The Big Book of Pain: Torture & Punishment Through History

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History Press, 2008 - History - 246 pages
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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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User Review  - Cassandra Woods - Goodreads

Fantastically written with excellent explanations and categorising of devises. It really wasn't hard to read like other non-fiction books can be Read full review

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User Review  - Laura Mooré - Goodreads

I enjoyed reading this and it was very informative but I feel like some of the layout could have been more consistent. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Daniel Diehl has been an author, writer and investigative historian for thirty-five years. For nearly twenty years Diehl has been involved in writing for publication and documentary television production. Mr. Diehl's work has won awards from the Houston (Texas) Film Festival, the National Trust for Historic Preservation (US) and the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Arts Foundation. Working alone and as a part of the multi-award winning team of Daniel Diehl and Mark Donnelly, Diehl has produced work in two main categories; trade publication and television documentary scripts. His canon of work includes twenty non-fiction books (which have been translated into ten foreign languages), one previous work of fiction and scripts for more than one hundred and seventy hours of documentary television primarily for A&E Network, The History Channel, History International, Biography Channel and Discovery Network.

Mark Donnelly has collaborated with Dan Diehl on 18 books and more than 100 hours of documentary television, including programs for the Discovery, History, and Biography channels.

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