America on Trial

America on Trial

Inside the Legal Battles That Transformed Our Nation

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
The renowned attorney and author of Chutzpah examines several of the most controversial and sensational court trials of the past thirty years, offering insight into how they have shaped present-day politics and society.

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One might wonder how the trial of Mike Tyson or Lizzie Borden "transformed our nation" as opposed to other cases included by Dershowitz (law, Harvard U.), such as the Brown vs. Board of Education or Bush vs. Gore , but the reasoning behind the selection becomes clearer when he notes that the "basic criterion is passion" (i.e. a reflection of the passion of the times, arousing the passion of Americans, etc.). Basing his narratives of 64 American trials on the actual transcripts from the courtroom, he describes such cases as the trials of John Peter Zenger, Aaron Burr, Sacco and Vanzetti, Leopold and Loeb, the Rosenbergs, American Indian Movement activists, Bernhard Goetz, and John DeLorean. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

The renowned attorney examines several of the most controversial and sensational court trials of the past thirty years, offering insight into how they have shaped present-day politics and society.

Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c2004
ISBN: 9780446520584
0446520586
Branch Call Number: 349.7309 D4488a 2004
Characteristics: xix, 586 p. ; 24 cm

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