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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
Almost all of the scientific evidence brought forward during the time of the trial has been discarded.
There was another very disturbing thing about Inherit the Wind. Read more
This play is great. I read it in 10th grade and i loved it. It inspired me to become a lawyer and defend what i believe in. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2004 by Liz
The book Inherit The Wind was a religon, filled, book. When I read this book I thoguht to myself this is funny and religious. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2004
I havent read much of this book but I dont like it so fare. My teacher just said it doesnt have enough pages so screw it freshoutPublished on Oct. 9 2003 by Joshua 2nd
An explosive drama portraying the events of the famous 1925 "monkey trials", Inherit the Wind isolates the importance of examining the standards of society in order to encourage... Read morePublished on July 7 2003
Inherit the Wind was definately one of the finest plays (books, for that matter) that I have read. It's a top notch read and everyone should take a stab at it at least once. Read morePublished on July 6 2003 by Peter Zackery
Oh my gosh, what a great book!! This book was required reading for this summer, and i was expecting it to be a bore, but it wasn't. Read morePublished on May 27 2003 by "glamgirl11"
Inherit the Wind, a book written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, is based on the famous Scopes Trial. In this novel, Henry Drummond is the lawyer fighting for what is right. Read morePublished on May 16 2003