Famous Trials

Cases that made history

Author: Frank McLynn

Publisher: Crux Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1909979449


Page: N.A

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A wonderful summary of famous trials throughout history, from Jesus Christ to Oscar Wilde

Murder by Numbers

Fascinating Figures Behind the World’s Worst Crimes

Author: James Moore

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750987073

Category: True Crime

Page: 224

View: 3012


What is the connection between the number 13 and Jack the Ripper? Why was the number 18 crucial in catching Acid Bath murderer John George Haigh? And what is so puzzling about the number 340 in the chilling case of the Zodiac killer? The answers to all these questions and many more are revealed in a unique, number-crunching history of the ultimate crime. James Moore’s Murder by Numbers tells the story of murder through the centuries in an entirely new way ... through the key digits involved. Each entry starts with a number and leads into a different aspect of murder, be it a fascinating angle to a case or revealing insights into murder methods, punishments and, of course, the chilling figures behind the most notorious killers from our past. From the grizzly death toll of the world’s worst serial killer to your own odds of being murdered, this guide will appeal to the connoisseur of true crime and the casual reader alike.

The World's Most Famous Court Trial

Tennessee Evolution Case : a Complete Stenographic Report of the Famous Court Test of the Tennessee Anti-Evolution Act, at Dayton, July 10 to 21, 1925, Including Speeches and Arguments of Attorneys

Author: John Thomas Scopes

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1886363315

Category: Law

Page: 339

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Darrow, Clarence and William J. Bryan. The World's Most Famous Court Trial. Tennessee Evolution Case. A Complete Stenographic Report of the Famous Court Test of the Anti-Evolution Act, at Dayton July 10 to 21, 1925, Including Speeches and Arguments of Attorneys. Cincinnati: National Book Company, [1925]. [4], 339 pp. Reprinted 1997 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 97-38485. ISBN 1-886363-31-5. Cloth. $75. * Complete transcript of the celebrated "monkey trial," the case of the State of Tennessee vs. John Thomas Scopes, a 24-year old high school teacher accused of violating a recently enacted state law that banned the teaching of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Perhaps the first modern media event, the trial attracted enormous national and international attention. A star-studded cast of trial attorneys included the great orator and three time Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan and the brilliant trial lawyer and champion of the downtrodden, Clarence Darrow, among others. The climax of the trial came on the seventh day when the defense put the senior Bryan on the stand as an expert on the Bible and he was ruthlessly interrogated by Darrow. As a milestone in the American struggle between modernity and the forces of Protestant fundamentalism, and a vivid manifestation of the clash between two valid principles, academic freedom and democratic control of the public schools, the Scopes case has tremendous historical significance. This edition also includes statements by scientists entered at the defense's request, and the text of a lengthy concluding speech that Bryan prepared but never delivered.

Literature Connections to World History 712: Resources to Enhance and Entice

Resources to Enhance and Entice

Author: Lynda G. Adamson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 031307755X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 326

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Identifying thousands of historical fiction novels, biographies, history trade books, CD-ROMs, and videotapes, these books help you locate resources on world history for students. Each is divided into two sections. In the first part, titles are listed according to grade levels within specific geographic areas and time periods. They are further organized by product type. Both books cover world history from Prehistory and the Ancient World to 54 B.C. to the modern era. Other chapters include Roman Empire to A.D. 476; Europe and the British Isles; Africa and South Africa; Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, and Antarctica; Canada; China; India, Tibet, and Burma; Israel and Arab Countries; Japan; Vietnam, Korea, Cambodia, and Thailand; and South and Central America and the Caribbean. The second section has an annotated bibliography that describes each title and includes publication information and awards. The focus is on books published since 1990, and all have received at l


An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Susan Sarah Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783598237126

Category: Antisemitism

Page: 544

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American Political Trials

Author: Michal R. Belknap

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275944377

Category: History

Page: 323

View: 2163


Examines the role of criminal trials and impeachments in US history from the early colonial era to the late 20th century. The emphasis is on cases that resulted from political persecution. This edition includes new chapters on the 1637 trial of Anne Hutchinson and the 1989 trial of Oliver North.

The Salem witch trials

Author: Earle Rice

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560062721

Category: History

Page: 112

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Discusses the historical setting of the witchcraft trials in colonial Salem, Massachusetts, with background information on the Puritans.

The O.J. Simpson Trial

Author: Earle Rice

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781560062714

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 428


An overview of the noted O. J. Simpson murder trial and the events preceding it.