A Saint on Death Row: How a Forgotten Child Became a Man and Changed the World

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 146 pages
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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 Rowis an unforgettable, sobering, and deeply spiritual account that illuminates the moral imperatives too often ignored in the headlong quest for judgment.

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Another indictment against our judicial system

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This moving portrayal of the execution of yet another young black man is first an indictment against the American judicial system and secondly the celebration of the human spirit. Thomas Cahill (How ... Read full review

A saint on death row: the story of Dominique Green

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Noted historian Thomas Cahill (How the Irish Saved Civilization) movingly recounts 11 months spent with Dominique Green, a Texas death row inmate whom he met through retired Chicago judge Sheila ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

THOMAS CAHILL is the author of five volumes in the Hinges of History™ series: How the Irish Saved Civilization, The Gifts of the Jews, Desire of the Everlasting Hills, Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, and Mysteries of the Middle Ages. They have been bestsellers not only in the United States but also in countries ranging from Italy to Brazil. He and his wife, Susan, also a writer, divide their time between New York City and Rome.

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