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Author: Alan M. Dershowitz Narrator: Alan M. Dershowitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 1996 ISBN: 9780743541466
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Alan Dershowitz, one of the foremost legal thinkers of our time, explores a series of questions raised by the most-watched criminal trial in American history. Through this brilliant, eye-opening account of the O.J. Simpson case, he exposes the realities of the criminal justice system of this country.

Here, Professor Dershowitz examines the issues and social forces -- media, money, gender, and race -- that shape the criminal justice system in America today. Among the fascinating questions raised:

–Was this really a case of circumstantial evidence?

–Did Simpson's wealth "buy" the acquittal?

–How could one of the longest trials in the history of America's judicial system produce a verdict after less than four hours of jury deliberation?

Reasonable Doubts is a work of lasting importance; it will force us to rethink our assumptions, not only about the case itself but about the strengths -- and weaknesses -- of the criminal justice system in America today.

This book is for the many thoughtful observers who sincerely and understandably believe that O.J. Simpson murdered Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman, and that the jury's verdict of Not Guilty was therefore a miscarriage of justice...

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dershowitz is a deeply thoughtful man. He is, of course, a master of the law and best know as a masterful advocate…[Reasonable Doubts] is very interesting for anyone who followed the trial, marveled at the verdict, and stared hard at the tactics of prosecution and defense.” 

    William F. Buckley Jr.

  • “Dershowitz belongs on the short list of great trial lawyers, and his insights remain essential for understanding the American judicial process.” 


  • “Dershowitz’s book is clearly and interestingly written, informative about the law, rich in legal anecdotes…Dershowitz makes a deft presentation of his conviction that the [Simpson] verdict properly rested on reasonable doubt.” 

    New York Review of Books

  • Reasonable Doubts makes sense of what is otherwise insensible…[Dershowitz] educates us on some of the most vexing issues facing the criminal justice system as a whole.” 

    Boston Globe

  • “Dershowitz, a renowned Harvard Law School professor, offers a compelling explanation of why the jury acquitted O.J. Simpson and why that verdict is correct. He answers crucial questions about the case in relation to larger issues of the criminal justice system and the social forces that shape it—including the media, money, celebrity, gender, and race.” 

    Cincinnati Enquirer

  • A New York Times Bestseller

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 9/22/2010

    " Very good book. Great insight to trial lawyers and the things they do. "

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About the Author

Alan M. Dershowitz has been called on of the nation’s most distinguished defenders of individual rights. A graduate of Brooklyn College and Yale Law School, he joined the Harvard Law School faculty at age twenty-five before beginning his high-profile career as a court defender. He is also the author of over twenty works of fiction and non-fiction, many of which have become international bestsellers.