The dreams of Ada

by Mayer, Robert

Publisher: Viking in New York, N.Y., U.S.A

Written in English
Published: Pages: 396 Downloads: 694
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Places:

  • Oklahoma,
  • Ada.

Subjects:

  • Ward, Tommy -- Trials, litigation, etc.,
  • Fontenot, Karl -- Trials, litigation, etc.,
  • Trials (Murder) -- Oklahoma -- Ada.

Edition Notes

StatementRobert Mayer.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF224.W3 M39 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination396 p. [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages396
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2740885M
ISBN 100670810797
LC Control Number86045843
OCLC/WorldCa15053052

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Two young men, Karl Fontenot and Tommy Ward, were accused of her rape and murder, despite the fact her body had not been found. Karl and Tommy were not the brightest bulbs. “The Dreams of Ada”by Robert Mayer tells a story strikingly similar to that recounted by John Grisham in “The Innocent Man.” Each book involves the murder of a young woman from Ada, Oklahoma in the early s.

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The dreams of Ada. [Robert Mayer] -- A true story of murder, obsession, and a small town. Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search Book: All Authors / Contributors: Robert Mayer. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Two significant books about the same miscarriage of justice are set in the same Oklahoma town (Ada) and concern the same scapegoat (Ron Williamson), who was unfairly sent to jail for a local murder.

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Accounts from both books suggest major flaws, irregularities, and outright miscarriages of justice including forced and made-up confessions by the police and prosecutors. The Dreams of Ada is a story of politics and morality, of fear and obsession. It is also a moving, compelling portrait of one small town living through a nightmare.“A riveting true story of a 5/5(1).

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The Dreams of Ada. An excellent book!I liked the book because it was so honest and an eye opener about the crooked judicial system in Ada,Ok. I decided to buy it because I read the book "The Innocent Man" by Robert Grisham another excellent book also was about the same town and same dishonest judicial s: 3.

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Grisham's book describes the aggressive and misguided mission of the Ada police department and Pontotoc County District Attorney Bill Peterson to solve the mystery of Carter's murder.

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