by Seth Tobocman, Edited by Paul Buhle and Michael Steven Smith
For half a century, criminal defense lawyer Leonard Weinglass defended a who's who of the twentieth-century left in some of America's most spectacular trials. "The typical call I get is one that starts by saying, 'You're the fifth attorney we've called, '" he once said. "Then I get interested." Those calls came from the likes of the SDS, the Chicago Seven, Daniel Ellsberg, Abbie Hoffman, and Mumia Abu-Jamal, among many others.
In a field dominated by egomaniacs, Weinglass was known for his humility, his common touch, his ability to work collectively, his kindness, and his attention to detail. This long-overdue biography captures the vibrant life and inspiring legacy of an American iconoclast.
"For decades Seth Tobocman has been working within the comics vernacular to create a unique language, and with Len he's at the top of his game...brilliantly applying himself not only with pencil and ink on paper, but as an active participant in the same political struggles that Len Weinglass valiantly dedicated his life to solving." --Peter Kuper, author of Ruins
"The book is dramatic in its reach and speechless in its words. It's not just about Len, but who we were as people during his journey. Remarkable." --Stanley L. Cohen, attorney and political activist
About the Contributors:
Seth Tobocman is an author/illustrator and one of the founding editors of World War 3 Illustrated.
Paul Buhle is the editor of a dozen comic art books along with many scholarly works, including the authorized biography of C.L.R. James.
Michael Steven Smith is executor of Leonard Weinglass's estate and co-editor of Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA.