The People's Lawyer

The People's Lawyer : The Colorful Life and Times of Julian L. McPhillips, JR.

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Novelist Carroll Dale Short turned his hand to creative non-fiction with this profile of Alabama lawyer Julian McPhillips, issued in hardcover in 2000 and now out of print. The new paperback edition has been revised with a 2005 update written by the subject of the book, who had a lot to talk about. Over the past five years, McPhillips was Bill Bradley's state campaign coordinator, ran himself for the U.S. Senate (he lost), and continued to build his reputation as an advocate for the underdog in cases ranging from police brutality to corporate malfeasance, from employment discrimination to product liability, and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.5 x 35.6mm | 657.72g
  • NewSouth Books
  • Montgomery, Albania
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1588380696
  • 9781588380692

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"Whether standing up for those in need, or helping my campaign in the South, Julian's actions speak louder than words. In these pages, we see the foundation of his determination and his character, and we see the colorful and complex backdrop of history and politics against which his life has unfolded." --Bill Bradley "This book tells the story of an unusual lawyer whose distinguished track record illuminates the many civil rights issues still facing our society at the beginning of a new century. Julian McPhillips has shaped a career round moral choices important not just to him but to the disadvantaged and the powerless. His biography is an eloquent portrait of a determined, hard-working advocate for the people, and it is also a road map to where civil rights battles are being fought today." --Martin Luther King IIIshow more