About the Author. Preface. 1. Clarence Darrow: Freedom and Humanity. 2. Edward Carson: Strong Man of Politics and the Law. 3. William Howe and Abraham Hummel: Tricksters and Criminals. 4. Matthew Hale: Judge, Jurist, Writer, Reformer. 5. Marcus Tullius Cicero: Birth of the Rule of Law. 6. Henry Brougham: Glitz of Cannes to the Calm of the Woolsack. 7. John Adams: Constitutional Draftsman and President. 8. Helena Kennedy: Parliament, Court and College. 9. Norman Birkett: One of the 'Great Advocates'. 10. Jeremy Bentham: Utility, Punishment and Law. 11. Geoffrey Robertson: Rights, Romans and Regicides. 12. Abraham Lincoln: Law, Politics and Civil War. 13. Edward Coke: Champion of the Common Law. 14. Thomas Jefferson: Visionary and Founding Father. 15. Shami Chakrabati: Equality, Respect and Human Rights. 16. James Fitzjames Stephen: Codes and Colonies. 17. Edward Marshall Hall: Forensic Skills and Spell-binding Eloquence. 18. Gareth Peirce: Public Works, Private Life. 19. Alfred Denning: People's Judge and an Unlikely Celebrity. 20. Cesare Beccaria: Crusader Against Torture. Select Bibliography. Index.
John Hostettler is one of the UK's leading legal biographers, having written over 20 biographies and other books on legal history, including Garrow's Law (2012), Waterside Press.