Clarence Darrow For The Defense Author:Irving Stone A born rebel against complacency and injustice, Clarence Darrow battled them all his life, regardless of the cost. He was the greatest criminal lawyer of the Twentieth Century, homespun, American as Yankee bean soup, a shirt-sleeved, red-gallused, explosive fighter, who shocked courtrooms, hypnotized juries, and made world headlines with his fa... more »mous cases.
At thirty-seven Darrow was a successful railroad corporation lawyer when he quit his job to defend the Socialist leader, Eugene Debs. He again risked his career to save the despised Loeb and Leopold from execution. He earned immortality when he shattered the silver-tongued William Jennings Bryan at the historic Scopes "Monkey Trial."
Of this magnificent, virile biography, the New York Herald Tribune says: "The story of Clarence Darrow's life embraces an epoch, and Irving Stone does complete justice to it... Full, rich and faxcinating!"« less