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The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by John Grisham

John Grisham tackles nonfiction for the first time withThe Innocent Man, a true tale about murder and injustice in a small town (that reads like one of his own bestselling novels).The Innocent Manchronicles the story of Ron Williamson, how he was arrested … see full wiki

Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Random House Audio
2 reviews about The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in...
review by . June 26, 2008
Ron Williamson was at one time one of the favorite sons of Ada, Oklahoma. He was a young man with tremendous athletic skills and many locals believed that he just might be the next Micky Mantle, who is still the greatest baseball player to ever come from that state. But largely because of chronic injury problems that started in high school, Ron was not destined to become a great professional ballplayer. He got his shot, and managed to stay in the minors a lot longer than he probably should have, …
review by . December 28, 2006
Pros: An effective anti-death penalty story told in a dialogue-free narrative     Cons: ...dialogue free narrative might turn some readers off. Not a balanced portrayal of the issue.     The Bottom Line: At times both frustrating and redeeming, the book is always engrossing. Grisham fans and proponents of capital punishment might be turned off, but I wasn't.     There are very few issues as polarizing as the Death Penalty in America. Opponents …
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