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The Darkest Hour: Stories and Interviews from Death Row (The Darkest Hour: Interviews and Stories from Death Row Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Nanon Williams
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"The Darkest Hour: Stories and Interviews from Death Row" by Nanon M. Williams emerged from a deep and dark despair in a place where the thought of suicide often holds more appeal than the thought of living. The hopeless ones live below the line but not Nanon Williams. Williams reached high beyond despair with outstretched hands and on tiptoes. He took a firm grip on the branch of hope and hoisted himself up above the line. While on Texas Death Row, Nanon was an inspirational voice. This work, now in its second edition, has expanded his inspirational influence beyond prison walls to men and women everywhere. His voice reaches others who measure their lives by an hourglass and do not see enough sand remaining to do anything of importance with their lives. We all learn from Nanon Williams that we can race against time and win.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 232 KB
  • Print Length: 138 pages
  • Publisher: goodmedia press; Second edition (6 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009N5RNBM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #619,952 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening darkness. 8 Nov. 2012
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This is a book all those with a social conscience need to read. How do people become murderers? How do they feel about the Death Sentence? Is this the most effective way for society to treat murderers?
This is a dark book dealing with a dark subject, but reading it opened my eyes to a lot that I needed to know - like an unpleasant medicine, it did me good by helping me to understand. It is fascinating and its message about the effects of murder and of its punishment is important if we are to move forward in our treatment of those who fall outside the social norm.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute must read!! 3 Jan. 2013
By KristinH - Published on
I am fortunate enough to have corresponded with Nanon Williams - an inspiration in every sense of the word. The Darkest Hour is gripping and impossible to forget; the interviews from the men brave enough to tell their stories will never be far from your mind. Filled with raw emotion, Nanon is able to help us see these individuals as human beings as opposed to criminals. Nanon's personal story will bring you to tears; have a box of tissues ready.

Be on the lookout for the The Darkest Hour: Shedding Light on the Impact of Isolation and Death Row in Texas Prisons by Dr. Betty Gilmore and Nanon M. Williams This book presents an in depth view of the Texas prison system with a specific focus on Death Row and "solitary confinement," also known as administrative segregation, and sheds light on the devastating impact of extreme isolation experienced by thousands of incarcerated individuals in Texas prisons -- many of whom will be integrated back into society.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful book! 29 Jan. 2013
By Brenda - Published on
This was an excellent book and it really puts things in a different perspective. It makes you question what the meaning of justice really is and how inhumane it can be. Perhaps, some may believe that they deserved it, but imagine what a different world would be if we went the difficult route in creating a consistent rehabilitation program. This is truly powerful to hear the stories of men that by many are labeled as monsters but here you can truly see that they are only human.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good book 11 Jan. 2013
By Pat Hartwell - Published on
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This book dwells into the psyche of the men who killed. No one is born bad; circumstances make people made bad decisions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Touching book! 28 Nov. 2012
By Annie - Published on
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This book hammers home for me the fact that at the end of the day every one of us is a human being and deserves to be treated as such! Not one person can say that they haven't done something stupid they regret out of anger or something they can't remember doing when messed up.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Written, Powerful Story of Hope 7 May 2013
By Kimberly Walton - Published on
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Despite any preconceived opinions about Death Row, this is a book that will make you question what you believe. Not that it's a glaring expose, but it's written by a former Death Row inmate speaking with others. He asks them about their lives before they were incarcerated, and we learn about the many unfortunate twists and turns these men take along with what happens to the psyche as they "hurry up and wait." Beautifully written by a man who continues to defy all odds and stereotypes, The Darkest Hour is a must read.
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