Books tagged: death penalty

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A Brutal Sadness: Capital Punishment and the Politics of Vengeance
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
A meditation on the root attitudes behind justice and vengeance, using contrasting examples of capital punishment and successful rehabilitation of convicted murders for perspective. This is the fourth in a series of "6 Miracle Essays" originally published by THE SUN magazine.
The Cowboy Chronicles
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,750. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
In May of 1999, Michael Toney was wrongfully convicted by a Tarrant County Texas kangaroo court for the 1985 Lake Worth Texas Bombings and received the death penalty. In November 2000, Michael made the acquaintance of Mr. Bill Davis through the letters to the editor page of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. This book relates the 10 year long struggle of Cowboy Toney to obtain his freedom.
Burn, Judy, Burn
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,620. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Missing persons
Graphic and Violent content - The morning started out like a morning of any other day for Terry Chasteen and her 3 small children, but it would be their last. Their murderer was a young man who was considered a dangerous boy at age 10, and a criminal sexual psychopath by age 13. Why had Indiana Central State Hospital released him? Was God taking a nap on April 28,1979?
Murphy Blue
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,460. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
When a crime is committed nearby, Murphy is the logical choice to take the rap. The law thinks so and the neighborhood agrees. Nicholas is horrified when charges are filed and does his utmost to get Murphy safely off the hook. But safety is not to be for the poor, hard-luck bastard Murphy, who's on the superhighway to death row.
Inferno: An Inquiry into the Willingham Fire
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Price: Free! Words: 32,690. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011 by Lynn Allen. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » True crime
Cameron Todd Willingham refused to walk to his execution. To his last moment he proclaimed his innocence of the arson that claimed the lives of his children. While much has been written of the trial, conviction and execution of Willingham, Inferno is the first exploration of the possible causes of the fire that cost three children, and eventually, Willingham himself, their lives.
The Ballad of Deuce Larry Long Jr
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Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Larry Long, Jr. tries to restart his life after a career in crime.
A Checkered Past
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,160. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Miami native William Van Poyck- burglar, bank robber, escape artist, and novelist - pens a sweeping, vividly sketched autobiography guiding readers on an unforgettable, four-decade odyssey, from barefoot youth to reform school to death row. Projected through the lens of raw experience, this is a brutally authentic look into the hardscrabble underbelly of America's criminal justice system.
Cruel and Unusual: The Supreme Court and Capital Punishment
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 108,220. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Biography
True, gripping 1st-person account of how a small band of determined lawyers, in a 9-year campaign in courts and the public, abolished the death penalty in the U.S. Their plan was as bold as the attempt to land on the moon. And while the victory was as impermanent as man's presence on the moon, the personal tale resonates with readers (not just lawyers or students) today. New Foreword and Preface.
One Blood
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 108,000. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
A supernatural curse torments a group of people unaware of their hidden connections. Set in and throughout Louisiana, the story takes the reader on an epic journey from the 1800′s to the early 2000′s.
Miss Lucy Parker and Other Short Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,260. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Miss Lucy Parker is a prim, proper elderly lady. When a Volkswagen Beetle—the new kind, and pink—PINK!—turns onto the winding road that leads to Lucy's farmhouse, Lucy is sure the car contains hippies. Except hippies are not in the car. A woman is, a woman wearing a short, blood-red dress that hugs her body. Thus begins Lucy Parker's great adventure.