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Reconstructs the crime and fate of Gary Gilmore, the convicted murderer who sought his own execution in Utah, based on taped interviews with relatives, friends, lawyers, and law-enforcement officials.

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Author Book : Norman Mailer
Publisher : Paw Prints
Release Book : 2009-07-10
Download Book : 1056 Pages
ISBN-10 : 144201900X


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A reconstruction of the crime and fate of Gary Gilmore, the convicted murderer who sought his own execution in Utah, is based on taped interviews with relatives, friends, lawyers, and law-enforcement officials.

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Genre Book : True Crime
Author Book : Norman Mailer
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Release Book : 1993
Download Book : 1002 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0679424717


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In what is arguably his greatest book--written in 1979 and reissued here in trade paperback--America's most heroically ambitious writer follows the short, blighted career of Gary Gilmore, an intractably violent product of America's prisons who---after robbing two men and killing them in cold blood--insisted on dying for his crime.

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Genre Book : American fiction
Author Book : Norman Mailer
Publisher :
Release Book : 1980
Download Book : 1024 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0446805580


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Norman Mailer's Pulitzer Prize-winning and unforgettable classic about convicted killer Gary Gilmore now in a brand-new edition. Arguably the greatest book from America's most heroically ambitious writer, THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG follows the short, blighted life of Gary Gilmore who became famous after he robbed two men in 1976 and killed them in cold blood. After being tried and convicted, he immediately insisted on being executed for his crime. To do so, he fought a system that seemed intent on keeping him alive long after it had sentenced him to death. And that fight for the right to die is what made him famous. Mailer tells not only Gilmore's story, but those of the men and women caught in the web of his life and drawn into his procession toward the firing squad. All with implacable authority, steely compassion, and a restraint that evokes the parched landscape and stern theology of Gilmore's Utah. THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG is a trip down the wrong side of the tracks to the deepest source of American loneliness and violence. It is a towering achievement-impossible to put down, impossible to forget. (280,000 words)

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Norman Mailer
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release Book : 2012-05-08
Download Book : 1136 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781455510832


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NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE Haunting, harrowing, and profoundly affecting, Shot in the Heart exposes and explores a dark vein of American life that most of us would rather ignore. It is a book that will leave no reader unchanged. Gary Gilmore, the infamous murderer immortalized by Norman Mailer in The Executioner's Song, campaigned for his own death and was executed by firing squad in 1977. Writer Mikal Gilmore is his younger brother. In Shot in the Heart, he tells the stunning story of their wildly dysfunctional family: their mother, a black sheep daughter of unforgiving Mormon farmers; their father, a drunk, thief, and con man. It was a family destroyed by a multigenerational history of child abuse, alcoholism, crime, adultery, and murder. Mikal, burdened with the guilt of being his father's favorite and the shame of being Gary's brother, gracefully and painfully relates a murder tale "from inside the house where murder is born... a house that, in some ways, [he has] never been able to leave." Shot in the Heart is the history of an American family inextricably tied up with violence, and the story of how the children of this family committed murder and murdered themselves in payment for a long lineage of ruin.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Mikal Gilmore
Publisher : Anchor
Release Book : 2009-09-23
Download Book : 416 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780307423641


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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Executioner’s Song tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Norman Mailer’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This summary of The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer includes: Historical context Part-by-part summaries Detailed timeline of key events Profiles of the main characters Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer: Norman Mailer’s Pulitzer Prize–winning The Executioner’s Song tells the story of Gary Gilmore, the convicted murderer whose death penalty sentence became a lightning rod for public debate over capital punishment. Though it reads like a novel, the book is a magnum opus of creative nonfiction, drawing from reams of documents and countless hours of interviews to paint a nuanced picture of Gilmore and the events that led up to his 1979 execution by firing squad. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

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Genre Book : Study Aids
Author Book : Worth Books
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release Book : 2017-01-31
Download Book : 30 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781504043700


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This is the story of an author and his apprentice. It is the story of literary influence and tragedy. It is also the story of incarceration in America. Norman Mailer was writing The Executioner’s Song, his novel about condemned killer Gary Gilmore, when he struck up a correspondence with Jack Henry Abbott, Federal Prisoner 87098-132. Over time, Abbott convinced the famous author that he was a talented writer who deserved another chance at freedom. With letters of support from Mailer and other literary elites of the day, Abbott was released on parole in 1981. With Mailer’s help, Abbott quickly became the literary “it boy” of New York City. But in a shocking turn of events, the day before a rave review of Abbott’s book, In the Belly of the Beast, appeared in The New York Times, Abbott murdered a New York City waiter and fled to Mexico. Eerily, like Gary Gilmore in Mailer’s true-life novel, Abbott killed within six weeks of his release from prison. Now Jerome Loving explores the history of two of the most infamous books of the past 50 years, a fascinating story that has never before been told.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Jerome Loving
Publisher : Macmillan
Release Book : 2017-02-21
Download Book : 256 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781250107008


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In perhaps his most important literary feat, Norman Mailer fashions an unprecedented portrait of one of the great villains—and enigmas—in United States history. Here is Lee Harvey Oswald—his family background, troubled marriage, controversial journey to Russia, and return to an “America [waiting] for him like an angry relative whose eyes glare in the heat.” Based on KGB and FBI transcripts, government reports, letters and diaries, and Mailer’s own international research, this is an epic account of a man whose cunning, duplicity, and self-invention were both at home in and at odds with the country he forever altered. Praise for Oswald’s Tale “America’s largest mystery has found its greatest interpreter.”—The Washington Post Book World “Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance. . . . From the American master conjurer of dark and swirling purpose, a moving reflection.”—Robert Stone, The New York Review of Books “A narrative of tremendous energy and panache; the author at the top of his form.”—Christopher Hitchens, Financial Times “The performance of an author relishing the force and reach of his own acuity.”—Martin Amis, The Sunday Times (London) Praise for Norman Mailer “[Norman Mailer] loomed over American letters longer and larger than any other writer of his generation.”—The New York Times “A writer of the greatest and most reckless talent.”—The New Yorker “Mailer is indispensable, an American treasure.”—The Washington Post “A devastatingly alive and original creative mind.”—Life “Mailer is fierce, courageous, and reckless and nearly everything he writes has sections of headlong brilliance.”—The New York Review of Books “The largest mind and imagination [in modern] American literature . . . Unlike just about every American writer since Henry James, Mailer has managed to grow and become richer in wisdom with each new book.”—Chicago Tribune “Mailer is a master of his craft. His language carries you through the story like a leaf on a stream.”—The Cincinnati Post

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Norman Mailer
Publisher : Random House
Release Book : 2007-01-23
Download Book : 864 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781588365934


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Menehetet I rises from peasant stock to become a harem overlord between the reigns of Ramses II and Ramses IX of Egypt.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Norman Mailer
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release Book : 2014
Download Book : 810 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780812986068


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Seven Rights for Citizen Slackers has two themes. The principle theme centers around the author Dennis Boaz’s discovery and development of a comprehensive body of rights for workers and citizens, at whose core are seven rights. The author explains why this human rights organizational system would transform society if applied to education, business, and government. Interwoven with the first theme are Boaz’s misguided and outrageous attempts to gain publicity for an earlier seven rights manuscript (a 1976 marijuana smoke-in in San Francisco’s Federal Building and asking the Utah Supreme Court for his client’s [Gary Gilmore] execution). The book also contains memoirs of other public controversies that accompanied much of Boaz’s professional career as a lawyer in Saipan and Guahan (Guam); as a teacher/union leader in Ukiah, California. After numerous morphs spanning several years, the final draft of Seven Rights for Citizen Slackers was completed in November, 2014.

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : Dennis Boaz
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release Book : 2016-11-18
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ISBN-10 : 9781483457673