Miscarriage of Justice: The Jonathan Pollard Story

Miscarriage of Justice: The Jonathan Pollard Story

by Mark Shaw
     
 

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Thorough analysis--new facts presented
When the name of admitted spy Jonathan Pollard is mentioned, fiery debate breaks out between those who believe he should have been shot, and those who contend that he was railroaded into prison for life by government officials who violated his constitutional rights. Now, for the first time, the case involving the most

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Thorough analysis--new facts presented
When the name of admitted spy Jonathan Pollard is mentioned, fiery debate breaks out between those who believe he should have been shot, and those who contend that he was railroaded into prison for life by government officials who violated his constitutional rights. Now, for the first time, the case involving the most controversial spy in American history is examined by presenting every aspect of the Pollard story. It includes the moral dilemma faced by Jonathan Pollard, a Zionist and naval analyst who admitted passing top secret security documents to the Israeli government in the mid-1980s. In Miscarriage of Justice, attorney and author Mark Shaw delivers an in-depth portrait of the fascinating case that includes:



• Fresh background material about the committed Zionist from his father clearly indicating Pollard’s motive for spying for Israel.



• Details of the love story that bound Anne and Jonathan Pollard together in their efforts to aid Israel.



• Factual data regarding Israel high government official’s active participation in the spy scheme.



• Motives as to why leaders of the Jewish community abandoned Pollard in his time of need.



• Pollard supporter’s accusations that Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger lied about his
role in the Pollard case.



• Scathing rebuttal by Pollard prosecutor Joseph di Genova regarding allegations that the spy’s constitutional rights were violated.



• Behind-the-scenes facts concerning why Pollard was sentenced to life in prison by Federal Court Judge Aubrey Robinson.



• Pollard supporters allegations that President Bill Clinton reneged on promises to free the spy.



• Comparisons of Pollard’s sentence with other noted spies and with cases involving the infamous Alfred Dreyfus and atomic bomb spy, Theodore Hall.



• Assessment of Pollard’s chances to be freed from prison.

Editorial Reviews

The World & I - 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.
The Jewish Press - Michael Skakun
The most comprehensive study of the Pollard case to date. …a considered and balanced account that doesn't pull any punches. Shaw, with no exculpatory ambitions, brings to bear a legally trained and nuanced mind to the complexities and duplicities that continue to mark this lingering case. He painstakingly presents hitherto unexplored background material about Pollard's childhood and zealous Zionism, as well as behind the scenes details about his life sentence. He lays bare the self servi
Notre Dame Law School - Charles E. Rice
Excellent job. [Shaw] told the truth. This readable book exposes the sentencing of Jonathan Pollard as a procedural atrocity, inflicted by a deceptive prosecution and a biased, compliant judge. Pollard's continued confinement is totalitarian, a case of permanent imprisonment for reasons of state security. Let’s pray that somebody listens.
Washington College of Law - Nicholas Kittrie
Jonathan Pollard, an American citizen and trusted governmental employee, violated the espionage law by sharing classified military information with a friendly foreign nation—Israel. To some, he will always remain a hero, to others a traitor. Shaw’s book should help the reader search within his or her own conscience to cast his vote…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013329836
Publisher:
Paragon House Publishers
Publication date:
10/03/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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 boigraphy of NBA superstar Larry Bird, and Forever Flying, the biography of aviator R.A. “Bob” Hoover.

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