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The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer
     

The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America's Most Powerful Trial Lawyer

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by Curtis Wilkie
 

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“Over the past four decades no reporter has critiqued the American South with such evocative sensitivity and bedrock honesty as Curtis Wilkie.”
—Douglas Brinkley
 
The Fall of the House of Zeus tells the story of Dickie Scruggs, arguably the most successful plaintiff's lawyer in America. A brother-in-law of Trent Lott,

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Fall of the House of Zeus 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fascinating story of greed and political corruption in the south. A little hard to keep up with the many scum-bag lawyers.
Jessica Leverette More than 1 year ago
good book ,but really disappointed in mississippi politics now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very interested in this book as I had read another recently released book about the downfall of the Mississippi trial attorneys. This book is written by someone who has a background in literature and it shows. It is very well written and throughout it the characters are developed to show their human complexities. There are clearly no heroes or villains, black or white but more importantly tragic figures that allowed greed, arrogance and complacency get ahead of them. If you are an attorney or interested in the law this is a great book. Much better than its contemporary on the same subject.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Professional assasin. Bounty hunter. I work for the highest bidder. Call me hawkeye (pronounced hawk-eye)
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love-2-readJT More than 1 year ago
A wonderful read of how friends are trying to help each other through their careers, in this case lawyers and law. Dickie Scruggs hits paydirt with a couple of tort claims that pay big, big money. Now money has turned him into a "great" lawyer. But the money goes to his head and now he can't have enough. He starts cheating his fellow lawyers and not living up to the agreements he made with them. Contempt brews, of course. The not so wealthy want his favor and will do anything to get it. Along the way they mess around with someone honest and you have a perfect recipe for messing up your life. Curtis Wilkie does a great job of laying out these complicated happenings in an easy to follow structured read.
gobearsMO More than 1 year ago
Well worth the effort to persevere to the conclusion of this spell binder. Typical of the Curtis Wilkie ability to tell a great story.
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