The Hot House by Pete Earley
Life Inside Leavenworth Prison

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

An account of life in Leavenworth Prison, based on interviews with inmates and others, describes the lives of a sexual predator, a gang member in for forty-two years, a sociopath in ""no human contact"" status, and others. 
 

About Pete Earley

See more books from this Author
Pete Earley is a former Washington Post reporter and winner of the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar for Best Fact Crime Book in 1996 for Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town. His book, which also won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, helped free an innocent man from Alabama's death row. Earley's account of the John Walker spy ring, Family of Spies, was a New York Times bestseller and CBS mini-series. The Hot House: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison was a national bestseller and was based on a year that Earley spent inside a maximum security federal prison as an author. Born in Arizona, Earley was reared in Colorado and worked for newspapers in Kansas and Oklahoma before moving to the Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C., where he lives with his wife, Patti. They have seven children.
 
Published November 9, 2011 by Bantam. 475 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Crime, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Hot House

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Earley, amazingly, gained the confidence of one of the gang's founders, who told him: ``At San Quentin, the herds [blacks] were getting out of hand and a bunch of old white bulls simply said `Fuck this' and they decided to stand up....'' Fascinating white-knuckle tour of hell, brilliantly r...

| Read Full Review of The Hot House: Life Inside Le...

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

With the cooperation of the Bureau of Prisons, Earley ( Family of Spies ) spent much time from mid-1987 to mid-1989 at Leavenworth, a maximum-security institution whose nickname, the Hot House, derives from its lack of air conditioning despite the searing Kansas summers.

| Read Full Review of The Hot House: Life Inside Le...

Reader Rating for The Hot House
87%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 131 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×