A Handbook on Hanging

Un libro in lingua di Charles Duff Hitchens Christopher (INT) edito da New York Review of Books, 2001

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Being a short Introduction to the fine Art of Execution, containing much useful Information on Neck-Breaking, Throttling, Strangling, Asphyxiation, Decapitation, and Electrocution; Data and Wrinkles on Hangmanship; with the late Mr. Hangman Berry's Method and his pioneering List of Drops; to which is added an Account of the Great Nuremberg Hangings; a Ready Reckoner for Hangmen; and many other items of interest including the Anatomy of Murder. An Irish native, Duff (1894-1966) wrote plays, travel essays, and other works beside this Swiftian tribute to the unsung public servant. Any original bibliography or index has since been lopped off. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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