Great American Trials: 201 Compelling Courtroom Dramas from Salem Witchcraft to O.J. Simpson

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For hundreds of years, the courtroom has been the stage for riveting, historic, and sensational drama. Great American Trials collects 201 significant court cases, ranging from the Salem witchcraft trials that were the talk of the colonies to modern media events like the O.J. Simpson trial that consume the nation.

A team of legal experts has selected the American trials with the greatest historical significance and those that transfixed the ...
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For hundreds of years, the courtroom has been the stage for riveting, historic, and sensational drama. Great American Trials collects 201 significant court cases, ranging from the Salem witchcraft trials that were the talk of the colonies to modern media events like the O.J. Simpson trial that consume the nation.

A team of legal experts has selected the American trials with the greatest historical significance and those that transfixed the public. In their own words (avoiding legalese) they present all the facts, twists, and turns for 201 major trials. Readers will delight in the variety, from the Boston Massacre (1770) to the "Boston Strangler" (1967) trials, as well as Scopes, Lindbergh, Lizzie Borden, Roe v. Wade...They're all here—recounting all the fascinating details, mysteries, discoveries, and surprises of each case. Also on the docket:

  • Sensational Hollywood trials (Fatty Arbuckle, Mary Astor, Errol Flynn, and the Hollywood Ten)
  • Sports stars facing their greatest challenges—themselves (Peter Rose, Mike Tyson)
  • Political intrigue (from Marbury v. Madison to Richard Nixon to Oliver North)
  • Organized crime (Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, John Gotti)
  • Murder and espionage, civil rights, and the right to die

  • These cases and many more come alive in Great American Trials
    In addition, there is help with the legal process for all readers:
    • A handy list of trials, arranged by criminal charge, covering forty-four categories
    • An introduction, providing background on basic trial proceedings, rules of evidence, the appeals process, and other legal protocols
    • An introduction to each trial, including the names of the defendant(s) and plaintiff, the judge(s), the charge, the verdict, and a brief summary of the case.

    • Relive the drama of the most notorious trials in American history in this informative and entertaining book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760754337
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/20/2004
  • Pages: 851
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 2.19 (d)

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