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    DescriptionNear the beginning of The Autobiography of an Execution, David Dow lays his cards on the table. "People think that because I am against the death penalty and don't think people should be executed, that I forgive those people for what they did. Well, it isn't my place to forgive people, and if it were, I probably wouldn't. I'm a judgmental and not very forgiving guy. Just ask my wife." It this spellbinding true crime narrative, Dow takes us inside of prisons, inside the complicated minds of judges, inside execution-administration chambers, into the lives of death row inmates (some shown to be innocent, others not) and even into his own home--where the toll of working on these gnarled and difficult cases is perhaps inevitably paid. He sheds insight onto unexpected phenomena-- how even religious lawyer and justices can evince deep rooted support for putting criminals to death-- and makes palpable the suspense that clings to every word and action when human lives hang in the balance.


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    Title
    The Autobiography of an Execution
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David R Dow
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 271
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780446562072
    ISBN 10: 0446562076
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: JKVP
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC V2.8: BIO020000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27720
    BIC subject category V2: LAT
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: F8
    BISAC V2.8: SOC030000
    B&T Approval Code: A39150000, C39466000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LAW026020
    DC21: 345.7640773
    DC22: 345.764/0773
    LC classification: KF373.D635 A3 2011
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Twelve
    Imprint name
    Twelve
    Publication date
    16 February 2011
    Author Information
    David R. Dow is professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center and an internationally recognized figure in the fight against the death penalty. He is the founder and director of the Texas Innocence Project. He lives in Houston, Texas.
    Review quote
    "Defending the innocent is easy. David Dow fights for the questionable. He is tormented, but relentless, and takes us inside his struggle with candor and insight, shudders and all." "Dave Cullen, author of "Columbine" ""