FULLY REVISED AND UPDATEDNational BestsellerWinner of the Canadian Authors Association Birks Family Foundation Award for BiographyFinalist for the Writers’ Trust Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political WritingThe investigation that helped Truscott get a new appeal.In 1959, a popular schoolboy, just 14 years old, was convicted and sentenced to hang for the rape and murder ofFULLY REVISED AND UPDATEDNational BestsellerWinner of the Canadian Authors Association Birks Family Foundation Award for BiographyFinalist for the Writers’ Trust Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political WritingThe investigation that helped Truscott get a new appeal.In 1959, a popular schoolboy, just 14 years old, was convicted and sentenced to hang for the rape and murder of his 12-year-old classmate. That summer, Canada lost its innocence and the shocking story of Steven Truscott became imprinted on the nation’s memory. First published in 2001, “Until You Are Dead” revealed new witnesses, leads and evidence never presented to the courts. Now this national bestseller is fully revised and updated, and takes readers from that fateful night in 1959 up to the new appeal granted to Truscott in 2006. Julian Sher’s award-winning and insightful chronicle details Steven Truscott’s dramatic final battle – with the help of his family, investigative journalists and lawyers – to clear his name once and for all....
|Title||:||"Until You Are Dead": Steven Truscott's Long Ride into History|
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"Until You Are Dead": Steven Truscott's Long Ride into History Reviews
This is about the third book I have read in the last few years about someone that was wrongfully convicted of a crime and sent to jail for life. It really makes me question the death penalty. The book itself was a little repetitive but I think the author just didn't want to leave out how incompetent the police and prosecutor were. I still cannot quite believe that they honed in on a fourteen year old without even questioning other avenues which were reported. I had no idea that full discloure was really not mandated until the nineties. Makes me wonder how many poor innocents are sitting in our prisons. Thank goodness for DNA freeing some of these victims.
Fantastic. Grew up knowing he was innocent. This book proves it. Not, in my opinion, that it needed proving. Was pretty obvious he didn't do it.
One of the most important and disturbing books I have ever read, or that has ever been written about the Canadian justice system. It really hit home with me because we lived on this Air Force Base just 6 years after this happened. I remember well where the body of the young girl was found, we played there all the time. I am so in awe of Steven Truscott, the man he became in spite of the injustices done to him. I think every Canadian should read this book.
I had to write an essay for Law class in highschool on Steven Truscott. This book was an enormous aid! It covered all the details of the incident, and details that I didn't know and was shocked to find out. It unfurled a fountain of information that everyone should know so Steven Truscott can be given another chance as an innocent person. This book is excellent for research and very interesting to read for leusire.
I first heard about Steven Truscott in High School and credit him with my reasoning for becoming a law clerk. His story is truly amazing, as is he. This is a MUST READ for any Canadian. It is wonderfully written novel of a huge miscarriage of Justice in Canada. He has always been innocent in my eyes and as of 2007 he had FINALLY been exonerated.
Extremely detailed and would be amazing for those readers who love all the details. Too long for my liking though so I cheated and watched the Fifth Estate documentary and then read the last few chapters starting at "The Last Battle." Awesome story!
A very thorough documentation of the events that took place only 10 minutes from where I currently live. Sher has made this bit of local history an interesting read. If in the area, visit the Goderich Jail to see things through Steven's eyes back in 1959.
Wonderfully written detailed account of one of Canada's most egregious miscarriages of justice.Sher's account into the seriously flawed investigation of Lynne Harper's 1959 murder ranks just behind Isabel LeBourdais' 1966 groundbreaking book, The Trial of Steven Truscott, in importance.
A very good review of the Steven Truscott case. Shows the power of the police and crown at the time. Some repetition and it stops short of the final chapter in this saga (although I imagine an update may be around the corner). In all a good look at this time period, especially in rural Ontario.