Inscribed In The Year Of Publication To A Fellow Activist
DEAD MAN WALKING
By Helen Prejean
Signed first printing of this moving and important memoir of Sister Helen's ministry on death row that was successfully adapted for the screen.
Near fine in like jacket.
DEAD MAN WALKING
"In sorting out my feelings and beliefs, there is, however, one piece of moral ground of which I am absolutely certain: if I were to be murdered I would not want my murderer executed. I would not want my death avenged. Especially by government — which can't be trusted to control its own bureaucrats or collect taxes equitably or fill a pothole, much less decide which of its citizens to kill."
Made famous by the 1995 Academy Award winning film of the same name starring Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon (who won for Best Actress), this copy is warmly (and appropriately) inscribed to fellow activist, Elise Goldman. Goldman was a prominent environmentalist in Maine and co-founder of the Lakes Environmental Association. A nice association between' two women advocates for human rights.
New York: Random House, (1993). Long title: Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States. 9.25'' x 6''. Original quarter black cloth over black boards. In original unclipped ($21.00) dust jacket. 278 pages, including index. Inscribed by Prejean on the half-title page: "To Elise / My sister & my ardent / colleague in the struggle / for human rights - / Keep the lamp lit. / Helen Prejean / November 1993." Trace shelfwear and rubbing here and there. Inscribee's name penned to front free endpaper ("Elise Goldman"). Else clean and bright overall.
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