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10/19/11: The Man Who Never Died

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Joe Hill's funeral in Chicago, 1915

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10/19/11: The Man Who Never Died

Salt Lake City – Almost a century ago, labor icon Joe Hill was executed by firing squad for the murder of a Salt Lake grocer. His controversial conviction rested largely on two pieces of rickety evidence: the gunshot wound he sustained the night of the murder and the IWW membership card in his wallet. The writer Bill Adler has uncovered new evidence debunking the evidence against Hill. He'll join Doug on Wednesday to talk about his new book, The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon

, and make the case for Hill's innocence.

  • Bill Adler will give a reading of The Man Who Never Died this Friday, October 21, at 5:30 PM at the Park City Library as part of the 14th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival. For more information, visit the Humanities Council's Web site.

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