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From the Publisher"An excellent treatment of the criminal trial as a media forum that mediates social issues to the masses."
"This book explains . . . How some trials have managed to acquire an importance, both to contemporaries and in history, that far outstrips their limited legal signiÞcance."
—The Journal of American History
“An original, and valuable, contribution to our understanding of the rhetoric of mediated public discourse. . . .The essays are well researched, well argued, and well written.” - Stephen A. Smith, University of Arkansas