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An authentic biography prepares for publication under the personal supervision of Lord Darling. No judge has ever caught the imagination of the public and the respect of the legal profession in quite the same way as Mr. Justice Darling.
His wit, his fairness to the defendants and prisoners who came before him, and the clear oratory of his charges to the jury, quickly singled him out as a judge whose name was to live long in posterity. In this book, then, the life¬story of one of our most famous legal luminaries is told. The text is divided into three parts. Part One deals with the making of a great judge and lawyer, and with Lord Darling's early life and training.
In Part Two the inside story of the many famous trials and causes celebres with which Lord Darling has been connected are dealt with : the Crippen case, the trial of Steinie Morrison, and Dr. Armstrong, the Hereford Poisoner. The trials of Sir Roger Casement, "Chicago May" and Seddon are also amongst those treated in this book.
Finally, in Part Three, Lord Darling's retirement and sporting and literary activities are dealt with, and here the man, rather than the judge, is presented to the reader.