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In fascinating detail, Ivan Solotaroff introduces us to the men who carry out executions. Although the emphasis is on the personal lives of these men and of those they have to put to death, The Last Face You'll Ever See also addresses some of the deeper issues of the death penalty and connects the veiled, elusive figure of the executioner to the vast majority of Americans who, since 1977, have claimed to support executions. Why do we do it? Or, more exactly, why do we want to?

The Last Face You'll Ever See is not about the polarizing issues of the death penalty — it is a firsthand report about the culture of executions: the executioners, the death-row inmates, and everyone involved in the act. An engrossing, unsettling, and provocative book, this work will forever affect anyone who reads it.

About the Author

Ivan Solotaroff is a journalist who has been published in Esquire, the Village Voice, and Philadelphia Magazine, among other leading magazines. He is the author of a collection of essays, No Success Like Failure. He lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060931032
Author:
Solotaroff, Ivan
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Ivan Solotaroff
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Political
Subject:
American
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Executions and executioners
Subject:
Capital punishment
Subject:
Death row
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
General Current Events
Subject:
Capital punishment -- United States.
Subject:
Executions and executioners -- United States.
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
173
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.98x5.32x.61 in. .41 lbs.

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