Tuesday, 9 August 2011

An Amazing Lawyer

John Farrell, the author of the excellent "Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century" has a new book aout. In it he recounts the life and career of attorney Clarence Darrow (1857-1938).

Darrow was one of the greatest defence attorney's in history. He is particularly celebrated for his representation of Tennessee teacher John Scopes, who taught evolution in a public school and was tried for his curriculum in the Scopes Monkey Trial.

Over the last year I read Donald McRae's book about Darrow and watched the film "Darrow" starring Kevin Spacey. I'm a great admirer of Farrell (his book on Tip O'Neill was an excellent background read - with some real gems which has provoked further research - for my own studies) - and will be adding it to my wishlist.

The book is available as an e-book. This can be used on a Kindle - or on an iPad using the free Kindle app