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Chessman, Caryl 1921-1960

Overview
Works: 115 works in 298 publications in 16 languages and 4,476 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Legal stories  Drama  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Personal narratives  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV6248.C44, B
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Cell 2455, Death Row by Caryl Chessman( Book )

63 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June 1948, 27-year-old petty criminal Caryl Chessman was sentenced in California on two counts of sexual assault, receiving two death sentences as punishment in a case that remains one of the most baffling episodes in American legal history. Maintaining his innocence of these crimes, Chessman lived in Cell 2455, a four-by-ten foot space on Death Row in San Quentin for the twelve years between his sentencing and eventual execution. He spent this time, punctuated by eight separate stays of execution, writing this memoir? a moving and pitiless account of his life in crime and the early l
The kid was a killer by Caryl Chessman( Book )

11 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in 4 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trial by ordeal by Caryl Chessman( Book )

23 editions published between 1955 and 1974 in 5 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The face of justice by Caryl Chessman( Book )

13 editions published between 1957 and 1964 in English and French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Justice has turned a blind eye to Los Angeles defense attorney David Nova. Embroiled in a bitter custody battle with his estranged wife over his young daughter, Nova now faces a far more dangerous adversary. He is Randy Sturgis, a convicted murderer... and Nova's former client. Released after ten years on a technicality, Sturgis has just kidnapped a distinguished federal judge. His frightening agenda cuts at the heart of Nova's private life, as Sturgis challenges him to hunt them down."--Back cover
Mein Kampf ums Leben : Tatsachenbericht by Caryl Chessman( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La ley me quiere muerto by Caryl Chessman( Book )

3 editions published between 1956 and 1960 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celda 2455 : pabellon de la muerte by Caryl Chessman( Book )

4 editions published between 1954 and 1960 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quel ragazzo è un killer! by Caryl Chessman( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derrière les manchettes (drame de la mère d'un condamné à mort) by Ollivia Sillonville( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond a reasonable doubt? The original trial of Caryl Chessman by Caryl Chessman( Book )

4 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings in the trial of Caryl Chessman for robbery, kidnapping, attempted rape, etc., in the California Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Apr. 29-May 21, 1948
Ninth life by Milt Machlin( Book )

4 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caryl Chessman by Jean-Christophe Rosé( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caryl Chessman, condamné à mort en 1948, exécuté en 1960 et devenu entre temps écrivain, est la figure emblématique de la lutte contre la peine de mort aux USA. Le film, qui fait alterner actualités filmées des procès de Chessman et lente pénétration au coeur de la prison de Saint-Quentin est structuré autour d'analyses de Derrida sur les dimensions médiatiques de ce phénomène
Døds-celle 2455 by Caryl Chessman( Recording )

2 editions published in 1987 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Døds-celle 2455 by Caryl Chessman( Recording )

2 editions published in 1987 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Caryl Chessman In Memoriam. [A poem.] by Tennyson Gunther STUHARDT( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fuera de toda duda razonable? by Caryl Chessman( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dödscell 2455 en dödsdömds berättelse by Caryl Chessman( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violenza è la mia legge : romanzo by Caryl Chessman( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mijn laatste kans : nog blijft de toekomst by Caryl Chessman( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in Dutch and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cell 2455, death row( Visual )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Based on the autobiographical book by Caryl Chessman, tells the story of how a boy becomes a brutal criminal. He begins with petty crime, escalating to violence, and finally convicted on charges of robbery and rape, is sent to San Quentin's Death Row. While awaiting execution, he studies law and manages to successfully represent himself in appeal after appeal
 
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Alternative Names
Caryl Chessman Amerikaans schrijver (1921-1960)

Caryl Chessman amerikansk författare

Caryl Chessman amerikansk skribent

Caryl Chessman amerykański przestępca

Caryl Chessman criminale e scrittore statunitense

Caryl Chessman US-amerikanischer Straftäter

Chessman, Carol Whittier 1921-1960

Chessman, Caryl

Chessman, Caryl Whittier

Chessman, Caryl Whittier 1921-1960

Chessman Whittier, Caryl, 1921-1960

Whittier Chessman, Caryl, 1921-1960

Чессмен, Кэрил

צ'סמן, קריל 1921-1960

קריל צ'סמן

تشيسمان، كاريل هويتيار، 1921-1960

كاريل تشيسمان، 1921-1960

کاریل چسمان نویسنده آمریکایی

チエスマン, C

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"When you read this, they will have killed me" : the life and redemption of Caryl Chessman, whose execution shook AmericaRebel and a cause : Caryl Chessman and the politics of the death penalty in postwar California, 1948-1974By reason of insanity