• Gideon's Trumpet

  • How One Man, a Poor Prisoner, Took His Case to the Supreme Court - and Changed the Law of the United States
  • By: Anthony Lewis
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A history of the landmark case of Clarence Earl Gideon's fight for the right to legal counsel.

The classic backlist best seller. More than 800,000 sold since its first publication date of 1964.

©1964, 2011 Anthony Lewis (P)2018 Random House Audio

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best book on the subject

dope book, y'all! must read. Honestly a really sobering read that will make you appreciate the Warren court's and all of the thought that went into further enfranchisement

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Must read for any law student

This book gives the reader a sense of how SCOTUS changes as society changes in its consideration of constitutional issues. I highly recommend it for any lawyer or would-be lawyer.

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A must-read for all Americans

It was a bit slow, but it is an interesting story that dives into the judicial system of the United States. A key case, Gideon v. Wainwright was the catalyst to the Supreme Court's review of the 6th Amendment.