Amazing True Stories of Execution Blunders

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Wakefield Press, 2006 - Capital punishment - 240 pages
3 Reviews
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.

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User 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

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User 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

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