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The Resource Executions in America : over three hundred years of crime and capital punishment in America, by Frederick Drimmer

Executions in America : over three hundred years of crime and capital punishment in America, by Frederick Drimmer

Label
Executions in America : over three hundred years of crime and capital punishment in America
Title
Executions in America
Title remainder
over three hundred years of crime and capital punishment in America
Statement of responsibility
by Frederick Drimmer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drimmer examines the evolution of the five methods of execution used in the United States and the people who created them. He also takes us on a fascinating journey into the dark world of Death Row, reliving the details of the final hours of such notorious killers as Gary Gilmore, Caryl Chessman, Ruth Snyder, Hickok and Smith (the killers of In Cold Blood) and human cannibal Albert Fish. We come to know their last wishes, their inner fears, their last words, even the clothes they wore to their deaths. Profusely illustrated with rare pictures of the condemned criminals, their executioners, the official instruments used to carry out their sentences and in many cases, the actual executions themselves, this book gives us the only complete study of this controversial subject ever published
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Drimmer, Frederick
Dewey number
364.660973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8699.U5
LC item number
D75 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capital punishment
  • Executions and executioners
  • Criminals
  • Death row inmates
Target audience
adult
Label
Executions in America : over three hundred years of crime and capital punishment in America, by Frederick Drimmer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published as: Until you are dead : the book of executions in America, Carol Publishing, 1990
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 27
  • 4
  • Big Sleep
  • 51
  • 5
  • Death by the Needle
  • 71
  • 6
  • Firing Squad
  • 89
  • 1
  • 7
  • To Hang by the Neck
  • 120
  • 8
  • From Nat Turner to the Clutter Killers
  • 151
  • 9
  • Assassins of the President
  • 181
  • 10
  • Kemmler
  • Not Guilty (I)
  • 197
  • 11
  • Not Guilty (II)
  • 216
  • 12
  • Last Words, Last Wishes, Last Laughs
  • 239
  • 1
  • 2
  • Old Sparky
  • 18
  • 3
  • Electricians Extraordinary
Control code
ocn884882543
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 280 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781629142173
Lccn
2014029695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
364.66 D832 ; XX-N ; es ; A14BP027.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 884882543
  • (OCoLC)884882543
Label
Executions in America : over three hundred years of crime and capital punishment in America, by Frederick Drimmer
Publication
Note
Originally published as: Until you are dead : the book of executions in America, Carol Publishing, 1990
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 27
  • 4
  • Big Sleep
  • 51
  • 5
  • Death by the Needle
  • 71
  • 6
  • Firing Squad
  • 89
  • 1
  • 7
  • To Hang by the Neck
  • 120
  • 8
  • From Nat Turner to the Clutter Killers
  • 151
  • 9
  • Assassins of the President
  • 181
  • 10
  • Kemmler
  • Not Guilty (I)
  • 197
  • 11
  • Not Guilty (II)
  • 216
  • 12
  • Last Words, Last Wishes, Last Laughs
  • 239
  • 1
  • 2
  • Old Sparky
  • 18
  • 3
  • Electricians Extraordinary
Control code
ocn884882543
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 280 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781629142173
Lccn
2014029695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
364.66 D832 ; XX-N ; es ; A14BP027.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 884882543
  • (OCoLC)884882543

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