9780299197445-0299197441-Conversations with the Capeman: The Untold Story of Salvador Agron

Conversations with the Capeman: The Untold Story of Salvador Agron

ISBN-13: 9780299197445
ISBN-10: 0299197441
Edition: 1
Author: Richard Jacoby, Hubert Selby Jr.
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Format: Paperback 528 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780299197445
ISBN-10: 0299197441
Edition: 1
Author: Richard Jacoby, Hubert Selby Jr.
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Format: Paperback 528 pages

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Acknowledged authors Richard Jacoby, Hubert Selby Jr. wrote Conversations with the Capeman: The Untold Story of Salvador Agron comprising 528 pages back in 2004. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0299197441 and 9780299197445. Since then Conversations with the Capeman: The Untold Story of Salvador Agron textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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In the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, 1959, a playground confrontation leaves two white youths bludgeoned to death by a gang of Puerto Rican kids. Sixteen-year-old Salvador Agron, who wore a red-lined satin cape, was charged with the murders, though no traces of blood were found on his dagger. At seventeen, Agron was the youngest person ever to be sentenced to death in the electric chair. After nearly two years in the Death House at Sing Sing Prison, a group of prominent citizens, including Eleanor Roosevelt and the governor of Puerto Rico, convinced Governor Rockefeller to commute Agron’s sentence to one of life imprisonment.
In 1973 Richard Jacoby began a voluminous, twelve-year correspondence with Agron. His Conversations with the Capeman is guaranteed to challenge deeply held notions of crime, punishment, and redemption. Salvador Agron was released from prison in 1979 and died in the Bronx in 1986 at the age of forty-two.

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