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The reader of this excellent and searching book [The Right to Remain Silent] will have a thorough understanding of the constitutional right that insures due process of law in trying the accused. Discussing actual cases of people persecuted because they claimed their privilege under the Fifth Amendment, the author shows how dangerous it is to take this stand as an admission of guilt. He reaches far back into ancient times as well to show how necessary it is to respect the right of the accused to remain silent.

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A review of "The Right to Remain Silent," in Publishers Weekly (reprinted from the January 15, 1973 issue of Publishers Weekly, published by R. R. Bowker Company, a Xerox company; copyright © 1973 by Xerox Corporation), Vol. 203, No. 3, January 15, 1973, p. 65.

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