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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A very interesting book detailing the types of torture device employed through history as well as looking into the concept of torture and it's effectiveness. This book is not as gruesome as it sounds ...
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Excellent resource! Superbly dry authorial voice, with lots of essential information and anecdotes. Read full review