May 14, 2018

Richard Underwood on Gaslight Lawyers: Criminal Trials & Exploits in Gilded Age New York @smp_books

If you are looking for an engaging book about historical crime and the doings of late nineteenth and early twentieth century attorneys, check out Richard H. Underwood's Gaslight Lawyers: Criminal Trials & Exploits in Gilded Age New York  (Shadelandhouse Modern Press, 2017).

This entertaining volume examines what we might call the seedier and eminently colorful side of criminal law practice in the Big Apple during the period, and especially the doings of such well known attorneys as William Howe, who took on some of the biggest cases of the time. 

A good read, and an excellent gift, for yourself or for a true crime maven of your acquaintance.

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NB: I received a free copy of Gaslight Lawyers from the publisher/author in return for this independent review.

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