Thursday, May 11, 2017
5/11/1875 Leroy Scott arrives in Indiana
Leroy Scott was born on this date in Indiana. He was a newspaper reporter, an activist and a social worker. His fourth novel, Counsel For The Defense (1912), was decades ahead of its time. One reviewer notes that the protagonist "secures the release of two innocent prisoners, overthrows a political ring, exposes a water-works conspiracy, elects a mayor and marries him." Wow.
You can read the book here for free.
Source: James Alvin Huston. A Hoosier Sampler: An Anthology of Indiana Writers.