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Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

John A. Farrell discusses the life of America’s legendary defense attorney and progressive hero, Clarence Darrow. His biography, Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned draws on previously unpublished correspondence and memoirs to offer a candid account of Darrow’s life—from his divorce and affairs to his feud with his law partner, Edgar Lee Masters to his controversial cases: from the landmark Pullman Strike case to the Scopes “Monkey Trial.”

Guests:

John A. Farrell

Comments [3]

Robert Plautz from New York, N.Y.

Could your guest comment on Darrow's defense of the Massie Trial-why?- and what the guest opinion is of jury tampering by Darrow.

Aug. 30 2011 01:52 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Darrow would have read the obituaries of Supreme Court justices with satisfaction? Who was on the Supreme Court at the time?

Aug. 30 2011 01:38 PM
Joan from Manhattan

I inherited a colored lithograph of Clarence Darrow when I worked for the National Law Journal in NYC. It had been left by a previous employee, and I have no idea of it's value. It's 24x18 in size and is marked as 110/1250. It's signed by M. Hagel but I've not been able to find any information about this artist.

Aug. 30 2011 12:51 PM

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