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Among the Lowest of the Dead | Drehle, David Von | Signed First Edition Book


 
AMONG THE LOWEST OF THE DEAD by David Von Drehle
AUTHOR AUTOGRAPHED HARDCOVER BOOK


First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover, signed by the author. 1995 NY: Times Books ISBN 9780812921663
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AMONG THE LOWEST OF THE DEAD by David Von Drehle - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOK

There is no light darker than that which filters through the cells and
souls on death row. Now David Von Drehle, the prizewinning journalist of
The Washington Post, takes us as never before into the world of death
row inmates, the world of those who have been the victims of their
crimes, and the world of those who have the power to punish by killing.
Among the Lowest of the Dead introduces us to the lawyers who run their
lives into the ground fighting to save killers, and the equally frazzled
lawyers who fight to execute them. We sit with the survivors of murder
victims, waiting - sometimes for decades - for justice to come. We
oversee the deliberations of governors as they sign death warrants, then
sit passively by the telephone as the appointed hour passes. We go
inside the courtrooms where judges intone the awful words "and may God
have mercy on your soul." And we delve into the world of the sick, the
vicious, the changed - even the innocent - men and women who spend their
days in tiny cells waiting for the moment when time runs out. A book of
enormous and profound insight, cloaked in a prose poetic, stark, and
stunningly revealing, Among the Lowest of the Dead is much more than one
of the most powerful books ever written on crime and punishment in
America - it is a look into the souls of the guilty, the innocent, and
ourselves. There is no light darker than that which filters through the
cells and souls on death row, but David Von Drehle's masterpiece of
prose and power illuminates this deepest, darkest realm like a prolonged
flash of lightning.
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