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)


"[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."
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."

"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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