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Reversal of Fortune: Inside the Von Bulow Case Paperback – 3 Jan 1991
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The case itself had interesting real-life elements of money, power, family relationships and a most intriguing trial, appeal and subsequent re-trial.
Worth a read if this interests you.
Out of print, so I got a used book: very good condition. Well done Amazon and its bookseller!
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The Bulow case is a great puzzle to me. First, he's not a 'von', Klaus put on the von to impress the hicks. Back in Copenhagen he was just Bulow. Bulow brought a lot of suspicion on himself by his behavior. The family's private 'investigations' damaged their own case. Dershowitz did a great job overturning Bulow's conviction, so he was an ace defense attorney. But, I don't think it's possible for him to write an unbiased account of his own role in a difficult case. Too self serving for me. It is still is a great case, and still needs a better explanation of what was going on in that family. That said, this is the best book on the case that I've seen to date.
Also characteristic of the Dershowitz works I have read, there is a dark side to the tale, a warning. In this case, the corruption, bias, prejudice and outright dishonesty of the Rhode Island Courts, prosecutor's office and home-boy lawyers' network are chilling. When you finish this book you will know that if you have a problem in Providence, Rhode, Island, and if you are not a well-connected and well-heeled local, you need to make your move to Belize or someplace- and fast. You're not getting any justice.
This book was written years ago. His more recent writings still beat that drum- the legal system is not to be trusted, at least not if you are an ordinary American. Individual guilt or innocence are largely irrelevant compared to attitudes and predispositions of judges and personal proclivity and political aspiration of prosecutors.
Read this book, and enjoy it.