SPRUNG : The Release of Willie Calloway

Author: McCormick (Ken)
Year: 1964
Publisher: St. Martin's Press (New York)
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg
Price: 7.00
Hardback. Foreword by Harry Golden. In 1945 a young, inarticulate Negro named Willie Calloway was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder. Eight years later, the warden of Jackson, Michigan, prison told the author, a reporter on the 'Detroit Free Press,' that he believed Calloway was innocent. The author was sceptical. Yet the more he considered the warden's request that he arouse public opinion for a retrial, the more he was impelled to dig for a story. The story proved to be more incredible than anyone could expect. The original trial had been unfair. Weeks of relentless effort against obstruction, in pursuit of missing and sometimes jailed witnesses, and in discarding fruitless clues brought the author to the success of an already spectacular career. His blazing articles for the 'Free Press' secured the release of Willie Calloway. 244pp. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. V. lightly browned pp. o/w Vg+ in sl. sunned and creased Vg. dw.


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