THE SENTENCE IS DEATH Legal methods of death throughout the world

Author: Bishop (George)
Year: 1966
Publisher: Tandem Books
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st UK edn.
Book Condition: Vg+
Price: 6.00
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Paperback. The author has approached his subject not only with expertise but with candour. The true stories which he includes in this survey are unforgettable: he describes the torture and execution of witches, the step by step procedure of hanging at Newgate Prison, the experience of an executioner who spoke to a freshly decapitated head - and actually received a response, and the macabre story of an insane man who was given electric shock treatment so that he would be sane enough to be legally electrocuted. Chapter headings include : Electrocution; Execution in Outer Space; The Guillotine; The Place for Public Executions; The Execution of Marcus Caius; The Inquisition Part 1: The Auto-Da-Fe; The Inquisition Part II: Lust and Greed; Hanging; the Art of Beheading; The Garotte; Death and the Sex Act; Grotesque Execution Methods; Lethal Gas; The Execution of Lee Harvey Oswald; The Final Execution. 157pp. mass market p/b. With signs of b/plate removal from inside fr. cover, lightly browned pp. Vg+

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