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Download The Modern Scholar: Fundamental Cases: The Twentieth-Century Courtroom Battles That Changed Our Nation Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Modern Scholar: Fundamental Cases: The Twentieth-Century Courtroom Battles That Changed Our Nation (Unabridged), by Alan M. Dershowitz
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The courtroom trial has fascinated human beings from the beginning of recorded history. Trials are theater, trials are history, and the great trials of the 20th century and beyond provide a unique window into American history and the sense of America's enduring commitment to law.

It was Alexis de Tocqueville who, when he visited the new republic for the first time, said that America was a unique country when it comes to law. Every great issue eventually comes before the courts.

With this in mind, esteemed professor and civil liberties lawyer Alan Dershowitz looks at history through the prism of the trial, because a trial presents a snapshot of what's going on in a particular point in time of the nation's history.

What's a great trial? People will often say the trial of the moment. But those trials are often not enduring. The focus of this course is on landmark trials and the important, dramatic aspects of the history of the time in which they occurred. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Miki | 11/1/2013

    " Perhaps it should be called "Alan Dershowitz's Favorite Cases of the Twentieth Century", but it was very informative and very interesting nonetheless "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ellis | 10/15/2012

    " This was an installment of the Modern Scholars lecture series. It was fantastic! If you can get it through your local library or by any other means that I recommend that you give it a listen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by SP Mugler | 9/7/2012

    " Much more interesting than I expected. The end caught me by surprised because I didn't realized I had already breezed through all 14 lectures. It was a pleasure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Warren | 8/11/2012

    " Highly recommended! Good and easy to understand narrative about court cases that resonate in our every day life and have set precedents for years to come. "

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