Executioners: Men and Women Who Kill for the People

Executioners: Men and Women Who Kill for the People

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by Phil Clarke, Liz Hardy, Anne Williams
     
 

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Some people kill for the sheer thrill of it, others for revenge or for financial gain. Executioners kill because the state employs them to do it – but who chooses to be an executioner ... and why? This book investigates the history of capital punishment across the world, and the fascinating lives and careers of the people who are employed to deliver the

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Some people kill for the sheer thrill of it, others for revenge or for financial gain. Executioners kill because the state employs them to do it – but who chooses to be an executioner ... and why? This book investigates the history of capital punishment across the world, and the fascinating lives and careers of the people who are employed to deliver the ultimate penalty.

1) Early Forms of Execution

2) The Spanish Inquisition

3) The Witch Hunters

4) Impalement

5) Newgate Prison, London

6) Tyburn Gallows, London

7) The Guillotine

8) Hanged, Drawn and Quartered

9) The Electric Chair

10) The Gas Chamber

11) Lethal Injection

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907795251
Publisher:
Omnipress
Publication date:
11/15/2010
Series:
True Crime
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
319,256
File size:
1 MB

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Some people kill for the sheer thrill of it, others for revenge or for financial gain. Executioners kill because the state employs them to do it – but who chooses to be an executioner ... and why? This book investigates the history of capital punishment across the world, and the fascinating lives and careers of the people who are employed to deliver the ultimate penalty.

1) Early Forms of Execution

2) The Spanish Inquisition

3) The Witch Hunters

4) Impalement

5) Newgate Prison, London

6) Tyburn Gallows, London

7) The Guillotine

8) Hanged, Drawn and Quartered

9) The Electric Chair

10) The Gas Chamber

11) Lethal Injection

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