A Handbook on Hanging

A Handbook on Hanging : Being a Short Introduction to the Fine Art of Execution

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`A very deadly squib... likely to upset the equanimity of upholders of capital punishment far more than any ponderous tome of "high explosive" argument or invective.' Observer A Handbook on Hanging is a satiric tribute to that unappreciated mainstay of civilisation: the hangman. With barbed wit, Charles Duff not only writes of hanging, but also of electrocution, decapitation and gassing; of innocent men executed and of executions botched; of bloodlust mobs and the political expedients of the great. A classic satire, admired by Bertholt Brecht and Dylan Thomas, Duff's polemic makes it clear that whatever else capital punishment may be said to be - justice, vengeance, a deterrent - it is certainly killing.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 126 x 194 x 20mm | 222.26g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0752460684
  • 9780752460680
  • 569,805

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