The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 27, 2013 - Law - 496 pages
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The inspiration for American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson on FX, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Travolta, David Schwimmer, and Connie Britton
 
The definitive account of the O. J. Simpson trial, The Run of His Life is a prodigious feat of reporting that could have been written only by the foremost legal journalist of our time. First published less than a year after the infamous verdict, Jeffrey Toobin’s nonfiction masterpiece tells the whole story, from the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman to the ruthless gamesmanship behind the scenes of “the trial of the century.” Rich in character, as propulsive as a legal thriller, this enduring narrative continues to shock and fascinate with its candid depiction of the human drama that upended American life.
 
Praise for The Run of His Life
 
“This is the book to read.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
 
“This book stands out as a gripping and colorful account of the crime and trial that captured the world’s attention.”Boston Sunday Globe
 
“A real page-turner . . . strips away the months of circuslike televised proceedings and the sordid tell-all books and lays out a simple, but devastating, synopsis of the case.”Entertainment Weekly
 
“A well-written, profoundly rational analysis of the trial and, more specifically, the lawyers who conducted it.”USA Today
 
“Engrossing . . . Toobin’s insight into the motives and mind-set of key players sets this Simpson book apart from the pack.”People (one of the top ten books of the year)


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User Review  - SigmundFraud - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book though there was too much detail for me. It is well written. Since I lived through this tragedy there wasn't too much new. I always thought OJ Simpson was guilty beyond a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Susan.Macura - LibraryThing

As most of America did, I followed the case of O.J. Simpson who was accused of murdering his ex-wife Nicole and Ron Goldman as it wound its way through the courts. I remember being surprised at the ... Read full review

Contents

What the Lawyers Knew
3
Drop Dead Gorgeous
13
a Parker Center
24
a Being O J
41
s Mr Simpson Has Not Appeared
83
Hairsplitting
112
The Race Card
144
a Horrible Human Event
158
1a Blaming Faye
242
Thank You Carl
271
In the Past Ten Years Detective Fuhrman
312
The Best Trial Lawyer
334
Stockholm Syndrome
348
Too Tight
363
Sounded Black
376
Manna from Heaven
390

a Mr Cochran Wants to Know
169
1n Group Therapy
184
The Dream Team
208
1e A Visit from Larry King
227
Free O J
409
Now I Can Tell You
432
Acknowledgments
459
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Jeffrey Toobin is the bestselling author of The Oath, The Nine, Too Close to Call, A Vast Conspiracy, and The Run of His Life. He is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the senior legal analyst at CNN. He lives with his family in New York.

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