Jefferson: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1999.
Hardcover. 9 1/4" X 6 1/4". v, 279pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of red cloth over boards. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and sound. Black and white photographs and illustrations throughout.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
This book provides a history of the electric chair and analyzes its features, its development, and the manner of its use. Chapters cover the early conceptual stages as a humane alternative to hanging, and the rivalry between Edison and Westinghouse that was one of the main forces in the chair's adoption as a mode of execution. Also presented are an account of the terrible first execution and a number of the subsequent gruesome employments of the chair. The text explores the changing attitudes toward the chair as state after state replaced it with lethal injection.(Publisher). Very good. Item #6528