New Books on the Death Penalty

Posted by Stefanie on February 24th, 2010

David Dow's new book, The Autobiography of an Execution, has been reviewed by the New York Times, TIME, Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times and Terry Gross of NPR's Fresh Air did a long interview with him.  I'm not sure why this book in particular has struck a nerve with so many, but I'm a firm believer that any book, essay or interview than can shed some light on the death penalty is a good thing. And there is doubt that Dow has worked in the trenches and has much first-hand experience to share.

Other books that have been released recently include: Angel of Death Row: My Life as a Death Penalty Defense Lawyer by Andrea D. Lyon, which was recently reviewed in the Chicago Sun-Times, The Last Lawyer by John Temple reviewed by IndyWeek, Life and Death Matters by Robert Baldwin, The Road to Abolition?: The Future of Capital Punishment in the United States by Austin Sarat and Jr and Charles Ogletree and That Bird Has My Wings by death row prisoner Jarvis Jay Masters.

All of these books are available for purchase on our website.

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