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Reversal of Fortune: Inside the Von Bulow Case

Dershowitz, Alan M.

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ISBN 10: 0394539036 / ISBN 13: 9780394539034
Published by Random House Inc, New York, 1986
Condition: Very Good + Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on a bookplate on front end page (signature only). Previous owner's embossed stamp on front end page.$19.95 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. Also laid-in is original review from The Pittsburgh Press. Bookseller Inventory # 023148

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Title: Reversal of Fortune: Inside the Von Bulow ...

Publisher: Random House Inc, New York

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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The defense attorney and Harvard law professor provides an insider's account of the trial, appeal, subsequent retrial, and acquital in the murder case of Claus von Bulow, profiling the people involved

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Convicted of trying to kill his wealthy wife Martha (Sunny), Claus von Bulow hired the author, a Harvard law professor, to spearhead his appeal for a new trial in Rhode Island, scene of the alleged crime. Dershowitz's detailed coverage includes his reactions to the personalities connected to events that the media have sensationalized since the accused was arrested and first tried in 1982. The author theorizes that his client's stepchildren and maid, abetted by their lawyer, could have framed von Bulow. In equally provocative accounts, he speculates on Sunny's possible drug habits and those of her son Alexander as well. What will strongly impress readers is Dershowitz's observation on the importance of money to a successful defense, although he also writes that people without the funds available to the rich are equally entitled to the best legal services. He notes that he believes in his client's innocence, but adds that even if von Bulow is guilty the question is irrelevant since his acquittal in 1985. Photos not seen by PW. First serial to Penthouse; BOMC alternate; author tour.
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