Gideon's Trumpet

By: Lewis, Anthony

Price: $100.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[covers very slightly bowed, otherwise a nice clean book with no significant shelfwear; jacket has a few short closed edge-tears, a touch of visible wear at top front hinge, minor soiling along top edge of rear panel]. The story of the extraordinary legal case that begin with a petition from a Florida man, Clarence Earl Gideon, incarcerated on a burglary conviction, who had been denied a lawyer because he couldn't afford one. His case made it all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled in 1963 "that henceforth the 'due process of law' guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment meant that poverty alone could not deprive a criminal defendant of the right to counsel." Gideon was subsequently granted a new trial and, this time with the help of a lawyer, was acquitted. Henry Fonda gave one of his last, and best, performances as Gideon in a 1980 TV adaptation of this book.

Title: Gideon's Trumpet

Author: Lewis, Anthony

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Muriel Nasser

Categories: Crime and the Law,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1964)

Binding: Hardcover First Printing

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 24708

Keywords: Due Process Supreme Court Prison Lawyers