In This Timeless Time: Living and Dying on Death Row in America [With DVD]


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$36.00  $33.12
University of North Carolina Press
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9.28 X 1.0 X 8.31 inches | 2.22 pounds
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About the Author

Bruce Jackson is James Agee Professor of American Culture and SUNY Distinguished Professor of English at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is author of numerous books and films, including the book Pictures from a Drawer: Prison and the Art of Portraiture.
Diane Christian, a poet, scholar of religious literature, and recognized documentarian, is SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Jackson and Christian cowrote Death Row in addition to producing and directing the film of the same name.


If opponents of the death penalty were to choose one book for their cause, this could well be it. . . . Jackson and Christian write in a direct, journalistic style, poignant and to the point. This book will appeal to those with a specific interest in criminal justice and the death penalty as well as curious casual readers.--Library Journal Starred Review

Jackson and Christian's book gives some of those men a face. Therein lays its beauty.--The Rag Blog

All readers concerned about the U.S. prison system and capital punishment will benefit from this important work.--ForeWord

In This Timeless Time is as close to perfection as a publisher can produce.--The Federal Lawyer

An unflinching commentary on the judicial system and the fates of the men they met on the Row. . . . They made a body of work no one else could.--Prison Photography blog

A uniquely powerful contribution to the literature on prisons, criminal justice, and capital punishment in the United States. . . . Not to be missed.--Journal of Southern History

A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Social Science Title

In this comprehensive, well-crafted book . . . Jackson and Christian build upon the photographs and interviews from death row in Texas that yielded their 1979 book and documentary Death Row (DVD included). Here, photos and text reveal inmate life, discuss capital punishment, and share the fate of each man: execution, a commuted sentence, parole, or after more than two decades, an innocent verdict. . . . [T]he book raises important questions about the judicial system and the practice of capital punishment in our society.--Publishers Weekly

The book deals in emotion magnificently. . . . A moving piece of photojournalism and a fitting argument against the death penalty.--Texas Books In Review