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Summary of The Run of His Life: by Jeffery Toobin | Includes Analysis on The Run of His Life

Summary of The Run of His Life: by Jeffery Toobin | Includes Analysis on The Run of His Life

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  • ISBN-13: 9781539126331
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date: Sep 28, 2016
  • Pages: 78 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.18 x 9.0 x 6.0 inches

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Overview

Warning: This is an independent addition to The Run of His Life, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. This review of The Run of His Life: The People V. O.J. Simpson, by Jeffery Toobin provides a chapter by chapter detailed summary followed by an analysis and critique of the strengths and weaknesses of the book. The main theme explored in the book is how the defense team for the trial of the People vs. O.J. Simpson earned the acquittal of Simpson for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. The author details each step of the trial, highlighting the clever tactics, questions of racism and corruption in the LAPD, and outright bold strategy that Simpson’s defense used throughout. Having been a journalist directly involved in the trial from 1994-95, the author uses his own experience and research, as well as data gathered from the trial evidence and more than 200 interviews to compile this book. Through this extensive research, the author makes the case that Simpson was undoubtedly guilty of the murders and due to the damning witness testimony and stacks of staggering physical evidence, the prosecution team should have had an easy win. However, the perfect storm of chaos that surrounded the trial—including the cast of characters involved and the defense’s strategy to play the race card at a time of racial tension in Los Angeles—led to a much more controversial and questionable verdict. The central thesis of the work is that while O.J. Simpson was very likely guilty of the murder of his ex-wife, he largely benefited from his celebrity status and role as a successful black man in America and was acquitted for his crime. This trial played heavily upon the role of race relations in the early 90’s and ultimately included issues of bias, domestic-violence, police brutality and corruption, and media obsession. Jeffery Toobin graduated from Harvard Law School and wrote for New York magazine at the time of the O.J. Simpson trials. He currently writes for The New Yorker and is a senior legal analyst at CNN. He had written several best-selling nonfiction novels, such as The Nine, Too Close to Call, and A Vast Conspiracy. He currently lives and works in New York. in life with confidence instead of fear, emerging victorious and satisfied. Available on PC, Mac, iphone, android, tablet or Kindle device. © 2016 All Rights Reserved

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