(for DEAD RUN)
fascinating and honest portrayal"
Times Book Review
Jackson offer a gripping inside look at the life usually hidden behind
prison walls and a frightening indictment of the criminal justice
"..[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."
"A remarkable prison narrative."
is quite likely to become famous posthumously as a result of this superb
--The Christian Science Monitor
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
for a true-crime story that reaches for broader themes... will find one
in Dead Run."
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."
In 1910, America built its first Federal
Penitentiary: Leavenworth. State of the art, "escape-proof" at
a cost of millions, it housed the most fabled outlaws of the Old West.
In true fashion, five of them get together and stage a spectacular
breakout, hijacking a supply train and smashing through the West Gate.
Four are caught. One makes it.
Grigware runs for Canada, where he hides for 30 years and is America’s
most elusive fugitive, eluding even Edgar J. Hoover. Finally, he is
caught, and America demands his extradition. But Canada will not comply.
They are proud of Grigware’s last 30 years of charitable, hard work,
and moreover, there is conclusive evidence that Grigware never committed
the crime he was incarcerated for.
than a spectacular prison escape story, LEAVENWORTH TRAIN is a story of
one man against the machine, a real life FUGITIVE. It is also an
important piece of social history, dramatizing a little-known episode of
the American 20th century. Written by four time Pulitzer
Prize nominee Joe Jackson, author of the critically-acclaimed Dead
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