Get Your Free Audiobook

  • Gideon's Trumpet

  • How One Man, a Poor Prisoner, Took His Case to the Supreme Court - and Changed the Law of the United States
  • By: Anthony Lewis
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Americas

Non-member price: $34.76

After 30 days, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

A history of the landmark case of Clarence Earl Gideon's fight for the right to legal counsel.

The classic backlist best seller. More than 800,000 sold since its first publication date of 1964.

©1964, 2011 Anthony Lewis (P)2018 Random House Audio

What listeners say about Gideon's Trumpet

Average Customer Ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for J.B. Price
  • J.B. Price
  • 12-06-2018

best book on the subject

dope book, y'all! must read. Honestly a really sobering read that will make you appreciate the Warren court's and all of the thought that went into further enfranchisement

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Peter V Granata
  • Peter V Granata
  • 19-12-2020

Must read for any law student

This book gives the reader a sense of how SCOTUS changes as society changes in its consideration of constitutional issues. I highly recommend it for any lawyer or would-be lawyer.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Kimberly Rose
  • Kimberly Rose
  • 24-06-2019

A must-read for all Americans

It was a bit slow, but it is an interesting story that dives into the judicial system of the United States. A key case, Gideon v. Wainwright was the catalyst to the Supreme Court's review of the 6th Amendment.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.