My Days in Court: Unique Views of the Famous and Infamous by a Court Artist

Ida Libby Dengrove, Author, Frank W. Martin, Author William Morrow & Company $22.95 (224p) ISBN 978-0-688-08706-7
From 1972 to 1987, Dengrove was a courtroom illustrator on New York City metropolitan-area television. She sketched at every important trial, including those of ``Son of Sam,'' ex-attorney general John Mitchell, mob bosses, politicians and what she terms ``social misfits.'' Writing with freelancer Martin, Dengrove explains that attending so many trials turned her into a supporter of the death penalty, and offers personal reactions to criminals, lawyers, judges and media types. The opinions expressed here about the criminal justice system are informed and shrewd; an added bonus is the inclusion of dozens of Dengrove's sketches. (July)
Reviewed on: 07/01/1990
Release date: 07/01/1990
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