The Innocent Man - Grisham, John
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This is the shocking true story of death row inmate Ronald Williamson. It is a story of failed dreams, madness, rape and murder, a botched trial, a death sentence and a twelve-year fight to win justice for a wronged man. While in prison serving a short sentence for a petty felony, a fellow prisoner alleged that he had heard Ronald Williamson confess to the unsolved rape and murder of a local bar girl. Williamson stood no chance in court and was sentenced to death. One of the greatest mistrials in American judicial history became one of the greatest single fights for justice of any convicted…mehr

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This is the shocking true story of death row inmate Ronald Williamson. It is a story of failed dreams, madness, rape and murder, a botched trial, a death sentence and a twelve-year fight to win justice for a wronged man. While in prison serving a short sentence for a petty felony, a fellow prisoner alleged that he had heard Ronald Williamson confess to the unsolved rape and murder of a local bar girl. Williamson stood no chance in court and was sentenced to death. One of the greatest mistrials in American judicial history became one of the greatest single fights for justice of any convicted man. Five days before his execution, Williamson was given a stay and shortly after completely pardoned.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Random House UK Ltd
  • Seitenzahl: 501
  • 2007
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 180mm x 113mm x 35mm
  • Gewicht: 288g
  • ISBN-13: 9780099493570
  • ISBN-10: 0099493578
  • Best.Nr.: 22450323
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"A blistering attack on corrupt politicians, the death penalty and the failures of the judicial system""A sincere, readable, lively book that raises important questions""A work of art...this is a terrible and beautiful book. The terror is in the casual ease with which men, for the meanest of motives, can carelessly condemn another human being to rot from the inside out. The beauty not only lies with Ron Williamson...but also the burning care and respect for his fellow man shown by Grisham, which permeates and warms every page""At times it is harrowing, but above all, it is a testament to self-belief and the enduring love of his family""Like Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, The Innocent Man brings a novelist's eye to re-creating a complex chain of events and human reaction surrounding a crime and its aftermath. There are plenty of twists and turns in this tale, but the dominant note is one of compassion for the innocent man"