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Miscarriage of Justice: The Jonathan Pollard Story
     

Miscarriage of Justice: The Jonathan Pollard Story

by Mark Shaw
 

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When the name of admitted spy Jonathan Pollard is mentioned, fierydebate breaks out between those who believe he should have been shot,and those who contend that he was railroaded into prison for life bygovernment officials who violated his constitutional rights. Now, forthe first time, the case involving the most controversial spy inAmerican history is examined by

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When the name of admitted spy Jonathan Pollard is mentioned, fierydebate breaks out between those who believe he should have been shot,and those who contend that he was railroaded into prison for life bygovernment officials who violated his constitutional rights. Now, forthe first time, the case involving the most controversial spy inAmerican history is examined by presenting every aspect of the Pollardstory. It shows the moral dilemma faced by Jonathan Pollard, a Zionistand naval analyst who admitted passing top secret security documents tothe Isr'li government in the mid-1980s. In Miscarriage of Justice,attorney and author Mark Shaw delivers an in-depth portrait of thefascinating case that includes:. Fresh background material about the committed Zionist from his fatherclearly indicating Pollard's motive for spying for Isr'l.. Details of the love story that bound Anne and Jonathan Pollardtogether in their efforts to aid Isr'l.. Factual data regarding Isr'l high government official's activeparticipation in the spy scheme.. Motives as to why leaders of the Jewish community abandoned Pollard inhis time of need.. Pollard supporter's accusations that Defense Secretary CasparWeinberger lied about hisrole in the Pollard case.. Scathing rebuttal by Pollard prosecutor Joseph di Genova regardingallegations that the spy's constitutional rights were violated.. Behind-the-scenes facts concerning why Pollard was sentenced to lifein prison by Federal Court Judge Aubrey Robinson.. Pollard supporters allegations that President Bill Clinton reneged onpromises to free the spy.. Comparisons of Pollard's sentence with other noted spies and withcases involving the infamous Alfred Dreyfus and atomic bomb spy,Theodore Hall.. Assessment of Pollard's chances to be freed from prison.From start to finish, Miscarriage of Justice presents a balancedstudy/objective view of a confusing case, one rife with lies,half-truths, innuendo, speculation and deception. All regarding themysterious Jonathan Pollard, dubbed by New York Times Magazine, "The SpyLeft Out In The Cold."

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"Miscarriage of Justice: The Jonathan Pollard Story by Mark Shaw is a gripping account of an infamous prosecution by a vindictive government.... The life sentence not only reneged on promises that had been made for confession but were entirely out of proportion to the offense. That President Clinton pardoned Mark Rich...and left Pollard in jail is an absolute disgrace."-Morton A. Kaplan, Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, the University of Chicago, Publisher, The World & I magazine

"They [Israel] used me and threw me away."-Jonathan Pollard

"Any traitor who did what [Pollard] did should be shot."-Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557788030
Publisher:
Paragon House Publishers
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are Saying About This

Jonathan Pollard
"They [Israel] used me and threw me away."
Morton A. Kaplan
"Miscarriage of Justice: The Jonathan Pollard Story by Mark Shaw is a gripping account of an infamous prosecution by a vindictive government.... The life sentence not only reneged on promises that had been made for confession but were entirely out of proportion to the offense. That President Clinton pardoned Mark Rich...and left Pollard in jail is an absolute disgrace."
Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, the University of Chicago, Publisher, The World & I magazine

Meet the Author

Mark Shaw is a lawyer turned author with nine books to his credit. They include Testament to Courage, the memoir of Holocaust survivor Cecelia Rexin, Larry Legend, a biography of NBA superstar Larry Bird, and Forever Flying, the biography of aviator R.A. "Bob" Hoover.

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