THE POWER OF LIFE OR DEATH

Author: DiSalle (Michael V.)
Year: 1965
Publisher: Random House
Edition Details: 1st US Edn.
Book Condition: F/NrVg
Price: 15.00
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Hardback. 1st US edn. A former governor of Ohio speaks out passionately and convincingly against the death penalty and for reform of the penal code. He meets head-on the argument for capital punishment - its effectiveness as deterrent to murder - and illustrates this fallacy dramatically through case histories, review of trials and historical reference. The author spells out in graphic detail, the cases in which he was involved personally - 6 in which men died, 6 in which men lived. Additional cases, including commentary on the Oswald and Ruby affair as well as the Sheppard case, convey to the reader the almost mandatory need for reform in the socio-legal system. 214pp. 8vo. h/back. F. in sl. frayed and chipped Nr. Vg. pcdw.

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