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Lord High Executioner by Howard Engel
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Jun 05, 2009

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bookshelves: history, non-fiction, social-history, true-crime
Read in June, 2009

This tells about various executions and styles of execution from around the world but mainly focusing on western society. Although the actual crimes are mentioned, it is more of a history of executioners themselves, the kind of men and occasionally women who took up the mantle and how it affected their lives. For anybody interested in historical true crime it is worth reading and macabre enough in parts to satisfy the more ghoulish of readers
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