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How this situation arose the present volume graphically sets forth, as well as the reasons interest in the case has persisted to the present day, exciting a continuing stream of books and articles by both lawyers and laymen.

I would like to ask whether there would not be a preposition between "reasons" and "interest". If I understand the sentence properly, it say that the book describes in a vivid detail how the situation arose and as well as it describes the reasons for/of interest that people still have in the case. I do not know what preposition to choice but "reasons interest" seems to be odd to me. "Interest reasons" is probably nonsense so I am really confused.

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    Are you sure it says "as well as the reasons interest in the case that persisted..."? May 16 '16 at 20:23
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    {What are the reasons} interest in the painting persisted even after potential bidders learned it was a fake? In other words, Why did interest in the painting persist.... May 16 '16 at 20:29
  • "the reasons interest in the case that has persisted" is either a transcription error on your part, or an ungrammatical sentence on the part of the author. May 16 '16 at 20:34
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    @sina if you ever see requests for "native input" feel free to ignore it. This site is for everyone.
    – Catija
    May 16 '16 at 20:36
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    @TRoman yes, you are right. I maid a mistake. Without that "that" it is completely understandable.
    – user33000
    May 16 '16 at 20:43
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How this situation arose the present volume graphically sets forth, as well as the reasons interest in the case that has persisted to the present day, exciting a continuing stream of books and articles by both lawyers and laymen.

You can understand "interest in the case has persisted" as a reduced why-clause.

"the reasons (why) interest in the case has persisted".

The reasons people climb Mount Everest are as varied as the climbers themselves.

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