Reversal of fortune : inside the von B¸low case


Format:
Book


Author(s):
Dershowitz, Alan M.


Keyword(s):
Trials (Murder) -- Rhode Island -- Newport. Von B¸low, Claus, 1926- -- Trials, litigation, etc.


Year:
1986


Pages:
276 p., [8] p. of plates


Publisher:
Random House


Publisher location:
New York


Accession number:
12752412


Label:
Box 135


Notes:
ill., ports. ; 25 cm. Dramatis personae -- Setting the stage -- Part 1 : The first trial : of blue bloods, blood sugars and sugar daddies -- The maid's story : loyalty and treachery -- The son's story : the search for the black bag -- The doctors' story : blood sugar and insulin -- The banker's and the mistress's story : greed, love and lust -- Joy O'Neill's story : the defense case -- The lawyers' stories : irresistible combinations -- Part 2 : Between the trials : a hard second look. Learning the Rhode Island shuffle -- The old story retold -- High society -- The prince, the pusher and the parish priest -- Trial and error -- Not guilty by reason of innocence -- Reversals of fortune -- Part 3 : The second trial : tried and tried again. Preparing for the new trial with the Kuh notes -- The multiple-choice prosecution -- The true-or-false defense -- The last word -- The jury decides -- Part 4 : The aftermath : residues and revenge. Jury versus jury -- Suitable for framing -- Money talks, but who listens? -- The ongoing story -- Epilogue -- Chronology -- A note on sources. Includes index. Alan M. Dershowitz. Book


Language:
English


Call number:
LC: KF224.V66; Dewey: 345.73/02523; 347.3052523


ISBN:
ISBN: 0394539036; 9780394539034 LCCN: 85-25722


Edition:
1st


Research notes:
Review Copy - Uncorrected Proof


Abstract:
Did European aristocrat Claus von Bulow attempt to murder his wife Sunny at their luxurious Newport mansion in 1980? The tabloids of the day certainly had their opinions. "You have one thing in your favor," defense attorney Alan Dershowitz told von Bulow, "Everybody hates you."


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