Conversations with the Dead: Photographs of Prison Life with the Letters and Drawings of Billy McCune #122054
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Date Published: 1971
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 43260
196 pp. Oblong quarto [21 cm]; white cloth spine with black stamped titling, grey cloth boards. Pictorial dust jacket. The book is clean with some edgewear, the text block is a bit loose. Dust jacket is complete and bright if a bit soiled. Dust jacket has several small tears near the folds and along its edges where a previous owner has "repaired" them with clear scotch tape. Overall a good and complete copy of this fascinating photography book.
"I've tried with whatever power I had to make this picture of imprisonment as distressing as it is in reality. The few times I doubted the wisdom of my attitude, I had only to visit someone in his cell to straighten out my mind. I had been warned at the outset not to let the men con me. I am told that I have not seen what these men have done on the outside. That is true. I saw only what was before my eyes. And the material collected here doesn't approach for a moment the feeling you get standing for two minutes in the corridor of Ellis." -Danny Lyon