A Saint on Death Row

A Saint on Death Row

The Story of Dominique Green

eBook - 2009
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Bestselling author Thomas Cahill tells the absorbing, heartbreaking tale of the hard life and tragic death of Dominique Green--wrongly accused, then executed in Huntsville, Texas--and shines a light on our racist and deeply flawed criminal justice system.

Green, an extraordinary young man from the urban ghettos of Houston, was utterly failed by every echelon of society--the Catholic Church, numerous U.S. courts of law, and even his own mother. But from the depths of despair on Death Row, he transcended his earthly sufferings and achieved enlightenment and peace, inciting an international movement against the death penalty and inspiring his personal hero, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, to plead publicly for mercy.

A Saint on Death Row is an unforgettable, sobering, and deeply spiritual account that illuminates the moral imperatives too often ignored in the headlong quest for judgment.

BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Thomas Cahill's Heretics and Heroes .
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385530156
0385530153
Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE

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Trackstar048 Jun 09, 2011

Anyone in a death penalty state should read this!

werblow May 31, 2011

Heartbreaking story. Well told.

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Shihtzulover
Aug 13, 2009

In descriptive, poetic words, Cahill tells of Green's chaotic and troubled life, which led to his participation in an armed robbery that had resulted in murder. Raised by abusive, drug addicted parents, Green was 18 years old in 1992 when he was charged with the fatal shooting of a truck driver outside a Houston, TX convenvience store. His court - appointed lawyers were both inexperienced and negligent. The jury which had no African Americans on it sentenced him to death. A thought provoking and heartbreaking look at a young African American man who turned his life around while serving 12 years on death row in Texas.

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