Books tagged: san quentin

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Strategies of Control
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,690. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Social Science » Penology
This groundbreaking study of transitions and control in the California prison system has been extensively read, cited and quoted in unpublished form, and is finally available worldwide. A compelling part of the canon of studies in penology, criminology, sociology and organizational theory, STRATEGIES OF CONTROL's new edition adds a 2016 foreword by Howard S. Becker and afterword by Jonathan Simon.
Tookie's Execution: The Human Element
Price: Free! Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature
Share my thoughts as I watched the execution of Stanley "Tookie" Williams broadcast live on December 13, 2005.
Caryl Chessman: Red Light Bandit?
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal History, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
Caryl Chessman was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin in 1960. Convicted of kidnappings, his case dragged on for more than 12 years. During this time Chessman wrote 4 successful books, which were autobiographical in genre. My book looks at his paternal ancestry and the kidnappings for which he was sentenced to die. There is new information about his family and the red light bandit victims.
Viral Vector
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,050. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013 by Pegasus Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
With a presidential race in the background, it is the story of a group of billionaires who seek to influence the election, using a new weapon, a viral vector with gene targeting, to eliminate a “White House” target. This new technology seems likely to be the heir apparent of the president’s drone program as the story unfolds, taking multiple twists and turns and keeping readers on edge.
Oceans Rising Trilogy: Complete (3 in 1)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 187,320. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A character-driven action story of a global warming disaster and Katrina-style civil horror. Survivors from the San Francisco Bay Area endure local chaos, riots, a prison break, oceans rising, loss of the East Coast, national and international panic — they pioneer a new life at a mysterious, isolated mountain homestead. One husband attempts an epic transit of the militarized world. And more...