St. JOHNS, Adela Rogers
Garden City Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1962 512 pages. Illustrated dust jacket. 6 1/2"x 9 1/2" Cloth-backed cloth boards. St. Johns was a celebrated Hollywood writer for Hearst and on her own account. She was also the precocious daughter of celebrated Los Angeles trial lawyer Earl Rogers, whose story is told in this book. Many said Rogers was the greatest criminal defense lawyer of his day. Clarence Darrow chose Rogers to defend him when he was accused of jury tampering. San Francisco history buffs will be interested in Rogers' defense in the post 1906 earthquake corruption trials and the descriptions of the City of that time. From the jacket blurb: "FINAL VERDICT" is Americana of a high order, for it gives the reader a vivid picture of Los Angeles and San Francisco in the early twentieth century, but it is primarily the story of a great man, in all his splendor and fallibility, told by the innocent bystander who loved him best." Slightly rubbed, but a NEAR FINE copy in an edgeworn Very Good Plus priced-clipped dust jacket, now in a clear mylar protective sleeve. ALWAYS FREE SHIPPING via media mail to any United States address.
Signed: n Edition: Later printing
Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus
Binding: Cloth-backed cloth on boards
Condition: Near Fine
Book Id: 1810