Gideon's Trumpet Author:Anthony Lewis A history of the landmark case of James Earl Gideon's fight for the right to legal counsel. Notes, table of cases, index. The classic backlist bestseller. More than 800,000 sold since its first pub date of 1964. — If an obscure Florida convict named Clarence Earl Gideon had not sat down in his prison cell?to write a letter to the Supreme Court?th... more »e vast machinery of American law would have gone on functioning undisturbed. But Gideon did write that letter, the Court did look into his case?and the full course of American legal history has been changed.
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A warm, intimate and moving account of a lowly man's case that became a Constitutional landmark.