CLARENCE DARROW FOR THE DEFENSE by Irving Stone
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CLARENCE DARROW FOR THE DEFENSE

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Irving Stone carries on his high biographical level of Lust for Life, Sailor on Horseback, with this well written, stimulating, perceptive, life-size likeness of Darrow, who himself was more than life-size. You get the fire and drama of the man, the simplicity and intelligence behind his actions, his tremendous influence on the life of our nation, in his struggle for the recognition of labor organizations and the individual laborer, his fight for racial, economic and sociological tolerance. You comprehend the controversy he aroused with his alertness, skepticism, hatred of platitudes, shibboleths, lies, his inability to conform, his detached criticism, astringent logic, the fame he acquired as incomparable advocate and trial technician. Appropriate, timely -- good.

Pub Date: Oct. 17th, 1941
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran