"When You Read This, They Will Have Killed Me"

"When You Read This, They Will Have Killed Me"

The Life and Redemption of Caryl Chessman, Whose Execution Shook America

Book - 2006
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When Caryl Chessman appeared on the cover of Time's March 21, 1960 issue, he was the most famous prisoner in America and arguably the best-known in the world. He not only put a face on the issue of capital punishment, he made one of the most remarkable transformations by any American writer. Through access to the papers and letters of his attorneys, George T. Davis and Rosalie Asher, the unpublished manuscripts and papers held by Joseph Longstreth; reminiscences with those who knew him, like Mr. Davis, Mr. Longstreth, his agent and executor; and country music legend Merle Haggard, the first definitive portrait of the enigmatic Caryl Chessman emerges.
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 2006.
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed.
ISBN: 9780786716272
0786716274
Branch Call Number: 364.66092
KF224.C44 B58 2006
B C524, B622w
Characteristics: xxvii, 414 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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