Surviving Execution: A Miscarriage of Justice and the Fight to End the Death Penalty

Ian Woods

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Published: 4th Jan '18


The true story of a death row inmate, awaiting execution, whose case could help kill capital punishment, and his friendship with a journalist who might just make this happen.

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SKU: 9781786491848

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“Compelling… This is a captivating account of [Glossip’s] fight for truth.” Sir Richard BransonImagine 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 convicted largely on the testimony of the self-confessed killer of motel owner, Barry van Treese. Despite this shocking turn of events, 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 has 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. 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.

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Dimensions 156 × 234 mm
Page Count 368