The Story of My Life

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  • The Story of My Life
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  • 19 May 2017
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About the Author: Clarence Darrow

in 1857, Clarence Darrow, later dubbed Attorney for the Damned and the Great Defender, was born For a time he lived in an Ohio home that had served as a stop on the Underground Railroad His father was known as the village infidel Darrow attended the University of Michigan Law School for one year, then passed the bar in 1878 and moved to Chicago There he joined protests against the trumped up charges against four radicals accused in the Haymarket Riot case Darrow became corporate counsel to the City of Chicago, then counsel for the North Western Railway He quit this lucrative post when he could no longer defend their treatment of injured workers, then went on to defend without pay Socialist striker Eugene V Debs In 1907, Darrow successfully defended labor activist Big Bill Haywood, charged with assassinating a former governor His passionate denunciation of the death penalty prompted him to defend the famous killers, Loeb and Leopold, who received life sentences in 1924.His most celebrated case was the Scopes Trial, defending teacher John Scopes in Dayton, Tenn., who was charged with the crime of teaching evolution in the public schools Darrow s brilliant cross examination of prosecuting attorney William Jennings Bryan lives on in legal history During the trial, Darrow said I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure that is all that agnosticism means Darrow wrote many freethought articles and edited a freethought collection His two appealing autobiographies are The Story of My Life 1932 , containing his plainspoken views on religion, and Farmington 1932 He also wrote Resist Not Evil 1902 , An Eye for An Eye 1905 , and Crime, Its Causes and Treatments 1925 His freethought writings are collected into Why I Am an Agnostic and Other Essays He told The New York Times, Religion is the belief in future life and in God I don t believe in either April 19, 1936 D 1938.More



      The Story of My Life
In The Story of My Life Darrow recounts, reflects on, his than fifty years as a corporate, labor criminal lawyer, including the most celebrated notorious cases of his day establishing the legal right of a union to strike in the Woodworkers Conspiracy Case exposing, on behalf of the United Mine Workers, the shocking conditions in the mines the widespread use of child labor defending Leopold Loeb in the Chicago thrill murder case defending a teacher s right to present the Darwinian theory of evolution in the famous Scopes trial fighting racial hatred in the Sweet anti Negro the Scottsboro cases much Written in his disarming, conversational style, full of refreshingly relevant views on capital punishment, civil liberties the judicial system, Darrow s autobiography is a fitting final summation of a remarkable life. Read The Story of My Life Author Clarence Darrow – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “ The Story of My Life

  1. Laura says:

    I came to this book with the idea Clarence Darrow charged into the darkness with Commander Spock at his left shoulder the Power of the Enlightenment in his right hand and Darwin s bulldog at his side His ...

  2. Nicole R says:

    This was required reading for my Social Justice class, and I was actually pretty excited to read it Darrow is a famous legal figure and I was primarily familiar with him because of his defense of John Scopes in the Scopes Monkey Trial I was pretty disappointed in the book, but I did learn a lot about Darrow.I had no idea how many major cases Darrow had been a part of Everything including defending coal miners during a strike for better working c...

  3. Eric_W says:

    Darrow reflects on a life devoted to public service and to defense of civil liberties, and to the rights of the unpopular and indigent to a fair trial He comments at length on crime and punishment, and his proposals are as germane today as they were 60 years ago The Haywood trial is a useful paradigm for Darrow s activities Ex governor Steunenberg of Idaho was killed, allegedly because of his repressive actions during a bitter coal mining strike Two leaders of the coal mining union, Willia Darrow reflects on a life devoted to public service and to defense of civil liberties, and to the rights of the unpopular and indigent to a fair trial He comments at length...

  4. Damian Bakula says:

    I have found my mentor It was a little strange reading Clarence Darrow s autobiography, because it was as if I had written many of the passages myself My opinions are not mainstream, so it was odd to find myself sharing 90% of his views His writing on the causes of most crime being related to circumstances, rather than people being bad was brilliant, as was his theory that many crimes are manufactured and shouldn t be crimes The only major differences in our opinions are related to the extre I have found my mentor It was a little strange reading Clarence Darrow s autobiography, because it was as if I had written many of the passages myself My opinions are not mainstream, so it was odd to find myself sharing 90% of his views His writing on the causes of most crime being related to circumstances, rather than people being bad was brilliant, as was his theory that many crimes are manufactur...

  5. Humza Hussain says:

    At times this book was absolutely brilliant Darrow writes his biography so poetically and carefully, weighing every single word that he puts down His insights on the society s bloodthirst for criminals and our desire to punish and torture people who we feel are bad are profound The most significant takeaway for me after reading this book is the way Darrow juxtaposes the manner in which a physician treats an ill person by examining the cause of their illness with the way that the justice sys At times this book was absolutely brilliant Darrow writes his biography so poetically and carefully, weighing every single word that he puts down His insights on the society s bloodthirst for criminals and our desire to punish and torture people who we feel are bad are profound The most significant takeaway for me after reading this b...

  6. Neaka says:

    This book had a really big impact on me Ever since seventh grade, Clarence Darrow has been THE idol in my life I aspire to be like him, and I respect him greatly So when I read his autobiography, I absolutely loved it Darrow is able to talk about himself in a manner that is neither flattering himself nor degrading to him He also manages to put a lot of his beliefs within the context of the cases he worked on throughout his life, as well as talk about human nature It was never boring, and I This book had a really big impact on me Ever ...

  7. AJ Conroy says:

    From the ABA s 30 books every lawyer should read Dees is co founder and chief trial attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala He and his civil rights group have been monitoring hate groups and extremist organizations for decades I was already a lawyer running a ...

  8. Alan says:

    It was slow but really interesting Darrow has a few basic beliefs he keeps returning to 1 life is just a matter of coincidence Any of us could be a leader or criminal, rich or poor, just depending on where and to whom we were born 2 the death penalty is wron...

  9. Mizz Hell says:

    A bit too much This I believe for my tastes Would have preferredfocus on details of the cases But still a good read.

  10. Sammy says:

    As far as autobiographies go, this one was extremely entertaining.