A lawyer’s career is filled with conflict which creates plenty of material for lawyers who are also writers. In this On The Road report, host Laurence Colletti talks to Evan Thomas, Jim Conroy, and Talmage Boston about what drives a lawyer to become a writer and the characteristics of the legal profession that make for good storytelling. They also discuss their own writing, including Jim’s book which won the 2017 Lincoln Prize.
Evan Thomas is the author of nine books: ‘The Wise Men’ (with Walter Isaacson), ‘The Man to See’, ‘The Very Best Men’, ‘Robert Kennedy’, ‘John Paul Jones’, ‘Sea of Thunder’, ‘The War Lovers’, ‘Ike’s Bluff’, and ‘Being Nixon’.
A co-founder of Donnelly, Conroy & Gelhaar, Jim Conroy has argued countless cases in state and federal trial and appellate courts. He is also author of ‘Lincoln’s Whitehouse: The People’s House in Wartime’.
Talmage Boston has practiced law as a commercial trial and appellate litigator in Dallas, Texas, since 1978. Talmage has also written two critically acclaimed baseball history books, ‘1939: Baseball’s Tipping Point’ and ‘Baseball and the Baby Boomer’.