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Amazing True Stories of Execution Blunders Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews

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About the Author

Geoffrey Abbott served for many years as a Yeoman Warder (Beefeater) at the Tower of London. Author of 16 books and contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, he has made numerous television appearances.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5420 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Summersdale Publishers Ltd (17 Jan. 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004INHC10
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,892 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Although this book is called "Execution Blunders", the first few pages are in fact devoted to methods of torture. Nevertheless, one can't help feeling that it will appeal to the same audience! This is a well researched and detailed book, full of grisly detail. Horror stories abound. Whether it will make you change your opinion about capital punishment is for you to decide - but don't read it before going to sleep at night!
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I read this book in two days, it is a fascinating book written by a Yeoman Warder of the Tower of London. It is well presented and delivered with a degree of subtle humour that gives the book a real sparkle. I thoroughly recommend this to all who wish to learn the mechanics of Judicial execution and the things that can and do go wrong.
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Brilliant book. Had me rivetted from the start and unable to put down. It was a free book and well worth purchasing. Highly recommended for those interested in capital punishment throughout history
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It's a book worth reading however it does get really repetitive especially during the chapter about hangings. it was interesting to see the executioners point of view
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Im suprised my children didnt starve during the days i was reading this.... i couldnt stop for anything. If you have a mind like mine, and a fascination then this book is a must. Full of short stories of blunders which are not for the faint hearted.
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I bought this book for my very critical, rather macabre brother as a stocking filler at Christmas. He loves murderers, serial killers, (Pierrepoint) executioners etc. I spent a fotune on his other gifts and only a few pound on this little paperback book and he was enthralled ! I haven't read it myself but I know he read it twice in a few days, he enjoyed it that much.
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Great book, if you like this kind of reading then this is the book for you! Good story as well, as a great author!
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Very good account of Executions through the years.A bit long winded but still good,if anyone interested in just Hanging stories, go for the book Hangman of England.It gives the other side of the story,from the Hangmans side how they felt there family etc.
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