The Last to Die: Arthur Lucas, Ronald Turpin, and the End of Capital Punishment in Canada

The Last to Die: Arthur Lucas, Ronald Turpin, and the End of Capital Punishment in Canada

by Robert J. Hoshowsky
     
 

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The story of Arthur Lucas and Ronald Turpin, the last two people executed in Canada, who met their gruesome deaths at Torontos Don Jail on December 11, 1962.

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The story of Arthur Lucas and Ronald Turpin, the last two people executed in Canada, who met their gruesome deaths at Torontos Don Jail on December 11, 1962.

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"This is a courageous and shocking book."

"...Robert Hoshowsky's absorbing account of the last two men executed for murder in Canada is also a first-rate social history, evocative of a Toronto long gone in its acceptance of capital punishment but startlingly contemporary in its fear of gun violence."

"This essential bit of Canadiana briefly relates the life, crimes, trials and execution of Ronald Turpin and Arthur Lucas the two men who at Toronto's Don Jail on Dec.11, 1962 were the last to die by judicial hanging in Canada."

British Journal of Canadian Studies - Ged Martin
"This is a courageous and shocking book."

Maclean's magazine
"...Robert Hoshowsky's absorbing account of the last two men executed for murder in Canada is also a first-rate social history, evocative of a Toronto long gone in its acceptance of capital punishment but startlingly contemporary in its fear of gun violence."

Guelph Mercury
"This essential bit of Canadiana briefly relates the life, crimes, trials and execution of Ronald Turpin and Arthur Lucas—the two men who at Toronto's Don Jail on Dec.11, 1962 were the last to die by judicial hanging in Canada."

British Journal of Canadian Studies
"This is a courageous and shocking book."
— Ged Martin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550026726
Publisher:
Dundurn Press
Publication date:
04/30/2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.60(d)

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