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Autobiography of an Execution

Autobiography of an Execution - 10 edition

Autobiography of an Execution - 10 edition

ISBN13: 9780446562072

ISBN10: 0446562076

Autobiography of an Execution by David R. Dow - ISBN 9780446562072
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 10
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Warner Books
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Autobiography of an Execution by David R. Dow - ISBN 9780446562072

ISBN13: 9780446562072

ISBN10: 0446562076

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 10

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Summary

Near 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.