Hardcover: 439 pages Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (1973) Language: English
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Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Bookseller Inventory # G0385051735I5N10
Book Description Doubleday. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2526356457
Book Description Doubleday. Book Condition: Good. First edition copy. . Acceptable dust jacket. Stamped on endpage. Bookseller Inventory # X09D-00011
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Book Description Doubleday (New York), 1973. Hardcover / Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First edition. Hardback. This is the real life horror story of how nearly 700 human beings became stacked up in tiny death cells within American prisons, awaiting executions that were delayed up to 16yrs until at last the US Supreme Court freed all of them on June 29, 1972. Here is the first detailed account of the long, frequently heartbreaking struggle that led to the High Court's 5-4 ruling against the death penalty. The story, complicated by what often seemed a legal madhouse, unfolds in human terms through intimate personal glimpses of the men who made it happen : Tony Amsterdam, the Stanford University professor who was chiefly responsible for the Court's decision. Caryl Chessman, the convict-author who invented a kind of legal self-help that eventually was used by scores of condemned prisoners to beat the executioner. And many others who combined with a small legal team to tie up the nation's execution machinery for a decade in defiance of hundreds of hanging judges, juries, prosecutors, and legislators. The massively documented story that the author tells is wrapped around one of the most emotional issues dividing contemporary American society : punishment by death. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, slightly more than half the nation believed that capital punishment deterred crime. But, the supposed deterrent has been used almost exclusively against one segment of lawbreakers: the disenfranchised poor, especially the black poor. The intriguing question raised and answered in this book, is how 700 victims foiled the slight majority's attempt to make scapegoats of them by execution. Illus., Appendices, Selected Bibliog. 437pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Browned edges, o/w Vg+ in frayed, worn and sunned G+ dw. Bookseller Inventory # 15113
Book Description Doubleday, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0385051735