Clarence Darrow

Attorney for the Damned

Author: John A. Farrell

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385534515

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Drawing on untapped archives and full of fresh revelations, here is the definitive biography of America’s legendary defense attorney and progressive hero. Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law school student dreams of being: on the side of right, loved by many women, played by Spencer Tracy in Inherit the Wind. His days-long closing arguments delivered without notes won miraculous reprieves for men doomed to hang. Darrow left a promising career as a railroad lawyer during the tumultuous Gilded Age in order to champion poor workers, blacks, and social and political outcasts against big business, Jim Crow, and corrupt officials. He became famous defending union leader Eugene Debs in the land­mark Pullman Strike case and went from one headline case to the next—until he was nearly crushed by an indictment for bribing a jury. He redeemed himself in Dayton, Tennessee, defending schoolteacher John Scopes in the “Monkey Trial,” cementing his place in history. Now, John A. Farrell draws on previously unpublished correspondence and memoirs to offer a candid account of Darrow’s divorce, affairs, and disastrous finances; new details of his feud with his law partner, the famous poet Edgar Lee Masters; a shocking disclosure about one of his most controversial cases; and explosive revelations of shady tactics he used in his own trial for bribery. Clarence Darrow is a sweeping, surprising portrait of a leg­endary legal mind. From the Hardcover edition.

Attorney for the Damned

Clarence Darrow in the Courtroom

Author: Clarence Darrow

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226136515

Category: Law

Page: 576

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A famous defender of the underdog, the oppressed, and the powerless, Clarence Darrow (1857–1938) is one of the true legends of the American legal system. His cases were many and various, but all were marked by his unequivocal sense of justice, as well as his penchant for representing infamous and unpopular clients, such as the Chicago thrill killers Leopold and Loeb; Ossian Sweet, the African American doctor charged with murder after fighting off a violent, white mob in Detroit; and John T. Scopes, the teacher on trial in the famous Scopes Monkey Trial. Published for the first time in 1957, Attorney for the Damned collects Darrow’s most influential summations and supplements them with scene-setting explanations and comprehensive notes by Arthur Weinberg. Darrow confronts issues that remain relevant over half a century after his death: First Amendment rights, capital punishment, and the separation of church and state. With an insightful forward by Justice William O. Douglas, this volume serves as a powerful reminder of Darrow’s relevance today.

Clarence Darrow

Attorney for the Damned

Author: John Aloysius Farrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781299269309

Category: Lawyers

Page: 561

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Clarence Darrow is the lawyer every law school student dreams of being: on the side of right, loved by many women, portrayed by Spencer Tracy. His days-long closing arguments, delivered without notes, won miraculous reprieves. Darrow left a promising career as a railroad lawyer during the tumultuous Gilded Age in order to champion poor workers, blacks, and social and political outcasts against big business, Jim Crow, and corrupt officials. He became famous defending union leader Eugene V. Debs in the landmark Pullman Strike case and went from one headline case to the next--until he was nearly crushed by an indictment for bribing a jury. He redeemed himself defending schoolteacher John Scopes in the "Monkey Trial," cementing his place in history. Journalist John A. Farrell draws on previously unpublished correspondence and memoirs to offer a candid account of Darrow's divorce, affairs, feuds, tactics, and controversies.--From publisher description.

Die Rückkehr

Auf der Suche nach meinem verlorenen Vater

Author: Hisham Matar

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641194407

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Hisham Matar wuchs als Kind in Libyen auf, doch die Diktatur unter Gaddafi hat seine Familie früh zerstört. Er selbst lebt seit langem in England, sein Vater wurde in das berüchtigtste Gefängnis von Libyen verschleppt. In dem kurzen Zeitfenster nach Gaddafis Sturz und vor dem neuen Bürgerkrieg kehrt Hisham Matar in seine Heimat zurück, um endlich vor Ort nach seinem Vater zu suchen. Sein Buch ist ein bewegendes Dokument.

Goodbye Chinatown

Roman

Author: Jean Kwok

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442472345

Category:

Page: 350

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Tagsüber fasziniert sie ihre Lehrer mit ihrem brillanten Verstand. Nachts näht sie für einen Hungerlohn Röcke in Chinatown. Die junge Kimberly Chang lebt in zwei Welten. Doch nur eine Welt kann ihr eine Zukunft bieten... Die elfjährige Kimberly Chang verlässt mit ihrer Mutter Hongkong, um in New York bei einer Verwandten ein neues Leben zu beginnen. Doch dort angekommen, lässt Tante Paula die beiden für einen Hungerlohn in ihrer Kleiderfabrik arbeiten. Kimberly aber ist ein hochbegabtes Kind mit einem brillanten mathematischen Verstand. Ihre Lehrer merken bald, dass sie zu Höherem bestimmt ist. Doch Kimberly kann ihren Weg nur gehen, wenn es ihr gelingt, auch ihre sanftmütige Mutter aus dem Elend Chinatowns herauszuholen.

Ein Mann gegen die Welt

Aufstieg und Fall des Richard Nixon

Author: Tim Weiner

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104036020

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Mitreißend beschreibt der Bestseller-Autor und Pulitzer-Preisträger Tim Weiner den Aufstieg und Fall des Richard Nixon. Er zitiert die geheimen Besprechungen Nixons im Oval Office, unter anderem mit Henry Kissinger, auf Grundlage von Tonbandmitschnitten des Weißen Hauses und weiteren brisanten Dokumenten, die erst seit kurzem zugänglich sind. Lügen, Paranoia und Bestechung – unter Richard Nixon erlebten die USA die katastrophalste Präsidentschaft ihrer Geschichte. Der verlorene Vietnam-Krieg und der Watergate-Skandal wurden zu Symbolen seiner Politik. Weiner blickt hinter die Kulissen der großen Politik während des Kalten Krieges, hautnah schildert er Nixons Treffen mit Mao und Breschnew und deckt auf, was Nixon wirklich über den deutschen Kanzler Willy Brandt und die Entspannungspolitik dachte – für die deutsche Ausgabe verfasste Tim Weiner ein eigenes Kapitel zu Brandt und Nixon. Zugleich zeichnet Weiner den politischen Selbstmord des US-Präsidenten nach und zeigt: Watergate war nur der Höhepunkt in einer Kette von Manipulationen und Fehlentscheidungen. Die Chronik eines Skandals, der in der Geschichte seinesgleichen sucht – und das eindringliche Porträt einer Epoche, in der viele politische Karrieren begannen, die bis heute die US-Politik prägen. Packender als jeder Polit-Thriller.

Agent Storm

Mein Doppelleben bei Al-Qaida und der CIA

Author: Morten Storm,Paul Cruickshank,Tim Lister

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864137209

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Der junge Däne Morten Storm ist Kleinkrimineller, Mitglied einer Motorrad-Gang und rutscht immer weiter in die Illegalität ab, bis er schließlich neuen Halt in den Schriften des Propheten Mohammed findet. Nach einem Gefängnisaufenthalt konvertiert er zum Islam und identifiziert sich zunehmend mit den radikalen Forderungen und Zielen extremistischer Islamisten. Ein längerer Aufenthalt im Jemen bringt ihn schließlich mit dem Hassprediger Anwar al-Awlaki zusammen. Doch noch während Storm mit diesem in direktem Kontakt steht, zweifelt er zunehmend an seinen Überzeugungen und arbeitet bald gleichzeitig für nicht weniger als drei westliche Geheimorganisationen. Von nun an führt Storm ein fast schizophrenes Leben: Er konzipiert und plant Anschläge mit führenden Köpfen der al-Qaida und lässt sich kurz darauf in luxuriöse Unterkünfte einfliegen, um seine Informationen mit westlichen Agenten zu teilen und die Nächte durchzufeiern. Seine Mission bleibt dabei jedoch ernst: einen der meistgesuchten Verbrecher Amerikas aufzuspüren und zu vernichten. Agent Storm ist ein leidenschaftliches und faszinierendes Buch voller Geschichten über codierte Nachrichten, verdeckte Treffen und die zweifelhaften Motive eines Doppelagenten – und gibt einen einzigartigen Einblick in das mächtigste und am meisten gefürchtete Terror-Netzwerk der Welt.

Richard Nixon

The Life

Author: John A. Farrell

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385537360

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

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From a prize-winning biographer comes the defining portrait of a man who led America in a time of turmoil and left us a darker age. We live today, John A. Farrell shows, in a world Richard Nixon made. At the end of WWII, navy lieutenant “Nick” Nixon returned from the Pacific and set his cap at Congress, an idealistic dreamer seeking to build a better world. Yet amid the turns of that now-legendary 1946 campaign, Nixon’s finer attributes gave way to unapologetic ruthlessness. The story of that transformation is the stunning overture to John A. Farrell’s magisterial biography of the president who came to embody postwar American resentment and division. Within four years of his first victory, Nixon was a U.S. senator; in six, the vice president of the United States of America. “Few came so far, so fast, and so alone,” Farrell writes. Nixon’s sins as a candidate were legion; and in one unlawful secret plot, as Farrell reveals here, Nixon acted to prolong the Vietnam War for his own political purposes. Finally elected president in 1969, Nixon packed his staff with bright young men who devised forward-thinking reforms addressing health care, welfare, civil rights, and protection of the environment. It was a fine legacy, but Nixon cared little for it. He aspired to make his mark on the world stage instead, and his 1972 opening to China was the first great crack in the Cold War. Nixon had another legacy, too: an America divided and polarized. He was elected to end the war in Vietnam, but his bombing of Cambodia and Laos enraged the antiwar movement. It was Nixon who launched the McCarthy era, who played white against black with a “southern strategy,” and spurred the Silent Majority to despise and distrust the country’s elites. Ever insecure and increasingly paranoid, he persuaded Americans to gnaw, as he did, on grievances—and to look at one another as enemies. Finally, in August 1974, after two years of the mesmerizing intrigue and scandal of Watergate, Nixon became the only president to resign in disgrace. Richard Nixon is a gripping and unsparing portrayal of our darkest president. Meticulously researched, brilliantly crafted, and offering fresh revelations, it will be hailed as a master work.

Verdicts Out of Court

Author: Clarence Darrow,Arthur Weinberg,Lila Weinberg

Publisher: Ivan R Dee

ISBN: 9780929587011

Category: Law

Page: 448

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This remarkable collection of the great attorney s writings reveals why he was such a force in the court of law and in the court of public opinion. Darrow turned to writing essays, debates, fiction to influence a broader audience beyond the field of law. Through his observations on such social issues as race, revolution, labor, divorce, crime, war, and religion, and his estimates of men and women, he became the attorney for the public conscience. His beliefs, delivered with an urbane blending of wit, lawyer s logic, satire, and sentiment, remain a part of our continuing social philosophy. They are amply illustrated in this superb collection, and remain strikingly pertinent today. Fascinating. Whether Darrow is condemning capital punishment, questioning immortality, or extolling free trade, he is usually incisive, never boring, and always unafraid of speaking his mind. A rare combination in his or any other age. William M. Kunstler, New York Times. A fascinating collection of Darrow s writings, showing the wide range and the impact of his thinking on the American character. Irving Stone."

King of Oil

Marc Rich - Das abenteuerliche Leben des Rohstoff-Tycoons und Glencore-Gründers

Author: Daniel Ammann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783280055625

Category:

Page: 317

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Dead Lee's Guide to Haunted Chicago

Author: John Petz

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557722403

Category: Ghosts

Page: 421

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This version of Haunted Chicago contains all of my previously released material as well as dozens of new stories. Each one has been lovingly rewritten and updated to contain tons of brand new material. Don't worry, this version still contains your favorite tale'¦Pop Rocks, Myths and Madmen'¦ you could say that with this version, I saved the best for last. This beast contains 88 stories, definitions'¦Dead Lee Style and weighs in at 421 pages. It has been years in the making and I hope you will like it.

The Good Atheist

Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God

Author: Dan Barker

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569758824

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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How Does an Atheist Respond to the Question, What Is the Purpose of Life? For a Christian, it is faith that gives their life purpose. In his best-selling book The Purpose Driven™ Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?, Rick Warren says, “You must begin with God. You were born by his purpose and for his purpose.” But as a non-believer, your purpose resides in yourself; it is yours alone to discover and develop. It’s about choosing to live your own life for your own reasons. No one can dictate your purpose. You decide. This book will help you understand and appreciate why freely choosing to help and cooperate with others is the true path to finding purpose. Life does not need purpose: Purpose needs life. To punctuate this point, The Good Atheist includes inspiring biographies of humanity’s true heroes—men and women who did not waste their lives as slaves to a God, but rather found purpose in enhancing life on this Earth for all of us.

Krass!

meine Geschichte

Author: Augusten Burroughs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499235054

Category:

Page: 365

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Omertà - Die ganze Geschichte der Mafia

Camorra, Cosa Nostra und ́Ndrangheta

Author: John Dickie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104028508

Category: History

Page: 896

View: 978

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+++Haarsträubendes True Crime: Erstmals die wahre Geschichte der gesamten Mafia mit all ihren Gesichtern – Camorra, Cosa Nostra, 'Ndrangheta. Von Bestsellerautor John Dickie+++ Sie stehen für Korruption, Subventionsbetrug, Menschenhandel, Erpressung und Mord. Jeder dieser Mafiaclans hat seine eigene Geschichte, dunklen Rituale, Grausamkeiten und speziellen Geschäftmethoden. Alle drei haben ihre erbarmungslose Herrschaft international etabliert, die 'Ndrangheta hat Deutschland fest in ihrer Hand. Den blutigen Werdegang dieser einstmals lokalen Verbrecherorganisationen bis hin zu international kooperierenden Unternehmen erzählt der Bestsellerautor und Historiker John Dickie anhand beeindruckender Recherchen. Die brutale Wahrheit hinter den Mythen, glänzend erzählt, packender als jeder Krimi.