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  • Published: 18 February 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473537774
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496

The People V. O.J. Simpson

Now a major BBC TV series; the definitive account of the O.J. Simpson trial, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., John Travolta, David Schwimmer, and Connie Britton.

Now a major BBC TV series.

The definitive account of the O.J. Simpson trial, The People v. O.J. Simpson is a prodigious feat of reporting that could only have been written by the foremost legal journalist of our time.

Writing less than a year after the infamous verdict, Jeffrey Toobin explores the secret dealings and manoeuvring on both sides of the case, and how a combination of the prosecution’s over-confidence, the defence’s shrewdness, and the Los Angeles Police Department’s incendiary history with the city’s African-American community, gave a jury what it needed: reasonable doubt.

Rich in character, as propulsive as a legal thriller, this enduring narrative continues to shock and fascinate with its candid depiction of the human drama that upended the world. The People v. O.J. Simpson tells the whole story, from the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman to the ruthless gamesmanship behind the scenes of the trial of the century.

  • Published: 18 February 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473537774
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496

About the author

Jeffrey Toobin

Jeffrey Toobin is Chief Legal Analyst at CNN and a staff writer at The New Yorker. He is the author of several bestselling books, including American Heiress, The Oath, The Nine, and The Run of His Life, which was the basis for the acclaimed series, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson. His book A Vast Conspiracy will be the basis of the 2021 instalment of American Crime Story, about the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal.

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Praise for The People V. O.J. Simpson

This is the book to read.

New York Times

This book stands out as a gripping and colourful account of the crime and trial that captured the world’s attention.

Boston Sunday Globe

A real page-turner . . . strips away the months of circuslike televised proceedings and the sordid tell-all books and lays out a simple, but devastating, synopsis of the case.

Entertainment Weekly

A well-written, profoundly rational analysis of the trial and, more specifically, the lawyers who conducted it.

USA Today

Engrossing . . . Toobin's insight into the motives and mind-set of key players sets this Simpson book apart from the pack.


The book is enjoying a kind of second run in sales, and for once, in a true-crime pop-culture phenomenon, it actually deserves the renewed look…compellingly unique


An insightful account of what went on at the most notorious murder trial in American history.


The People V O.J. Simpson is a completely fascinating, in-depth book … whatever you think you know about the O.J. Simpson case, you don’t know the half of it … this book provides a captivating look at the trial of the century, which is as compelling today as it was 20 years ago.

Culture Fly

The book is excellent…highly recommended for anyone interested in this case or indeed in real life cases generally. Well written and informative.

Liz Loves Books

This is a book to read regardless of whether you've seen the show or not. Because even if you don't intend to watch, after you read this, you will.

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