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David R. Dow

Biography

David R. Dow

David R. Dow is professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center and an internationally recognized figure in the fight against the death penalty. Nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award for THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EXECUTION, he is also the founder and director of the Texas Innocence Network and has represented more than 100 death row inmates in their state and federal appeals. He lives in Houston, Texas.

David R. Dow

Books by David R. Dow

by David R. Dow - Memoir, Nonfiction

In THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN EXECUTION, David Dow enraptured readers with a searing and frank exploration of his work defending inmates on death row. But when Dow's father-in-law receives his own death sentence in the form of terminal cancer, and his gentle dog Winona suffers acute liver failure, the author is forced to reconcile with death in a far more personal way --- both as a son and as a father.