Old Sparky

Old Sparky

The Electric Chair and the History of the Death Penalty

Book - 2015
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Old Sparky covers the history of capital punishment in America and the current wars between Edison and Westinghouse that led to the development of the electric chair. It examines how the electric chair became the most popular method of execution in America before being superseded by lethal injection. Famous executions are explored, alongside quirky last meals and poignant last words.
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2015.
ISBN: 9781510711334
Branch Call Number: 364.66 G139
Characteristics: xii, 257 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.


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