Thursday, March 05, 2009

New Book: A Saint on Death Row: The Story of Dominique Green

From the Dallas Morning News' Crime blog:

The death penalty in Texas is about to get another bright light focused on it with next week's debut of A Saint on Death Row: The Story of Dominique Green.

Green was executed in 2004, for the 1992 robbery and slaying of Andrew Lastrapes in Houston. Best-selling author Thomas Cahill, (How the Irish Saved Civilization), met Green the year before his execution and publicity materials say he encountered "a level of goodness, peace, and enlightenment that few human beings ever attain."

Cahill arranged for Green to be visited by Archbishop Desmond Tutu before his death.

But more impressive than Cahill's perspective or even Tutu's, is that of the victim's family: before his execution, Lastrapes' widow and son asked that Green be spared.

Cahill's book promotion tour takes him to the Rothko Chapel in Houston at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, but not to Dallas.
His publicist says, "he'll be in Dallas next year for the paperback! We will go MUCH wider throughout Texas next year, including Dallas and Austin. You can catch up with all of the events and media on the Thomas Cahill Facebook page.

Buy A Saint on Death Row: The Story of Dominique Green
through Amazon by following this linkand a small portion of the sales will benefit us to use against the death penalty.

Cahill is also the author of How the Irish Saved Civilization, The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe(1996)

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