BOOKS: David Dow's "The Autobiography of an Execution"

A new book by David Dow, The Autobiography of an Execution, captures the author’s personal and legal experiences in representing over 100 inmates on death row. The book is a personal memoir of Dow’s encounter with the death penalty system, as he represents defendants and witnesses their executions. Publisher’s Weekly called the book “sobering, gripping and candid.” Dahlia Lithwick of Slate said it is “a powerful collage of the life of a death penalty lawyer,” in a NY Times book review (Feb. 14, 2010).

Dow, a former death penalty supporter, is a professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center and an internationally recognized defense attorney. He is the founder and director of the Texas Innocence Network.

(D. Dow, “The Autobiography of an Execution,” Twelve Publishers 2010). Click here for a list of author’s appearances, including Politics & Prose in Washington, DC, on Feb. 27. See also Books.