I Am Troy Davis

I Am Troy Davis

Book - 2013
Average Rating:
2
Rate this:
ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2011, Troy Anthony Davis was put to death by the State of Georgia. Davis's execution was protested by hundreds of thousands across the globe. How did one man capture the world's imagination and become the iconic face for the campaign to end the death penalty?

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
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781608462940
1608462943
Characteristics: 285 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

r
Readypro1
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.

k
kninchicago
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.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at DPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top