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												The Story of My Life by  Clarence Darrow
	 - Hardcover
			 - 1988
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The Story of My Life

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The Story of My Life

by Darrow, Clarence

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Birmingham, AL: The Legal Classics Library, 1988. Hardcover. Near Fine-/None. Privately printed, this edition number 13234, from the library of Joseph P. Galda, according to an adhesive bookplate laid in. Full brown leather, gilt-decorated and embossed, with 4 raised bands and marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Edgeworn spot at bottom front spine and four corners of spine. Brown satin ribbon intact. Binding is sound and interior unmarked. Smaller 8vo. BOOK INFO: Clarence Seward Darrow (1857-1938) was an American lawyer, leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and prominent advocate for Georgist economic reform. He was known for defending some high-profile cases, including the McNamara brothers; the American Federation of Labor had called on Darrow to represent them, but as the jury was being seated, Darrow was accused of bribery. Darrow arranged a plea bargain, which spared the brothers from the death penalty, but many in organized labor felt he sold out the movement. Considered a 'sophisticated country lawyer', Darrow remains notable for his wit; he was quoted as saying, 'The trouble with law is lawyers.' Here, his autobiography, together with the additional 59-pg. Darrow's Plea, written in his own defense to the jury that exonerated him of the charge of bribery at Los Angeles, August, 1912. Includes index. Joseph P. Galda; American Federation of Labor; AFL; American Civil Liberties Union; ACLU; Georgist economic reform; McNamara brothers; Leopold and Loeb; Ossian Sweet; John T. Scopes; Scopes Monkey Trial; William Jennings Bryan


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