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The Autobiography of an Execution actually deals in detail with three executions. One of the defendants is obviously guilty and is pretty much a despicable human being. A second defendant is put to death despite having an IQ of 53, well below the limit defining people as mentally fit. However, what makes this book such a powerful work is the third defendant who despite obviously being innocent, is trapped in judicial process that almost systematically executes anyone entering it. The author tells us of his many attempts to get these men off death row, but what becomes very clear despite what you might think or see in the movies, there are very few cases where the defendants get that last minute reprieve. Whether the criminal is a deplorable monster, mentally unfit, or even innocent, once a defendant enters that death row system. there's little chance of escaping it.… (mere)
 
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kevinkevbo | 17 andre anmeldelser | Jul 14, 2023 |
A phenomenal book! Great philosophical themes not just on capital punishment but a host of issues.
The story is about a man convicted of murdering his wife and being sentenced to death. Only problem he is totally innocent. This is an amazingly well written book.
Read it.
 
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zmagic69 | 5 andre anmeldelser | Mar 31, 2023 |
Started out strong, then nearly lost me in the middle, slight comeback at the end. I waffled between 3- and 4-stars, but decided on the lower rating since there are no 1/2 stars....
 
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ChetBowers | 5 andre anmeldelser | Mar 10, 2021 |
I have had some grief lately and wanted to pick up this book to see if it would give me some insight. David Dow is a good writer and I enjoyed the stories but no insight, I'm afraid. Warning to anyone, if you are at all down this is probably not a good read for you.
 
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