In the Clutches of the Law by Clarence Darrow
Clarence Darrow's Letters

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Twenty years in the making, “In the Clutches of the Law” will remain the best reference work and biographical portrait of Darrow for another 20 years and more.
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This volume presents a selection of 500 letters by Clarence Darrow, the pre-eminent courtroom lawyer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Randall Tietjen selected these letters from over 2,200 letters in archives around the country, as well as from one remarkable find—the kind of thing historians dream about: a cache of about 330 letters by Darrow hidden away in the basement of Darrow’s granddaughter’s house. This collection provides the first scholarly edition of Darrow’s letters, expertly annotated and including a large amount of previously unknown material and hard-to-locate letters. Because Darrow was a gifted writer and led a fascinating life, the letters are a delight to read. This volume also presents a major introduction by the editor, along with a chronology of Darrow’s life, and brief biographical sketches of the important individuals who appear in the letters.
 

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Clarence Darrow was a renowned American attorney who successfully represented defendents in two of the most famous trials of the 20th century. He had an unusually broad legal experience, practicing corporate, criminal, and labor law--all with great success. He is remembered for his wit, compassion, and passionate defense of civil liberties.
 
Published June 20, 2013 by University of California Press. 620 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers on Jul 02 2013

Twenty years in the making, “In the Clutches of the Law” will remain the best reference work and biographical portrait of Darrow for another 20 years and more.

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