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The O.J. Simpson murder trial : a headline court case
Pellowski, Michael.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2001]

Physical Description:
112 pages ; illustrations ; 24 cm.
Discusses the criminal and civil trials of former football star and actor O.J. Simpson, who was acquitted of the 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nichole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.2 3.0 62872.
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KF224.S485 P45 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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- A library of high-interest, high-impact trials in American History.
- Good for reports and classroom debate.
- Focuses on the people behind the cases, and the impact the cases had on society.

Author Notes

Michael J. Pellowski was born on January 24, 1949 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He received a B.A. in kinesiology from Rutgers University in 1971. He has been a full-time professional writer and artist for over 35 years and specializes in sports books, humor, joke and riddle books, juvenile fiction and non-fiction, picture books, comic books, and graphic novels. His works include Wild and Wacky Pet Jokes and Riddles, Joke and Riddle Jackpot, A Little Giant Book: Football Facts, and A Little Giant Book: Weird and Wacky Facts.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-This book provides background information, the cases for the prosecution and for the defense, and a follow-up to one of the most controversial murder trials of all time. Pellowski touches on many of the factors that affected its outcome, including the strong personalities involved, complex scientific evidence, accusations of racism, and massive media coverage. A portrayal of Simpson the football hero is offset by a description of his hot temper and jealousy-ridden, troubled marriages. The author presents the elements of the investigation in an objective manner, often pausing to ask readers' opinions as each development unfolds. One chapter compares the murder trial to the civil trial that followed. Excerpts of public opinion and legal analysis are included as well as a page of questions to be used as a springboard for discussion. Black-and-white photos of Simpson and others accompany the text. Well done and worthy of shelf space.-Vicki Reutter, Cazenovia High School, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.