Amazing True Stories of Execution Blunders
The business of death can be seriously absurd, and nothing illustrates this better than these gruesome true tales. This gory compendium details the frankly ridiculous ways in which a number of ill-fated unfortunates met, or failed to meet, their maker at the hands of lamentably inept executioners. With black and white illustrations, this book brings together a mixture of bungled executions, strange last requests and classic one-liners from medieval times to the present day.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Whisper1 - LibraryThing
A quick book to read on an airplane when you want diversion but nothing to read that is in depth. Because I'm fascinated by European history, I thought I'd read this book containing stories of the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - cattiecannslugg - LibraryThing
It was quite gruesome and picturing the axe falling made it had for me to get through the book easily. I had to keep putting the book down and later pick it back up. Over all it was interesting in terms of the history aspect. Read full review