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The executioner always chops twice : ghastly blunders on the scaffold, Geoffrey Abbott

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The executioner always chops twice : ghastly blunders on the scaffold
Title
The executioner always chops twice
Title remainder
ghastly blunders on the scaffold
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Abbott
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A morbidly fascinating mixture of bungled executions, strange last requests, and classic final one-liners from medieval times to the present day. Sometimes it's hard to be an executioner, trying to keep someone from popping up to make a quip when they should have spectacularly sunk without a trace. Or to be told that the condemned to the guillotine won't have a last drink for fear of "completely losing his head." The business of death can be absurd, and nothing illustrates this better than these tales of the gruesome and frankly ridiculous ways in which a number of ill-fated unfortunates met (or failed to meet) their maker. Did you know: When Sir Thomas More was ordered to position his head on the block, he said "though you have warrant to cut off my head, you have none to cut off my beard?" When the guillotine took three strokes to sever the neck of Isabeau Herman, the mob attempted to stone the executioner to death for cruelty? After the English hanged the pirate Captain Kidd they chained his body to a stake on the Thames River as a warning to seafarers? From the strange to the gruesome, from the weird to the completely unbelievable, The Executioner Always Chops Twice is popular history at its best: witty, lively, and wonderfully bizarre
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257544
Cataloging source
DLC
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1922-
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Abbott, G.
Dewey number
364.66
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV8551
LC item number
.A24 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Executions and executioners
  • Torture
  • Executions and executioners
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ghastly blunders on the scaffold
Label
The executioner always chops twice : ghastly blunders on the scaffold, Geoffrey Abbott
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Publication
Note
Originally published: Chichester, West Sussex : Summersdale, ©2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 240)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Methods of torture and execution -- Unfortunate victims -- Axe -- Boiled in oil -- Branding -- Burned at the stake -- Electric chair -- Firing squad -- Gas chamber -- Guillotine -- Hanging -- Lethal injection -- Sword -- Wheel -- Happy ending? -- Select bibliography
Control code
ocm53331767
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
239, [1] pages
Isbn
9780312325633
Lccn
2003066809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)53331767
Label
The executioner always chops twice : ghastly blunders on the scaffold, Geoffrey Abbott
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: Chichester, West Sussex : Summersdale, ©2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 240)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Methods of torture and execution -- Unfortunate victims -- Axe -- Boiled in oil -- Branding -- Burned at the stake -- Electric chair -- Firing squad -- Gas chamber -- Guillotine -- Hanging -- Lethal injection -- Sword -- Wheel -- Happy ending? -- Select bibliography
Control code
ocm53331767
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
239, [1] pages
Isbn
9780312325633
Lccn
2003066809
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)53331767

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