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John A. Farrell
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John Aloysius Farrell is the author of the highly acclaimed Tip O’Neill and the Democratic Century, which was featured on the cover of the New York Times Book Review, received rave reviews from the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic Monthly, and the Boston Globe, and was a New York Times “Notable Book” and a Washington Post Book World “Rave of the Year.” He is a staff correspondent at National Journal magazine in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was Washington bureau chief for the Denver Post, served as Washington editor, White House correspondent for the Boston Globe, and was a senior writer at... Read More

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Clarence Darrow
Attorney for the Damned
Written by John A. Farrell


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $17.95

The definitive biography of Clarence Darrow, the brilliant, idiosyncratic lawyer who defended John Scopes in the “Monkey Trial” and gave voice to the populist masses at the turn of the twentieth century, thus changing American law forever.

Amidst the tumult of the industrial age and the progressive era, Clarence Darrow became America’s... Read more >
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Clarence Darrow
Attorney for the Damned
Written by John A. Farrell


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $32.50

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... Read more >
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Clarence Darrow
Attorney for the Damned
Written by John A. Farrell


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $13.99

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