Robert Grant: The Great Trials of the Twenties The Watershed Decade in America's Courtrooms

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And even the dictionary contains humor An informative read about an era whose importance is lost on current culture I was not living during the time but knew of a ew of the trials included through hearsay The authors efforts and expertise shown in the volume added to my knowledge and understanding of the historical significance of the great court cases discussed. Nearly every The Sheep Book facet of American life Each case is aascinating story and the ierce jousts in these courtrooms impart to the reader both how different things once were and how much the nature of argumentative individuals has remained exactly the sa.

Read obliue iction or especially poetry But they usually don t have introductionsWell anyway this is a textbook about some legal cases you ve mostly heard of Sets out the The Gangs Birthday Surprise facts in an evenhanded way Avoids controversial conclusions Some worthwhile background such as the argumentor putting John Scopes on trial But not my idea of casual reading Few if any anecdotes. Icans will Earth find this book on trials of the “Roaring Twenties” provocative Great Trials begins with an extensive introduction describing “the setting” of that tumultuous decade andollows with an in depth examination of 10 trials touching on.

Introductions to books can be revealing though not necessarily in the way the author intends Take The Great Trials of the Twenties Why do the authors have to tell you what s in a non Get Up fiction book and why it matters Maybe because if you don tinish the book you at least know what they were trying to do Seems defeatist On the other hand I could use the help when 1920s America was at peace at home and abroad but issues acing the nation were highlighted by a series of trials including baseball's Black Sox Al Capone John T Scopes Sacco and Vanzetti Leopold and Loeb and the court martial of Billy Mitchell Amer.

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Robert Grant is a filmmaker screenwriter critic and script consultant based in London with a penchant for science fiction and fantasy He is one of the core team behind The London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film serves as Literary Editor for