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CLARENCE DARROW: The Bribery Trial of America's Greatest Lawyer
Geoffrey Cowcm. Times, $27.50 (544p) ISBN 0-8129-2179-8
Claiming that Darrow's autobiography and other accounts have "sugarcoated" the legendary attorney's "most dramatic and traumatic case," Cowan (See No Evil) reconstructs the 1912 trial in which Darrow (18571938) stood accused of bribery in a highly political murder case. In a brief, effective biographical sketch, Cowan argues that the once-idealistic Darrow had grown cynical by 1911, when labor unions called on him to represent the defendants in the "Crime of the Century." That case involved a labor leader and his brother, James and John …