America on Trial: Inside the Legal Battles That Transformed Our Nation (Google eBook)

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Grand Central Publishing, May 14, 2004 - Law - 608 pages
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The renowned attorney and bestselling author reveals how notable trials throughout our history have helped to shape our nation. Offering insights into the human condition, these trials serve as a historical document, chronicling the struggles and passions of their time.
  

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Review: America on Trial: Inside the Legal Battles That Transformed Our Nation

User Review  - Melissa McHugh - Goodreads

Here's what I liked: - The introduction is incredibly well written and does exactly what an introduction is supposed to do. It made me excited to read the book. It talked about ancient, historical and ... Read full review

Review: America on Trial: Inside the Legal Battles That Transformed Our Nation

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Good overview. I tired of the format. Read full review

Contents

Part IX
ix
The Nuremberg Trial
ix
The Ezra Pound Case
ix
Part X
ix
The Alger Hiss Case
ix
The Trial of the Rosenbergs
ix
The Remington Case
ix
Part XI
xi

Part II
ii
The Trials of Aliens and Seditioners
ii
The Trial of Aaron Burr
ii
Part III
iii
The BoornColvin Murder Mystery
iii
The Richard Lawrence Case
iii
The Harvard Medical School Murder
iii
Part IV
iv
The Dred Scott Case
v
The John Brown Case
v
Part V
v
The Savannah Case
v
The Trial of Captain Henry Wirz
v
The Trial of the Lincoln Assassins
v
Part VI
vi
The Trial of Andrew Johnson
vi
The Trial of Susan B Anthony
vi
The Trial of Mary Todd Lincoln
vi
The Trial of the Assassin Guiteau
vi
The Trial of Lizzie Borden
vi
Part VII
vii
The Trial of Stanford Whites Killer
vii
The Haywood McNamara and Darrow Trials The Great Labor Union Trials
vii
The Trial of Leo Frank
vii
The Abrams Case
vii
The Shoeless Joe Jackson Case
vii
Part VIII
viii
The Trial of Sacco and Vanzetti
viii
The Trial of Leopold and Loeb
viii
The Scopes Trial
viii
The CourtMartial of Billy Mitchell
viii
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Trial
viii
The Scottsboro Trials
viii
The Brown Case
xi
The Prosecution of Martin Luther King Jr
xi
The Case of Clarence Earl Gideon
xi
The Trial of Jack Ruby
xi
Part XII
xii
The Trial of Dr Spock
xii
The Trial of the Chicago Seven
xii
The CourtMartial of Lieutenant William L Calley Jr
xii
The Pentagon Papers Case
xii
Roe v Wade
xii
The American Indian Movement Trials
xii
The Bakke Case
xii
The Trial of Richard Herrin
xii
The Trial of Jeffrey MacDonald
xii
Part XIII
xiii
The Trial of Jean Harris for the Scarsdale Diet Doctor Murder
xiii
The Attempted Assassination of President Reagan by John Hinckley Jr
xiii
The Trials and Appeal of Claus von Bülow
xiii
The John DeLorean Trial
xiii
Flynt v Falwell
xiii
The Bernhard Goetz Case
xiii
The McMartin Case
xiii
The Central Park Jogger Case
xiii
The Trial of Mike Tyson
xiii
The Two Trials for the Beating of Rodney King
xiii
The O J Simpson Trial
xiii
The Clinton Impeachment Trial
xiii
Part XIV
xiv
Bush v Gore
xvi
The Texas Sodomy Trial and Appeal
xxii
The Cases of the Terrorist Detaineesin Guantanamo on the US Mainland and in Unknown Places Around the World
xxviii
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Attorney and bestselling author Alan M. Dershowitz was first in his class at Yale Law School. Dershowitz was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal and the youngest full professor in the history of Harvard Law School. He is currently the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard University. He has served on the National Board of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union. Dershowitz has represented many controversial clients, including O. J. Simpson, Claus von Bulow, Mike Tyson, Leona Helmsley and Patricia Hearst. His books include Reasonable Doubt (about the O. J. Simpson trial) and Sexual McCarthyism: Clinton, Starr, and the Emerging Constitutional Crisis.

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