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The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America’s Most Powerful Trial Lawyer

The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America’s Most Powerful Trial Lawyer

The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America’s Most Powerful Trial Lawyer by Curtis Wilkie

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The Book

The Fall of the House of Zeus tells the story of Dickie Scruggs, arguably the most successful plaintiff’s lawyer in America. A brother-in-law of Trent Lott, the former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Scruggs made a fortune taking on mass tort lawsuits against “Big Tobacco” and the asbestos industries. He was hailed by Newsweek as a latter-day Robin Hood, and portrayed in the movie, The Insider, as a dapper aviator-lawyer.

Scruggs’ legal triumphs rewarded him lavishly, and his success emboldened both his career maneuvering and his influence in Southern politics–but at a terrible cost, culminating in his spectacular fall, when he was convicted for conspiring to bribe a Mississippi state judge.

About the Author

Curtis Wilkie is an American journalist, college professor, and historian of the American South. He is a Fellow of the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at the University of Mississippi and author of numerous books.

Historian Douglas Brinkley has written that “Over the past four decades no reporter has critiqued the American South with such evocative sensitivity and bedrock honesty as Curtis Wilkie.”

Wilkie spent two years researching court records and conducting some 200 personal interviews for his book, The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America’s Most Powerful Trial Lawyer.

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4-Minute Mixology: A Springtime Twist on an Old Southern Bourbon Cocktail

Tratto Limoncello Cocktail

For our next session, Mack (our favorite NYC bartender) will teach us how to make a Tratto Limoncello Cocktail.

Ingredients to have on hand if you’d like to join us at home:

  1. bourbon
  2. Limoncello
  3. dry vermouth
  4. orange bitters
  5. Angostura bitters
  6. lemon peel

If you would like to discuss anything about this book with John Uustal, you can email him at jju@kulaw.com.