Gideon's Trumpet

Gideon's Trumpet

by Anthony Lewis

Paperback(Vintage Books ed)

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Overview

A history of the landmark case of Clarence 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: 84,630
Product dimensions: 5.14(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.76(d)
Lexile: 1200L (what's this?)

About the Author

Anthony Lewis was a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who transformed American legal journalism. He is the author of Gideon’s Trumpet which concerned Gideon v. Wainwright, the 1963 decision that guaranteed lawyers to poor defendants charged with serious crimes. His book Make No Law: The Sullivan Case and the First Amendment is an account of New York Times v. Sullivan, the 1964 Supreme Court decision that revolutionized American libel law. Lewis was a New York Times reporter at the Supreme Court from 1957 to 1964 and wrote an Op-Ed column for thirty years called “At Home Abroad” or “Abroad at Home” depending on where he was writing from . He also taught at the Harvard Law School where he was a Lecturer on Law from 1974 to 1989. He has also been the James Madison Visiting Professor at Columbia University. Anthony Lewis died in 2013 at the age of 85.

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