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The People v. Clarence Darrow the bribery trial of America"s greatest lawyer by Geoffrey Cowan

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Published by Times Books in New York .
Written in English



  • California,
  • Los Angeles.,
  • United States


  • Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938 -- Trials, litigation, etc.,
  • Trials (Bribery) -- California -- Los Angeles.,
  • Lawyers -- United States -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [503]-529) and index.

Other titlesPeople versus Clarence Darrow.
StatementGeoffrey Cowan.
LC ClassificationsKF224.D28 C68 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxxix, 546 p. :
Number of Pages546
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1745877M
ISBN 100812921798
LC Control Number92056471

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