Great American Lawyers: An Encyclopedia: Great American Lawyers [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia

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This two volume set offers unmatched insight into the lives and careers of 100 of America's most notable defense and prosecuting attorneys.


· Full essays on the lives and cases of America's 100 most famous lawyers, from John Adams to Johnnie Cochran

· Shorter essays on other well-known attorneys, including John Grisham, Barry Scheck, and Leslie Abramson

· Contributions from more than 50 lawyers, political scientists, historians, and other scholars

· Entries on famous law partners, Alexis de Tocqueville's view of American lawyers, great trials, and much more

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From their drafting of the Declaration of Independence to their current prominent role in U.S. politics, America's lawyers have always been preeminent in our national life. Whether loved or loathed, such characters as John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, F. Lee Bailey, Johnnie Cochran, Kenneth Starr, and many others have captured our attention through their victories, follies, and the cases that made them great.

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John R. Vile is professor and chair of the Political Science Department at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN. He is the editor of ABC-CLIO's Great American Judges and author of The Constitutional Convention of 1787 and the award-winning Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments.

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