The Autobiography of an Execution : As a proud father with a loving family, David R. Dow is a typical red-meat-and-potatoes Texan who likes his bourbon and his guns. But as a lawyer who has represented more than one hundred death-row cases, Dow has seen justice fail in matters of life and death . . . He has seen many of his clients put to death. Most were guilty. Some might have been innocent. Now, in this controversial, insightful book, David R. Dow reveals why he wages moral battles on behalf of people who have committed abhorrent crimes. With brutal honesty, Dow takes you inside the issue in striking, intimate ways: through the complicated minds of judges, inside prisons and the execution-administration chambers, and into his own home, where the toll of working on these difficult cases is often paid. Ultimately, he shows us a world where suspense clings to every word and action - and where doing the right thing is never easy. Regardless of your views on the death penalty, this enlightening book will open your eyes to the true face of capital punishment in America.
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