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April 24, 2014

Enslow author Lisa Wroble interviewed on C-SPAN

C-SPAN has started a new series called Cities Tour, which is part of the Local Content Vehicles Program, designed to give C-SPAN broader appeal by featuring stories outside of Washington, D.C. Covering unique literary culture in other parts of the country, this series focuses on a connection to government, history, or books. Lisa Wroble's book, The Right to Counsel, targets all three.

Lisa was interviewed by Christy Hinton from C-SPAN in March and the interview can be viewed here. It is also archived on a dedicated page for Cities Tour–Fort Meyers.

The Right to Counsel is the story of Clarence Earl Gideon, an unemployed drifter who was arrested in Florida and charged with burglarizing a pool hall. Because he could not afford an attorney, Gideon asked for one, and was turned down. He was found guilty of the crime and sentenced to five years in prison. Believing the U.S. Constitution was on his side, Gideon took his case all the way to the Supreme Court. The author explores the case, its impact on the U.S. legal system, and the movie made about it, Gideon's Trumpet, which starred Henry Fonda.

This title is part of Enslow's Famous Court Cases That Became Movies series.