Inherit the Wind Author:Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee The Legal Battle of the Century! — The accused was a slight, frightened man who had deliberately broken the law. His trial was a Roman circus. The chief gladiators were the two great legal giants of the century. Like two bull elephants locked in mortal combat, they bellowed and roared imprecations and abuse. The spectators sat uneasily sweltering... more » heat with murder in their hearts, barely able to restrain themselves.