9781476640334 (electronic bk.) 1476640335 (electronic bk.) 1476682097 9781476682099
""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 gang members, 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."-Provided by publisher"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Miss Jessie The rain baby Silent Margaret Bragging rights The outside man Basest of crimes All big fellows Worst kind of luck Disreputable characters Good news in hard times Mr. Davies takes a tour Battle of wills Answering the charges Pushing back Court of public opinion The trouble with Hilton All the tricks The quarry murders Chain of evidence Target practice Train her in the law An abuse of discretion Racing the clock The heater boys Best she could do.
Source of Description
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (EbscoHost, viewed October 28, 2020)