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Some people kill for the sheer thrill of it, others for revenge or for financial gain. Executioners kill because the state employs them to do it – but who chooses to be an executioner ... and why? This book investigates the history of capital punishment across the world, and the fascinating lives and careers of the people who are employed to deliver the ultimate penalty.

1) Early Forms of Execution

2) The Spanish Inquisition

3) The Witch Hunters

4) Impalement

5) Newgate Prison, London

6) Tyburn Gallows, London

7) The Guillotine

8) Hanged, Drawn and Quartered

9) The Electric Chair

10) The Gas Chamber

11) Lethal Injection


Executioners: Men and Women Who Kill for the People
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3.1 / 5
July 15th, 2015
Overall,a very good back with lots of interesting information especially on hanging and the guillotine. However,I would have a little more content about the other methods of execution that are still used to and where they are used rather than motoy concentrating the recent writings on the U S A.
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February 8th, 2014
A very disturbing book that should be read by both supporters and opponents of the death penalty. I myself cannot understand why it is alright for any state to murder it's citizens, yet it is wrong for them to kill. Double standards! Surely a life in prison is more punishment.
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Executioners Men and Women Who Kill
August 31st, 2013
Very repetitive and written in a poor standard of English grammar
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