Without a Doubt is not just a book about a trial. ItÆs a book about a woman. Marcia Clark takes us inside her head and her heart with a story that is both sweeping and deeply personalùand shocking in its honesty. Her voice is raw, disarming, unmistakable. She tells us how a woman, when caught up in an event that galvanized an entire country, rose to that occasion with singular integrity, drive, honesty, and grace. How did she do it, day after day? What was it like, orchestrating the most controversial case of her career in the face of the mediaÆs relentless klieg lights? How did she fight her personal battlesùthose of a working mother balancing a crushing workload and a painful, very public divorce? Who stood by her and who abandoned her? As Clark shares the secrets of her own life, we understand for the first time why she identified so closely with Nicole Brown Simpson, in a way no man ever could. Sparing no one in this unflinching accountùleast of all herselfùClark speaks frankly about the mesmerizing and controversial personalities in the Simpson case: Lance Ito, Kato Kaelin, Johnnie Cochran, Mark Fuhrman, and Christopher Darden, among others. She also takes on her critics, the "armchair warriors" who scapegoated her after the verdict, and tells us why they were wrong. In a case that tore America apart, and that continues to haunt us as few events in our recent history have, Marcia Clark emerges as the one true heroine, because she stood for justice, fought the good fight, and fought it well.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.36(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.57(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
very good book
Clark divulges all the details about prosecution strategy and how incidents in her personal life led her to view Nicole as a kindred spirit. Some of her painful memories, suppressed for years, are brought to the surface by Nicole's tragic fate. The defense attorneys' methods of deception and misdirection are thoroughly examined as surprise witnesses are exposed as frauds time and again. Scheck is called most 'obnoxious' for subverting DNA science to protect the famous defendant. There are many revelations along the way, including the selective memories of certain key witnesses, who suddenly recalled everything at the civil trial. How important were jury consultants in this case? Very. What was wrong with the jury visit to the Rockingham/Bundy sites? Which prosecution lawyer irked Chris Darden the most? It's all here, and more, in this page-turner. It's an absorbing read- a sad tale of celebrity worshipped, race cards played and justice denied.
This very well written book chronicles the tale of the worlds most famous prosecutor. Just enough personal details to make the reader sympathize, we find a single mom who is burdened with going up against an unlimited budget defense. A great examination of all the people involved, you certainly will walk away from this book without a doubt!