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Topic - John A. Farrell
In 1991, Randall Tietjen, newly minted from law school, had the idea that a book of letters written by famed lawyer Clarence Darrow might make for an interesting project and began investigating collections at various libraries.
During the 1920s, Clarence Darrow made his name defending Reds, poor blacks, politicians, bootleggers and murderers. While Darrow was already famous when he arrived in Dayton, Tenn., for the Scopes trial, "by the time he left, he was an American folk hero," writes John A. Farrell in "Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned."