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Executioner's current : Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the invention of the electric chair

Verfasser/in: Richard Moran
Verlag: New York : A.A. Knopf, 2002.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Englisch : 1st edAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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Traces the origins and development of the electric chair, the battle between Edison and Westinghouse for commercial control of electricity, the first electrocution, the legal battle that ensued, and its long-term effects.
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Name: Thomas A Edison; George Westinghouse; Thomas A Edison; George Westinghouse
Medientyp: Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Richard Moran
ISBN: 0375410597 9780375410598
OCLC-Nummer: 50792338
Beschreibung: xxii, 271 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Inhalt: "William, it is time" --
The battle of the currents: Edison versus Westinghouse, DC versus AC --
The new electrical execution law --
Harold Brown and the "executioner's current" --
"I'll take the rope": the life, crime, and trial of William Kemmler --
Unusually cruel punishment --
Neither cruel nor unusual punishment --
Kemmler's legacy: the search for a humane method of execution.
Verfasserangabe: Richard Moran.
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Traces the origins and development of the electric chair, the battle between Edison and Westinghouse for commercial control of electricity, the first electrocution, the legal battle that ensued, and its long-term effects.

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