I Am Troy Davis

I Am Troy Davis

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I Am Troy Davis , coauthored by Jen Marlowe and Davis's sister Martina Davis-Correia, tells the intimate story of an ordinary man caught up in an inexorable tragedy. From his childhood in racially charged Savannah; to the confused events that led to the 1989 murder of a police officer; to Davis's sudden arrest, conviction, and two-decade fight to prove his innocence, I Am Troy Davis takes us inside a broken legal system where life and death hang in the balance. It is also an inspiring testament to the unbreakable bond of family, to the resilience of love, and to how even when you reach the end of justice, voices from across the world will rise together in chorus and proclaim, "I am Troy Davis, I stand with you."
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781608462940
Characteristics: 285 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Nov 16, 2016

A very hard look into the death penalty. It really brings out a lot of raw emotion was he guilty or innocent ? Extremely good writing.

Apr 19, 2014

This is a hard one to review. It’s more than the story of the Troy Davis trial, it’s his (and his family’s) biography. I feel strongly that the US Corrections system does not work, and have felt so for some time, but this book makes the failings of the prison and justice system so personal that it helped shape my take on the prison system even more. I am deeply touched having read this book, and I urge people to at least read about the Troy Davis case or the UN’s position on the death penalty (or the UN’s Alternatives to Incarceration) if you cannot make it through this difficult book.


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