Len, A Lawyer in History: A Graphic Biography of Radical by Michael Steven Smith,Seth Tobocman,Paul Buhle

By Michael Steven Smith,Seth Tobocman,Paul Buhle

For part a century, legal safeguard attorney Leonard Weinglass defended a who’s who of the twentieth-century left in a few of America’s so much superb trials. “The average name i am getting is one who begins by way of announcing, ‘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 by way of egomaniacs, Weinglass was once recognized for his humility, his universal contact, his skill to paintings jointly, his kindness, and his realization to element. This long-overdue biography captures the colourful existence and encouraging legacy of an American iconoclast.

Praise for Len, A attorney in History

“For a long time Seth Tobocman has been operating in the comics vernacular to create a distinct language, and with Len he’s on the best of his game…brilliantly using himself not just with pencil and ink on paper, yet as an energetic player within the similar political struggles that Len Weinglass valiantly devoted his lifestyles to solving.” —Peter Kuper, writer of Ruins

“Tobocman has conjoined earlier and current to create singular, attractive, risky pictures of struggle.… on the middle of this explosion—as instance and harbinger, yet such a lot of all as an incendiary intimate portrait—stands Len himself. Our coalitions will ceaselessly be enriched via his presence, and by way of 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 simplest damned trial legal professional I ever observed in a courtroom.… The chapters on Newark, Chicago, and the Pentagon Papers case can assist a brand new iteration comprehend the substance at the back of the entire blurry labels in regards to the time.” —Tom Hayden, writer of The Port Huron Statement

 “The publication is dramatic in its achieve 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, lawyer and political activist

“Len acknowledged: ‘I may classify myself as radical American. i need to spend my time protecting those that have dedicated their time to innovative social change.’ This exemplifies how, besides Michael Ratner, William Kunstler, and different US attorneys round the heart for Constitutional Rights in manhattan, he was once an exceptionally very important position version for radical human rights attorneys in Europe corresponding to myself.” —Wolfgang Kaleck, Secretary basic, ecu middle for Constitutional and Human Rights

PAUL BUHLE is the editor of a dozen comedian paintings books besides many scholarly works, together with the licensed 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 worldwide warfare three Illustrated.

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