Friday, February 21, 2014

Mangino's book on the death penalty to be released this summer

The Executioner’s Toll, 2010 The Crimes, Arrests, Trials, Appeals, Last Meals, Final Words and Executions of 46 Persons in the United States

Matthew T. Mangino

McFarland Publishing

Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-7979-5
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-1604-9
notes, bibliography, index
softcover (7 x 10) 2014
Available Spring/Summer 2014
About the Book
Legal Executions of 2010 is a minute examination of every execution (and the details surrounding the execution) carried out in a single year--and a thought-provoking exploration into the minds of 46 killers as each plays the role of predator, quarry and condemned. The unsettling narratives begin with a murder on May 26, 1993, and end with an execution on December 16, 2010. The book chronicles 62 murders, 44 trials, countless appeals, two suicide attempts, 41 last meals, 33 final statements and 46 executions.

Executions are rare in the United States. This book presents the compelling stories behind each of them, accounts often neglected in the mainstream media. Every person facing the executioner has a story, every killing is as unique as it is devastating. The death penalty remains in 32 states. Thinking about capital punishment is more than a philosophical debate about good and bad, right and wrong, or "just desserts." The death penalty is about human beings and the impact of their conduct against and with one another.

About the Author
Matthew T. Mangino is the former district attorney of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania and currently serves on the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on Capital Punishment. He lives in New Castle, Pennsylvania.
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