Vanderbilt Law Review

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It is refreshing to find among the myriad of volumes on trial practice published in recent years one which neither assumes that cases are tried in an emotional vacuum, where nothing but concrete facts and abstract propositions of law can influence the jury, nor deteriorates into a personal reminiscence on the part of the author of past court-room victories with the simple instruction to the reader to go and do likewise. Obviously a widely experienced courtroom practitioner, Mr.Gazan seldom utilizes that background directly for purposes of illustration; rather he draws from it general propositions applicable to courtroom procedure, which he then buttresses where necessary with citations to reported decisions. And to this he adds another ingredient found all too seldom in books of this type--a simple, straightforward,readable style which is easily understood and easily remembered.