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    Gruesome!

    A book that shows mans inhumanity to man. Need I say more.
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    Great history lesson

    Regardless of the books subject matter, once you get past some of the boring beginning, it actually becomes quite interesting as to how things really happened in the olden days. How so many people went to their executions with dignity grace. And how a quick stop at the pub might have saved one individual.
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    Great read

    Well written, dark humour included and very interesting. Have not fact checked but references seem legitimate
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    Dead Dove

    This book is exactly what you think it is and tragically also probably what you hope it is. It's a slightly voyeuristic compendium of public executions, some of which are recounted in loving detail, others are an overview of methods used by different cultures and eras. This book is well-researched, engaging, and a quick read if you can stomach the content for long sessions.
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    CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

    This book apparently riveted me to the anti death penalty camp. It's horrible how through centuries the state has felt entitled to heinously kill the convicts. I guess this killing is justified with the paganic more of eye for an eye concept. The author praises on every possible opportunity the christian martyr. I really felt sorry for private Slovik. It's a nice book. I learned a lot. The historical and political backdrop is given for each kind of penalty.
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