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
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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A SAINT ON DEATH ROW: The Story of Dominique Green

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Digressing from his previous focus on the formative years of Western civilization (The Mysteries of the Middle Ages, 2006, etc.), Cahill gives a personal account of a Texan executed in 2004 for a 1992 ... Read full review

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When I was in high school I would frequently go on book reading jags on a particular topic - well to some extent I still do. One of these involved reading about people who were either on death row, or ... Read full review

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Section 1
9
Section 2
21
Section 3
38
Section 4
54
Section 5
112
Section 6
132
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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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