Surviving Execution - Ian Woods | Readers First
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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

Surviving Execution

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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 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, 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 truecrime writing with a searching exploration of our most barbaric punishment.

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Ian Woods

Ian Woods was born and educated in Belfast. He moved to England to study at Warwick University, and started work as a journalist in 1984, later joining BBC TV where he presented East Midlands Today in Nottingham. Since 1995 he's worked for Sky News, including spells as Sports Editor, United States Correspondent, Australia Correspondent, and is currently a Senior Correspondent reporting both domestic and international news. Surviving Execution is his first book.

Book Details

Publisher Atlantic Books
Genre True Crime
Released on 04/01/18
Pages 368
ISBN 9781786491862
Price £9.99

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