Baatz, Simon.  For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder That Shocked Chicago (2008).

Boyle, Kevin.  Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age (The Sweet Case)(2005).

Cowan, Geoffrey, The People v. Clarence Darrow (1993)

Darrow, Clarence. The Story of My Life (1932)

Darrow, Clarence. Verdicts Out of Court (Arthur and Lila Weinberg, eds.)(1989)

Darrow, Clarence and Larson, Edward.  The Essential Words and Writings of Clarence Darrow (2007).

Farrell, John A.  Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned (2012).

Higdon, Hal. The Crime of the Century (The Leopold and Loeb Case)(1985)

Kersten, Andrew.  Clarence Darrow: American Iconoclast (2011).

Larson, Edward. Summer for the Gods (The Scopes Case)(1997)

Lukas, J. Anthony. Big Trouble (The Haywood Case)(1997)

Stannard, David E.  Honor Killing: Race, Rape, and Clarence Darrow's Spectacular Last Case (The Massie Case)(2006).

Stone, Irving. Clarence Darrow for the Defense (1941)

Strang, Dean A. Worse Than the Devil: Anarchists, Clarence Darrow, and Justice in a Time of Terror (2013).

Tierney, Kevin. Darrow: A Biography (1979)

Tietjen, Randall.  In the Clutches of the Law: Clarence Darrow's Letters (2013).

Weinberg, Arthur. Attorney for the Damned (1957)

Weinberg, Arthur and Lila. Clarence Darrow: A Sentimental Rebel (1980)


The largest collection of Darrow's letters is housed at the Riesenfeld Rare Books Research Center at University of Minnesota School of Law in Minneapolis.  The collection, consisting of some 900 letters, was purchased by the U of M in 2004.  According to an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune in October, 2004, "It may take librarians as long as a year to transcribe the 900 letters, about 340 of them written in Darrow's near-illegible scrawl on subjects ranging from the Leopold and Loeb murder trial to worries about the 1929 stock market crash."  The paper reports, "About 115 letters in the collection were written to Darrow by luminaries such as Helen Keller, Henry Ford, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, political and union activist Mother Jones and politicians Franklin Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. The rest of the collection is family letters and other documents."


The Clarence Darrow Digital Collection (University of Minnesota)

Homicide in Chicago: Leopold and Loeb (Northwestern Univ.)

Encyclopedia entry

Darrow Quotes to Share

Darrow links

Scopes Trial

Dayton, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce

Scopes Trial with Reporter's Notes

Leopold & Loeb

Darrow statements on his agnosticism