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Conversations with the Dead: Photos. of Prison Life, with the Letters and Drawings of Billy McCune #122054

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Paperback, 196 pages
Published December 31st 1971 by Holt McDougal (first published 1971)
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Brian
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I think this book is a masterpiece, stands alongside The Americans by Robert Frank
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This is a book of photographs of the insides of Texas prisons in the late '60s. Somehow, Danny Lyon got permission to take pictures inside all of the state prisons in Texas--the photographss are quite good and sometimes moving. He also formed a friendship with one of the inmates, Billy McCune. Billy was a loser--he came from a broken home, was kicked out of the navy (it sounds like an accumulation of petty offenses), and was convicted of raping a women in Waco. He had been kept in a home for the ...more
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Makes me wonder whatever happened to these boys and men - some of them were so very young. Stunning photos - just stunning.
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