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The Trial of the Century


About The Book

A “masterful” (The American Spectator) history of the iconic attorney Clarence Darrow and the famous Scopes Monkey Trial, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Russia Hoax and Witch Hunt.

Nearly a century ago, famed liberal attorney Clarence Darrow defended schoolteacher John Scopes in a blockbuster legal proceeding that brought the attention of the entire country to the small town of Dayton, Tennessee. Darrow’s seminal defense of freedom of speech helped form the legal bedrock on which our civil liberties depend today. Expertly researched, “colorful, and dramatic” (Publishers Weekly), The Trial of the Century calls upon our past to unite Americans in the defense of the free exchange of ideas, especially in this divided time.

About The Author

Photograph by Sardi Klein

Gregg Jarrett is a legal and political analyst, author, and attorney. He joined Fox News in 2002 after more than a decade at local and national news outlets including NBC, ABC, Court TV, and MSNBC. He is the author of two previous New York Times bestsellers, Witch Hunt and The Russian Hoax. Follow him on X @GreggJarrett.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Threshold Editions (May 30, 2023)
  • Length: 304 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781982198602

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Raves and Reviews

“Page by page, Jarrett details the intricacies of the Scopes trial in the kind of masterful way that could perhaps only be done by someone who is both a writer and a lawyer."

– The American Spectator

“A satisfying traditional history that celebrates the good guys.”

– Kirkus (starred review)

“Colorful and dramatic…. Those new to the case will be especially rewarded by this solid look back at one of the most consequential free speech debates in American history.”

– Publishers Weekly

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