An informative read about an era whose importance is lost on current culture I was not living during the time but knew of a few of the trials included through 1920s America was at peace at home and abroad but issues facing the nation were highlighted by a series of trials including baseball's Black Sox Al Capone John T Scopes Sacco and Vanzetti Leopold and Loeb and the court martial of Billy Mitchell Amer.
Ussed Introductions to books can be revealing though not necessarily in the way the author intends Take The Great Trials of the Twenties Why do the authors have. Nearly every facet of American life Each case is a fascinating story and the fierce jousts in these courtrooms impart to the reader both how different things once were and how much the nature of argumentative individuals has remained exactly the sa.
Earsay The authors efforts and expertise shown in the volume added to my knowledge and understanding of the historical significance of the reat court cases disc. Icans will find this book on trials of the “Roaring Twenties” provocative Great Trials begins with an extensive introduction describing “the setting” of that tumultuous decade and follows with an in depth examination of 10 trials touching on.
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