The Innocent Man


Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407059092
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 528
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John Grisham's first work of non-fiction, an exploration of small town justice gone terribly awry, in his most extraordinary legal thriller yet. In the major league draft of 1971, the first player chosen from the State of Oklahoma was Ron Williamson. When he signed with the Oakland A's, he said goodbye to his hometown of Ada and left to pursue his dreams of big league glory. Six years later he was back, his dreams broken by a bad arm and bad habits - drinking, drugs and women. He began to show signs of mental illness. Unable to keep a job, he moved in with his mother and slept 20 hours a day on her sofa. In 1982, a 21 year-old cocktail waitress in Ada named Debra Sue Carter was raped and murdered, and for five years the police could not solve the crime. For reasons that were never clear, they suspected Ron Williamson and his friend Dennis Fritz. The two were finally arrested in 1987 and charged with capital murder. With no physical evidence, the prosecution's case was built on junk science and the testimony of jaihouse snitches and convicts. Dennis Fritz was found guilty and given a life sentence. Ron Williamson was sent to Death Row. If you believe that in America you are innocent until proven guilty, this book will shock you. If you believe in the death penalty, this book will disturb you. If you believe the criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate you.

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Longarm and the Innocent Man
Author: Tabor Evans
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101185430
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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Longarm knows a pardon’s no good to a man if he’s six feet under… Of the many men Longarm’s brought to the gallows, most proclaimed their innocence. But Neal Bird, who’s set to swing for killing a shopkeeper and an Arapaho girl, might not be spinning yarns. Trouble is, his yellow lawyers have abandoned him... Something in Longarm believes Bird. So he sets out to pin the real killer. But finding the suspected cowhand who goes by Billy Boy could prove a challenge—and time’s a-ticking…

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Cui Bono-To Whose Advantage?
Author: T. Mack Durham
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595100139
Category: Fiction
Page: 520
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Over 200 million Americans disbelieve the Warren Commission Report's conclusion that Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone, demented gunman. T. Mack Durham's suspense thriller reveals the identities of those with a motive to kill JFK. Based upon historically factual evidence.

Ghost of the Innocent Man

A True Story of Trial and Redemption
Author: Benjamin Rachlin
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 9780316311502
Category: True Crime
Page: 400
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One of the Best Books of 2017: National Public Radio, San Francisco Chronicle, Library Journal, Shelf Awareness "Remarkable . . . Captivating . . . Rachlin is a skilled storyteller." --New York Times Book Review "A gripping legal-thriller mystery . . . Profoundly elevates good-cause advocacy to greater heights--to where innocent lives are saved." --USA Today "A crisply written page turner." --NPR A gripping account of one man's long road to freedom that will forever change how we understand our criminal justice system During the last three decades, more than two thousand American citizens have been wrongfully convicted. Ghost of the Innocent Man brings us one of the most dramatic of those cases and provides the clearest picture yet of the national scourge of wrongful conviction and of the opportunity for meaningful reform. When the final gavel clapped in a rural southern courtroom in the summer of 1988, Willie J. Grimes, a gentle spirit with no record of violence, was shocked and devastated to be convicted of first-degree rape and sentenced to life imprisonment. Here is the story of this everyman and his extraordinary quarter-century-long journey to freedom, told in breathtaking and sympathetic detail, from the botched evidence and suspect testimony that led to his incarceration to the tireless efforts to prove his innocence and the identity of the true perpetrator. These were spearheaded by his relentless champion, Christine Mumma, a cofounder of North Carolina's Innocence Inquiry Commission. That commission--unprecedented at its inception in 2006--remains a model organization unlike any other in the country, and one now responsible for a growing number of exonerations. With meticulous, prismatic research and pulse-quickening prose, Benjamin Rachlin presents one man's tragedy and triumph. The jarring and unsettling truth is that the story of Willie J. Grimes, for all its outrage, dignity, and grace, is not a unique travesty. But through the harrowing and suspenseful account of one life, told from the inside, we experience the full horror of wrongful conviction on a national scale. Ghost of the Innocent Man is both rare and essential, a masterwork of empathy. The book offers a profound reckoning not only with the shortcomings of our criminal justice system but also with its possibilities for redemption.

An Innocent Man’s Revenge


Author: Eclipse Lomf
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469143119
Category: Fiction
Page: 417
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An Innocent Man’s Revenge Sentenced to fifteen years for a crime that he didn’t commit, betrayed and abandoned by everyone he loved, Dwayne Johnson was released seven years later when his innocence was discovered. He was falsely accused by the alleged victims, set up by friends, and maliciously prosecuted by those entrusted to uphold the law. He lost everything. Fueled with hate and fury after losing his son to this injustice, Dwayne seeks revenge on all involved in ruining his life. He embarks on a murderous rampage, forced to kill the wife of one of his unexpectant victims, unaware that she was the daughter of a crooked ex-detective. This is the same detective, Richards, who was forced into early retirement for shooting the man that allegedly killed his wife. Back in active duty, Richards has new plans for himself ... vengeance! He vigorously hunts Dwayne. Even with bodies turning up and linking to each other, Dwayne manages to evade authorities, staying two steps ahead of them at all times. That is until an unexpected, but deeply wanted love, leaves Dwayne confused, lost, and trapped as these two strangers’ worlds are merged into one similar reality! With a trial scene to die for, this book does more than just hold readers. It involves them emotionally, making it impossible to put down.

An Innocent Man


Author: Margaret Watson
Publisher: Dragonfly Press
ISBN: 1944422196
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
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Aus Mangel an Beweisen

Roman
Author: Scott Turow
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364114857X
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
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Das Buch, das Scott Turow weltberühmt machte. Der Mord an einer Staatsanwältin erschüttert das Gerichtssystem. Ihr Kollege Rusty Sabich ermittelt in diesem undurchsichtigen Fall und wird im Laufe der Untersuchung selbst zum Angeklagten. Eine unheilvolle Verquickung von Politik und Recht – erfolgreich verfilmt mit Harrison Ford in der Hauptrolle.

Das Geständnis

Roman
Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364111036X
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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Schuldig für immer? Ein Geständnis in letzter Sekunde steht am Anfang von John Grishams großem Roman. Travis Boyette, ein rechtskräftig verurteilter Sexualstraftäter, der mehr als sein halbes Leben hinter Gittern verbracht hat, gesteht einen Mord, für den ein anderer verurteilt wurde: Donté Drumm. Dieser sitzt seit acht Jahren in der Todeszelle und soll in genau vier Tagen hingerichtet werden. Ein verzweifelter Wettlauf gegen die Zeit beginnt.

Lies Deceit and an Innocent Man


Author: Ree Collins
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475967780
Category: Fiction
Page: 378
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Todd Bainbridge had his life planned. His future was secured. And in five years he would be a doctor. Bradford’s local doctor; Doctor Chandler promised him a partnership in his practice. When Katie’s body was found on the York moor a week after her disappearance his life fell apart.

Confessions of an Innocent Man

Torture and Survival in a Saudi Prison
Author: William Sampson
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited
ISBN: 9780771079054
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 419
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"What was it that I did to survive? Where did those ideas come from? Where did I find the resolve to enact them? At the time of my release, I had no ready answers beyond that I did what seemed natural and necessary. In looking back, I realize that the peculiarities of my personality helped me to adopt strategies that allowed for the reclamation of my identity and my integrity while in the hands of barbarians. Yet what I did is neither remarkable nor courageous nor beyond the capabilities of any person that finds himself in similar circumstances. What I have come to believe is that there exists in all of us the potential to stand and fight and reclaim." — William Sampson On Sunday, December 17, 2000, Canadian engineer William Sampson stepped outside his house in Riyadh only to be hauled into a car and beaten by two Saudi men he didn’t know. Within an hour, he was incarcerated in one of the city’s most notorious jails. Within two months, he was tortured into a confession of responsibility for a wave of car bombings he did not commit. Sometime in that first year, he was sentenced to death in a secret trial. For two and a half years, Sampson was continually subjected to beatings and torture, convinced his death was just around the corner. Inept diplomacy failed him but human rights groups took up his cause and on August 8, 2003, he was finally freed in a controversial prisoner exchange. It wasn’t until February 2005 that Sampson’s name was officially cleared when a British inquest exonerated him of the crimes. Angry, intelligent, and compelling, Sampson places his personal story within the context of the geopolitics that engineered his fate, and in doing so has crafted a searing exposé of Western foreign policy in the Arab Middle East. From the Hardcover edition.

An Innocent Man the Life and Times of an American Baby Boomer

Part 1 from the Beginnings Through the 1960S
Author: Gene Baumgaertner
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426951345
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Come travel back to a different but vaguely familiar world. Journey to a time when inflation barely existed, gasoline was cheap, cars had big gas-guzzling engines, and people almost never locked their front doors. Written in the first person, An Innocent Man follows the life and time of Edgar Rice Baker from his childhood as he encounters all of the trappings, joys, and nuances of the Baby Boomer years. It was an age of innocence, when kids walked to school, when beer and liquor were the worst things your kids could get in to, and when getting a drivers license and a set of wheels (where the heater worked and the engine ran) were the most important first steps in transitioning to adulthood. If you are over fifty, do you remember the good old days? Those were happy days of wine and roses, when life was simpler, and we all were more innocent. An Innocent Man transports us back to the fifties and sixtiesfor a nostalgic walk down the primrose lane.

Beyond the Glass House

The Journal of an Innocent Man, the First Year
Author: Adam Wolfe
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412061598
Category:
Page: 305
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"It would just be utterly repugnant for me to think that I could send a man to prison for a crime that he did not commit."

The Innocent Man Who Broke the Law


Author: James R Berry
Publisher: James Berry
ISBN: 9780985004828
Category:
Page: 314
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When Jake completes his engineering project in a diamond-laden country, he finds smuggled diamonds among his luggage in his hotel room in London. Knowing it is the work of a smuggling cartel whose efforts have gone awry, he ponders how they have come into his possession. Instead of turning the contraband over to the authorities, he chooses to keep the diamonds and use their value to build a hospital in the country they came from. To accomplish this he must stay one-step ahead of the violent smugglers and enlist others to help. Two beautiful women come into his life, a barrister, who is a devout Anglican, the other, a prodigal like himself. One shows him the legal consequences of keeping the contraband, the other markets the diamonds making millions for the hospital project. Both women have interest in him for different reasons, and Jake uses their interest to promote his noble efforts in keeping the diamonds for the greater good, but will their loyalty outweigh his legal jeopardy?

An Innocent Man


Author: Deirdre Savoy
Publisher: Harlequin Kimani
ISBN: 9781583147764
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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Set to testify against a man accused of several violent attacks around campus, Francesca "Frankie" Hairston senses that the man might be innocent and hires private detective Nelson Santiago to investigate, which leads to danger and romance. Original.

Five Years of My Life

An Innocent Man in Guantanamo
Author: Murat Kurnaz
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230614413
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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The first former Guantanamo detainee to testify in Congress recounts how he was arrested without explanation in Pakistan while trying to attain his German citizenship and held for five years in spite of his innocence, an incarceration during which he was tortured and deprived of sleep. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

Berufung

Roman
Author: John Grisham
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641025486
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Wenn Recht zu Unrecht wird Sie verlor ihre ganze Familie. Um ihren Tod zu sühnen, zieht Jeannette Baker gegen einen der größten Chemiekonzerne der USA vor Gericht. Als ihrer Klage stattgegeben und das Unternehmen zu 41 Millionen Dollar Schadensersatz verurteilt wird, ist die Sensation perfekt. Doch dann geht Krane Chemical Inc. in Berufung, und eine Intrige unglaublichen Ausmaßes nimmt ihren Lauf.