The American Lawyer: As He Was-As He Is-As He Can Be

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Beard Books, 2000 - Law - 185 pages
 

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INTRODUCTORY
1
THE GENEALOGY OF THE LAWYER
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A PARALLEL BETWEEN THE PAST AND PRESENT LAWYERS OF THE UNITED STATES
12
THE PRESS THE STAGE THE LITERATURE AND THE BAR SINCE THE CIVIL WAR
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THE EDUCATION OF THE LAWYER AND THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH HE IS AUTHORIZED TO PRACTICE AND HIS OATH
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NATURE OF LAWYERS VOCATION
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THE LAWYERS POLITICAL EMPLOYMENT AS A LEGISLATOR AND IN OTHER CAPACITIES THE DUTIES OF A LEGISLATOR
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THE OBLIGATIONS OF A LAWYER
115
THE DUTIES OF A LAWYER
124
CAUSES AND REMEDIES
164
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John Dos Passos, 1896 - 1970 John Passos was born January 14,1896 to John Randolph Dos Passos and Lucy Addison Sprigg Madison. He attended Harvard University from 1912-1916. He was in the ambulance service units in France and Italy and in 1918, enlisted in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. From 1926-29, he directed New Playwrights' Theatre in New York City. In 1929, Passos married Katharine Smith and in 1947, they were in an automobile accident that killed his wife and left him blind in one eye. He married Elizabeth Holdridge in 1949 and a year later, Lucy Hamlin Dos Passos was born. Passos' many novels include "One Man's Initiation" (1917), "Three Soldiers" (1921), which has met with wide acclaim, "Streets of Night" (1923), "Facing the Chair" (1927), which defends the immigrants Sacco and Vanzetti, "Orient Express" (1927), "The Ground We Stand On" (1949), and "Prospects of a Golden Age" (1959). He received the Gold Medal for fiction from the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1957, the Feltrinelli Prize for Fiction in 1967 and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1947. On September 28, 1970, Passos died of heart failure in Baltimore, Maryland.

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