The accused was a slight, frightened man who had deliberately broken the law. His trial was a Roman circus. The chief gladiators were two great legal giants of the century. Like two bull elephants locked in mortal combat, they bellowed and roared imprecations and abuse. The spectators sat uneasily in the sweltering heat with murder in their hearts, barely able to restrain themselves. At stake was the freedom of every American. One of the most moving and meaningful plays of our generation. "a tidal wave of a drama." -- New York World-Telegram And Sun
THE STORY: The critics talk about the play: Magnificently written...one of the most exciting dramas of the last decade. --NY News. A tidal wave of a drama...More than any other play in memory based on history and aiming at a contemporary parallel, IN
A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee’s Inherit the Wind, a political play that fictionalized the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial. As a play of the 1950’s, Inherit the Wind defended intellectual freedom. Moreover, the play intended to denounce the state of McCarthyism at the time. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Lawrence and Lee’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
Jens life was perfect: a perfect husband who was heir to the Stevens fortune, perfect home, perfect future, and she was expecting her first child. Life was goodno, life was great. Then everything changed in one fiery car crash. Jens perfect life was thrown into a tailspin of deceit and confusion. Jens sister-in-law, Alicia, wanted the entire Stevens fortune, and the only thing standing between her and what she so desperately sought was Jens unborn child. Jen didnt know whom to turn to. Jen was running for her life and for that of her unborn child. Jen, sick, tired, and down to her last six dollars, was in desperate need of help. Surprisingly, that help came from an unlikely source. With the nudging of his housekeeper, reclusive, ill-tempered novelist Mitch Gunther came to Jens rescue. Thus began a story of suspense and gradual love as Mitch and Jen began a journey that led from the valleys of Virginia to the mountains of East Tennessee as they sought to evade Alicias henchmen and keep Jens child and heir safe. First-time novelist Dr. L. Lincoln Clark has woven a romantic suspense story that you will find difficult to put down until you have reached its exciting conclusion.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the Scopes Trial and the battle over evolution and creation in America's schools. In the summer of 1925, the sleepy hamlet of Dayton, Tennessee, became the setting for one of the twentieth century's most contentious courtroom dramas, pitting William Jennings Bryan and the anti-Darwinists against a teacher named John Scopes, represented by Clarence Darrow and the ACLU, in a famous debate over science, religion, and their place in public education. That trial marked the start of a battle that continues to this day in cities and states throughout the country. Edward Larson's classic Summer for the Gods -- winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History -- is the single most authoritative account of this pivotal event. An afterword assesses the state of the battle between creationism and evolution, and points the way to how it might potentially be resolved.
"Discusses the Scopes "monkey" trial that put evolution on trial in 1925, including the key figures in the court case, the final judgment, and the debate over teaching evolution in U.S. schools"--Provided by publisher.