Author: Richard A. Serrano
Source: from publisher for review
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Summary: I enjoyed the detailed writing in this book, but the author included a lot of filler to pad this out into a book length story.
“Between 1955 and 1961, seventeen condemned soldiers–eight white, nine black–lived together on death row at Fort Leavenworth military prison. All eight of the white soldiers were eventually paroled and returned to their families… During the same six-year period, almost every black soldier was hung, lacking the benefits of political connections, expert lawyers, and public support of their white counterparts. By 1960, only the youngest black inmate, John Bennett remained on death row. His battle for clemency was fought over the backdrop of a strengthening civil rights movement, and between two vastly different presidential administrations.” (source) Read more »