Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Free eBook for January from The University of Chicago Press

The University of Chicago Press is offering, for free, during the month of January the ebook edition of Last Words of the Executed by Robert K. Elder; with a foreword by Studs Terkel.
Last Words of the Executed by Robert K. Elder
From the introduction: "While other books have recorded the last words of the rich, respected and famous, Last Words of the Executed documents the final thoughts of the most discarded, reviled members of our society. It's an oral history of the overlooked, the infamous and the forgotten - who nonetheless speak to a common humanity with their last act on earth. This is the history of capital punishment in America, told from the gallows, the chair, and the gurney."
Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, has praised the project and called it, " ...a dangerous book. Who knows how we will emerge from the encounter? It makes me want to live, to use my energies in soul-sized pursuits like justice, like love..."

Get your free copy here.

Here's wishing you a terrific year of reading,


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