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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Great American Lawyers: An Encyclopedia

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Edited by: John R. Vile

ISBN13: 9781576072028
ISBN: 1576072029
Published: June 2001
Publisher: ABC CLIO Europe (ABC-CLIO)
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £128.00



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From their drafting of the Declaration of Independence to their current prominent role in U.S. politics, lawyers have always been preeminent in American national life. Although novelists and screenwriters remain fascinated with the roles that lawyers play in courtroom drama, the lives of those who practice as members of the bar are more fascinating than any fiction.;This massive reference examines the lives and cases of 100 notable American lawyers who have distinguished themselves in the courtroom from colonial times to the present. Features include: contributions from more than 50 lawyers, political scientists, historians, and other scholars from throughout the nation. These experts describe the strengths and follies of America's most hated and loved lawyers and the cases that made them great; full essays on 100 lawyers, including John Adams, F. Lee Bailey, Johnnie Cochrane, Earl Rogers, Kenneth Starr and George Wythe; several appendices and other added features, including entries on famous law partners; a substantial introduction providing context to the essays and laying out the editor's selection criteria; substantial bibliography and further readings, including Internet citations; and shorter essays on other well-known attorneys, including John Grisham, Barry Scheck and Leslie Abramson.