What happened next was a bizarre mix of theatrics and law, enacted by William Jennings Bryan for the prosecution and Clarence Darrow for the defense. Though Darrow lost the trial, he made his point--and his career--by calling Bryan, a noted Bible expert, as a witness for the defense. Summer for the Gods is a remarkable retelling of the trial and the events leading up to it, proof positive that truth is stranger than science. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Sadly, it is only too true that in modern-day America, to get a truly lucid view of facts and history one often has to look to secular scholars. Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2004 by Suppresst
I come to the book as part of a self-directed study of the issues involved in the creation-evolution-design debate(CED). Read morePublished on Oct. 23 2003 by R. M. Williams
This was a very good book. Having the whole fiasco narrated in such detail completely changed my impression of both the defense and the prosecution. Read morePublished on Oct. 9 2003 by Benjamin B. Eshbach
Edward Larson has accomplished something wonderful with this book. In only 266 pages (318 including footnotes and index), he has captured the flow of cultural issues surrounding... Read morePublished on June 14 2003 by Craig Matteson
It is incredibly ironic that the Scopes trial, promised by both the prosecution and the defense to be a battle for the truth, is represented in popular & religious culture and,... Read morePublished on June 12 2002
This is the story of the infamous Scopes trial (aka the monkey trial). It starts with a history of the event and the major players and then goes into a fairly detailed description... Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2001 by Marceau Ratard
In the 1960 movie "Inherit The Wind", which has been remade twice, a principled teacher stands up for academic freedom by teaching evolution and is arrested for it in a... Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2001 by Pat Dewees
Larson does an excellent job of both telling a compelling story and demystifying the Scopes trial. He really brings a systematic approach to his own study of events, and his... Read morePublished on Aug. 26 2001 by Nichomachus
Inherit the Wind is good entertainment... but it's entertainment, and only loosely based on facts. Read this book, if you're interested in the true story of the Scopes trial. Read morePublished on July 25 2001 by "firstname.lastname@example.org"