist causes and controversial ideas. Even today, Darrows words continue to frame public discussion about our civil liberties and our religious and civic life. In this timely volume, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson and ethicist Jack Marshall assemble a broad and rich collection of the iconic lawyers words and writings-opening statements, trial arguments, lectures-accompanied by excerpts from his memoir and annotated with expert commentary. These selections showcase the mesmerizing power of Darrows passions and ideals, which have lost none of their impact or immediacy with the passage of time.

Synopsis:

The most comprehensive collection in print of the words and writings of the great American lawyer, writer, and social critic Clarence Darrow is edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Larson and ethicist Marshall.

About the Author

Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) had one of the most influential legal careers in American history. He is renowned for his landmark defenses in the 1924 Leopold/Loeb thrill-killing case and the so-called Scopes monkey trial of 1925, where the debate over evolution first surged to national attention. He was notable as a friend to the underdog, a leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and a distinguished speaker on agnosticism, liberalism, and free thought.

Edward J. Larson is Russell Professor of American History and Talmadge Chair of Law at the University of Georgia. He is the author of six books, including Evolution: The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory, published by Modern Library, and Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and Americas Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion, for which he won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize in History.

Jack Marshall is an adjunct professor of legal ethics at American University and the president and founder of ProEthics, Ltd., which conducts ethics seminars across the country. His articles and commentary have appeared in The Federal Lawyer, Everyday Law, Trial, and The Weekly Standard.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812966770
Author:
Darrow, Clarence
Publisher:
Modern Library
Editor:
Marshall, Jack
Editor:
Larson, Edward J.
Author:
Larson, Edward J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Lawyers
Subject:
Law
Subject:
Law -- United States.
Subject:
Darrow, Clarence
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.98x5.28x.65 in. .47 lbs.

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