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Defending the Dillinger Gang : Jessie Levy and Bess Robbins in the Courtroom

By: Testa, D.M.

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1476682097 / 9781476682099
Paperback / softback
30/05/2020
Stock expected by 19/06/2020
United States
152 x 229 mm 148 pages, 50 photos
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In the early 1930s women practicing criminal law were often held in the same low regard as the clients they served.

When a corrupt prosecutor was determined to send as many of the notorious John Dillinger gang to death row as he could, female attorneys Jessie Levy and Bess Robbins rose to the challenge.

They skillfully represented six of the gangs a number far greater than any of their male counterparts. And yet, their story of deals gone bad, wrongful convictions and success against the odds has all but vanished from history.

The recent discovery of interviews, personal correspondence, and court transcripts-a treasure trove untouched for over 80 years-forms the basis for this book, which traces the careers of Jessie Levy, Bess Robbins and the John Dillinger gang in detail for the first time.

BIC:

1KBB USA, BTC True crime, HBJK History of the Americas, LAZ Legal history

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