THE HANGMAN'S DIARY A Calendar of Judicial Hangings.

Author: Stockman (Rocky)
Year: 1993
Publisher: Headline.
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: NrF/F.
ISBN: 9780747206835
Price: 15.00
Hardback, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Intro' by Colin Wilson. A day-by-day record of some 2,400 judicial hangings from around the world and through the centuries. The numerous case-stories make gripping reading for anyone interested in crime and punishment, and notorious murderers, war criminals, outlaws and gangsters, all find a place. From high treason and mutiny to forgery and sheep-stealing, the crimes for which the condemned paid the ultimate penalty paint a telling picture of the lives and times of everyone involved in these personal tragedies - all of which culminated in the high drama of sudden death at the end of the rope. An invaluable reference book. Illus., British Hanging Chronology, Notable English Hangmen, Select Bibliog. and Index of the Hanged. 459pp. lge. 8vo. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. With the usual browned pp. o/w Nr. F. in F. dw.


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