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Meals to Die For
     

Meals to Die For

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by Brian D. Price
 

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Texas death row chef shares last meals of condemned prisoners and dramatic insider details about Death Row. The author, a former inmate assigned to the infamous Walls Unit in Huntsville, Texas, prepared almost 200 last meals for the condemned. During his 10-year tenure as death row chef, he observed and discusses the shadowy details of these dramatic events, as well

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Texas death row chef shares last meals of condemned prisoners and dramatic insider details about Death Row. The author, a former inmate assigned to the infamous Walls Unit in Huntsville, Texas, prepared almost 200 last meals for the condemned. During his 10-year tenure as death row chef, he observed and discusses the shadowy details of these dramatic events, as well as the crimes that set these executions into motion: includes * the infamous case of Karla Faye Tucker, denied a stay by then-Governor George W. Bush * Copies of hand written last meal requests * A detailed look at 1997, the record-breaking year of executions in Texas This fascinating factual record is also a timely, urgent look at the hidden details of capital punishment.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016712666
Publisher:
Fine Wine Records
Publication date:
06/24/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
838,279
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Brian Price served 14 years in Huntsville prison, 10 of those years as Death Row Chef. After his release in 2003, he has stayed active as a musician, writer, and chef. He currently resides near Crockett, Texas with his wife, Nita. He has been in several documentaries including, "Last Supper", by Swedish Producers Mats Bigert and Lars Bergstrom, "The Meaning of Food", PBS, "Death Row: The Final 24 Hours," Discovery Channel, and "Babel", Hungary's premier investigative television program, Hesna AlGouhli, host. He has been a contributing writer in two books: Considering Forgiveness by Aleksandra Wagner, and “Teufels-Koche: An den heibesten Herden der Welt” (Germany) by Mirco Taliercio and Juan Moreno, and Legal Affairs magazine.

Brian D. Price is available for speaking engagements, celebrity chef engagements, interviews, and book signings. e-mail:

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Meals to Die For 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I want to thank Brian Price for allowing me to put a face to those known only as a number to the state of Texas. To read about the crimes committed by the condemned, then to look at their mugshot, read their last words and last meal requests stirred every emotion. Although some of the 211 executed inmates committed heinous and inhuman crimes, I now see Price's view. If that was my loved one on that gurney about to be executed before my eyes, I would surely have preferred to see them at least live, even if that meant living in prison for the rest of their life. Price's Author's notes and exerpts from his journal he kept while serving time in prison as death row chef was written with such profound emotion that I was moved to tears at times. I highly recommend Meals To Die For to anyone, be they for or against capital punishment. It was a real page-turner! And I am looking forward to reading his next book about Texas prisons and their politics, 'The Price You Pay'. Please let me know when it is available. It is set for release this fall. A heartfelt thanks to Brian Price for opening my eyes. Nita Baker