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The Resource In contempt, Christopher A. Darden with Jess Walter

In contempt, Christopher A. Darden with Jess Walter

Label
In contempt
Title
In contempt
Statement of responsibility
Christopher A. Darden with Jess Walter
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For more than a year, Christopher Darden argued passionately and tirelessly, giving voice to the victims in the O.J. Simpson murder trial. But few people knew that he was fighting a deeper, more insidious battle - against racism that came from all sides. When the case was over and O.J. Simpson was set free, the disheartened prosecutor bore the anguish and disillusionment of millions of Americans. He also carried wounds that perhaps no other black person has ever felt as deeply. Now, out of the sensational frenzy of the "trial of the century" comes a haunting and poignant memoir of duty, justice, and the constant, powerful undertow of American bigotry." "Christopher Darden's In Contempt is an unflinching look at a justice system kidnapped by a racist cop, shameless defense lawyers, a starstruck judge, and a dysfunctional jury. It shows what the television cameras couldn't: behind-the-scenes meetings where Darden tried to determine whether detective Mark Fuhrman was telling the truth about his racist views; deteriorating relationships between the defense and prosecution teams, with taunting, baiting, and a pushing match between Darden and Simpson; and a judge who let the case get out of control while he collected hourglasses from fans and invited celebrities into his chambers." "Darden is stunningly candid about his own performance - including the brash decision to put the gloves on Simpson - and details the inner workings of the largest prosecution team in California history. He also recounts the strong relationship forged between himself and Marcia Clark, who was exhausted by the pressures of a bitter ex-husband and demeaning treatment from other lawyers and the judge."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
HLS
Dewey number
  • 345.73/02523/0979494
  • 347.30525230979494
  • 340/.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • KF224.S485
  • GV939.S47
LC item number
  • D37 1996
  • D37 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Label
In contempt, Christopher A. Darden with Jess Walter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
387 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060391836
Lccn
96150013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocm34415872
Label
In contempt, Christopher A. Darden with Jess Walter
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
387 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060391836
Lccn
96150013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
ocm34415872

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