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Stay of Execution: Saving the Death Penalty from Itself (Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society) Hardcover – October 16, 2010
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It's a good book, in the common vernacular. Written by a journalist from the Washington Post. He often takes an argument against the issue, breaks down the "facts" behind said argument, and then reasonably presents the opposing viewpoint in easy to understand and comprehensible terms. The issues of Racism, deterrents, and costs are all addressed, with results often different - sometimes the same - from what has been presented in the media.
It may not change your mind, but however you feel about this issue, you need this book. If not to support your opinions, then to challenge them. And opinions are of little value if they cannot withstand scrutiny.
Perhaps it would be possible for someone with such a disturbing attitude to write a good book about the death penalty, but this is not that book. It's a snooze, unconvincing, and I can't imagine who the audience for this stuff is.