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Scoundrels in Law: The Trials of Howe and Hummel, Lawyers to the Gangsters, Cops, Starlets, and Rakes Who Made the Gilded Age

Author: Murphy, Cait N.

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

Format:Hardcover
List Price:$26.99
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Scoundrels in Law: The Trials of Howe and Hummel, Lawyers to the Gangsters, Cops, Starlets, and Rakes Who Made the Gilded Age : Gangsters and con men. Spurned mistresses and wandering husbands. Strippers and Broadway royalty. Cat killers and spiritualists. These were the friends and clients of Howe & Hummel, the most famous (and famously rotten) law firm in nineteenth-century America. The partners bestrode Gilded Age New York with wit and brio, and everyone from Theodore Roosevelt to Lola Montez had a part in their story. Howe and Hummel were not particularly good men. They were perfectly ready -- even eager -- to lie, cheat, and bribe on behalf of their clients. They did stop short of murder, though, a principle that played a critical role when the famous firm imploded in a truly spectacular web of deceit gone wrong. Cait Murphy restores this once-famous duo to their rightful place in the pantheon of great American characters.


Category   Subject
Biography & Autobiography   Lawyers & Judges

ISBN 13:9780061714283
ISBN 10:0061714283
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:324
Size:9.00" l x 6.00" w x 1.30" h
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