The Story of My Life, Inscribed by Darrow.
Inscribed by Darrow to a Chicago Newspaper Editor Darrow, Clarence [1857-1938]. The Story of My Life. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. xiv, 495 pp. Fourteen plates. Original red cloth. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped, moderate toning to interior, faint offsetting to endleaves and pp. 444-445 from laid-in newspaper clippings, folded corners and marginal pencil notations to a few leaves, letter from Harry Beardsley's son regarding his relationship with Darrow laid-in, presentation inscription by Darrow to front free endpaper: "Inscribed to/ Harry Beardsley / With all good wishes from/ Clarence Darrow/ Chicago Feb 26 - 1936." $1,000. * Later printing of first edition that includes account of the Massie trial. When Clarence Darrow died in 1938 at the age of 81, few disputed that he was one of the great attorneys of his generation. There were other lawyers in his lifetime who contributed more to the development of legal science, who rose to positions of greater influence, or who won larger financial rewards, but perhaps none who could match his record as a crusader for the common man. Beardsley was a columnist and editor at the Chicago Daily News from 1920 to 1955. A great admirer of Darrow, he spoke with him on numerous occasions, including long, lively discussions about Darrow's work. Hunsberger, Clarence Darrow: A Bibliography 272.
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