Comments on: Contact A death penalty book by Robert K. Elder, with a foreword by Studs Terkel. Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, has praised the project and called it, “A dangerous book…” This is the history of capital punishment in America, told from the gallows, the front of the firing squad, the electric chair, the gas chamber, and the lethal injection gurney. This is a nonpolitical work, simply asking, “If these are the most reviled, outcast members of society—why does it remain a cultural value to record what they say?” Other keywords: hanging, noose, execution Tue, 05 Oct 2010 16:57:05 +0000 hourly 1