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Title:
The last gasp : the rise and fall of the American gas chamber
Author:
Christianson, Scott.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xiv, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
The rise of the lethal chamber. Envisioning the lethal chamber ; Fashioning a frightful weapon of war ; Devising "constructive peacetime uses" ; Staging the world's first gas execution ; "Like watering flowers" ; Pillar of respectability ; The rising storm ; Adapted for genocide -- The fall of the gas chamber. Clouds of abolition ; The battle over capital punishment ; "Cruel and unusual punishment"? ; The last gasp -- Appendix 1. Earl C. Liston's patent application -- Appendix 2. Persons executed by lethal gas in the United States, by state, 1924-1999.
ISBN:
9780520255623
Format :
Book