by Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini (Goodreads Author)
A child emigrates from Spain to Puerto Rico in 1870, adapts to a new cul…more
A child emigrates from Spain to Puerto Rico in 1870, adapts to a new culture, and strives through hurricanes, disease and war to become a prominent tobacco planter. With high hopes, he sends his son Antonio to Albany Law School in New York, but the young man loses his will, commits an atrocious crime, and is executed on the electric chair at the Sing Sing penitentiary. Antonio's spirit returns one hundred years later to persuade a family member, who is also a lawyer and amateur genealogist, to uncover his wrongful execution. Amid a historical, cultural and legal backdrop spanning three countries and over a century, Antonio’s Will exposes the tragic events: the murder, the trial errors, the desolation at the Sing Sing prison, the pleas of an entire island to save him, and his unjust execution. This is Antonio’s story, but it is also a call for equal justice for all people. [close]
by C.L. Swinney (Goodreads Author)
by Elizabeth Williams (Goodreads Author), Sue Russell (Goodreads Author)
The artists share the stories behind the headlines and their insider insights on courtroom history in the making. THE ILLUSTRATED COURTROOM is the first book to really examine and celebrate this unique blend of art, law and news and it features an array of rogues, villains and victims, murderers and white-collar criminals, judges and legal eagles.
Readers step into dozens of colorful trials with defendants including Jack Ruby (who killed President John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald), members of the Black Panther party, mob kingpin John Gotti, the Watergate burglars, key Iran-Contra players, Charles Manson, David “Son of Sam” Berkowitz, kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst, domestic goddess Martha Stewart, pop icon Michael Jackson, Mohammed Salameh (the terrorist behind the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center), Oklahoma City bombers Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, and many more.
Famed former prosecutor and bestselling crime novelist Linda Fairstein wrote the foreword. The authors are Elizabeth Williams and Sue Russell. Williams, a renowned courtroom illustrator, has covered trials like those of Martha Stewart, John Gotti, John DeLorean and Bernard Madoff, on assignment for numerous major news outlets including the Associated Press and every major network. Sue Russell is an award-winning crime journalist and author whose work includes LETHAL INTENT, the acclaimed biography of executed serial killer Aileen Wuornos.
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