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is a about some legal cases youa textbook about some legal cases you mostly heard of Sets out the facts in an evenhanded way Avoids controversial conclusions Some worthwhile background such as the argument for putting John Scopes on trial But not my idea of casual eading Few if any anecdotes. Icans will find this book on trials of the “Roaring Twenties” any anecdotes. Icans will find this book on trials of the “Roaring Twenties” Great Trials begins with an extensive introduction describing “the setting” of that tumultuous decade and follows with an in depth examination of 10 trials touching on. Introductions to books can be evealing though not "necessarily in the way the author intends take "in the way the author intends Take Great Trials of the Twenties Why do the authors have to tell you what *Great Trials of the Twenties Why do the authors have to tell you what in a non fiction book and why it matters Maybe because if you don t finish 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 facing the nation were highlighted by a series of trials including baseball's Black Sox Al Capone John T Scopes Sacco and Vanzetti Leopold and
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Informative Read About An Era Whose Importanceread about an era whose importance lost on current culture I was not living during the time but knew of a few 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 facet of American life Each case is a fascinating story and the fierce jousts in these courtrooms impart to the eader both how different things once were and how much the nature of argumentative individuals has emained exactly the sa.