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Clarence Darrow

Clarence Darrow ebook ISBN: 0385534515
Publisher: Vintage
Author: John A. Farrell
Number of Pages: 400 
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Drawing on untapped archives and full of fresh revelations, here is the definitive biography of America’s legendary defense attorney and progressive hero. 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 land­mark 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 Now, John A. Farrell draws on previously unpublished correspondence and memoirs to offer a candid account of Darrow’s divorce, affairs, and disastrous finances; new details of his feud with his law partner, the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 leg­endary legal mind. From the Hardcover edition.

Attorney for the Damned

Attorney for the Damned ebook ISBN: 0226136515
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Author: Clarence Darrow
Number of Pages: 578 
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Courtroom summations by “one of America’s greatest lawyers . . . this book is better than an entire college course in Rhetoric” (Thomas Geoghegan, author of The Secret Lives of Citizens and Only One Thing Can Save Us). A famous defender of the underdog, the oppressed, and the powerless, Clarence Darrow (1857–1938) is one of the true legends of the American legal system. His cases were many and various, but all were marked by his unequivocal sense of justice, as well as his penchant for representing infamous and unpopular clients, such as the Chicago thrill-killers Leopold and Loeb; Ossian Sweet, the African American doctor charged with murder after fighting off a violent, white mob in Detroit; and John T. Scopes, the teacher on trial in the famous Scopes Monkey Trial. Published for the first time in 1957, Attorney for the Damned collects Darrow’s most influential summations and supplements them with scene-setting explanations and comprehensive notes by Arthur Weinberg. Darrow confronts issues that remain relevant over half a century after his death: First Amendment rights, capital punishment, and the separation of church and state. With an insightful forward by Justice William O. Douglas, this volume serves as a powerful reminder of Darrow’s relevance today. “Clarence Darrow [was] perhaps the most effective courtroom opponent of cant, bigotry, and special privilege that our country has produced . . . The ghastly comedy of his deadpan interrogation of William Jennings Bryan on the origin of man in the Scopes case is particularly recommended.” —The New Yorker “More illuminating as well as more dramatic than anything that has yet appeared about [Darrow].” —Herald Tribune Book Review

Attorney for the Damned

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Author: Denis Woychuk
Number of Pages: 226 
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A prominent lawyer for the criminally insane recounts some of his most dramatic and bizarre cases while considering how his career has affected him as a human being and profiling the troubled American justice system. 25,000 first printing. Tour.

Attorney for the Damned

Attorney for the Damned ebook ISBN: 9780671061807
Publisher:
Author: Arthur Weinberg
Number of Pages: 552 
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Defending the Damned

Defending the Damned ebook ISBN: 0743270940
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Kevin Davis
Number of Pages: 320 
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A member of Chicago's elite Murder Task Force unit describes the lives of its public defenders, many of whom juggle dozens of clients and death-row cases simultaneously, in a sobering account that focuses on the dramatic trial of an accused cop killer. Reprint.

The Americans: The Democratic Experience

The Americans: The Democratic Experience ebook ISBN: 9780307756497
Publisher: Vintage
Author: Daniel J. Boorstin
Number of Pages: 736 
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. A study of the last 100 years of American history.

Mortal Sins: Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal

Mortal Sins: Sex, Crime, and the Era of Catholic Scandal ebook ISBN: 1250034396
Publisher: Macmillan
Author: Michael D'Antonio
Number of Pages: 416 
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A Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Book of 2013 A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 An Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime Nominee An explosive, sweeping account of the scandal that has sent the Catholic Church into a tailspin -- and the brave few who fought for justice In the mid-1980s a dynamic young monsignor assigned to the Vatican's embassy in Washington set out to investigate the problem of sexually abusive priests. He found a scandal in the making, confirmed by secret files revealing complaints that had been hidden from police and covered up by the Church hierarchy. He also understood that the United States judicial system was eager to punish offenders and those who aided them. He presented all of this to the American bishops, warning that the Church could be devastated by negative publicity and bankrupted by its legal liability. They ignored him. Meanwhile, a young lawyer listened to a new client describe an abusive sexual history with a priest that began when he was ten years old. His parents' complaints were downplayed by Church officials who offered them money to go away. The lawyer saw a claim that any defendant would want to settle. Then he began to suspect he was onto something bigger, involving thousands of priests who had abused countless children while the Church had done almost nothing about it. The lawsuit he filed would touch off a legal war of historic and global proportions. Part history, part journalism, and part true-crime thriller, Michael D'Antonio's Mortal Sins brings to mind landmark books such as All the President's Men, And the Band Played On, and The Informant, as it reveals a long and ferocious battle for the soul of the largest and oldest organization in the world.

Touch and Go

Touch and Go ebook ISBN: 1595585877
Publisher: The New Press
Author: Studs Terkel
Number of Pages: 291 
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This memoir by the oral historian and Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Good War is “a masterpiece about a life which itself is a sort of masterpiece” (Oliver Sacks). Chosen as a Best Book of the Year in 2007 by the Chicago Tribune, Publishers Weekly, and Playboy, Studs Terkel’s memoir Touch and Go is “history from a highly personal point of view, by one who has helped make it” (Kirkus Reviews). Terkel takes us through his childhood and into his early experiences—as a law student during the Depression, and later as an actor on both radio and the stage—offering a brilliant and often hilarious portrait of Chicago in the 1920s and ’30s. Describing his beginnings as a disc jockey after World War II, his involvement with progressive politics during the McCarthy era, as well as his career as an interviewer and oral historian, Touch and Go is a testament to Terkel’s “generosity of spirit, sense of social justice and commitment to capture on his ever present tape recorder the voices of those who otherwise would not be heard” (The New York Times Book Review). It is a brilliant lifetime achievement from the man the Washington Post has called “the most distinguished oral historian of our time.” “The master storyteller tells his own story, as no one else can, irresistibly.” —Garry Wills

Clarence Darrow

Clarence Darrow ebook ISBN: 1429961368
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Author: Andrew E. Kersten
Number of Pages: 320 
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Clarence Darrow is best remembered for his individual cases, whether defending the thrill killers Leopold and Loeb or John Scopes's right to teach evolution in the classroom. In the first full-length biography of Darrow in decades, the historian Andrew E. Kersten narrates the complete life of America's most legendary lawyer and the struggle that defined it, the fight for the American traditions of individualism, freedom, and liberty in the face of the country's inexorable march toward modernity. Prior biographers have all sought to shoehorn Darrow, born in 1857, into a single political party or cause. But his politics do not define his career or enduring importance. Going well beyond the familiar story of the socially conscious lawyer and drawing upon new archival records, Kersten shows Darrow as early modernity's greatest iconoclast. What defined Darrow was his response to the rising interference by corporations and government in ordinary working Americans' lives: he zealously dedicated himself to smashing the structures and systems of social control everywhere he went. During a period of enormous transformations encompassing the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era, Darrow fought fiercely to preserve individual choice as an ever more corporate America sought to restrict it.

Political Trials in History

Political Trials in History ebook ISBN: 9781412831253
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Author: Ron Christenson
Number of Pages: 528 
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Prepared in dictionary format, this volume reexamines the uses of political trials. Through the conduct and context of key trials throughout history, the reader is made to understand an aspect of public life too easily misconstrued, although never neglected: the political side of litigation. Most of the trials in this volume were significant enough to continue to shape our interpretation of the law long after the court made its judgment and all appeals were completed. The dialogue they initiated may last for decades, even for centuries. Such trials provide us with an insight into the vital aspects of our public life, the civilizing capacity of politics.

Le Procès

Le Procès ebook ISBN: 2368860479
Publisher: NeoBook
Author: Franz Kafka
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Un matin, Joseph K. est arrêté. Qui l’accuse ? De quoi ? Quand aura lieu son procès ? À ces questions, une réponse implacable : « C’est la Loi. » L’erreur est donc impossible. Ainsi, lentement, au rythme de l’administration, la vie de K. tourne au cauchemar. Avocats désabusés, juges peu scrupuleux, tribunal déserté... La justice n’est plus qu’absurdité, simulacre d’une liberté déjà perdue.

Dead Lee's Guide to Haunted Chicago

Dead Lee's Guide to Haunted Chicago ebook ISBN: 0557722403
Publisher: Lulu.com
Author: John Petz
Number of Pages: 421 
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This version of Haunted Chicago contains all of my previously released material as well as dozens of new stories. Each one has been lovingly rewritten and updated to contain tons of brand new material. Don't worry, this version still contains your favorite tale'¦Pop Rocks, Myths and Madmen'¦ you could say that with this version, I saved the best for last. This beast contains 88 stories, definitions'¦Dead Lee Style and weighs in at 421 pages. It has been years in the making and I hope you will like it.

Bureaucratic Opposition

Bureaucratic Opposition ebook ISBN: 1483182134
Publisher: Elsevier
Author: Deena Weinstein
Number of Pages: 158 
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Bureaucratic Opposition: Challenging Abuses at the Workplace focuses on bureaucratic oppositions that reveal the “informal dimensions of behavior within bureaucracies. This book is an attempt to show that contemporary bureaucratic organizations are not only administrative entities but are also political structures in the sense that power, conflict, and domination are normal within them. This text is divided into five chapters. Chapter 1 outlines the myth of neutral administration and proposes the alternative political interpretation of organizations. The grounds or “good reasons for oppositions and their normative justifications are systematically detailed in Chapter 2. The third and fourth chapters discuss the “empirical dimension, detailing the barriers that oppositions confront in getting underway and the strategies that they employ once they have been initiated. The last chapter analyzes some of the responses to oppositions by the official hierarchy and some of the policies that have been proposed to eliminate the abuses uncovered by dissidents. This publication is a good reference for students and specialists interested in bureaucratic oppositions.

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Number of Pages: 1394 
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Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)

Only One Thing Can Save Us

Only One Thing Can Save Us ebook ISBN: 1595588655
Publisher: New Press, The
Author: Thomas Geoghegan
Number of Pages: 224 
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Is labor’s day over or is labor the only real answer for our time? In this new book, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan argues that even as organized labor seems to be crumbling, a revived—but different—labor movement is now more relevant than ever in our increasingly unequal society. The inequality reshaping the country goes beyond money and income: the workplace is more authoritarian than ever, and we have even less of a say over our conditions at work. He tells us stories, sometimes humorous but more often chilling, about problems working people like his own clients—cabdrivers, cashiers, even Chicago public school teachers—now face in our largely union-free economy. He then explains why a new kind of labor movement (and not just more higher education) will be crucial for saving what is left of the middle class; pushing Keynes’s original, sometimes forgotten ideas for getting the rich to invest and reduce our balance of trade; and promoting John Dewey’s "democratic way of life"—one that would start in the schools and continue in our places of work. A "public policy" book that is compulsively readable, Only One Thing Can Save Us is vintage Geoghegan, blending acerbic and witty commentary with unparalleled insight into the real dynamics (and human experience) of working in America today.

L'Insoumis

L'Insoumis ebook ISBN: 2709655772
Publisher: JC Lattès
Author: John Grisham
Number of Pages: 450 
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Sebastian Rudd n’est pas un avocat comme les autres. Il travaille dans un van aménagé, avec des vitres blindées, le wifi, un petit réfrigérateur, des fauteuils de cuir, une cache pour ses pistolets et un chauffeur armé jusqu’aux dents. Il n’a pas de cabinet, ni d’associés, ni de partenaires. Sa petite entreprise ne compte qu’un seul employé : son chauffeur, qui fait office également de garde-du-corps, d’assistant juridique, de confident et de caddy quand il va jouer au golf. Sebastian vit seul au sommet d’un gratte-ciel, dans un appartement de petite taille mais protégé comme une forteresse, où trône un billard ancien. Il est amateur de bourbon premium et porte toujours une arme sur lui. Sebastian défend des gens qui font fuir les autres avocats : un junkie tatoué, membre selon la rumeur d’une secte satanique, accusé d’avoir enlevé et tué deux petites filles ; un chef mafieux sanguinaire, dans le couloir de la mort ; un habitant ayant tiré sur une équipe du SWAT alors qu’elle donnait l’assaut dans sa maison et se trompait d’adresse. Pourquoi accepter ces clients ? Parce qu’il considère que toute personne poursuivie en justice a droit à un procès équitable ; et pour ce faire, Sebastian est prêt à franchir la ligne jaune de temps en temps. Il exècre l’injustice, n’aime ni les compagnies d’assurances, ni les banques, ni les grosses sociétés. Il se méfie des gens de pouvoir, à tous les niveaux, et fait fi des règles et de l’éthique. Avec Sebastian Rudd, John Grisham dresse le portrait d’un personnage haut en couleur, outrancier, extravagant, mais avec une justesse de ton et une humanité sans pareilles. Traduit de l’anglais par Dominique Defert

The Blood Feud

The Blood Feud ebook ISBN: 1466952032
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Author: Stephen W. Snuffer
Number of Pages: 188 
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The Hatfield-McCoy feud of the 1880s and some time thereafter is one of the noted stories of folklore in America. Today the causes of that family and friends war between the Hatfields and the McCoys will be consideredthe events which led up to the tragedy. There were many causes, an accumulation of things, which finally touched off the feud, or private war, which it actually was, between two determined families. First cause I think can be attributed to the very natures of those concerned. Both families were people of nerve because blood of British origin pulsed in their veins. That blood bespoke stubborn resistance and unflinching determination, an unwavering set. Came the Civil War of 186165 and neighbor lined up against neighbor. In the Union corner was Randolph McCoy, leader of the McCoy clan. In the Confederate corner, six feet of devil and 180 pounds of hell, according to Randolph McCoy, was Anderson (Devil Anse) Hatfield, head of the Hatfield horde. When the war ended in 1865, the internecine feelings of these two neighboring familiesonly the narrow Tug River separated themdid not make for friendly relations. Indeed it had been rumored that Devil Anse Hatfield, in the course of his warfare sometime before the Civil War ended, had slain Harmon McCoy, a brother of Randolph McCoy. This rumor was never proven. In fact, some stated that Jim Vance, later to die in the feud as a friend of the Hatfields, was the one who murdered Harmon McCoy. Whoever killed Harmon McCoy is unknown for sure even to this day, but one thing is sure, his death created ill feeling between the McCoys and the Hatfields, from the McCoy corner, of course. A third cause of the feud was a family quarrel, which wound up in the court of a justice of the peace. That was eight years after the Civil War had ended. In those days in the rugged regions of the Tug, the people let their hogs run loose and fatten on the mast of nut-bearing trees, chestnut, acorn, hazel, and other trees.

Closing Arguments

Closing Arguments ebook ISBN: 0821416324
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Author: Clarence Darrow,S. T. Joshi
Number of Pages: 268 
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Annotation Closing Arguments collects thoughts on spiritual, legal, and social issues by this Ohio native renowned for his central role in momentous trials.

I Have Seen the Future

I Have Seen the Future ebook ISBN: 158243882X
Publisher: Catapult
Author: Peter Hartshorn
Number of Pages: 546 
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“A fascinating history of the age when magazine writers steered national opinion . . . This is an extraordinary book about a complex man.” —American Journalism Review At the dawn of the twentieth century, Lincoln Steffens, an internationally known and respected political insider, went rogue to work for McClure’s Magazine. Credited as the proverbial father of muckraking reporting, Steffens quickly rose to the top of McClure’s team of investigative journalists, earning him the attention of many powerful politicians who utilized his knack for tireless probing to battle government corruption and greedy politicians. A mentor of Walter Lippmann, friend of Theodore Roosevelt, and advisor of Woodrow Wilson, Steffens is best known for bringing to light the Mexican Revolution, the 1910 bombing of the Los Angeles Times, and the Versailles peace talks. Now, with print journalism and investigative reporters on the decline, Lincoln Steffens’ biography serves as a necessary call to arms for the newspaper industry. Hartshorn’s extensive research captures each detail of Steffens’ life—from his private letters to friends to his long and colorful career—and delves into the ongoing internal struggle between his personal life and his overpowering devotion to the “cause.” “Absorbing . . . [Hartshorn] has produced a biography that is prodigiously researched, fantastically interesting, and extremely well-written. Steffens would have been pleased by how well Hartshorn has turned him inside out.” —The New York Times “Well-researched and well-written.” —The Wall Street Journal “Outstanding . . . those concerned about freedom of the press and the role of investigative journalism will take comfort in Steffens’s legacy as artfully told here.” —Library Journal, starred review

Je le veux

Je le veux ebook ISBN: 2221159683
Publisher: Robert Laffont
Author: Elizabeth KENNEDY
Number of Pages: 275 
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Je vais me marier. il est parfait. C'est la cata. Il reste à Lily huit jours avant le grand bonheur : son mariage avec Will, l'homme idéal que toutes ses copines lui envient. Mais est-ce une bonne idée de se marier quand on est incapable de résister à un beau garçon ? Terrifiée par la fidélité, mais trop amoureuse de Will pour renoncer à lui, Lily passe la semaine précédant son mariage à ingurgiter des cocktails bien tassés et à s'envoyer en l'air avec qui lui chante. Et ce qui devrait être le plus beau jour de sa vie menace de tourner au drame. Une comédie qui donne à réfléchir sur fond de coke, vodka et sexe à gogo. Imprévisible mais pertinente, Lily pose les bonnes questions sur l'amour et la monogamie avec un mélange détonant de gravité et d'humour.