The Essential Words and Writings of Clarence Darrow (Paperback)

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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, Darrow’s 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 lawyer’s 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 Darrow’s passions and ideals, which have lost none of their impact or immediacy with the passage of time.

About the Author

Randall Tietjen is a partner in the law firm of Robins Kaplan LLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He lives in Edina, Minnesota, with his wife and two children.

Edward J. Larson is a professor of history and law at Pepperdine University and the Pulitzer Prize winning author of "Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion" and several other books.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780812966770
ISBN-10: 0812966775
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: June 12th, 2007
Pages: 254
Language: English