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Title:Tall Man : The Death Of Doomadgee
Price:USD$23.00
Category:True Crime
ISBN:1416561595
Item ID:BB06-20016
Quantity:1
Publisher:Scribner, 2009
Binding:Hardcover
Condition:Good
Scribner, 2009, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good

In 2004 on Palm Island, an Aboriginal settlement in the "Deep North" of Australia, a thirty-six-year-old man named Cameron Doomadgee was arrested for swearing at a white police officer. Forty minutes later he was dead in the jailhouse. The police claimed he'd tripped on a step, but his liver was ruptured. The main suspect was Senior Sergeant Christopher Hurley, a charismatic cop with long experience in Aboriginal communities and decorations for his work. Chloe Hooper was asked to write about the case by the pro bono lawyer who represented Cameron Doomadgee's family. He told her it would take a couple of weeks. She spent three years following Hurley's trail to some of the wildest and most remote parts of Australia, exploring Aboriginal myths and history and the roots of brutal chaos in the Palm Island community. Her stunning account goes to the heart of a struggle for power, revenge, and justice. Told in luminous detail, Tall Man is as urgent as Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and The Executioner's Song. It is the story of two worlds clashing -- and a haunting moral puzzle that no reader will forget. All pictures shown are of the actual product offered for sale Size: 150mm - 250mm. 258 pages. Remnants of old price label on rear cover. Covers have some shelf-wear, as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: True Crime; ISBN: 1416561595. ISBN/EAN: 9781416561590. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 20016.
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