Clarence Darrow (April 18, 1857 - March 13, 1938) was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union. He was best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks (1924). Some of his other notable cases included defending Ossian Sweet, and John T ...
Clarence Darrow (April 18, 1857 - March 13, 1938) was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union. He was best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks (1924). Some of his other notable cases included defending Ossian Sweet, and John T. Scopes in the Scopes "Monkey" Trial (1925), in which he opposed William Jennings Bryan (statesman, noted orator, and three-time presidential candidate). Called a "sophisticated country lawyer", he remains notable for his wit, which marked him as one of the most famous American lawyers and civil libertarians. Today, Clarence Darrow is remembered for his reputation as a fierce litigator who, in many cases, championed the cause of the underdog; because of this, he is generally regarded as one of the greatest criminal defense lawyers in American history and therefor has he served as a model for almost every lawyer on film or television.
GOOD. 6 ¼ X 9. Boards: title on cover and lightly sun-fade spine, mild wear, corner bumps, some soiling, edge wear. Interior: ink inscription from the previous owner on the front paste-down paper, bookplate from the previous owner on the front free end paper, pages tanned, black and white frontispiece with black and white photographs for the illustrations. _PAB_
Frontispiece. Reading copy. 8vo, ix, 465 pp. Covers are worn, sunned & soiled, corners bumped, headband pulled, contents are shaken, occasional pencilled underlining throughout, although quite legible, endpapers are soiled & creased. Book is fair at best.
Notes from the Editors booklet laid in, 465, 59 pp., Original gilt stamped decorated full black leather, a.e.g., minor rubbing to one bottom corner, publisher's bookplate with previous owner's name to front paste down, embossment stamp to title page, else very good.
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