WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE by David Lamson

WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Double market here:- those, east and west, who have followed the murder trial of the former sales manager of the Stanford University Press, a trial which aroused intense partisanship, and the final outcome of which is still unsettled; and those who are interested in penology, and the inside story of prison life. Here is no scarehead account of the depravity of the prisoners and their guards, of the dark ages in methods of punishment, but a sober, thoughtful presentation of the facts as seen through the limited range of vision of a man in the condemned row. We see the daily round of prison life, the relations of the prisoners to each other, the humanness of it all. His indictment is an indictment of the system, an indictment of society as not caring to know what road has been taken -- rather than an indictment of an individual prison or system. Very well done.

Pub Date: Sept. 20th, 1935
Publisher: Scribner