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About the Book

Beyond the Book

224 pp., 6.125 x 9.25

Chapel Hill Books

ISBN  978-0-8078-4464-9
Published: March 1994

Humor of a Country Lawyer

By Sam J. Ervin Jr.

Originally published in 1984, Senator Ervin's delightful collection of stories and anecdotes winds its way from his native Morganton through Chapel Hill and Harvard, the military, the North Carolina Supreme Court, the United States Senate, and Watergate. It represents a lifetime of wit and wisdom--told in the late Senator Ervin's inimitable style.

About the Author

Sam J. Ervin, Jr. (1896-1985), a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Harvard Law School, served as senator from North Carolina from 1954 to 1974.


"A decade after his TV tour de force as chairman of the Senate's Watergate Committee, Sam Ervin has lost nary a jot of his formidable charm and folksy wit. . . . The reader can just sit back, feet propped up, and imagine craggy country lawyer Ervin, shaggy brows a-waggin', spinning his yarns. . . . A jocund, nimble-minded country lawyer, expertly ladling out moonshine folksiness."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Sure to brighten up the gloomiest of days."
--The State

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