Execution: The Guillotine, the Pendulum, the Thousand Cuts, the Spanish Donkey, and 66 Other Ways of Putting Someone to Death
St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2006. ápr. 4. - 288 oldal
In his own darkly humorous style, Geoffrey Abbott describes the instruments used and their effectiveness and reveals the macabre origins of familiar phrases such as "gone west" or "drawn a blank," as well as the jargon of the underworld. He covers everything from the preparation of the victim to the disposal of the body. Execution is everything you ever wanted to know about the ultimate penalty---and a lot you never thought to ask.
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LibraryThing ReviewFelhasználói ismertető - Linyarai - LibraryThing
I found this book a bit annoying, he dwelt way too much on the methods we already know a lot about, and too little on the things we aren't as familiar with. I didn't find it necessary to know the history of each executioner, and what they had for breakfast. Teljes értékelés elolvasása
LibraryThing ReviewFelhasználói ismertető - ConnieJo - LibraryThing
Mostly focuses on European history, particularly English, French, and German history. A lot of the articles are somewhat related (hanging, hanged drawn and quartered, hanging in chains, etc), but ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása
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