THE SKY'S THE LIMIT: The REAL Trial of the 20th Century? [NOOK Book]

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Anyone fascinated by true crime and legal thrillers will want to read The Sky’s The Limit: People v. Newton, The Real Trial of the 20th Century? In comparing the 1968 trial of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey Newton to other riveting American trials from 1901 to 1999, author Lise Pearlman revisits historic legal battles featuring murder, rape and kidnapping, skeletons in celebrity closets, class warfare, fixing the World Series, evolution versus creationism, abuse of power and political conspiracy. Each “trial...
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THE SKY'S THE LIMIT: The REAL Trial of the 20th Century?

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Overview

Anyone fascinated by true crime and legal thrillers will want to read The Sky’s The Limit: People v. Newton, The Real Trial of the 20th Century? In comparing the 1968 trial of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey Newton to other riveting American trials from 1901 to 1999, author Lise Pearlman revisits historic legal battles featuring murder, rape and kidnapping, skeletons in celebrity closets, class warfare, fixing the World Series, evolution versus creationism, abuse of power and political conspiracy. Each “trial of the century” serves as a window into its own era, but the author asserts that the Newton murder trial following a shootout with two Oakland policemen—where the accused revolutionary put America itself on trial for 400 years of racism—should head the list. It drew an international spotlight on a superpower rocked by two political assassinations and bitterly divided over the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement. At the time, the FBI considered the Black Panthers the greatest internal threat to America’s security. So did Party spokesman Eldridge Cleaver, who predicted warfare in city streets across the country if Newton were condemned to die. The author contends that the jury’s surprising verdict still reverberates today—had it turned out otherwise Barack Obama would likely not be President.
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Editorial Reviews

Barry Scheck
Lise Pearlman’s account of the tinderbox setting enveloping the trial of Huey Newton perfectly captures how much can be at stake for an entire community—even a nation—in a single trial. . . . [A]nyone interested in history, courtroom drama or criminal justice should read this gripping account of an all too often forgotten chapter of the 20th Century.
James Brosnahan
Eminently worth reading. Garry’s jury selection dealing with race was one of the best pieces of trial work done by anyone. Loved the book.”
Morrie Turner
A powerful account of both that trial and its place in our country’s history. . . . Read this wonderful book!
Penny Cooper
Fans of famous trials will thoroughly enjoy this fast-paced, well-researched book. If “THE” trial of the 20th century can be measured, her argument for People v. Newton heading the list is a strong one.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014093736
  • Publisher: Regent Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 800
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Retired judge Lise Pearlman was an undergradu-ate at Yale during the trial of Panther Party Chairman Bobby Seale in New Haven and has lived most of  her adult life in Oakland where the 1968 Huey Newton murder trial took place. She arrived for law school in Berkeley in the fall of 1971 between Newton’s second and third trials for the killing of Officer Frey. Since she left the bench, she has served as an arbitrator and mediator with Alternative Resolution Centers (www.arc4adr.com). 
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