And the Walls Came Tumbling Down tells the stories -- with extensive quotations from the trial transcripts -- of a selection of famous cases (the subtitle promises "closing arguments that changed the way we live, from protecting free speech to winning women's suffrage to defending the right to die").
Did the Schiavo controversy get you interested in right-to-die issues? See the account of Karen Ann Quinlan's case. There's much more -- from the Amistad to Flynt v. Falwell. The catalog record and the publisher's description list the contents.
Categories: books, famous-trials, closing-arguments
Tuesday, April 19, 2005