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By Michael Steven Smith,Seth Tobocman,Paul Buhle

For part a century, legal security legal professional Leonard Weinglass defended a who’s who of the twentieth-century left in a few of America’s so much miraculous trials. “The common name i am getting is one who starts off via asserting, ‘You’re the 5th lawyer we’ve called,’” he as soon as acknowledged. “Then i am getting interested.” these calls got here from the likes of the SDS, the Chicago Seven, Daniel Ellsberg, Abbie Hoffman, and Mumia Abu-Jamal, between many others.

In a box ruled through egomaniacs, Weinglass was once recognized for his humility, his universal contact, his skill to paintings jointly, his kindness, and his cognizance to aspect. This long-overdue biography captures the colourful lifestyles and encouraging legacy of an American iconoclast.

Praise for Len, A legal professional in History

“For many years Seth Tobocman has been operating in the comics vernacular to create a special language, and with Len he’s on the most sensible of his game…brilliantly making use of himself not just with pencil and ink on paper, yet as an energetic player within the related political struggles that Len Weinglass valiantly devoted his existence to solving.” —Peter Kuper, writer of Ruins

“Tobocman has conjoined prior and current to create singular, attractive, unstable pictures of struggle.… on the heart of this explosion—as instance and harbinger, yet such a lot of all as an incendiary intimate portrait—stands Len himself. Our coalitions will eternally be enriched by means of his presence, and through the calls for his legacy bequeaths.” —AK Thompson, writer of Black Bloc, White Riot

“I met Len Weinglass in 1964.… He was once realized, humorous, and the easiest damned trial legal professional I ever observed in a courtroom.… The chapters on Newark, Chicago, and the Pentagon Papers case might help a brand new new release comprehend the substance in the back of all of the blurry labels concerning the time.” —Tom Hayden, writer of The Port Huron Statement

 “The ebook is dramatic in its succeed in and speechless in its phrases. It’s not only approximately Len, yet who we have been as humans in the course of his trip. Remarkable.” —Stanley L. Cohen, legal professional and political activist

“Len stated: ‘I could classify myself as radical American. i would like to spend my time protecting those who have dedicated their time to revolutionary social change.’ This exemplifies how, in addition to Michael Ratner, William Kunstler, and different US legal professionals round the middle for Constitutional Rights in ny, he used to be an extremely very important position version for radical human rights attorneys in Europe comparable to myself.” —Wolfgang Kaleck, Secretary basic, eu heart for Constitutional and Human Rights




PAUL BUHLE is the editor of a dozen comedian paintings books besides many scholarly works, together with the approved biography of C.L.R. James.

MICHAEL STEVEN SMITH is executor of Leonard Weinglass’s property and co-editor of think: dwelling in a Socialist USA.

SETH TOBOCMAN is an author/illustrator and one of many founding editors of global struggle three Illustrated.

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