The Big Book of Pain: Torture and Punishment Through History
The Big Book of Pain offers a history of the punishments and tortures administered to offenders in all periods for which records exist. They include the peculiar punishments known as the ducking stool, the Scottish maiden, the pillory, the drunkard's cloak and the scold's bridle, and unsavoury punishments such as death by pressing, being hanged, drawn and quartered, and death by boiling.
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Review: The Big Book of Pain: Torture & Punishment Through HistoryUser Review - Janet Jay - Goodreads
Interesting subject matter but not... Just not interesting to me in terms of writing style, historical citations & general novelty of subject matter. There are better books for this. Read full review
Review: The Big Book of Pain: Torture & Punishment Through HistoryUser Review - Rick Farmer - Goodreads
A good book to read if you're interested in just how messed up humanity was and still is to this day if you fuel the fire of paranoia, power and greed of political leaders. It's amazing what people will actually do if they are simply told by a higher power. Interesting read Read full review