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Committing Journalism: The Prison Writings of Red Hog

Martin, Dannie M., and Sussman, Peter Y.

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ISBN 10: 0393035743 / ISBN 13: 9780393035742
Published by W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY, 1993
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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. [4], 341, [7] p. From an obituary posted on-line: "Dannie "Red Hog" Martin knew how to spin a yarn. Some were funny, some were grim. But because he spun them from prison in defiance of rules forbidding inmates from reporting news, they became more than just yarns-they became his weapons in an epic fight for freedom of speech. Mr. Martin, who died last week, wrote more than 50 dispatches about life behind bars for The Chronicle from 1986 to 1992, and then collaborated with his editor at the paper, Peter Sussman, on a best-selling book about his life as a convicted bank robber and their fight for his right to write. Mr. Martin and The Chronicle took a federal lawsuit all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in pursuit of a prisoner's journalistic rights and ultimately lost. But along the way, Mr. Martin gained worldwide support and picked up a slew of press awards. His reputation as a First Amendment figure was such that after he died of heart failure at home in Montgomery, Ala., on Dec. 24 at age 74." Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Inscription on fep signed by Peter. First edition. First Edition [stated]. First Printing [stated]. Bookseller Inventory # 70874

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Title: Committing Journalism: The Prison Writings ...

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Collects more than fifty essays written from behind bars on prison life, prison overcrowding, and AIDS in prison, along with an account of the collaboration between Martin, a prison inmate, and Sussman, his editor on the outside.

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A collection of more than fifty essays by famed convict writer Dannie Martin, a.k.a. 'Red Hog'- hard-hitting, eloquent reports on the racism, brutality, inadequate health care, harassment, and other conditions of life behind the prison walls.

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