DEAD RUN:
The Untold Story of Dennis Stockton and America's Only Mass Escape From Death Row
by Joe Jackson and William Burke
Introduction by William Styron

Publisher:  Times Books/Walker Publishing

Pub Date:  1999/2000

Format:   Hardcover and Paperback

Brief Description
Pulitzer Prize nominated, gripping narrative non-fiction about the true story of the only mass escape from death row in the history of the United States. Written by two multiple Pulitzer-Prize nominees.
(see below for Full Description)

 

Reviews
"[A] fascinating and honest portrayal"
--
New York Times Book Review

"Burke and Jackson offer a gripping inside look at the life usually hidden behind prison walls and a frightening indictment of the criminal justice system."
--Publishers Weekly

"..[they] produce a dark epic chronicling the only multiple escape from death row, and the redemption of a man condemned for a murder likely not his own doing, in that rare volume that is at once a taut, gripping true-crime tide and a disturbing indictment of the nether regions of criminal justice."
--Kirkus Reviews

"A remarkable prison narrative."
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Philadelphia Inquirer

"Dennis Stockton is quite likely to become famous posthumously as a result of this superb book."
--The Christian Science Monitor

"There's more than enough intrigue, action, and disturbing comedy to fill several thrillers, but Dead Run is a true story of a man who refused to sit still and wait for the hour of his death."
--Amazon.com

"Dead Run, unlike other books by inmates, employees or outsiders, provides an authentic, verified, objective view of the prison world."
--The Angolite: The Prison News Magazine

"Readers looking for a true-crime story that reaches for broader themes... will find one in Dead Run."
--Orlando Sentinel

"Uplifting and depressing in equal measures I was moved by this book to once again protest against the Death Penalty. If there is to be any sense in Stockton's death maybe this is it."
--
Crime Time


Foreign Sales
:   England (Cannongate)

Serial Sales:      Maxim

World RightsContact Lukeman

Dramatic RightsContact Lukeman(previously optioned by HBO)


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