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In the Ring: The Trials of a Washington Lawyer

by Robert S. Bennett

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This is a memoir filled with interesting accounts of the author's great career as a lawyer, and emphasizing his uccesses, of whcih he ahs had many. He admonishes lawyers never to turn in apaper to a judge with grammatical erros or misspellings, but on page 17 of his book he says "alumni is active and raise substantial sums" and on page 23 he says his brother Bill "is discrete ,and told me very little." All in all though, it is a funbook to read and what he has to say is sound and admirable. ( )
  Schmerguls | Aug 1, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307394433, Hardcover)

Robert S. Bennett has been a lawyer for more than forty years. In that time, he’s taken on dozens of high-profile and groundbreaking cases and emerged as the go-to guy for the nation’s elite. Bob Bennett gained international recognition as one of America’s best lawyers for leading the defense of President Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones case. But long before, and ever since, representing a sitting president, he has fought for justice for many famous (and some now infamous) clients. This is his story.

Born in Brooklyn and an amateur boxer in his youth, Bennett has always brought his street fighter’s mentality to the courtroom. His case history is a who’s who of figures who have dominated legal headlines: super lobbyist Tommy Corcoran, former Secretaries of Defense Clark Clifford and Caspar Weinberger, Marge Schott, and, most recently, New York Times reporter Judith Miller and former World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz. Bennett also served as special counsel to the Senate during the ABSCAM and Keating Five scandals and was a leading member of the National Review Board for the Protection of Children & Young People, created by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in response to the sex abuse allegations.

Taking the reader deep within his most intriguing and difficult cases, In the Ring shows how Bennett has argued for what’s right, won for his clients, and effected his share of change on the system. This is an intimate and compelling memoir of one lawyer’s attempt to fight hard and fair.

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An attorney speaks out on his forty-year career as the legal representative for many of Washington's power elite, going inside some of his most difficult and intriguing cases to reveal how he prepared for trials, handled witnesses, and crafted arguments.… (more)

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