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Execution - A Guide to the Ultimate Penalty : A Guide to the Ultimate Penalty - Geoffrey Abbott

Execution - A Guide to the Ultimate Penalty

A Guide to the Ultimate Penalty

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Execution is a gruesomely fascinating catalogue of methods of judicial execution from around the world and through the ages. In his own humorous style, Geoffrey Abbott describes in detail the instruments used, past and present, and charts the evolution of their construction, operation techniques and effectiveness. He reveals the macabre origins of familiar phrases such as 'gone west' or 'drawn a blank' and explains the jargon of the underworld. From the preparation of the victim for his fate to the disposal of the body, Execution answers all the questions you are every likely to ask on this grisly subject, and some you would never want to imagine.

Includes such hair-raising categories as:- Death by cannibalism; Pendulum; Being sewn in an animal's belly; A thousand cuts; Jargon of the underworld; Iron chair

ISBN: 9781840244335
ISBN-10: 184024433X
Audience: General
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 1st February 2007
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.384