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The Resource Among the lowest of the dead : the culture of capital punishment, David Von Drehle

Among the lowest of the dead : the culture of capital punishment, David Von Drehle

Label
Among the lowest of the dead : the culture of capital punishment
Title
Among the lowest of the dead
Title remainder
the culture of capital punishment
Statement of responsibility
David Von Drehle
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thorough and unbiased, Among the Lowest of the Dead is a gripping narrative that provides an unprecedented journalistic look into the actual workings of the capital punishment system. "Has all the tension of the best true crime stories ... This is journalism at its best."--Library Journal "A compelling argument against capital punishment. ... Examining politicians, judges (including Supreme Court Justices), prosecutors, defense attorneys and the condemned themselves, the author makes an effective case that, despite new laws, execution is no less a lottery than it has always been."--Publishers Weekly "In a fine and important book, Von Drehle writes elegantly and powerfully. ... Anyone certain of their opinion about the death penalty ought to read this book."--Booklist "An extremely well-informed and richly insightful book of great value to students of the death penalty as well as intelligent general readers with a serious interest in the subject, Among the Lowest of the Dead is also exciting reading. The book is an ideal guide for new generations of readers who want to form knowledgeable judgments in the continuing--and recently accelerating--controversies about capital punishment."--Anthony Amsterdam, New York University "Among the Lowest of the Dead is a powerfully written and meticulously researched book that makes an invaluable contribution to the growing public dialogue about capital punishment in America. It's one of those rare books that bridges the gap between mass audiences and scholarly disciplines, the latter including sociology, political science, criminology and journalism. The book is required reading in my Investigative Journalism classes--and my students love it!" --David Protess, Northwestern University "Among The Lowest of the Dead deserves a permanent place in the literature as literature, and is most relevant to today's death penalty debate as we moderate advocates and abolitionists search for common ground." --Robert Blecker, New York Law School David Von Drehle is Senior Writer, The Washington Post and author of Triangle: The Fire that Changed America
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Von Drehle, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Law, meaning, and violence
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Executions and executioners
  • Death row
  • Death row inmates
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Death row
  • Death row inmates
  • Executions and executioners
  • United States
  • Todesstrafe
  • Hinrichtung
  • USA
Label
Among the lowest of the dead : the culture of capital punishment, David Von Drehle
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-449) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn646530355
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 469 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472026982
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d42b8b
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646530355
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Among the lowest of the dead : the culture of capital punishment, David Von Drehle
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-449) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn646530355
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 469 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472026982
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d42b8b
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646530355
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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