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Cell 2455, Death Row - by Caryl Chessman (Paperback)

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 361

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Sub-Genre: Criminals & Outlaws

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Da Capo Press

Author: Caryl Chessman

Language: English

Street Date: August 1, 2006
TCIN: 76955353
UPC: 9780786718153
Item Number (DPCI): 247-04-1770

Description

In June 1948, 27-year-old petty criminal Caryl Chessman was sentenced in California on two counts of sexual assault, receiving two death sentences as punishment in a case that remains one of the most baffling episodes in American legal history. Maintaining his innocence of these crimes, Chessman lived in Cell 2455, a four-by-ten foot space on Death Row in San Quentin for the twelve years between his sentencing and eventual execution. He spent this time, punctuated by eight separate stays of execution, writing this memoir -- a moving and pitiless account of his life in crime and the early life that produced it. Chessman's clarity of mind and ability to bring his thoughts directly to the page, even within the stifling walls of San Quentin, help make this work the most literate and authentic expose ever written by a criminal about his crimes.
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