A Times Literary Supplement picks Illustrated Courtroom as a Book of the Year 2014. Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best Books of 2014.
The first collection displaying the work of five of the most celebrated courtroom artists of all: Howard Brodie, Aggie Kenny, Bill Robles, Richard Tomlinson and Elizabeth Williams. Award-winning crime journalist and author Sue Russell wrote the text.
Trials included range from Jack Ruby (who killed JFK's assassin Lee Harvey Oswald) to the Black Panthers to Charles Manson (on the front cover, lunging at the judge as a bailiff tackles him) to Michael Jackson to O.J. Simpson to Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff.
These iconic illustrations — originally done for newspapers and television in courtrooms where cameras were not allowed — showcase this unique meeting of art and journalism. These are works of art, but they are also news—the images imprinted on the public’s mind from some of the biggest
headlines of the era, as revisited in these pages by writer Sue Russell.