A Trial by Jury

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Price
$18.00
Publisher
Knopf Publishing Group
Publish Date
Pages
208
Dimensions
5.1 X 8.0 X 0.6 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780375727511

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About the Author
D. Graham Burnett is a historian of science and the author of Masters of All They Surveyed. After graduating from Princeton University, he was a Marshall Scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1999, Chicago's Newberry Library awarded him the Nebenzahl Prize in the History of Cartography. A 1999-2000 Fellow at the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, he has taught at Yale and Columbia Universities, and is currently an assistant professor in the history department at Princeton.
Reviews
"[Burnett] is a graceful, economical writer, with a sharp eye for detail and a nuanced feel for character. . . . Irresistible." --The New York Times Book Review

"Immensely readable." --The Washington Post

"Burnett manages to paint vivid portraits of his fellow-jurors and examine the knottier issues of class, race, and gender that complicate the justice system's search for objective truth." --The New Yorker

"A pleasure to read . . . Illuminating and, ultimately, uplifting." --The Nation

"Never have we been privy to actual jury room deliberations in all of their stark human complexity and perversity -- and certainly never under the guidance of a sensibility, intelligence, and narrative skill like Mr. Burnett's." --New York Law Journal