Gideon's Trumpet

Gideon's Trumpet

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by Anthony Lewis
     
 

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A history of the landmark case of James Earl Gideon's fight for the right to legal counsel. Notes, table of cases, index. The classic backlist bestseller. More than 800,000 sold since its first pub date of 1964.See more details below

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A history of the landmark case of James Earl Gideon's fight for the right to legal counsel. Notes, table of cases, index. The classic backlist bestseller. More than 800,000 sold since its first pub date of 1964.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679723127
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1989
Edition description:
Vintage Books ed
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
89,640
Product dimensions:
5.15(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.73(d)
Lexile:
1200L (what's this?)

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Paul A. Freund
Paul A. Freund, Harvard Law School
A warm, intimate and moving account of a lowly man's case that became a Constitutional landmark.
Robert F. Kennedy
If an obscure Florida convict named Clarence Earl Gideon had not sat down in his prison cell…to write a letter to the Supreme Court…the vast machinery of American law would have gone on functioning undisturbed. But Gideon did write that letter, the Court did look into his case…and the full course of American legal history has been changed.

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