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Of Murder and Madness

Spence, Gerry

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ISBN 10: 0385188013 / ISBN 13: 9780385188012
Published by Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 1983
Condition: good, good
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24 cm, 463, edges soiled. Inscribed by the author. The story of a Mexican-American from Wyoming who killed his white wife in a room full of witnesses; the author, attorney Gerry Spence, pled his client, Joe Esquibel, not guilty by reason of insanity. Bookseller Inventory # 33274

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Title: Of Murder and Madness

Publisher: Doubleday, Garden City, NY

Publication Date: 1983

Book Condition: good, good

Edition: First Edition. First? Printing.

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In an informative study of the insanity defense that focuses on the murder trial and acquittal of Joe Esquibel, the noted lawyer explains why the insanity plea is crucial in the American justice system


"Gerry Spence's genius with people is unsurpassed in the legal profession."--Robert Shapiro

"Gerry Spence is one of America's last true originals-- a man who thinks as brilliantly as he lives, who writes as compellingly as he talks, and who practices law as faithfully as most people practice religion."--Dan Rather

"Spence's highly personal view of law and justice is sensitive and effective."--Library Journal

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