Surviving Execution: A Miscarriage of Justice and the Fight to End the Death Penalty (Paperback)Ian Woods (author)
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"Compelling... This is a captivating account of Glossip's fight for truth." -- Sir Richard Branson
A tense mix of Dead Man Walking and Making a Murderer, Surviving Execution combines the very best in true-crime writing with a searching exploration of our most barbaric punishment.
Imagine being condemned to death for murder, when even the prosecutors admit that you didn't actually kill anyone. This is what happened to Richard Glossip, a death-row inmate who was found guilty of murdering motel owner, Barry van Treese. Despite being convicted on the word of the actual self-confessed killer, the state of Oklahoma is still intent on executing him, raising international outcry and controversy.
Ian Woods, a reporter for Sky News in the UK, came across the case one quiet afternoon, and has tirelessly campaigned ever since to bring the injustices Glossip has faced to the world's attention. He even served as an invited witness to Glossip's three scheduled executions - all of which were stayed at the last possible moment. This is the gripping true story of the case, and their turbulent friendship, written by a man with unparalleled first-hand knowledge and access.
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 26 mm
A must read. Ian Woods' work is what objective journalism is all about - telling difficult truths about the barbarism of capital punishment, and telling them brilliantly. * Clive Stafford Smith OBE, Death Penalty campaigner and author of Bad Men *
There's no doubt in my mind that Ian Woods played a part in saving the life of Richard Glossip. This is a revealing insight into American injustice, and a powerful human story too. * Sister Helen Prejean, Author of DEAD MAN WALKING *
An important book.* Susan Sarandon, Oscar-winner: Best Actress for DEAD MAN WALKING *
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“Highly recommend ”
Surviving Execution is a gripping heart breaking true story. This one of those very sad books when someone is convicted of doing something when they had nothing to do with it.
Firstly I would like to thank Ian Woods... More
This style of book is not something I would usually go for, I favour fantasy or crime rather than true life.
However once I read the excerpt I knew this would be a hit for me.
This book is a well written, fast... More
“True crime readers will love this!”
"Surviving Execution" by Ian Woods is a very informative and interesting read that is guaranteed to be a hit with true crime readers.
I was horrified by the real life stories over the years of botched... More
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