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The Last Day of a Condemned Man by Victor Hugo
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Feb 26, 08

Read in December, 2007

Hugo's masterful novella is no less a treatise on compassion and emotion as it is a plea for the abolition of the death penalty that was as appropriate today as it was the day it was written. Don't skip the introduction, as Hugo lays out his arguments in a rational, logical, manner. I'm considering assigning it in my graduate-level policy analysis class. My only complaint is that the book is not better known.

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message 1: by Lataun (new) - added it

Lataun I wish you guys lived closer so I could check books out of the Hill this one. I can't find it at my local library or bookstore and online at my used bookstore, it's not cheap...maybe next time I'm over your way I'll check it out, what are your library fines like?

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