The Run of His Life: The People vs. O. J. Simpsonby Jeffrey Toobin, Godoff
Relying on sources deep within both the prosecution and defense camps, Jeffrey Toobin--whose article entitled "An Incendiary Defense" (The New Yorker, 7/25/94) disclosed for the first time O.J. Simpson's defense team's plans to demonize Mark Furman and play "the race card"--delivers a shocking, behind-the-scenes exmaination of the crime of the century as well as the most famous legal proceeding in American history.
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Before becoming a staff writer at The New Yorker in 1993, Jeffrey Toobin served as an Assistant United States Attorney in Brooklyn and as an Associate Counsel in the office of Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh--which provided material for his book Opening Arguments: A Young Lawyers First Case--United States v. Oliver North. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, he lives in Manhattan with his wife and two children.
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Having watched and read virtually everything on the Simpson case I feel that this is the best overall summary for those interested. There are better options for certain aspects and sides of whatever your interest i.e. the Defense strategy, Prosecution strategy, The money side of it all and those who rode OJ to the bitter end, and even OJ himself albeit a half truthed confession claiming himself and a mystery man named Charlie committed the murders, but the gist of it is there. The Run of His Life is filled with interesting behind the scenes facts to keep even those well diverted in the subject interested while mostly summarizing one of the most bizarre and unfortunate events in American/Pop Culture history. It is a must read for anyone interested in this subject. And NO it was not Cochran who asked Mark Fuhrman if he ever called a black person a "N word", as FX portrayed for the obvious dramatic contrast, but the direct examination genius F. Lee Bailey. Big part of the show I did not understand why they portrayed it this way even though overall it was a masterful series, maybe even the best of the year.