Book Reviews of Adams V. Texas

Adams V. Texas
ISBN-13: 9780312927783
ISBN-10: 0312927789
Publication Date: 6/1992
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Publisher: St Martins Mass Market Paper
Book Type: Paperback
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From, reviewer Sally G. Waters, Stetson Law Lib., St. Petersburg, Fla.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc:

TRUE CRIME - Adams's story gained nationwide attention in Errol Morris's extraordinary film, The Thin Blue Line , which showed how Adams had been convicted in Texas of a policeman's murder, largely due to evidence given by the person who probably was the real killer. The film's acclaim and the attention it brought to the case eventually led to Adams's release from prison, where he had served 12 years. These are the bare bones of the story, yet as this book makes clear, there are many more aspects to it that the film did not, or could not, convey: the pain suffered by Adams's family; the overwhelming indignity and brutality of life in prison; the sheer nightmare of being sentenced to die for a crime he did not commit; and the legal labyrinth he had to steer through before the state would admit that it was wrong. Extremely well written and emotionally involving, this is one true crime book that will stay with the reader for a very long time. Highly recommended for all collections.
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Excellent story of the horrors of being in the wrong place and with the wrong person ending with a 18 yr sentence. Well done and easy to read.
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I have read a lot of true crime books and this one ranks in the top five!! You won't want to miss it!!! This is the true story of mild mannered Randall Adams, who was accused of a grisley murder that he did not commit. Your heart will break for him as you read his true story! And wait until you see WHO did commit these murders!
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Great story of the man who was the source of the movie "The Thin Blue Line".