Kiss of Death: America's Love Affair with the Death Penalty

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Northeastern University Press, 2003 - Social Science - 189 pages
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Few issues provoke such intense feelings and strongly held views as does capital punishment. In this text, John D. Bessler skillfully interweaves the powerful life stories of death row prisoners, his own experiences as a pro-bono attorney on death penalty cases in Texas, and historical perspective to persuade the reader that state-sanctioned executions must be abolished in the US.

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"The kiss of death" is how attorney Bessler (Legacy of Violence) describes state-sanctioned executions as they are carried out in America today, and he reasons that this "kiss" is morally ruinous ... Read full review

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John D. Bessler is an attorney and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School

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