Sensational Trials of the 20th Century

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Eight of America's most important legal battles, including Brown v. Board of Education, the Watergate trials, and the O.J. Simpson trial, are revisited in brief, fast-paced accounts and dramatic black-and-white photographs.

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Grade 6-10-The concept of justice combined with the drama of the courtroom pervades this volume, making it a real attention-grabber. Some of the most notorious legal battles of the last 100 years are presented with mesmerizing you-are-there immediacy: the Sacco-Vanzetti trial, the Scopes "Monkey" trial, the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg spy trial, Brown v. the Board of Education, the Watergate trials, the John Hinckley, Jr. trial, and, of course, the O. J. Simpson trial. The chapters are fast paced, well illustrated, and packed with interesting details. Each one concludes by showing the impact of the proceedings and the court decision on such enduring issues as civil rights, national security, education, religion, and the office of the presidency, making the trials as timely today as they were when they were headlines. This book is sure to be a hit, even with reluctant readers.
Marilyn Heath, Greenwood High School, SC
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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