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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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The Story of My Life

ISBN13: 004053
ISBN: 004053
Published: September 1932
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

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In The Story of My Life Clarence Darrow recounts, and reflects on, his more than fifty years as a corporate, labor, and criminal lawyer, including the most celebrated and notorious cases of his day:-

  • establishing the legal right of a union to strike in the Woodworkers' Conspiracy Case;
  • exposing, on behalf of the United Mine Workers, the shocking conditions in the mines and the widespread use of child labor;
  • defending Leopold and Loeb in the Chicago ""thrill"" murder case;
  • defending a teacher's right to present the Darwinian theory of evolution in the famous Scopes trial;
  • fighting racial hatred in the Sweet anti-Negro and the Scottsboro cases;
  • and much more.
Written in his disarming, conversational style, and full of refreshingly relevant views on capital punishment, civil liberties, and the judicial system, Darrow's autobiography is a fitting final summation of a remarkable life.

Before the Beginning My Childhood Kinsman At the Threshold of Life Called to the Bar I Make A Hit Getting On The Railroad Strike Eugene V. Debs How I Fell Child Training I Meet Mr. Bryan Pardoning the Anarchists John P. Altgeld The Coal Strike A Flier in Politics The Skeleton in the Forest The Athens of the Sage-Brush The Haywood Trial Still Rattling the Skeleton In Search of a Germ The McNamara Case Lights and Shadows George Bisset Back to Chicago War The Aftermath of the War The Loeb-Leopold Trial The Evolution Case Science versus Fundamentalism The Bryan Foundation A Dry America The Eighteenth Amendment The Negro in the North A Year in Europe Learning to Loaf The Campaign Against Crime Cause and Effect The Blind Leading the Blind Why Capital Punishment? A New Habit Questions Without Answers Future Life Delusion of Design and Purpose The Law as it Is Slowing Down Toward the End of the Trail The Massie Trial