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The world remains just as fractured and uncertain as that which Darrow surveyed in the three final iconic cases of his life.
Although he had been acquitted Darrow, in his late sixties, was desperate to wipe the stain from his name. The world remains just as fractured and uncertain as that which Darrow surveyed in the three final iconic cases of his life.
The professional life of Clarence Darrow – renowned US lawyer and leading civil libertarian – is already .
The professional life of Clarence Darrow – renowned US lawyer and leading civil libertarian – is already well-documented, but Donald McRae fleshes it out with a more personal take on the "magnificently ugly" philanderer. Viewed through Field Parton's eyes, Darrow's flawed brilliance is compelling – McRae has won awards for his sports writing and brings the best of that genre to The Old Devil, recreating court scenes in prose so juicy, it's easy to forget this is not a novel.
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Well," he beamed, "I met Clarence Darrow!" The "Great Defender" was a celebrity in his time, and his attractiveness, as Donald McRae's .
Darrow (1857-1938) was a criminal defender - the son of an abolitionist father and a suffragette mother from Ohio - who became, in the words of Variety magazine, "the greatest one-man draw in America". However, it was not until he was well into his sixties that he made, or rescued, his reputation
Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. The public themes which Darrow confronted still resonate powerfully today: sex and murder, religion and science, racism, the media and the law. Written with great intimacy, drama and immediacy, this is a sweeping story which offers piercing insight into one of the most towering and controversial personalities of the twentieth century. Read on the Scribd mobile app.
Famous for his ability to turn seemingly unwinnable cases his way through his oratory and his uncanny skill at reading the mood of a jury, he was a man whose work inspired impassioned campaigns against the death penalty as well as lavish Hollywood movies.