‘The Last Trials of Clarence Darrow’
By Jessica Schneider May 27, 2009, 12:54 GMT
This is the latest title by Donald Mcrae, one that: “Darrow, whose flights of rhetoric and courtroom magic established him in the pantheon of American defense lawyers, took these cases because he was interested in their potential to affect core legal and constitutional principles,” according to the AP.
The reviewer also notes: “The author, while admiring Darrow, does not spare those failings and flaws. We hear the criticism that he was a headline-seeker, and find him often cruelly inconsiderate of friends and even arrogant.”
Published by William Morrow, the author’s bio on Amazon states:
“Donald McRae was born and raised in Africa, and taught English in Soweto until he was forced to leave the country in 1984. He now lives in London, where he has worked as a writer for the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Observer, and Esquire. He is the author of three previous books: Nothing Personal (1992), Dark Trade (1996), and Winter Colours (1998). He is the only two-time winner of the prestigious William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award.”
Click here for the AP article.