San Francisco: The Lamson Defense Commitee, 1934.
Softcover. Item #52068
Octavo. 103pp. Plus 1 sheet errata , laid-in. Yellow wrappers. Forward by Peter B. Kyne. "In 1933, Allene Lamson was bludgeoned to death in her campus home. Or did she slip and fall in her bathroom? Her husband's trial -- and his journey from Faculty Row to death row -- gripped the nation." Light wear and soiling, small edge tear.
"The pamphlet, The Case of David Lamson, was signed by 20 noted professors, writers, physicians and clergymen. In its foreword, San Francisco novelist Peter Kyne emphasized the "Kafkaesque" aspects of the case. University of California criminologist August Vollmer referred to Lamson's predicament as "the most amazing situation that has ever arisen in American jurisprudence -- a man condemned to die for something that has never happened, and every bit of circumstantial evidence pointing to his innocence."-Stanford magazine.