Without a Doubt

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Penguin Books, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 504 pages
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The most recognized female attorney in America opens up about life during -- and after -- the trial of the century

Without a Doubt is not just a book about a trial. It's a book about a woman. Marcia Clark takes us inside her head and her heart with a story that is both sweeping and deeply personal -- and shocking in its honesty. Her voice is raw, disarming, unmistakable. She tells us how a woman, when caught up in an event that galvanized an entire country, rose to that occasion with singular integrity, drive, honesty, and grace.

How did she do it, day after day? What was it like, orchestrating the most controversial case of her career in the face of the media's relentless klieg lights? How did she fight her personal battles -- those of a working mother balancing a crushing workload and a painful, very public divorce? Who stood by her and who abandoned her? As Clark shares the secrets of her own life, we understand for the first time why she identified so closely with Nicole Brown Simpson, in a way no man ever could.

Sparing no one in this unflinching account -- least of all herself -- Clark speaks frankly about the mesmerizing and controversial personalities in the Simpson case: Lance Ito, Kato Kaelin, Johnnie Cochran, Mark Fuhrman, and Christopher Darden, among others. She also takes on her critics, the "armchair warriors" who scapegoated her after the verdict, and tells us why they were wrong. In a case that tore America apart, and that continues to haunt us as few events in our recent history have, Marcia Clark emerges as the one true heroine, because she stood for justice, fought the good fight, and fought it well.

"A mesmerizing account of the trial and of her complicatedlife before she entered O. J. Hell". -- The Boston Globe

"Clark provides one of the liveliest and often most humorous versions of the case to date". -- San Francisco Chronicle

"Without a Doubt pulses with life and conviction". -- Los Angeles Times

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5543. Without a Doubt, by Marcia Clark with Teresa Carpenter (read 15 Mar 2018) I know, I should have read this book 20 years ago, when the trial was fresher in my mind. But I had never read a book ... Read full review

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On killed them people he's a 😈 he's a list remember the shoes same shoes at crime that's why he's were he is today he's going to burn in hell you know I'm right.😢


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About the author (1998)

Marcia Rachel Clark (nee Kleks), was born in 1953. She came to national prominence as the lead prosecutor in the notoriously high-profile criminal trial of O.J. Simpson in 1996. Prior to the trial, she had served the Los Angeles District Attorney's office for thirteen years, winning all her murder convictions. Clark wrote Without A Doubt, a recount of the trial and the reasons for concluding that Simpson was, without a doubt, guilty of double murder. The book was published in 1997 and was a bestseller. After the trial and a bitter custody battle for her two sons, Clark ended her law career. She has appeared as a regular guest on cable political and news talk shows. Clark resides on the west coast with her two sons.

Teresa Carpenter writes about true crime. In 1981, as a staff writer for the Village Voice, she won a Pulitzer Prize for her article, "Death of a Playmate," on the brutal murder of Dorothy Stratten, Playboy's 1980 Playmate of the Year. Director Bob Fossee adapted the article for the screenplay to the movie "Star 80." Carpenter subsequently wrote Missing Beauty (1988), the true story of the 1978 murder of a twenty-one-year-old Boston woman by a Tuft's University professor, and Mob Girl: A Woman's Life in the Underworld, published in 1992. She collaborated with Marcia Clark in 1997 on Without a Doubt, the first-hand account of Clark's experiences as chief prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder trial. Carpenter lives in New York City.

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