I Was Condemned To The Chair

By: McGrath, Edward F. (with An Introduction by George W. Kirchwey)

Price: $20.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+


This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and wear. The text pages are clean and bright. "A human interest document, the inside story of sixteen years in three prisons, by a ""lifer"" whose sentence was commuted. Those years took in the old prison regime, the transformation under Thomas Mott Osborne, and the moderation under Lawes. There are glimpses of the other convicts; there is an interesting picture of the daily round. Not a sensational book, though it well might have been, but an intelligent contribution to the growing library of prison first hand evidence." "Written graphically, and from the prisoner's point of view, it gives sensational reflections on our prison system as the under dog sees it and brings in the ways that prisoners circumvent the rules, how they escape, how they regard wardens, deputies, guards and prison reformers, how they live and how they suffer. It gives intimate glimpses of criminal personalities whose reputation extends from coast to coast.' "

Title: I Was Condemned To The Chair

Author Name: McGrath, Edward F. (with An Introduction by George W. Kirchwey)

Categories: True Crime,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: New York, A. L. Burt Company: 1934

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Seller ID: A35787

Keywords: True Crime Edward F. Mcgrath George W. Kirchwey Sing Sing Prison Death Row True Crime,