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Chicago Conspiracy Trial
     

Chicago Conspiracy Trial

by John Schultz, Carl Oglesby (Introduction)
 
The Chicago Conspiracy Trial is a dynamic explication of that trial as well as the events surrounding it. The author, John Schultz, witnessed the whole trial, and was the only investigator to obtain the story of how Judge hoffman successfully intimidated the jury. Schultz shows how the trial was a massive attempt to reshape the political turmoil of the time;

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The Chicago Conspiracy Trial is a dynamic explication of that trial as well as the events surrounding it. The author, John Schultz, witnessed the whole trial, and was the only investigator to obtain the story of how Judge hoffman successfully intimidated the jury. Schultz shows how the trial was a massive attempt to reshape the political turmoil of the time; the trial's impact, measured in terms of fear and intimidation, can still be felt today.

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David Graber
...He puts words together with a clarity of sense and syntax that is almost physically engaging. Yet his brilliant account of the Chicago Conspiracy Trial is strikingly nonlinear... He has developed a dynamic explication of the trial.... He calls one chapter ’The Struggle for the Laugh in the Courtroom’... If Schultz has offered us a drama that is a metaphor for this society itself, then his intensive concern with the jurors and their own special agony is its climax. -Los Angeles Times-Calendar
Harry Kalven, Jr.
The Schultz study is enormously relevant, covering as it does the jury performance under those strenuous conditions and testing realistically whether the jury today does perform the classic role (insulating the citizen from official oppression). It is therefore an important book for those who care about the jury system.... Mr. Schultz has written up his impressions with verve and perception. They cannot help but round out one’s view of this important and perplexing case. -Professor of Law, University of Chicago, author of The American Jury
Studs Terkel
John Schultz, more than any other observer, covered the Conspiracy Trial in all its bizarre aspects ... This work, aside from being a profound study of fear, is investigative journalism in its highest sense.
William Burroughs
A beautiful, compelling, tear-jerking, mind-boggling book.
Martin J. Sklar
As an historian, I am impressed with the depth with which John Schultz’s book elucidates the American historical experience through a focus on this one important present-day event.... This book is a work to which I can turn, and to which I can direct the attention of students, for deeper understanding of the present as history and history as a way of understanding ourselves in the present. -Professor of History, MacArthur Chair, Bucknell University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306805134
Publisher:
Da Capo Books
Publication date:
03/28/1993
Edition description:
1st Da Capo Press ed
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.02(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

John Schultz is professor emeritus of fiction writing and a member of the graduate faculty in fiction writing at Columbia College in Chicago. He is the author of No One Was Killed, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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