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“The best legal read . . . in decades. A brilliantly entertaining work, both for the lawyer and the layman.”
Robert S. Bennett has been a lawyer for more than forty years. In that time, he’s taken on dozens of high-proﬁle and groundbreaking cases and emerged as the go-to guy for the nation’s elite. Bob Bennett gained international recognition as one of America’s best lawyers for leading the defense of President Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones case. He has always fought for justice. This is his story.
Born in Brooklyn and an amateur boxer in his youth, Bennett has often brought his street-ﬁghter’s mentality to the courtroom. His case history is a who’s who of ﬁgures who have dominated legal headlines: superlobbyist Tommy Corcoran, former secretaries of defense Clark Clifford and Caspar Weinberger, Marge Schott, and, most recently, New York Times reporter Judith Miller and former World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz.
Throughout the telling of his life in court, Bennett offers refreshing and straightforward advice. He explains to readers how he prepares for trial, handles witnesses in the courtroom, crafts his opening and closing arguments, and provides other terrific tips and object lessons for success in law and life. This memoir is both a great read for lawyers, law students, and political readers who want a look inside the Beltway power game, and an intimate and compelling story of one lawyer’s attempt to fight hard and fair.