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2007 Book List

1. Pure Gold: Bobby Bowden An Inside Look by Steve Ellis and Bill Vilona - Interesting book covering his entire FSU career including interviews of some of his better known players, former coaches, and his football coach sons. Further review here

2. Frozen in Time: The Enduring Legacy of the 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team by Nikki Nichols - This excited the girly sports fan in me, but it covers a narrow timespan complete with a view of the sport at the time. It is heart-wrenching story that explains Peggy Fleming's status in the sport. Further review here

3. The Innocent Man by John Grisham - This is his first non-fiction book and while well researched, parts of the story don't weave together too well. It's about the murder of Debra Sue Carter and the consequences of small town justice for Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz.

4. Flags Of Our Fathers by James H. Bradley - The story of the flagraising on Iwo Jima, much better than the movie, more fair. However, it is definitely a military history book, so it is a bit graphic.

5. Cinderella Man by Jeremy Schaap - Although known mainly as a reporter for ESPN, Schaap weaves together a good narrative of perhaps boxing's best underdog story. The story follows James J. Braddock and Max Baer through their careers to their 1935 title bout.



Journey Toward Justice

Who And Where Is Dennis Fritz, You say after reading John Grisham's Wonderful Book "The Innocent man", Grisham's First non-fiction book. The Other Innocent Man hardly mentioned in "The Innocent Man" has his own compelling and fascinating story to tell in "Journey Toward Justice". John Grisham endorsed Dennis Fritz's Book on the Front Cover. Dennis Fritz wrote his Book Published by Seven Locks Press, to bring awareness about False Convictions, and The Death Penalty. "Journey Toward Justice" is a testimony to the Triumph of the Human Spirit and is a Stunning and Shocking Memoir. Dennis Fritz was wrongfully convicted of murder after a swift trail. The only thing that saved him from the Death Penalty was a lone vote from a juror. "The Innocent Man" by John Grisham is all about Ronnie Williamson, Dennis Fritz's was his co-defendant. Ronnie Williamson was sentenced to the Death Penalty. Both were exonerated after spending 12 years in prison. Both Freed by a simple DNA test, The real killer was one of the Prosecution's Key Witness. John Grisham's "The Innocent Man" tells half the story. Dennis Fritz's Story needs to be heard. Read about how he wrote hundreds of letters and appellate briefs in his own defense and immersed himself in an intense study of law. He was a school teacher and a ordinary man from Ada Oklahoma, whose wife was brutally murdered in 1975. On May 8, 1987 while raising his young daughter alone, he was put under arrest and on his way to jail on charges of rape and murder. Since then, it has been a long hard road filled with twist and turns. Dennis Fritz is now on his "Journey Toward Justice". He never blamed the Lord and soley relied on his faith in God to make it through. He waited for God's time and never gave up.