Even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of chance, somewhat fixed in the favor of the criminal, that the participants play interminably.
Truman Capote, Writer. Born: 30 September 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Died: 25 August 1984. Best known as author of "In Cold Blood" (1966) and "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1958). His name at birth was Truman Streckfus Persons. Capote was a successful writer whose flamboyant public persona sometimes overshadowed his literary reputation.