Signed by the Prosecutor of Leopold and Loeb [Loeb-Leopold Case]. Crowe, Robert E. [1879-1958]. Arguments of State's Attorney Robert E. Crowe In Behalf of the People In the Case of The People of the State of Illinois vs. Nathan F. Leopold, Jr., And Richard A. Loeb. [Chicago?: s.n., 1924?]. 90 pp. Original blind-stamped cloth, patterned endpapers, inscription "Compliments of Robert E. Crowe" to title page. Light rubbing to boards and extremities, front hinge cracked (before title page). Light toning to interior, a few slight cracks to text block, all signatures secure, a few ms corrections in pencil. $450. * Only edition. The Loeb-Leopold case was one of the most fascinating and sensational trials of the twentieth century. On May 21, 1924, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb confessed to the thrill killing of fourteen-year old Bobby Franks. Clarence Darrow led their defense team. Robert Crowe, the prosecutor, was an equally skillful adversary, but Darrow ultimately saved the two from the electric chair. This account focuses on the prosecution with excerpts from Crowe's opening address and his complete closing argument, including objections by Darrow and subsequent brief exchanges. This account of Loeb and Leopold's prosecution is scarce. OCLC locates 10 copies of this title, 2 in law libraries (Harvard, University of Minnesota). Not in Hunsberger.
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