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Clarence Darrow
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Closing Arguments: Clarence Darrow on Religion, Law, and Society (2005 edition), Ohio University Press - ISBN: 9780821416327


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Born: April 18, 1857

Died: March 13, 1938 (aged 80)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Lawyer

Bio: Clarence Seward Darrow was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for murdering 14-year-old Robert Bobby Franks and defending John T. Scopes in the Scopes Monkey Trial, in which he opposed William Jennings Bryan.

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A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices.

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