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Kiss of Death: America's Love Affair with the Death Penalty

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Kiss of Death: America's Love Affair with the Death Penalty
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Publisher: Northeastern University Press
ISBN/ASIN: 1555535674
Number of pages: 216

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John D. Bessler skillfully interweaves the powerful life stories of death row prisoners, his own experiences as a pro-bono attorney on death penalty cases in Texas, and historical perspective to persuade the reader that state-sanctioned executions must be abolished in the US.

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