A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America

A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America

by Evan J. Mandery
4.0 2

Hardcover

$24.46 $29.95 Save 18% Current price is $24.46, Original price is $29.95. You Save 18%.
View All Available Formats & Editions

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING

Overview

A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America by Evan J. Mandery

A revelatory true story of high drama and ultimate stakes in the nation’s highest court, full of never-before-published original source detail.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393239584
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/19/2013
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Evan J. Mandery is a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. A former capital defense attorney, he is the author of five previous books. He lives in Manhasset, New York.

Table of Contents

Prologue ix

Part 1 An Audacious Idea, 1965-1971

Chapter 1 An Audacious Idea 3

Chapter 2 The Most Important Law Firm in America 31

Chapter 3 Surcease of Sorrow 48

Chapter 4 A Near Knockout 71

Chapter 5 To License a Laundry, to License a Life 98

Part 2 Death, 1971-1972

Chapter 6 Young Lawyers 123

Chapter 7 Boiling in Oil 143

Chapter 8 Nine Law Firms 166

Chapter 9 Whizzer 202

Chapter 10 Lightning Bolts 218

Chapter 11 A Red-Letter Day 234

Part 3 Resurrection, 1972-1976

Chapter 12 Sobering Up 247

Chapter 13 Behind the Backlash 264

Chapter 14 Proving Deterrence and Rationality 281

Chapter 15 The Lion in Winter 318

Chapter 16 The Sausage Factory 336

Chapter 17 Taking Stock 354

Chapter 18 The Main Event 372

Chapter 19 The Center in Control 400

Postscript: What Might Have Been 432

Acknowledgments 441

Glossary of Key Cases 443

Notes 447

Sources 493

Index 503

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

A Wild Justice: The Death and Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
B I yy . Imj h bjbmj.nmhhm huhj hh mhjjmhnj