Attorney for the DamnedBook - 2011
"At thirty-six, in tumultuous Gided Age Chicago, Clarence Darrow left a promising career as a railroad lawyer and made a name for himself defending the nation's outcasts.... He became famous defending union leader Eugene Debs, in the landmark Pullman strike case, and Big Bill Haywood, the brawling, one-eyed labor leader on trial for assassinating Idaho's governor. He defended the McNamara brothers, charged with bombing the Los Angeles Times building, and Leopold and Loeb, the notorious young thrill killers. In one mythic week in 1925, he cemented his place in history defending John Scopes in the famous Monkey Trial, facing off against William Jennings Bryan in the classic showdown over the teaching of evolution."--Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
Description: x, 561,  p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm
Branch Call Number: 340.092 Dar